Scorpion Covert is an open-face motorcycle helmet with the drop-down sun visor and a front mask. Scorpion has a habit of experimenting with design and technologies. Now, it has designed one of the best 3/4 open-face motorcycle helmets. When I first looked at this helmet, I thought it is some sort of stormtrooper motorcycle helmet but on closer look, I found out it really isn’t. But, it looks great anyway. What truly set this helmet apart is the versatility that it offers to switch from half-face helmet to open-face helmet, and even further to be a full-face helmet.
It is all possible of the two components, the rear comfort sleeve, and the face mask that Scorpion added to the Scorpion Covert motorcycle helmet.
Let’s find out more about the Scorpion Covert open-face motorcycle helmet:
Scorpion Cover Motorcycle Helmet Review
Shell Design & Protection Level:
Scorpion Covert does not have the TCT composite fiber shell as in the premium scorpion helmets but an advanced LG polycarbonate shell which is pretty common in mid-range motorcycle helmets. The company claims the advanced LG polycarbonate shell is developed exclusively by Scorpion which is engineered to give riders a lightweight, impact-absorbing shell. Well, the helmet meets the DOT standard so there is no point of questioning the shell quality.
Good thing is, the Scorpion Covert is not a full-face motorcycle helmet and on top of that, the helmet just weighs only 2.93 lbs., a big factor for long rides.
Face Shield & Visor:
The helmet incorporates a SpeedView internal tinted sun visor that reduces the eye strain from varying light conditions. The sun visor is retractable – means you can use the same tab to pull the shades and the same tab to retracts them.
The visor has EverClear coating on both sides that will make it easy for you to ride in a heavy fog.
Scorpion also added a clear visor with the Scorpion Covert helmet to ensure the rider has full visibility while riding in the night.
For the airflow, the Scorpion chose the aero-tuned ventilation system for Scorpion Covert helmet. The helmet has two forehead intake vents with a slider to channel the air inflow that allows cool air to pass through the EPS to the rider’s head. Unfortunately, the helmet does not have any exhaust ports to remove the hot air pressure built under the helmet. But, to cover this, the Scorpion has a rear bottom sleeves which can converts your helmet from 3/4 helmet to half-face helmet and vice-versa.
The front mask that Scorpion Covert comes with also has a ventilation port that will allow air to pass through the mask to the rider’s face. This mask will also protect the rider from bugs and debris in the air. This removable front mask comes with the Neodymium Magnets on each side of the mask. When installing the mask all you have to do is remove the caps from the slots and slide the tabs into the slots. To remove it, just push the small button on each side of the mask. You can install or remove the mask as per your requirement. No doubt, the helmet works three-ways but I would not recommend this helmet to use in winter. Also, the helmet may protect you from bugs and debris but do not think of it as a fully-fledged full-face helmet.
Interior & Comfort Level:
The interior liner of the helmet is made from KwikWick II which is an anti-microbial comfort liner. The crown and cheek pads are fully removable and washable. But, I would advise you to hand-wash them instead of using the machine.
This KwikWick liner is designed exclusively by Scorpion which will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.
Overall, it is a great deal to have a motorcycle helmet that can be used as half-face, open-face, and full-face. The build quality and design also look premium. Plus, the helmet meets the DOT safety standards. The only issue is the facial protection. While using in full-face mode with a front mask, the helmet failed to provide the facial protection that you will need while riding. Also, the front mask will not benefit from blocking the winds of winter.
But, if you plan to buy an open-face helmet then Scorpion Covert would be a good choice.