A genuine multi-purpose helmet, the Scorpion EXO-AT950 is a modular helmet that you can use as a full-face helmet and also as an open-face one. In addition, you can use it as an off-road adventurer helmet or an on-road street helmet.
This Scorpion EXO-AT950 helmet is for you if you want a modular adventure helmet at a reasonable price.
This helmet has a lot of great features that make it good for both on-road and off-road riding. This is an ultimate all-in-one motorcycle helmet with features like an oversize eye-port, ellip-tec system, and many more. So, let’s start unrevealing those features in this Scorpion EXO-AT950 helmet review.
EXO-AT950 Helmet Review and Buying Guide
Structure and Design
This Scorpion EXO-AT950 is a modular helmet, which means it features a lift-off mechanism. So you can lift the chin bar and use it as an open-face helmet and so.
Doesn’t it get on your nerves that every time you want to ask for direction on the road, or if you want to have some snacks, you have to take off your helmet? Or simply on a gas station. You might have to take off and on your helmet multiple times, which can be a pain for some riders.
Well. The modular helmet is all about this, perfect for multi-purpose use.
The peak visor adds another level to the helmet, making it a full-face adventurer helmet. You can also remove the peak visor, and that’ll make it an aerodynamic street helmet. You’ll need a screwdriver or key to remove this peak visor.
And the wide eye-port helps to put on goggles for off-road riding. But, of course, you’ll have to remove the visor first and then put the goggles on, and the shell of this helmet was designed to keep the goggles strap in place. So you can turn this helmet into an adventurer or a street helmet in the blink of an eye.
For the ventilation department, you’ll have a single chin vent that has a 3-way slider and a top crown vent. Scorpion calls this Aero-Tuned Ventilation; it intakes cool air while the exhaust vents ensure that hot air gets out of the helmet. There’s also a feature called Dual Position Mouth Vents.
The ventilation performance of this helmet is not too impressive, especially if you are in hot weather or off-road condition. However, it’s also not too shabby for the price if you are gonna use it as a street motorcycle helmet.
Well, when we talk about the safety of a helmet, there are a bunch of things we have to consider.
The shell of this EXO-AT950 helmet is made with Advanced LG Polycarbonate. Scorpion designed that to be light-weighted and capable of displacing energy of an impact. In addition, the Dual-Density EPS lining also absorbs the energy of an impact and displaces it.
This is a DOT-approved helmet from Scorpion, which is completely fine as a modular helmet under the $300 price point.
Face Shield or Visor
As I mentioned before, this helmet has a wide eye-port for the goggles to fit. And this feature also comes in handy when you use the helmet with the visor on; a wide eye-port gives a wide range of visibility.
The EverClear face shield is a clear visor with fog-free technology. In addition, the shield features an anti-scratch coating that protects it from any possible scratches. Also, it’ll give you 95% protection from ultraviolet-A and ultraviolet-B rays.
The transposable inner sun visor can be controlled with the help of an easy-sliding system, and that’s super easy to operate. And it also features an EverClear anti-fog coating, which is applied on both surfaces.
This helmet’s face shield changing mechanism is pretty impressive. It’s called Ellip-Tec Ratchet System. It’s like an elliptical motion that ensures a proper seal pulling the visor steadily against the eye-port. The visor replacement process is super easy, you can do it within a few moments.
This helmet is actually comfortable, considering the price of this helmet. The inner liner of this helmet is made with KwikWick II Anti-Microbial material that’s supposed to keep you comfortable in all weather. And the liner is very easy to take out and wash.
And you can easily wear any eye-wear like sunglasses without feeling tight or uncomfortable, thanks to the KwikFit cheek pads. These also help to put on or off the glasses smoothly, without any trouble. You’ll also get Communication System Speaker Pockets with this helmet. And this feature makes the EXO-AT950 helmet an ultimate Bluetooth-ready helmet.
Fitting and Size
Fitting is important to check when looking for a helmet because an unfit helmet can be uncomfortable on the road, which is really dangerous. So, look for the one that fits you better.
The Scorpion EXO-AT950 is an Intermediate Oval-shaped helmet, and it weights about 1.7 kg or 3.7 lbs. That’s not the lightest helmet, but it’s not bad, considering the price.
And this helmet comes with three shell sizes, and the inner sizes are available from Extra Small (53-54 cm) to 3x Extra Large (65-66 cm). Before selecting your motorbike helmet, measure the size and form of your head and then select the option that best suits your needs.
And this Scorpion helmet has a 5-years warranty.
- 3 Shell Sizes
- Oversized Eyeport
- KwikFit cheek pads
- Good Value for Money
- Easy-use Flip-up Chin Bar
- Ellip-Tec Ratchet System
- Dual position mouth vent
- KwikWick II Anti-Microbial Comfort Liner
- A good quality adventure motorcycle helmet
- A bit Noisy
- No Pinlock-ready design
- Not So Good Ventilation
This Scorpion EXO-AT950 is an aggressive-looking street helmet or adventurer helmet. This versatile modular helmet might be a bang for the buck for you if you like to use your helmet for different types of rides. Basically, its wide range of usability gives this helmet an advantage that is one of the best selling points for this helmet.
However, it also got some drawbacks; first of all, it’s an average level of safety; you can just hope for the chin-bar not to open during an impact. The ventilation is also not too impressive, not to mention the visor; no Pinlock insert included, so it might get foggy.
Overall, putting all the drawbacks and plus-points in one plate might be worth checking out. That’s the thing about these modular budget helmets; you gotta compromise something to get something. But in the end, I’ll say if you are looking for a budget helmet for multi-purpose use, this AT-950 might impress you, so be sure to check it out.