Scorpion EXO-1100 Helmet - Solids
Best Helmet at this price point
I'm coming from a Corsair so my expectations were high. There are a lot of things to like about this helmet but some things that bugged me.
First off, the sizing is not true to form. The cheek pads are WAY too tight. I normally wear an XL, but could squeeze into a L Shoei or Arai if needed. I ended up buying an extra set of XXL cheekpads off of "The Bay" to fix this. Easy fix, but still costs extra when it doesn't take but a few measurements to get the sizing chart right.
Everything else is great, (somewhat) light weight, field of vision, airflow, the operation of the flip down sun visor (more on that later) the comfort is all great. *Note, it's not a $500 Arai and I didn't expect it to be, but it's still a great helmet.
About the sunshield....the darkness of it BLOWS. Imagine the "legal" window tint in your state (FL for me...20%) and make it about 2 shades lighter. This thing does nothing but tick me off, and until I get a darker shade I won't be using it often. Another thing, along the bottom edge of the sunshield, the tint is almost peeling off. FYI: I've had this helmet 2 months.
July 19, 2016
watched a buddy of mine go down wearing this helmet, went down BAD. and the doctors said the helmet is what saved his life. 9 months later hes back at work. i have the helmet also its a little loud but after seeing it in action, who cares. it saved a life before my eyes.
June 7, 2016
Decent helmet for entry level price
There are a few things that I would like to point out about this helmet:
1) It is loud. I have to wear ear plugs. Just went on my first group ride with intercoms yesterday, and whenever we were going highway speeds I could not hear a thing my buddy was saying. Also I run a GoPro with a mic inside the helmet, this helps with wind noise but it's still too loud with this helmet.
2) On mine at least, the chin curtain attaches with two button snaps. These often come undone when taking the helmet on and off and are a pain to resnap every time you put it on, especially if you already have gloves on. In addition the fabric around the buttons has become very tufted and worn.
3) The air fit is nice and likely improves the safety of the helmet. That said mine fits great uninflated so I don't really use it ever, as it can make the helmet a bit too snug. Another reviewer said this feature interfered with the installation of their comm system, I did not find that to be the case for my Sena SMH10, which works just fine in this helmet with the regular clamp install.
It is a good helmet for the price, but there may be better out there.
May 30, 2016
Airflow is only negative
I was very disappointed with the venting. The only vent that can really be felt is the one below the visor to keep it unfogged. The ones above the and on top, I can't tell any difference at all. I tried wetting the liner like someone suggested, no effect open or closed. The idea is the air should flow over the water and cool it. The helmet is very quiet and very comfortable.
May 17, 2016
Great reviews but in the end a little disappointing
I bought this based on the overall high reviews with the expectation that it might be a real steal. I was hoping for a quiet helmet with a sun visor for not too much money.
While it was a very good bang for the buck I can defiantly feel the quality sacrifice.
If you are looking for an inexpensive composite helmet with a visor it is a good deal on special. If you want it to be more than what it is keep looking.
May 12, 2016
OK but not great
Bought this helmet to replace a 10 year old Shoei. The Scorpion seemed like it had alot of features that would be useful.
Couple of things:
1.) The internal sun shade that can be flipped down and back up is not really that functional as it only comes down enough to impede your line of sight. Seems like it should come down at LEAST another 2 inches, if more. So I'm back to using sun glasses in my helmet.
2.) You CANNOT mount a helmet communication device in this helmet because of the air bag system. (Wish I would have known this before purchasing).
3.) The fit is very small. I usually wear an XL in helmets, but I saw this helmet fit small so I ordered an XXL. It is VERY tight. I thought it would break in but no luck after 3,000 miles of seat time.
4.) Very poor quality components. Literally, yesterday, I was riding home from work and went to crack my visor open at a stop light to allow some air and the lock/vent mechanism snapped right off in my hand. Very disappointed in this.
5.) The helmet is not very strong feeling at all compared to my 10 year old Shoei. When you turn the helmet over on your lap and grab each side of the shell, you can easily get 4 inches of "flex" from the shell. The Shoei allows for none of this.
The one thing I felt was OK was the air flow. When exposed to clean air, the helmet does vent decently. But that's the only thing I can think of that is positive about this helmet. The noise level was slightly below average.
For the price point, I feel like I have been ripped off and am seriously considering going back to a 10 year old helmet. I don't make enough money to buy multiple helmets if one doesn't work out.
May 3, 2016
Good Overall Helmet
I've been riding with this for over six months now and think it's a good helmet. It's pretty quiet. I have a Sena intercom and listen to music, talk to my passenger, and make phone calls. The person on the other end usually can't tell I'm riding.
Air flow is decent, but despite the "fog free" visor, I still experience some fogging on cooler mornings.
The inflatable cheek pads would be nice if they held pressure. I tried to use them several times and they have never remained inflated for more than 5 mins.
Other than that, I like it, the internal sun shield is great. I replaced the stock light smoke internal shield with a dark smoke and the stock clear visor with a mirrored visor and am quite happy.
All in all, it was good deal when I bought it at $190 (Revzilla price matched another retailer) and now that the price is lower still, is a great deal.
April 21, 2016
I bought this helmet for my husband and he absolutely loves it! It fits a little snug but a helmet should. Once you break it in some, it is a comfortable fit. He loves the built in shield so he doesn't have to worry about wearing sunglasses out and can adjust it as needed. The helmet also has great airflow. For the price, you definitely cannot beat it!
May 31, 2016