For 2007, Ski-Doo is unveiling a new line of full-face helmets â€“ the EXO series by Scorpion. The EXO is a high-tech value-priced helmet, coming in below the acclaimed Ski-Doo BV2S and Modular models.
Two types of EXO helmets are available: the polycarbonate EXO 400 and lighter weight fiberglass/Kevlar EXO 700. Each is available with an electric visor.
The same test rider that latched onto the Klim PowerXross gloves grabbed this helmet and never gave it back. It never fogs for him, and the drop-down sun shield really comes in handy. The inner liner is fleece and leather lined, making this helmet feel more luxurious than its price indicates. High-tech value is very accurate.
For a $219 helmet (EXO 700 w/wired graphics) weâ€™re impressed with the overall construction, attention to detail, comfort, and adjustable airflow. The shield itself has an exceptional sealing surface all the way around. This helmet is good enough and has enough adjustable ventilation it could easily double for a street helmet or be used in the summer on ATVs (with the breath deflector removed, vents open.) Itâ€™s that versatile.
All EXO helmets have an optically-correct antiscratch dual-lens visor with retractable sun shield. And if conditions change, the visor can be changed in 10 seconds without tools. A breath deflector keeps fogging to a minimum; the liner and cheek pads wick moisture and are easily removed for machine washing.
Ski-Doo EXO helmets are Snell M2005 and D.O.T. certified. Several models are available, with or without graphics and electric shield, ranging in price from $159 to $259. Sizes range from XS up to XXL (XXXL on EXO 400). Ask for them at your local Ski-Doo dealer.