Scorpion EXO-1100 Helmet - Solids
Great all rounder helmet
This is a great all rounder helmet - if you could only have one, I would suggest this one. I use this helmet during my commute and I can't complain. It does it's job, and well. Air flow is good, sun visor is super useful for those days you are riding both morning and night so you don't have to carry around a spare visor.
Shape is more for round heads - I have a more oval head and can feel myself getting a headache on longer rides. Another minor gripe I have is the top liner does not button near the brow, making it sag a little. Doesn't obscure vision, but can be annoying. Also not recommended for track days/racing - the way the viewport is constructed looking all the way through turns left/right while hanging off obscures your vision and is very distracting.
This helmet seems to have the best field of vision on a standard/more upright seating position.
Summary: Great commuter/touring helmet, not so great at track.
August 19, 2015
Highly recommend this helmet! Great product
I recieved this helmet as a gift. I was really impressed with all the features and comfort.
I highly recommend this product.
August 17, 2015
Decent Helmet, Nothing Special
Just about average in every aspect. Made for a more round style head. The shell construction feels fairly solid.
Face shield, drop down visor, and vents feel "clunky" and like they are made of cheap material. They almost feel like they would snap off with minimal amount of force. Granted this isn't a premium quality helmet, I guess I just expected a little more quality.
The face shield is easy to take off, however requires a little more effort than I'd like to put back on.
Good venting. Riding in 90-100 degree heat and don't break a sweat while riding at speed.
Air fit is nice, however if the bladders fail, you won't have a good cheek fit. Obviously.
At 70mph, with all the vents open, this helmet is unbearably LOUD. So unbearable that I had to pull over and buy earplugs. I'm hoping to give the benefit to the helmet due to all vents being open and it not creating a perfect seal around the bottom of my chin, but it was really, really bad. I asked a buddy of mine to switch helmets and he had the same problem. He rides with an open face and the wind noise was just about the same between the two.
Wore it on a 12 hour ride and held up nicely. Neck was a little sore, but I would expect that. Nothing unbearable. No pressure points for my particular head.
All in all a good helmet for putting around town or riding some back roads for the day. I would not recommend for long distance trips at highway speeds though, just for the wind noise. If you can get a better seal than me around the chin, hopefully that will fix the issue for you.
August 15, 2015
Comfy, fits good, lightweight
I ride in Houston on 100 degree or more days regularly, and this helmet is great. I get plenty of air, the visor locks are great, and it's very light. The molding on the helmet is a little cheap and seems like it won't last more than a few years, but so far nothing has broken. The quick change visor and internal visor are both great. Keep in mind I have never worn any other full face helmets, so I have nothing with which to compare this helmet.
August 3, 2015
This is the best helmet I have owned. The price is worth the buy. It cost more than the cheap helmets but the quality is comparable to the more expensive helmets. The helmet is on the light side (not carbon fiber light). It had a great field of vision. Air flow is average.
July 28, 2015
Love this helmet
This is a great helmet. The fit is excellent. I wear
a size 7 hat, I bought a medium and it fits well. Love the built in sun visor. All in all a great helmet.
July 27, 2015
Best helmet I've had
This helmet is very comfortable, lightweight. Alot quieter than I expected. I normally wear a large but ordered a medium based on other reviews. Fits perfect.
July 20, 2015
A good solid value...
I replace a Arai Quantum 2 with this helmet mostly because the Arai was a tad too big and I like my helmets TIGHT. I've always had Arais (currently have an open face CT-Z, as well as some VX-PROs) but wasn't thrilled with the idea of spending so much for yet another, especially when I don't put many miles on my road bikes. So, I opened my mind to looking around.
After a some research, I'm confident that the EXO-1100 offers a similar range of safety as my current helmets, otherwise I wouldn't have considered it. The helmet also gets great reviews and I though I would give it a shot. It's impressive for the price, no doubt. The big pluses for me were a good snug fit (I'm 56cm and ordered a Small) with an internal shape that's very similar to my head, decent ventilation, and pretty quiet. I usually wear sunglasses on a sunny day but I think I'll enjoy the flexibility of the drop down sun screen even more.
I'm happy and will be using this helmet as my primary full face road helmet. Honestly, as nice as the EXO-1100 is, you won't be fooled that you're handling a super premium helmet that costs twice as much. I really think that the design is on par with a Shoei or Arai (maybe not Schuberth), but the materials are holding it back a little. The neck roll is impressive with a good seal, it's just that the material doesn't feel as nice as the other two brands. Same with vent latches, screen levers, and the hardware in general. This really could be a $600-$700 helmet with a little more attention to detail and higher quality materials.
July 14, 2015