Scorpion EXO-CT220 Hi Viz Helmet
Good, stylish helmet.
Bought this helmet for a summer ride from So. Calif. to Sturgis. I really liked the retractable sunvisor feature (one that I have on other Scorpion full-face helmets I own). I chose to use the clear drop down shield for the ride.
I like the helmet. It worked mostly as I had expected. I really liked how it fit and did not require any breaking in. Riding 500 miles a day for 8 days could be miserable with sore spots from pressure points. The helmet is also easier to get on and off than my previous Scorpion 3/4 helmet. (My ears say " thank ya"). The longer than usual face shield is a nice feature (also available btw in a tinted version).
My riding buddies say I look like Jack from Jack in the Box with my helmets on, but I think the extra protection beats the cool factor of the less safe helmets they wear.
The face shield had some minor leaks around the sides during some of the heavy turbulence we experienced on the high plains which surprised me, since my other Scorpion helmets don't have any such problems. The retractable sunscreen works fine, but the mechanism for raising and lowering it is not as smoorh as my other helmets, and I wonder how long it will last.
All in all, I am happy with the helmet's function, style, fit and price.
August 21, 2016
I like this helment even though it is not perfect. First my biggest complaint is that it looks really big on your head, but it is comfortable and has the features i was looking for i.e. , flip down shade and open face. My bike has a windshield so i don't get any wind buffeting, but i don't think i would wear this on a bike without a windshield and the obvious is that you lose the extra protection of a full face. all in all not a bad helment.
August 16, 2016
Perfect for it's intended purpose
I bought this helmet because my Shoei RF1200 was just too hot behind the barn door fairing of my Goldwing once the temperature/humidity rose to a certain level. This usually happens around mid July and then doesn't break until mid September most years. During this time my choices are, don't ride or wear less protective equipment. I want to ride so I bought this helmet hoping it would give me some breathing room and more protection than a 1/2 helmet.
I have a long oval head shape and this helmet fits great, no pressure points on the forehead, haven't worn it for hours on end but I cant see a problem there. The outer clear visor is optically clear and easy to operate, it lifts out of the way when I'm behind the fairing and the weather is hot. The internal sunvisor is way more functional than I thought it would be and very handy. I can see the combination of the two being very versatile on long trips when riding through rain you flip up the sunvisor and down with the clear, nice.
I will say the noise level while riding the wing isn't any worse than any other helmet I've had and really I haven't found a "quiet" helmet yet. It seems if you have good ventilation there is just gonna be some noise I guess, plus most helmets now come with speaker pockets which uncovers the ear. I did ride it to work on a unfaired bike and it did okay with outer visor down but I'm thinking this helmet is really designed for under 55 commuting and riding behind a fairing. The airflow at higher speeds would be great but the noise would be bothersome without earplugs.
I picked the white color to further reduce heat gain and it does seem to help. I use uclear speakers and had no problems mounting them and they did not stick out to far and press on my ears. Overall I feel like its a steal for 150 bucks for what I wanted and I look forward to using it for some years to come.
August 11, 2016
Very good helmet
Nice improvement from my last helmet , an HJC IS-33. The face shield has more coverage, the sun visor is exactly the correct shape and it is significantly quieter overall.
I bought the dark tinted shield- that with the retractable sun visor is perfect for those times when you have to ride into the sun (and it's ALWAYS sunny in Florida!) Plus the shield with the black helmet looks badass!
Very happy with Revzilla, the first helmet was a bit small. I initiated a return and ordered the replacement which was delivered only 48hrs later.
July 2, 2016
Great fit, great features, great price
A little nervous when I first ordered the Scorpion EXO-CT220 given some of the reviews on fit, but given Revzilla's amazing return policy I went ahead an bit the bullet. After a few dozen uses, I can safely say that this is one of the best fitting and comfy helmets I've worn in 25+ years or riding. I have a fairly large and true oval shaped dome but stuck with the sizing recommendations on the Revzilla site. Helmet broke in nicely after about two uses.
As an MSF instructor, I'm putting this thing on and taking it off all day long while on the range with students and I have zero complaints about fit, comfort, visibility, or general features/operation. My one and only gripe is wishing for more air flow/air vents. The visor and full shield both work flawlessly and I use them intermittently/frequently depending on conditions for the day. And it's light enough that I never feel burdened by having to keep it on for longer periods while talking/demo'ing to students.
Can't go wrong with this helmet in my opinion. If you're looking for an open face with a number of good and useful features, look no further.
June 7, 2016
Good Features, size chart was wrong for us.
Went by the size chart and checked several times before I ordered. Both were two small and after 30 miles it was so un-comfortable we stopped and took then off, should have ordered a size bigger. Ordered a medium for the wife and large for me, but way to tight. Make sure go to a store and check different helmets out before you order any helmet.
April 22, 2016
My head measures at the top end of a small (22"), I ordered the small and it is tight on the cheek bones but good front to back
The ear pockets don't bother me like my modular (Scorpion EXO-GT3000) did along the tops of my ears for quite a while
There are no gaps at the temples (unlike the HJC IS-33 II) so it is a very quiet helmet and behind my big cruiser screen I haven't needed ear plugs yet
I adjusted the internal visor down further to 4 from the stock 3 setting
The internal visor is a bit darker than the HJC and comes down a bit further
The clarity of both visors is exceptionally good and the outer visor is plenty long enough and seals good
I also like the D ring strap and the vents are easy to use
My only quam is that the peek can't be used at the same time as the outer visor - one or the other
It should be a very comfortable helmet once fully broken in
Best helmet out of my last four - I like it
June 1, 2016
the product performs as promise
video review was spot on, I have a large oval head, and scorpion was one of the few choices that fit my head, using the info from ridzilla I ordered the correct size first try.
May 31, 2016