Scorpion EXO-1100 Helmet - Solids
Great look, fits perfect
Great bang for the buck helmet. Not overly heavy, looks pretty mean (matte black), good visibility, and the flip down sun visor is a nice touch although I prefer a pair of regular shades for sun protection.
April 12, 2015
Cool Kid Helmet
I knew this was a cool helmet when I pulled up next to another rider the other day rocking the exact same helmet! Love the built in sun visor. Feels good on my big noggin and hasn't fogged yet!
April 6, 2015
Great features for the money
Let's face it, you can drop a lot of coin on a helmet. I agree when protecting your skull it's worth the money but how much is enough?
I feel that this helmet offers good protection for the money as well as coming with nice features (retractable visior, good venting).
The thing that's really nice (maybe a little trival) is that both the outer and inner visor are a breeze to change out unlike most other helmets I have owned that require an engineering degree to figure out.
Size runs a touch small but the large fits snugly on my giant melon and is comfortable on long trips.
March 22, 2015
Jack of all trades, master of none.
If you're looking for a good DOT/ECE approved helmet with lots of features that won't break the bank, this is a pretty decent choice. But there are some things that will become apparent later down the line which will make you wish you opted for a slightly more expensive helmet from one of the more premium manufacturers.
One of the biggest problems is the face shield and the thermally bonded anti-fog coating. Scorpion tout this as a feature, but honestly, a pinlock ready system would have been better.
My shield was so scratched up after just barely half a season, and I had to replace it. I also made the mistake of cleaning the shield too roughly. I'm actually using the term "roughly" very relatively here... Let me explain. if you so much as look at it the wrong way, this shield will scratch, so if you're cleaning it, be VERY careful and LET IT AIR DRY! I even used a microfiber cloth with lukewarm water and mild soap, still, so many tiny little scratches that built up over time and now I can barely see out of it. On top of that, the clear visor is not available in Canada, so I have to pay extra for shipping because I live across the border :(
Do yourself a favor and pay the extra few dollars for a more premium helmet. You'll thank yourself later because you won't be spending money on extra visors twice a year.
March 19, 2015
Bargin for the features~Styling a bit dated and mundane
I've been riding under this helmet for over a year. I have a average shaped head with a 7 3/8 sized hat and this helmet fits me very snug but perfect. The chinstrap in a mite close for my comfort and is almost sitting at my chin, but overall good. The finish scuffs easily as does most high gloss helmets, plan on a helmet bag everywhere if you want to keep it nice. Great airflow, the cracked open setting for the visor is a little ungainly to operate. It also locks the visor to this setting so you have to fiddle with the know in order to open the visor wider or close it. The sunshade is perfect. Soft interior, easy to remove visor. Lots of ventilation, with ample texture so it's easy to find in gloves. I highly recommend this as an sub 300 dollar helmet.
April 22, 2015
Just a good helmet
The scorpion exo 1100 is a great helmet. It is very comfortable nice and plush interior. I've gone on a couple early season rides with it and never fogged in the cold with all the vents closed. The sun visor could be darker but it is really easy to use
April 6, 2015
This helmet is the best I've owned. I almost forget I have it on when riding. All the controls are easy to use with gloves and the airflow works very well. At 60 degrees all I have open is the mouth vent and the temperature stays great. The visor shade is good not to dark or light. Above 70 there's some wind noise but I expect that so I can hear what's around me at lower speeds. Over all this is an awesome helmet and I'd recommend it to anyone.
April 6, 2015
The EXO-1100 very good but a few issues keep it from being perfect.
The EXO-1100 very good but a few issues keep it from being perfect. The sun visor is my favorite feature but I can't help but noticing the finish is uneven on the edges. Like most helmets, the plastic faceshield is a dust magnet and after a few days riding from SF to San Diego it's covered in fine scratches.
January 26, 2015