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Old 03-21-2012, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Best Full Face Helmet for Peripheral Vision?

Hey Guys,

I own an open face helmet which I love for most days, but I'd like a full face helmet for longer trips and keeping the dust and debris out. Any advice on what to buy that allows me to get the most peripheral vision? I briefly owned a scorpion exo 400 and the fit was good, but it was very claustrophobic feeling and my peripheral vision was severely reduced. Thanks for the tips!
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've got a Shoei RF-1100. I love the periph in this helmet. I'd venture to say it's got at least 170* peripheral. That was my big concern when shopping also.

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Hands down the best helmet in regards to peripheral vision is Nexx.

Its as if you aren't even wearing a helmet.

http://www.nexx-helmets.com/home.aspx
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+1 on Nexx. I own a Shoei RF-1100 as well, and the peripheral is fantastic on it. That said, I also have a Nexx XR1R, and unless it has been recently supplanted, still boasts by far the largest eye port in the industry. It is bigger than the RF-1100, both vertically and horizontally. I don't know if you have anyone near you that sells them, as they are a smaller company out of Portugal, but if max peripheral vision is a primary concern, it is worth looking at.
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Every head shape is different, but I currently have a Scorpion EXO-700 as my commuter helmet. I have a Shoei X11 for track and had an Shoei RF1000 for a while until I finally retired it. The Nexx helmet is extremely comfortable too.

One "drawback" (but IMO I really dont see it as a drawback--many might though)...visor changeability requires tools. For track, I think that is better since you want the visor to stay shut and not pop off easily in the event of a crash.
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One "drawback" (but IMO I really dont see it as a drawback--many might though)...visor changeability requires tools. For track, I think that is better since you want the visor to stay shut and not pop off easily in the event of a crash.

Visor changes *do* require tools, but to disagree with the every popular Anthony on Revzilla, it isn't a screwdriver change. My *tools* for changing visors have been a penny, a dime, a quarter, a key. Pretty much anything that will fit into the wide slots. A nickel is a little too thick, but most anything else will do it. One advantage of the visor being so big, is you can pretty much wear the 80% smoke from dawn to dusk. It just lets a lot of light in, even for the dark color. I only swap when I know I will be out after dark. Two screws on each side, really doesn't take much time or effort as long as you have a key or a coin.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What's your budget? I would look here http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...le-helmets.htm they have all kinds of helmet reviews, from latest to oldest review. They rate all areas, including side view. If they have a review of your current helmet, it could make it easier to compare to the other ones.
I just got a Bell Vortex Apocalypse and while it has great view and probably the best helmet on it's price range, I feel like it could use an extra 5-10 degrees of side view.

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Thanks for the opinions and links. I never heard of Nexx until reading this thread. I like like the look of the Nexx Cafe Racer. I might just go ahead and order on from amazon since the shipping is free to Alaska.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've a Shark Vision R and as the model designation suggests it is designed for good wide angle vision I'm very happy with mine I've been using it for about a year it also has a drop down internal sun visor.


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Hands down the best helmet in regards to peripheral vision is Nexx.

Its as if you aren't even wearing a helmet.

http://www.nexx-helmets.com/home.aspx
Got my Wife one widest Peeper hole ever! Wish I'd found these before I got my Scorpion!
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