Schuberth open helmet: description and reviews. Outdoor motorcycle helmet "Schubert"
German firm Schuberth is a recognized leader inproduction of helmets. Their equipment is considered the best in the world, they are akin to BMW or Mercedes Benz, set the bar for others and create models that will keep the quality standard for years, if not decades. Lightness, sound insulation and impeccable quality are the distinguishing features of Schuberth.
After the "Formula"
The widely known model, the Schuberth SR1 helmet,designed with the participation of Michael Schumacher and received the prize as "Helmet of 2011". The famous racer after his first departure from the "Formula 1" used this helmet during his short career in motorsports. That is why the Schuberth SR1 has the features of the equipment "Formula". And today, some F1 drivers prefer helmets of this company as a legislator in the field of security.
Alone with nature
Open helmeted helmets are often called "helmet ¾", andalso open-face. These models appeared first and were widely used in the fifties of the last century. Their main distinguishing feature is the missing lower front protective arch: the helmet covers the head only in front, behind and at the sides. At first glance, it seems that this is completely unsafe, but this equipment gives a feeling of greater freedom, the review greatly increases. It is very convenient at low speeds and in urban conditions, when constantly it is necessary to open the visor. However, if the driver wants an open helmet, the motorcycle arsenal should be supplemented with special glasses.
The open helmet Schuberth J1 has differences from itsbrothers. This is a small diameter additional power arc in the lower part of the visor, closing the lower power frame. The helmet is comfortable and, as a whole, typical for all products of this brand, it has a low noise level. It is very convenient that, in addition to the main visor, there is also a second one, a sunscreen with toning. If necessary, it can be removed inside. Another model, also the Schuberth M1 open helmet, also has an additional arc of rigidity. The external protective visor is integrated into the design, but the helmet can be used in both versions. There is also an internal sun visor. In M1, there is an audio preparation for the company's Bluetooth headset SRC System.
Comfort and safety
A large, almost complete overview - that's what will ensureopen helmet. Motorcycle helmet 3/4 is suitable for those who prefer to ride in the city, but in bad weather, for example during heavy rain, it can become not the most practical solution.
One of the things that can be included in the shortcomingsalmost all Schubert helmets, is a standardized internal profile. The designers of the company do not seem to have taken into account that people sometimes have very different head shapes, and therefore those who do not fit the "standards" may feel some discomfort when wearing a helmet.
Motorcyclists complain about narrowing in the areajaws, but in the helmet of Schuberth J1 it seems to have been corrected. He sits better than the rest, perhaps due to the lack of a hard chin. Due to the wider profile, a large number of people will find a convenient Schuberth J1 helmet. The price for all models of this brand starts from 25-30 thousand rubles, J1 here is no exception, despite the fact that the helmet is open.
The open Schuberth helmet has in itself onea truly innovative solution. This is an arch for protecting the chin, made to give greater rigidity to the design. The material used for production is a special plastic. The arc is placed in special grooves on both sides. A signal that says everything has got into place is a characteristic click. To remove the arc, just click on the red sliders on both sides of the helmet. They can be unfastened and one at a time, and it does not matter if the helmet is in a dressed position.
Specialists Schuberth report that in the case ofThe arc will dissipate the power energy directed to the chin, along the entire surface of the helmet. On the question that it can catch on and lead to a neck injury, the designers answer that they provided for this possibility: the arc will automatically disengage if the pulling force exceeds the permissible one. In this case, a dangerous load on the neck is excluded, but in view of this, it is not necessary to put any objects in the Schubert's helmet and carry it, holding on to the arc: a self-releasing mechanism may work, which will lead to a fall.
The latest models of this brand use a newThe type of fastener, which in the original is called quick-release. Opinions about the appropriateness diverge. Some say that the old mounts are better (referring to the two D-rings), others - that the so-called simple-complex from Schubert is more reliable, although less convenient. If the helmet does not have an additional lining, this clasp will rub your neck. However, innovations do not come into our lives at once, and perhaps in the future Schubert designers will finalize their system and motorcyclists will already call it the simplest and most reliable. In any case, it pleases that the thoughts of engineers do not stand still.
Good ventilation and low noise are things,perhaps, directly opposite each other, if we talk about helmeted helmets. If the height is one, then the second leaves much to be desired, and vice versa. To maintain balance in this delicate system is not possible for everyone, but it can be said that specialists from Schubert succeeded better than others. Here you can note the helmet "Schubert" SR1, then, probably, played a role that the origins are equipped with equipment from the "Formula 1". No, this helmet does not provide the best sound insulation, it is even inferior to other models of its brand, but it's different. It has an amazing degree of ventilation, and, considering this, the noise insulation is still at its height.
Designers have foreseen various situations andThe helmet was provided with two ventilation channels, which are opened at will with the help of separate sliders. The chin also has an air intake opening, it consists of two parts: a large lower channel, and above it a second, separate channel, which serves to blow the inside of the visor. Thus, condensation does not form in the helmet.
All holes are adjustable, you can open themcompletely, partially or completely closed, however, there is one drawback: the air intake grid can let in small insects, which can be very unpleasant when driving at high speeds.
Also, the Schuberth S2 helmet, which the company itself positions as a tourist, also showed good results.
What is the main thing?
A lot has already been said about the brand "Schubert", howeverthen, for which absolutely everyone loves him, it is weight, or rather his absence. All the flaws recede into the background when the motorcyclist takes in hand this almost weightless helmet. For example, the SR1 mass for XS size is only 1290 g, and for XXL - 1400 g (maybe a fluctuation within 50 g). Needless to say, Schuberth's open helmet weighs no more than one kilogram! And of course, an impeccable design that will not leave indifferent even a very discriminating person. All helmets are available in several colors, with a glossy or matte finish.