The Scorpion can run a little small depending on the size of
For a price point of $269.95, the
Scorpion EXO-AT950 has a lot of good
features and three color choices,
including this Phantom Silver scheme.
your head, but aside from sizing, it’s very comfortable and
vents well at quicker speeds. The shield can get covered in
dust easily, inside and out.
The chin bar of the EXO opens up so you can talk to people
easily or catch a breath. There is a drop-down sun shield built
into the helmet that is operated with a slide switch.
❏ The styles of helmets worn in UTVs
are changing every year. In the early
days of the glorified golf carts, most
riders wore motocross-style helmets
with goggles. These days you see
people wearing open faced helmets,
half helmets, and even street bike lids.
One of the best brain buckets to wear
in a UTV is an adventure-style helmet. These lids are mainly designed
for people who ride adventure-style
touring motorcycles that spend a lot
of time on the road as well as off. We
picked up Scorpion’s $269.95 EXO-
AT950 helmet for a test.
SCORPION EXO FEATURES
Scorpion’s EXO-AT950 takes design
influence from street and dirt riding.
It has a flip-down shield instead of
a goggle port, like a street helmet,
yet it has a removable visor like a
dirt-riding helmet would have on it.
Another great feature is a 100-percent
UV-protected, drop-down sun shield
that is easily controlled with a switch
on the side of the AT950. There are
two main intake vents that can be
opened and closed, depending on
the weather you are riding in, and
two exhaust vents to keep air moving
through the helmet.
The best feature of the Scorpion
helmet is the opening face function.
When you stop on the trail to take
a break and talk with your buddies,
instead of taking your helmet off, you
can simply open up the whole front of
it. When the face is closed, the helmet
is DOT approved and can withstand a
hard hit in a crash. The shell of the lid
is a polycarbonate construction with
Scorpion’s Kwik Wick II anti-microbial
comfort liner with their KwikFit cheek
pads that allow the user to wear glasses comfortably. The face shield and
drop-down sun visor work with glasses
as well. Speaker pockets are designed
into the helmet to allow easy installation of a communication system.
Our favorite feature of Scorpion’s
EXO-AT950 helmet is the opening face.
It can be annoying to have to remove
Perfect head protection for a UTV
your helmet in order to have a quick
conversation with a passenger or your
buddies stopped on the side of the trail,
but the EXO lets you do so without
removing the helmet. The drop-down
sun visor is a great feature and lets
you ride through the day and into the
night without having to change gog-
gles. If you want to go ride your quad,
you still have the option of a sun visor
that can be removed. The helmet is
By the staff of Dirt Wheels
SCORPION EXO-AT950 HELMET
comfortable to wear and has a good
fit. The only downside to the EXO is
that it is a little heavy with all the features that Scorpion packed into it, and
the ventilation system doesn’t work
that well at very low speeds.
You can pick up the AT950 in sizes
ranging from XS to 3XL, and there
are three color options: Hi-Viz Yellow,
Bright Orange or Phantom Silver. At
an easy price of $269.95, this helmet
is a steal for all of its functions. To
pick up your own Scorpion helmet, go
to www.scorpionusa.com or call (888)