I am craving for a quick ride on my Hawk. The streets are dry, the weather is fair, and temperatures are warming up to plus degrees. I am putting on my face mask, helmet and gloves, ready to roll, when I suddenly experience trouble breathing, and a dizziness coming up, so bad that I had to I get off the bike and to remove my full face Shoei.
A fit of claustrophobia? Frak! I remembered that this had happened to me before, and that's why in the past I always carried a 3/4 helmet as a spare. Hence, I will have to buy one for next season.
My favorite choice would probably be the ARAI SZ RAM III.
Pros: pleasant design, light, comfy, has good padding, and a large visor for eye protection.
Cons: less safe than a full-face, increased wind noise, expensive.
Now I am going to put my Hawk back in storage. I guess, I am done with riding this year. Wow, that was scary. :-(