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Old 14 Sep 2013
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Shoei Neotec

I'm really interested in buying the Borealis version of this helmet. I've read elsewhere that the top vent vents air permanently, even when closed. There was some excuse from Shoei about movement of air, but as someone else pointed out, if air gets in so can water! The info I read was largely from 2012; I was wondering whether anyone knows whether Shoei had done anything about this? In the UK, always venting air isn't a great idea with Winter coming!

Anyone bought a Neotec recently? Is this an issue?
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I've had mine for over a year now. I stayed warm and dry after 500 km last weekend in 10 degrees c with rain most of the time. Best helmet I've ever owned.
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I been hankering for the Neotec for quite some time. I own the Multitec and it's a great helmet and the neo is better. I love the idea of a sun shade, since I wear glasses. I can't imagine Shoei would make vents that don't close. They pump a lot of $$ into R&D and final stage development. Try a touch of talcum powder on the vent plastic to break the bond, then it should slide.
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i can attest that these - very expensive helmets - do "leak" air all the time, even when vents are all closed.
it's annoying as hell, especially on long rides.
shouldn't be that way for the $$$ they cost.
at first i thought i'd re-attached the visor incorrectly when i had removed it for cleaning. nope. there is always a trickle of air against top center of your forehead no matter what.
frustrating.
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Did you try applying the silicone lubricant to the seal?
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nope. not sure that would help because i've tried (just to check) covering the top of the face shield and top vent with my hand while i rode and it made no difference.
still, for a helmet costing this kind of money, this should not be happening.
i'm really disappointed in shoei - i've used their helmets for years without a problem. this one was new to me.
alas ...
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Try contacting them directly. I´m sure they´ll help you out.
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