Schuberth S2 Helmet
I ordered this helmet for it's rated quietness and, well, because I wanted one.
There is no questioning the quality of design or build. It's everything I would expect from Germany. As for the noise level I was not blown away. It is quieter than the Bell Vortex I was using but not when one considers the price. The Vortex is around $180 and the Schuberth even at a discount is almost twice that. In a crosswind it's still howls. The Vortex meets The DOT ( as most helmets and a rather dubious distinction in my opinion) and also the Snell 2010. I bought the Bell because of it's price and rating which I considered a great value. I was expecting a staggering difference with the Schuberth and I'm not so sure it delivers. I guess time will tell. I don't know how the ECE rating compares to the Snell and I hope I never have to find out.
The Schuberth is a bit narrower than the Bell but still comfortable. I'll update after a summers use.
April 13, 2016
Love airflow and its adjustability, the drop down sun shield, wide view.
Size chart indicated an XL for me at 23.5" but it was snug. I swapped it for an XXL and love it. Am not crazy about the ratcheting latch chin strap - may take getting used to. Being an older rider I'm more used to D rings. I love the helmet though.
April 5, 2016
Very quiet, but poor airflow.
Great features like the ability to integrate their audio system. The shaded visor flips down very easily and with authority. The pinlock system is great. I don't know how I survived in Portland so long without it. Normal complaint for this helmet is lack of good venting, but maybe that goes along with it being so quiet. Check the size chart before ordering. They run small but say the correct circumferences right there on the size chart.
April 5, 2016
The best helmet i have owned
I was fortunate to get the Shuberth S2 on sale and it is a very good helmet.
The drop down visor is great, and saves you from having to carry (and pay for) an extra visor. Visibility is at least as good, or better then other helmets I have worn.
I wear a large and this one, with the stock liners, fits very snug. It is a little hard to pull on and rather difficult to get off. Feels like I am trying to rip my ears off, but while on, it feels perfect with no pressure spots after wearing it all day. So I put up with the tight pull off knowing that it has proper fit in case of an impact.
The snug fit and lightness of the helmet almost makes you forget that you have it on.
As advertised, the noise level is quieter than my other helmets, but the overall noise level depends entirely on which motorcycle I am riding. When full in the wind, or tucked in on my Ninja it is very quiet, however, when on my sport tourer, where the windshield causes the buffet area to hit squarely on the helmet, there is more noise, although still quieter than my other helmets and nothing that earplugs (which I usually wear) won't cure.
Ventilation is not great, but good, especially on the chin vent, although when open behind the windshield, causes an unusual amount of air noise. Again, tolerable with ear plugs, or just lower the windshield to get more air on the face.
The ''Pinlock'' shield does a great job of keeping the shield from fogging, however I wear glasses which tend to fog regardless, having to frequently ride with the shield slightly open in cold temperatures. Certainly not the helmets fault.
The bayonet latch chin strap is a pleasure, saving time and sometimes frustration, when putting the helmet on or taking it off.
I would buy this helmet again, and recommend it to a friend.
March 24, 2016
what I expected
I read up on a few helmets and decided to grab this while it was on sale. It is more snug than my hjc helmet, but I knew from reading up it would be. The noise comparison with my old helmet is just amazing. It does take some getting used to the ratchet chin strap and the much tighter collar, but gladly go through that for the sound reduction. My only gripes, after installing the srcs system, which I don't recommend btw...the bottom trim doesn't look like it is completely flush anymore. And the airflow around the visor, even when vent is closed it is noticeable. Which dries out my contacts a bit.
March 15, 2016
Very light and quiet
This product has very good quality. It is comfortable and quiet.
March 9, 2016
This is a great helmet. I have only used it a few times and it is a little tight on my forehead, but I'm sure it will give a little. The air flow is amazing and I had to actually move the top vent to halfway because my head was getting cold.
The only complaint I have with this helmet is that the sun visor doesn't go down far enough. I think it does in terms of blocking the sun, but it leaves an area under the sun visor that light can still get in. It doesn't affect your vision, it does a great job of that. It is just that the light below the visor is noticeable and a bit distracting at first.
But all-in-all it is a great helmet. I got it on sale so for $375.00 it is the best you can do!
March 8, 2016
I always wore half helmets and was looking to transition to full face helmets. I bought a cheap FFH to try it out, decided FFH would work for me but noise level was a really big factor. The Revzilla ad for this S2 was extremely accurate, with lots of pertinent info. That's what I really like about Revzilla, no BS advertising copy. You can depend on what they say. The S2 is extremely comfortable, perfect fit, more quiet than most, great visibility and love the fighter pilot style drop down sun screen lens, very cool and very functional. I do find the ratcheting strap lock difficult to engage but I figure in time I'll get the hang of it. Love the helmet and at 50% clearance price, an incredible value, big bang for my buck, I'm a happy camper ;)
March 8, 2016