6 position optically correct, scratch-resistant clear shield
Chin, forehead and rear vents provide ventilation
Wick-Dri anti-microbial fabric comfort fit liner cradles head
Protective fiber helmet bag
Helmet Sizing Information.
To achieve proper helmet fitment, begin by finding your head circumference size using the method described below.
Remember that the helmet sizing you choose should fit around the crown of your head comfortably with no pressure points.
The cheekpads should fit firmly around your face. Once your chin strap is fastened, grab the chin bar of the helmet and move it side to side.
Your cheeks should move with the helmet, which should not slide across your face. Different thickness cheekpads can be purchased to obtain the perfect fit.
Head Measurement Instructions.
Wrap flexible tape measure around your head approximately on inch above eyebrows and ears.
Use this measurement (in either inches or centimeters) to find your helmet size in the chart below.
The Vega X888 is a good option for the budget conscious rider that is looking
for a value priced helmet that is both DOT and ECE approved. If you're looking
for a helmet with all the high tech bells and whistles, this isn't it, but at
less than sixty bucks, you're definitely getting a lot for a little. The shell
is constructed using a thermoplastic material and this XL weighs in at 3.3
pounds which is incredibly lightweight for a helmet at this price point. The
fitment is a little snug with this model. The fitment chart suggests a large for
my head circumference, but I had to go to an XL, so keep that in mind when
ordering. The ventilation is completely tolerable on the X888. Typically, the
Venturi vents on helmets of this price point are just for show, but these are
actually functional. There is fog management ventilation on the chin bar, and
adjustable vents on the forehead. There are also exhaust vent ports for
extracting hot air hidden in the spoiler. The shield system leaves a little to
be desired but again, 60 bucks retail. To remove it, you align the arrows on the
shield with the dots on the base plate. Then you pull really hard and wrinkle up
your face. This part is important. If you don't make a weird face, the shield
might not come off, so make sure you make lots of weird faces, as often as
possible, to make sure you are well practiced when the time comes for shield
removal. Although not removable, the liner is pretty decent. It's plush and
comfortable, and made from a moisture wicking material. The only negative I can
see is that while Vega boasts and Easy Com interior, I find thick foam in the
speaker area and the cheek pads are glued in so removing the inserts seems
impossible. No love lost here, though. If a rider is willing to put a couple
communication device into a 60 dollar helmet, a difficult install is
probably the least of his or her worries.