ScorpionEXO Covert FX Helmet | Gear Assessment

ScorpionEXO Covert FX white Yamaha MT-09 SP

The unique 3-in-1 model Covert helmets from ScorpionEXO have at all times been crowd pleasers, providing the power to remodel from a standard half-helmet to a three-quarter design to full-face safety by way of a magnetic masks. Now ScorpionEXO has developed its first full-face-only model, the Covert FX, which the corporate says gives “the identical edgy model and performance.” I can agree on its cool kind, however a few of its operate misses the mark for me.

ScorpionEXO Covert FX matte black
ScorpionEXO Covert FX in Matte Black

The Covert FX is DOT and ECE 22.06 licensed and consists of a TCT-Extremely Composite shell that weighs 3.35 lb for the Massive measurement I examined. ScorpionEXO says the helmet’s CAD-refined aerodynamics decrease each elevate and turbulence. I can attest to this, as I skilled little or no buffeting sporting the Covert FX whereas using a unadorned sportbike at velocity in a 20-mph headwind.

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On the within, the KwikWick III consolation liner contains a moisture-wicking material, and the liner is well detachable and washable. Thinner and thicker cheek pads can be found for additional customization. My helmet already match fairly comfortably…for the primary 60 miles or so. However I can’t fault ScorpionEXO on this one; it’s a head-compatibility situation. The corporate’s head form reference chart on its web site says the Covert fashions are designed for spherical heads. I’m nearer to an intermediate oval, which resulted in annoying stress on my brow after some time.

ScorpionEXO Covert FX matte black
ScorpionEXO Covert FX in Matte Black

The Covert FX’s air flow is the place I take probably the most situation. There are two small vents on the highest and an exhaust on the rear, however the airflow up there wasn’t very noticeable – and I’m a man who retains my head largely shaved, so I discover. The temps had been within the 60s whereas I used to be testing it, and the within of the helmet would’ve gotten uncomfortably stuffy if the climate was a lot hotter. The twin-position mouth vent supplied good airflow when it was absolutely open. Nevertheless, the slider is situated contained in the chinbar, which could be very near my face, making it tough to regulate the slider with out taking the helmet off. Hiding the vent slider contained in the chinbar helps keep that “edgy model,” however an exterior slider could be extra user-friendly.

My favourite a part of the Covert FX is the visibility. The EverClear faceshield has a fog-resistant coating, it blocks 95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation, and a good-sized tab makes it straightforward to open. However what I admire probably the most is that, at its tallest level, the eyeport is about 4 inches, which is wherever from a half inch to virtually an inch taller than many different helmets I’ve tried. It positively feels extra like being within the motion versus being in a helmet.

ScorpionEXO Covert FX grey
ScorpionEXO Covert FX in Gray
ScorpionEXO Covert FX black
ScorpionEXO Covert FX in Black
ScorpionEXO Covert FX matte grey
ScorpionEXO Covert FX in Matte Gray

The ScorpionEXO Covert FX comes with built-in speaker pockets, a stable neoprene chin curtain, and each clear and Darkish Smoke faceshields. It’s priced beginning at $249.95 in 5 completely different colours in sizes XS-3XL.