I've been asked several times what the differences are between the C3 Pro Women and the C3 Women. So here's a little summary of features that Pro offers over the C3. You can read my review of the Pro here.
Internal Shape, Features & Lining
- More comfortable materials and fit[S S1] , particularly in the forehead area (padded seamless liner and lower profile summer/winter flap)
- Ruby Colored Cheekpads
- Size XXS-L (Same for both helmets, and all one shell size- XL and up is the large shell)I found out of all 4 models that they offer (C3, C3W, C3Pro C3ProW), this one was the only one that fit right. So if you’ve only tried the others, I strongly suggest you try this one too!
- The Retention System (chin buckles) are fully adjustable on both straps
- Note: Pearl Pink color is only offered in the Pro
- 2 decibals quieter (82db vs. 84db)
- Spoiler added for more stability & performance at high speed
- Increased ventilation by up to 60% through new exhaust ports in EPS foam and larger intake vents on top
- Antenna integrated into the shell for enhanced performance of the SRC system.
- Note: the SRC system in the C3/C3W will fit into the C3Pro/C3ProW and will fuction as normal without plugging into the helmet’s antenna. The C3Pro(W) system will not work without the antenna and so will not function in the C3(W).
So if you’re trying to make a decision as to whether you should go with the Pro, it’s definitely going to be a matter of fitment. Since the C3W is offered down to a XXS and has the extra padding, that will be extra beneficial to those of you who have trouble finding helmets that fit small enough. It’s one of the smallest fitting helmets I’ve ever seen (aside from Shoei and Arai’s XXS). I also think you’ll notice these differences if you ride something sporty or naked, or have a very small windscreen. Anything my helmet can offer in terms of noise and stability at high speed is always a bonus for me.
Either way, you can't go wrong and will love your Schuberth :D