Item Code: NolanN44StormNCom Brand: Nolan Color: Flat Black/Red/Silver and Storm Metal White/Black Certification: DOT and ECE
Nolan N44 Storm N-Com Helmet Features
GE Lexan® chin bar is EPS lined and attaches to the shell with strong stainless-steel latches, it passes the tests for full-face helmets of the European standard ECE-2205
The new mesh chin curtain has wind-noise reducing air wings (included)
VPS® (Vision Protection System) - Internal scratch-resistant and fog-resistant sunshield is lowered by a slider and retracted instantly by a new button located on the lower trim of the helmet. It is also available in amber, light blue and light smoke.
New quick-change mechanism makes changing the shield a breeze.
Face shield is optically correct, and fitted in an exceptionally large eye port. It accepts the new high-performance pinlock® antifog insert with silicone seal (included).
Long shield protects the entire face and is equipped with a three position vent.
The black peak (included) can be installed in seconds instead of the clear shield.
Ready for the Ncom® system.
Lightweight aerodynamic polycarbonate shell with built-in spoiler for improved stability.
Fully removable and washable Clima-Comfort liner is antibacterial, antifungal and wicking. Seperate neck roll lowers wind-noise inside the helmet and is
removable in summer.
The extraordinary venting mechanism is the most complex that has been ever offered in a Nolan helmet: it features the Air-booster system and a venturi effect-based hot air extractor. The central slider controls the opening of the frontal air intake while the two side sliders open and close the air extractors along the side of the crown.
Comment: I love this helmet. I am a big fan of modular helmets but wanted the versatility and better protection when in full face mode. Air flow could be better but otherwise love it and am very happy with my purchase.
Nolan’s Italian made N44 Trilogy helmet is made of durable polycarbonate
material and weighs in at 3.7 lbs with the chin bar and face shield installed.
This DOT and ECE approved lid has a huge available size range including sizes
XXS thru XXXL. There are also a bunch of color ways available including two
different graphics, with multiple colors per graphic, seven different solids,
two high viz colors including this high-viz yellow, and two Outlaw color ways
that have three dimensional chrome icons affixed to the forehead rather than the
Nolan text. The N44 has a long oval head form, but the construction of the
helmet is very forgiving, so many riders with rounder heads will also find this
helmet comfortable… This helmet is truly a marvel of modern helmet engineering.
Versatility and ease of use can be a very difficult combination to pull off.
There are a few helmet companies that offer a removable chin bar and/or
interchangeable shield and visor systems, but Nolan’s is the easiest to use.
Removing the chin bar is as easy as pressing these two levers. The chin bar is
lined with EPS foam and latches to the helmet with stainless steel instead of
plastic which makes this setup strong enough to get the ECE full face helmet
approval in Europe. The chin bar also features a removable chin curtain with
these special wings that reduce wind noise. When wearing the helmet without the
chin bar installed, install these slot plugs into the helmet where the chinbar
attaches to reduce wind noise and buffeting. Reinstallation of the chin bar is
also quite simple. The chin bar can be installed by simply aligning the tabs
back into the slots and applying firm pressure to the chin bar… There are also
three different face shield options. The full coverage face shield is Pinlock
ready and equipped with a built in vent block for fog reduction. A clear Pinlock
insert is included with your N44 and installs easily. Removing the face shield
is as easy as lifting up on this lever on the baseplate and pulling out on the
shield. Your N44 also comes with a sun visor that installs easily onto the
helmet. Just lift up on the lever on the baseplate, press the visor onto the
baseplate and release the lever. If you would rather wear the helmet with no
face shield or visor at all, you can install these baseplate covers to the
baseplates to clean up the look and reduce buffeting. Simply fit the baseplate
covers to the baseplate and rotate to secure. Reverse the process for removal…
Another popular feature that has been added to the N44 is a retractable
sunshade. Nolan’s VPS, or Vision Protection System Sunshade is scratch and fog
resistant and is available in optional colors amber, blue, and light smoke. To
lower the shade, pull forward on the slider on the lower left side of the
helmet. There are two positions. Retracting the visor requires a simple press of
this button… Next, let’s take a look at the ventilation in the shell. This is
Nolan’s most sophisticated venting system to date and features separate cold air
intake and hot air exhaust channels. To vent in cool air, open the vent in the
center marked air in. This vent channels air into the helmet to cool your head.
To vent hot, moist air out of the helmet, open these two vents at the sides. Air
travels through these channels and across these slotted vent holes in the
channel. The Venturi effect draws the hot air through these vents and out of the
back of the helmet at the spoiler… The N44 Trilogy is setup to receive Nolan’s
proprietary N-Com communication system. There are built in speaker pockets in
the EPS and in the liner, a controller access point on the left side of the
helmet, and an easy access battery compartment at the back of the neck. For
questions regarding the N-Com system, contact our customer service center at
1-877-GO-HELMEt… The liner of the N44 is also very sophisticated. It is
removable and washable, although when I remove it, you will see that this is one
liner that you are going to definitely want to hand wash. The liner in this
helmet is actually all one piece. To remove it, start with the neck curtain and
pull slowly starting from one side and working across. Next you can unclip the
cheek pads and finally pull out the front at the forehead. Gently feed the
Microlock II adjustable retention straps thru the liner and pull the liner from
the shell. Once the liner has been removed, you can remove the neck curtain and
cheek pad foam from the rest of the liner for a really detailed cleaning… With
the liner removed, you can see the multi-piece EPS liner and the removable EPS
inserts at the ears. These come out so that you can hide the speaker wires of
your communication system…