Motowearhouse knows that helmets are the number one safety item a person should consider when buying riding gear. Scorpion helmets does too. All of their helmets great protection, great ventilation, are lightweight and also have a very nice overall design. And with the advancement in safety technology these days, you have features such as air pumps that fill the cheek pads for a more secure fit that is incorporated into the VX-35 Off-Road Helmet by Scorpion.
Motowearhouse is fairly impressed with how well the VX-35 Helmet looks for the retail price of $139.95. This lid is made of a polycarbonate shell to minimize weight and disperse the energy impacts. The removable and washable Kwik-Wick II anti-microbial liner fabric keeps you dry and cool in hot weather and warm in cool weather. Five intake ports on the chin, three across the eyebrow and one large top scoop allow cool air to flow in, and four exhaust ports force hot air out.
For a more comfortable and snug fit, Scorpion has incorporated their AirFit liner inflation system. The purpose of the pump is to allow for a snug fit after the padding has compressed with use. To operate the AirFit system, you simply press the thumb-sized pump on the inner center chin area to the desired fit, and to relieve the pressure, the VX-35 has a button on the left side of the pump.
The overall design and safety of the helmet is DOT and ECE approved, so you know it will disperse energy in the event of any harsh impacts and crashes. The shell is designed to integrate with neck braces without any kind of discomfort. You can adjust the visor with the easy-to-use adjustment knobs. The aerodynamic design allows flowing air through the visor while still blocking the sun from above, and a peak extender is included to reduce mud buildup on those wet rides. The VX-35 has a wide eyeport that accommodates most goggle sizes and brands, and features a soft pliable rubber roost guard.
During our time of testing, Motowearhouse has nothing but good things to say about this helmet. On hot days, the large top air scoop, intake ports on the chin, and eyebrow and exhaust ports in the rear allowed the hot air to escape, keeping your head cool. The intermediate oval head shape fits most riders well and at only 3.2 lbs, the Scorpion VX-35 helmet is competitive to helmets costing much more. Seriously, the Scorpion VX-35 is a very lightweight and comfortable helmet. With nine color options to choose from, you can most likely find the right one for you. Please let us know below what you think about your experiences with the Scorpion’s entry-level off-road helmet.