Sunshield is replaceable, with 3 color options: smoke, dark smoke, and amber.
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.
Comment: Helmet is attractive and light, finishes look sharp and it's very easy to put on with glasses. There were some quality issues, particularly with the chin curtain which was flapping out of position right out of the box. Helmet is very light, but once on it is so light it has a cheap feeling, like it may not protect well. In the end I decided to return and chose a Scorpion EX-900X instead.
Stealth is a relatively new helmet brand brought to you by the folks over at Vega. These helmets have many of the features you’ve grown used to seeing on Vega helmets, but in higher end versions. These Stealth helmets have upgraded mechanicals and/or materials. I guess you could say that if the Summit 3.1 helmet was a Honda, this new Vertice would be an Acura. This is still a price point model, and is going to be a little noisier and heavier than a premium helmet, but at well under two hundred bucks, it’s a very good value.
The shell is made of thermoplastic alloy and is DOT and ECE approved. The fit is very comfortable for a helmet in this price point, and getting the helmet on and off is very easy, especially with the chin bar in the raised position. To raise the chinbar, you simply pull out and up on this tab and up it goes. One of the significant upgrades of this helmet verses many of the modular helmets on the market is the presence of this locking mechanism for the chin bar. Sliding this switch to the up position locks the chin bar, allowing you to ride at low speed without worrying about the chin bar falling back down unexpectedly.
Another feature that has received a substantial update is the interior sunshade. This new system is spring assisted, and very smooth. The controls have been brought down to the helmets opening. This not only makes them easy to find with a gloved hand, but also lowers the helmet’s center of gravity, making it feel lighter on your head. To lower the shield, you will slide this lever toward the rear of the helmet until you feel it click into place. To release and raise it, you push this button forward.
While we’re looking at shields, let’s take a look at the face shield. This is one of the best modular face shield systems going right now. It isn’t fancy, it just works. One of the biggest hurtles with modular helmets is noise. Don’t get me wrong, this helmet is a little noisy because of the chin bar’s hinge design. But, the shield helps out a ton by being one of the few that actually gets a good seal against the eye port gasket. A good seal also resists moisture that likes to drip down the inside of the face shield in the rain. The shield removal process is simple, although it can be a little tough for riders with larger fingers. You have to depress this button and pull forward on the shield with the shield in the first open detent. It’s an unusual setup, but it works to provide that good seal you want, so whatever it takes. These shields are also available in smoke, mirror, and an anti-fog version of the clear.
Another dramatic upgrade over the Summit series is the ventilation. This Vertice helmet has ten intake ports and six exhausts, making this helmet breathe very nicely. The chin vents are two-position, and vent to the shield to minimize fog. The crown vents are three-position, and are easy to operate with gloves on. The upper exhaust ports work with the Venturi effect created by this sculpted spoiler, and the lower two ports get help from this line of vents at the helmet’s opening.
Another well thought out feature is the removable and washable liner. The material is made with Coolmax, so it will wick the moisture off of your head keeping you cool. The check pads use a standard snap system, and pop out easily. The headliner also removes easily, with snaps at the rear and a band at the front. I like the vertical mounting system at the front, because it allows you to run a band of mesh across the brow, instead of plastic. This allows for a faster liner drying process.