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Old 11-19-2012, 09:19 PM   #11
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I wear a Mossy Oak fleece balaclava. I've worn a bandana bandit style too. Balaclava is warmer. Bandana is more comfortable.


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Old 11-19-2012, 09:27 PM   #12
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I wear a Mossy Oak fleece balaclava. I've worn a bandana bandit style too. Balaclava is warmer. Bandana is more comfortable.
I have a fleece/poly balaclava. It's too stretchy on the head (poly)while putting on a helmet and too foofy from the neck down (fleece). It's the kind that is meant to go under your jacket and cover a portion of your chest, shoulder, and back.

It does okay keeping the air off. I just can't help but to think there is something better, and easier to wear without having to adjust it a bunch to get it to fit right while gearing up.


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Old 11-19-2012, 11:30 PM   #13
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I have a fleece/poly balaclava. It's too stretchy on the head (poly)while putting on a helmet and too foofy from the neck down (fleece). It's the kind that is meant to go under your jacket and cover a portion of your chest, shoulder, and back.

It does okay keeping the air off. I just can't help but to think there is something better, and easier to wear without having to adjust it a bunch to get it to fit right while gearing up.
i put it on, zip up the thermo, and done.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:57 AM   #14
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Still have to get used to the pressure of the helmet on my cheeks but so far, I am liking it. Nowhere near as much drag on my head at speed. Sounds are muffled compared to my other helmet but still perfectly audible. Wind noise is drastically reduced.

edit: This morning was extremely foggy. I'd say no more than 1 mile visibility in some spots. Wore a bright blue jacket to improve my visibility. despite all the fog in the air no fog accumulated on the inside of the helmet. There was a moist, sort of, sheet. Not foggy but a little bit distorted like looking through a thin sheet of water.

Periphial vision on the helmet is good too.

I dunno what else to tell you Z. That's my best report. You have any specific questions?
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Okay, I've used this helmet for a few days now and I can say I aam thrilled with it.

The only thing I wish were different about it is the color. I got the black and wish I had gotten the Yellow.

In fact, I am going to see if there are any partners in town, or try to work it out otherwise so I can make an exchange.
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El Hubbo and I have worn Scorpion helmets for years. I think you just can't get a bigger bang for your buck. Right now I have the EXO 500 and love the flip down sun visor. I'm in love with the sun visor and can't imagine not having it now. Works like a charm! Scorpion also has the best anti-fog treatment, I think. It lasts quite a while.
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El Hubbo and I have worn Scorpion helmets for years. I think you just can't get a bigger bang for your buck. Right now I have the EXO 500 and love the flip down sun visor. I'm in love with the sun visor and can't imagine not having it now. Works like a charm! Scorpion also has the best anti-fog treatment, I think. It lasts quite a while.
I am still adjusting to the sensation of having my cheeks mashed in by the chops of this helmet style but, so far, I am sold on Scorpion too. Big change for me going from open face to full face I suppose and it'll take some time to get the liner "broken in" to the shape of my head.

I did swap the Black for the Neon Yellow.

First time wearing it was on todays ride in and a cop pulled up next to me and started going on about the conspicuity of the color. Said I "was the first thing he spotted on highway from a mile away..."

And just before the light changed to green he warned me to not let him "catch me doing 80mph to pass a car again". Whoops. And, .

Only other odd thing was all the condesation inside the helmet. The sheild stayed absolutely clear the entire time but when I got to work and flipped the sheild up, before taking the helmet off, it was dripping from condensation. Ewww.


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