Shoei Glamster 06 Helmet: A Retro Revival with Modern Protection

Retro charm meets modern safety

I've always found that in life's greatest adventures, the finest details often make the biggest difference. A long stretch of open road, your best-loved machine between your knees, a setting sun against your back, and the most vital: a well-crafted helmet keeping you safe and comfortable all the while. Enter the Shoei Glamster 06 Helmet – Bivouac TC2.

Imagine the days of yore, wind in your hair, no care in the world. The Shoei Glamster takes you right back there, with a design reminiscent of the free-spirited days of motorcycling. Don't be fooled though, this helmet marries the past and the present, bridging the gap between nostalgia and necessity. It's an aesthetic powerhouse, devoid of the modern-day helmet clutter, yet chock full of features you wouldn't want to miss out on.

Underneath the finely crafted shell is Shoei's revered AIM (Advance Integrated Matrix Plus) technology. This fancy term translates to a composite of fibreglass and organic fibres, expertly layered, creating a strong yet flexible shield for your noggin. Partnered with a multi-density, shock-absorbing polystyrene liner, this helmet isn't pulling any punches when it comes to safety.

And while we're on the subject, let's talk about the helmet's ‘Emergency Quick Release System.' Picture this – you've taken a tumble, paramedics are on the scene, and they need to get your helmet off without causing further damage. They simply pull the red tabs and voila, the cheek pads release and the helmet can be removed without putting your neck at risk. Talk about planning ahead.

This retro beast doesn't just protect, it provides. Its innovative EPS liner, coupled with strategic vents on the chin bar and forehead, offer optimum airflow, keeping you cool as you blaze your trail. The visor, a thing of beauty, is framed by brushed metal side pods, a rubber seal preventing any wind or water intrusion. With the included pin-lock insert, foggy visors will be a thing of the past.

In terms of size, you're looking at XS to 2XL, ensuring a perfect fit for every adventurous soul out there. And yes, it's ECE 22.06 safety-approved, because what's an adventure without the peace of mind?

A special mention must go to the name – Glamster. It's peculiar, intriguing and downright unforgettable, much like the journeys we seek and the stories we carry back. This helmet, with its blend of retro charm and modern safety, will keep your adventures stylish, safe, and unforgettable.

Now, if you'll excuse me, there's an open road calling my name and a Shoei Glamster waiting to ride into the sunset.


  1. AIM Shell Design: The Glamster utilizes Shoei's renowned Advance Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM) technology. This blend of fibreglass and organic fibres produces a strong, slightly flexible helmet, offering excellent safety.
  2. Emergency Quick Release System: A distinctive feature that allows paramedics to quickly and safely remove the helmet in case of an accident by pulling the red tabs to release the cheek pads.
  3. Effective Ventilation: An innovative EPS liner with channels, coupled with strategic vents on the chin bar and forehead, provides optimum airflow, ensuring a cool and comfortable ride.
  4. Retro Aesthetic with Modern Functionality: The helmet perfectly blends a vintage look with state-of-the-art features, making it both stylish and safe.
  5. Wide Range of Sizes: With sizes ranging from XS to 2XL, the Glamster can accommodate a wide array of head shapes and sizes, ensuring a snug fit for all.
  6. Pinlock EVO fog-resistant insert: This feature prevents the visor from fogging up, providing clear vision in all conditions.


  1. No Internal Sun Visor: The Glamster does not come with an internal sun visor. This can be inconvenient for those who ride in bright conditions and prefer not to wear sunglasses under their helmet.
  2. Price: Retailing at $678.50, the Glamster may not be accessible for all budgets. Its premium features and quality manufacturing do come with a premium price tag.
  3. Gloss Finish: The gloss finish, while aesthetically pleasing, can show scratches and scuffs more easily than a matte finish.
  4. Name: While some may find the name ‘Glamster' unique and fun, others might find it off-putting or less professional sounding.


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