How much longer have you worn it? FWIW, it's now usable and has broke into my head shape.. not as comfortable as a Simpson for me, but WAYY better than when I first bought it. Between track days and wearing it around the house in 30 minute sessions it maybe took ~10 hours to conform but it's honestly solid for a 2 hour stint now. Since you already own it, I'd be curious if it would also eventually conform.
I was actually hoping the same thing. Who knows, maybe a few more hours would help.
2 races, plus about an hour around the house, So maybe a total of 8-9 hours. I swapped the head pad for a xxl, helped a little, but still pretty numb every time I remove it.
I’m fairly certain it’s not a size thing. I’m sure a xxl would fit a little better front to back, but then would for certain be too loose on the sides.
FWIW, I checked directly with Arai, who’s customer service was excellent. They actually told me they really didn’t have a helmet that fit my shape and size. According to them, I’m a xxl in their sizing, and the only xxl they currently sell is an open face.
Think I may be ordering both a Bell and Simpson, wearing both around the house, and sending the less comfortable back. Kind of would like to hear what the reps at both companies say. I did also email wine country Motorsports which is the one place within 100 miles of my house.
Between the advice here, talking to helmet reps and the people who sell them, I should be able to get close. Of course you just never know till you stick your melon in them.
Thanks much for the help.