Schuberth S2 Hi-Viz Helmet
Great quality, fit and price
This is obviously a high quality, top-of-the-line sport/touring helmet. I probably would not have purchased this helmet at full price, but the sale price is impossible to pass up. This review is about fit because I do not agree with the many reviews that describe this helmet as too small. I have a slightly narrow 59.5 cm head. The S2 is a neutral shape between narrow and oval. It's sizing is, in fact, small (a Large S2 measures as a Medium for most helmets), but it's true to the Schuberth sizing chart. I am at the very top end of a Schuberth "Large" measurement (58-59) and so I bought it expecting to have a tight fit that would need to be worn in. The first time I put it on I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was not painful or very difficult to get past the neck collar (follow the instructions!). The helmet is snug, but not overly tight or uncomfortable at all. I expect that with more time in the helmet it will only become more and more comfortable. If you don't know your head shape, I highly recommend trying on some Icon, Arai, Shoei and/or Schuberth helmets because they all have distinct shapes that will show you what shape fits you best.
November 27, 2015
Overall- a great helmet
Quiet enough at high speeds. The fold down tinted lense is perfect for riding home when the sun is in your eyes and flipping up once it's dark. Well ventilated. No fog issues. Fits a little small but mostly when putting it on or getting it off due to the neck area being so tight. Would definitely recommend
November 25, 2015
Loudest helmet I ever owned!
I bought the S2 excited about all the "quiet" claims. As soon as I put on for the first ride I was gutted! My 150$ AGV and Open Face Shark RSJ are miles quieter than the S2!! It's very loud, even with earplugs! After a lot trial and error, it's clear the noise is caused by wind passing under the helmet, so the only way to quiet things down is wrap a scarf around your neck. With that, it become pretty calm! That however is not a practical solution as in Dubai temperatures are never below 85 degrees!
I must be fair and say the fit and finish of the S2 are superb!
If it's quiet you're looking for and you live in a hot climate, look somewhere else.
November 22, 2015
Not blown away by the venting
Airflow from chin vents is great; however, from top vents I find it barely noticeable.
One of the plastic rivets that button down the black spoiler that runs along the lower edge of the helmet broke off. I don't know how - it was not dropped. I resolved it with a plastic rivet from my local hardware store.
Graphic design is OK, maybe too understated for me.
Feel of materials inside the helmet is very nice. It is plush and comfy. Look at sizing guide carefully - slightly different from other brands.
November 20, 2015
A very high quality item that shouldn't disappoint the hardest to please.
I had been looking at the Schuberth helmets for quite some time and a recent article by another website (http://lanesplitter.jalopnik.com/) pushed the envelope in purchasing this helmet over my older Shoei RF-1100. The Shoei had 2 season's but I recently took a low side and there was some scuffs on the helmet and I wanted to make sure if I needed it again that it would do it's job.
Highlights on this helmet are numerous. Pinlock shield, built in visor, 2 handed visor tabs to open and close, reflective, comfortable liner, chin spoiler, neutral appearance etc...
The ECE rating is what really pushed me over the edge along with the testing ability that Schuberth has that most other companies don't not to mention they are open on their findings. Helmets still have a long way to go before there are any real technical break through's but this helmet definitely comes with a piece of mind.
Head checks get little to no lift and overall the helmet is pretty quiet. I don't think it's much quieter than other premium level Street specific lids because at 70mph there is a pretty high decibel rating no matter. I always wear earplugs that reduce 32db so it's kind of a non issue for me in that department.
I wore a medium in Shoei and Arai and found the Medium to be about the same for the Shuberth S2. The cheek pads are more snug for sure but that adds to less movement and is very tolerable. I would call it a bit more Race fit. There are other pads to get the fit taylored if needed.
As always Revzilla delivered (ha ha ha) and offered a great helmet at an even better price than normal with the current discount. The level of quality and detail will not disappoint you in this helmet especially give in the current sale price. I like it so much I've put a SR-1 in my wish list for a track specific helmet down the road.
November 18, 2015
Excellent Fit and Finish
Prior helmet was the N104. This felt good from the get go, very comfortable. A little tight in the beginning but this is normal. I am very happy with the quietness of the helmet and the fit and finish is excellent.
Shipped and delivered on time. I have owned a Japanese, American, Italian and now German made helmet. This has been my favorite so far.
November 16, 2015
Great overall helmet
The helmet fits well and is comfortable. It is a little hard to get on and off do to the tight neck roll, not a big deal tho. The helmet is MUCH quieter with the use of the supplied chin wind guard.
November 16, 2015
Finally found a helmet to fit my cranium.
Light, quiet & comfortable.
My only negative observation is that the Schuberth icon is everywhere. There's even a reflective logo on the back; which is great unless you want to put your own reflective sticker there. (clearly this is a minor detail.)
November 16, 2015