Vega X888 Red Daisho Helmet.
Enjoy the simplistic design of the Vega X888 Red Daisho Full Face Helmet. It has a six position shield and great ventilation to make for a longer and more enjoyable ride.
Vega X888 Helmet Features
- 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
Vega X888 Helmet Sizing
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.
6 5/8-6 3/4
7 1/8-7 1/4
7 3/8-7 1/2
7 5/8-7 3/4
8 1/8-8 1/4
8 3/8-8 1/2
8 5/8-8 3/4
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 hundred dollar communication device into a 60 dollar helmet, a difficult install is probably the least of his or her worries.