Scorpion EXO-1100 Sixty-Six Neon Helmet
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
great helmet for the price
This helmet is awesome. Features are easy to use even with gloves. Helmet took some breaking in to do. The air pump system ensures perfect fit and comfort.
March 9, 2015
Excellent helmet, my second one. Fits tight so order slightly larger. Only real complaint is the air bladder covering the speaker location, shouldn't be covering that location. Also wish that they would make darker internal visors, more like sunglasses, they just aren't that dark.
March 3, 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
I love the flip down sun visor
Overall, I like this helmet. It is quiter than my previous Scorpion helmet, but the fit wasn't quite as good. This could be because it needs to be broken in a little, but when I switch to my other helmet I feel like it's lined with pillows compared to this one.
Other reviews said that it is a little on the oval side, but I found it to lean to the round side.
The quietness and the sun visor offset the negatives and I feel like brightness of the helmet makes my riding safer since other drivers tend to see me easier.
November 17, 2014
Helmet works great so far, don't have a ton of mileage in it yet. Does fit a little snug around the top, we'll see if it breaks in after getting more mileage.
December 29, 2014
The helmet is perfect for me. Has the features and feel of something costing much more.
December 8, 2014