Are you considering the purchaseof a new helmet?Thisisan extremelydelicatematter.Somefeaturesdefine the characterof a productandare specific to the segment. A helmetusedfor long journeys must be comfortable.But what does comfortable mean?This is a concept that goes way beyondsoft cheek pads. Here you are what you should pay attention to when you are looking for a helmet to grind out kilometers.
Comfort is probably the first feature you look for in a touring helmet. Helmets that are apparently comfortablemight become annoying after a few hours. What to do then? First of all, you should carefully choose theright size.You should then pay attention to how interiors are madeand whichmaterials are used. The more high-quality and well-finished, the more likely it is that comfort will last for the day. Eventually, make sure that interiors are removable and washable.
AGV uses high-quality textileson all its helmets, such as 2Dry, a material that quickly removes moisture from the rider’s head. Moreover, AGV helmetsfeaturea reversible crown pad,made of two materials: one side uses Shalimar, warmer and suitable in winter, the otheroneuses Ritmo, a cooler and summery fabric.Close attentionis paid during the entire helmet’sdesign phase,toremoveany potentially annoying point of contact.
A screen on the road
The visorcan really make the difference, even if it is often considered of secondary importance. Not only it is a shield against wind, but it is a true lens through which you can see the street and what is around you.Optic class 1 removes distortion and avoids tiring your eyes, to the benefit of concentration and safety. The AGV Ultravisiontakes the field of vision up to 190° horizontally and 85° vertically. This panoramic view enables not to miss a thing of what is happening around you.
Alight helmet makes the differencebothon the highwayandon alpine passes.A few hundreds of grams might seem trivial, but, after an entire day riding your bike, they canpositively or negativelyaffectyour neck muscles: for this reason, AGV makes of lightness one of the milestones of its production process, in all segments.
Carbon and composite fibers in general ensure the highest level of safety and reduce weight. Although, it is not only static weight to make the difference: dynamic weightis even more important.The design in the wind tunnel enables tooptimize air penetration to the point that weight is equal to zero at 130 kilometers per hour.
Ready to anything
A good touring helmet does not fear climatic changes throughout the day. Easily adjustable air intakes, a rear heat extractor and a sun visor are the best weapons to face changes in light and temperature. You should not forget aPinlockvisor (available on all AGV helmets), a must-have for anti-fog in cold or rain conditions.
AGV pays close attention toventilation: it can beof great help whenfacingthe most difficult situations. Great ventilationis crucial not only in caseof torrid climate,but alsoof adverse weather.You should be able toopen air intakes just enough to promote heat exchange without letting water in,soyour visordoes notfog up.
Aerodynamic studies count in a touring helmet. Speed on the road is not so high, but good air penetration and dedicated aerodynamic appendixes significantly improve acoustic comfort, reducing rustling and rumbles.
Thanks to dedicated studies on touring helmets,AGV was able to significantly improve all relevant aspects in theuse over long distances.Interiors treated in detail, to always experience the feeling of a new helmet. An unparalleled level of safety, to face the most different situations. The widest field of vision ever, to always have everything under control. Advanced aerodynamics, to penetrate air and reduce noise and neck strain to a minimum. Optimized ventilation, to ensure comfort in any weather condition.