Suomy Helmets And Fog City Shield
Suomy...sounds like "you owe me," which is what anyone from Finland would say in their native tongue if you asked where they were from. The helmets themselves are Italian, which is an even longer story. Suffice to say that if they're good enough for the likes of Ben Bostrom and Aaron Slight, among others, they're good enough for us. The lightweight (2.75 pounds, claimed) Gunwind (right) goes for $364.95 (10 racer-replica models supplement the 13 other Gunwinds, starting at $399.95) and features an aerodynamic shell made from Suomy's Kevlar/carbon-fiber/fiberglass weave using bag-molded construction. The Gunwind's venturi upper vent sucks out the bad air to let in the good, while a plush liner creates a comfortable interior. A Fog City ProShield antifog visor insert is part of the deal, too. For $65 less, the Fazer (left) is the same basic helmet with a less luxurious liner and no venturi. Learn more from Gearbox International; (800) 799-9444 or www.gearboxinternational.com.