Scorpion EXO-R410 Fantasy II Helmet
We are all snowflakes!
So before I bought this bucket I was discouraged by some of the noise complaints, but then i thought "ya know my head is on the larger side of the XXL spectrum, I bet the wind noise will be minimal because my head fills the interior more". And i was right. Look there are so many factors that go into helmet noise that we are not all going to have the same experience. Seat height/position, they way your head fills the helmet, probably climate? Who knows, but this is one of the quieter helmets I've owned. For this price you are getting a helmet that's quality is far beyond the cost. I've heard great things about scorpion's anti fog coating, and I must confirm. I find most coatings to esentially just give up after a certain point durring a trip and allow fog to form. The scorpion shield only hazes, it does detract from vision but it is in no way close to the obstructive distortion (awseome band name) that Ive experienced with other "anti fog" shields. The comfort of the padding is almost too good to be true, I find the slick feel of this wicking material to be more comfortable on long rides than say a more cloth like material. I havent had it through a summer of sweaty riding yet so that aspect remains to be seen. Now the fit was a little scary at first, especially the intitial try on but once I got it over my bulbous noggin I was relieved. The neck curtain and chin skirt do their job of both stablizing the helmet and preventing upward gusts into your face. the crown padding at first seemed a little tight, but it has since broken in to be very comfortable. My one issue is the encroaching of the shell into my peripheral. Not a huge issue, but you will notice. I am still able to get a full assessment of my surroundings with mirrors and a quick head turn. The finish is gorgeous, I'm not big inot the tribal design but I dig it on this lid. A word of caution though, the red accents on the white version of the slinger are glittery, I repeat glittery. So if you are not a female, or have seriously repressed all femininity, then be forewarned. Me? Eh..it's growing on me. Especially since i've added the gold shield. All in all, just grab one, you'll feel like you finally got the upperhand on a retailer, and may actually feel a little guilty about paying so little.
December 11, 2014
Really nice helmet and features . . .especially for cost
I have had other more expensive helmets and so far I like this one better. It is still breaking in but so far really good, I may need a little more room in the cheek pads (just the shape of my face) but waiting to see until its fully broke in.
December 8, 2014
Revzilla has done it again!
Great product and fits great. Better than much more expensive helmets. My second time back to Revzilla and will continue to shop with them in the future. Thanks.
December 1, 2014
Stylish and Safe
I bought this helmet as being a back seat rider. It is comfortable, secure and stylish. I definitely would recommend this product!
December 1, 2014
Good eal for money
Only used for a couple weeks and all is fine. Like the feel so far.
November 20, 2014
Maybe an $800 helmet would be quieter and/or lighter and/or more aerodynamic, but I'll never find out because I'm too happy with this one. I am amazed that such a great helmet is available for under $200. It is so quiet that I didn't realize I needed a bigger windshield until I got this helmet - I stood up at 80 mph and it was quieter than being behind the windshield - turbulence around the edges of the windshield was my biggest source of noise. Which I couldn't tell until I got this helmet.
My head is perfectly stable in all wind conditions and angles, including standing up at 80 (some angles can cause mild whistling around the visor edges).
Plus, it's extremely comfortable and looks great! The styling looks way better in real life than in the pictures.
And what I thought was a gimmick - the lever that cracks the visor just a bit - has turned out to be something I use all the time on cold mornings at a stop light. I use it so much I'm afraid I'm gonna wear it out...
An unexpected bonus was that my wife loves it too, and she wants one, she likes the Snell approval and the emergency removable pads.
She also likes the hi-viz color, something she normally does not care for. My old helmet was hi-viz, but Scorpion's version is richer, brighter, and "glows" in the daylight - I get lots of comments about it, whereas my old hi-viz helmet got zero. It's a noticeable difference.
My only complaint is my own fault - instead of following the factory sizing recommendation, I followed the many reviews which said the helmet runs small, so size up. I was borderline, so I sized up - it fit PERFECT the first week, but now after 3 weeks the padding has compressed and it's looser than I would like - pushing the visor up/down makes the helmet move, I don't like that. But I've worn it too much to attempt a return, and besides, I like it so much I don't think I could bear to part with it for the amount of time it would take to exchange it. And it is SO comfortable - I wear glasses, a tighter fit might not be appropriate, so I am unwilling to find out.
I'm not as impressed as others have been with the anti-fog visor. I can still fog it up just as bad as other visors, maybe I have acid breath or something, but the little crack available with the push of a lever makes it all moot, that little lever rocks my anti-fog party... I AM impressed with how easy it is to detach/attach the visor, makes it easy to keep it clean on the inside, which I've found is far more important than the anti-fog coating.
I'm really impressed, would buy another one in a heartbeat, and actually will, for my wife! Great Value.
November 5, 2014
Good price and fit
Good price and nice fit. Could be a little better with airflow.
October 20, 2014
Great helmet for glasses
I have tried many helmets and this is a great full face for wearing glasses underneath
October 20, 2014