Scorpion EXO Covert FX Review: Is it Worth the Hype?

The Scorpion EXO Covert FX is worth considering if you’re in the market for a versatile helmet that can keep up with your changing riding needs. 

In this review, we’ll dive into the technical features that make this helmet stand out from the crowd. 

From its convertible design to its lightweight construction and advanced ventilation system, we’ll cover all the bases to help you decide if the Scorpion EXO Covert FX is the right choice for you. 

But, the main question I will answer in this review will be: Is this the best full-face motorcycle helmet for you? Let’s find out!

Scorpion EXO Covert FX

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Features

  • Extremely lightweight
  • KwikWick III Comfort Liner
  • Comm-Ready speaker pockets

Features

Lightweight Composite Shell

The Covert FX is lightweight due to its composite shell construction, weighing in at only three pounds and five ounces. This makes it feel very light when you pick it up.

Three Shell Sizes

The helmet comes in three shell sizes, which is about an extra shell size than a lot of other full-face helmets in this price range. The more shells a helmet has, the better it will fit closer to your head.

SIZEHEAD (IN)HEAD (CM)
XS20 7/8 – 21 1/453-54
SM21 5/8 – 2255-56
MD22 7/16 – 22 13/1657-58
LG23 1/8 – 23 5/859-60
XL24 – 24 3/861-62
2XL24 13/16 – 25 3/1663-64
3XL25 9/16 – 2665-66
4XL26 3/8 – 26 3/467-68

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Low Profile Design

The Scorpion EXO Covert FX has a low-profile design, which is essential for a full-face helmet that focuses on the classic drag race vibe style. The helmet’s EPS is low profile, making it a very compact helmet.

DOT and ECE 2206 Safety Certification

The Covert FX is DOT and ECE 2206 safety certified, making it street-legal in the United States and meeting the new safety standards in Europe.

The ECE 2206 safety standard is higher than the previous 2205 standard, requiring more rigorous testing, including four drop tests instead of one, a high velocity, low velocity, and an angular momentum test.

Smoke and Clear Face Shields Included

The helmet comes with both a smoked and clear face shield. The shields are fog treated with their ever-clear face shield treatment on the interior, so they should not fog up on you.

Fit and Comfort

Intermediate Oval Head Shape

The helmet’s fit is true to size, and the Scorpion EXO Covert FX is an intermediate oval head shape, making it suitable for most heads in the United States.

Removable and Washable Liner

The helmet’s liner is removable and washable, making it easy to freshen up once in a while.

Chin Curtain

The chin curtain gives a little bit of protection from the wind and elements and is removable if you do not want to run it. It also helps to cut down noise.

Double D-Ring Closure

The Scorpion EXO Covert FX has a classic double D-ring closure.

Ventilation

Switchable Chin Bar Ventilation

The ventilation in the helmet comes in the form of a louver design on the chin bar. The chin bar ventilation is switchable from the inside of the helmet, making it functional in both warm and cool weather.

Crown Ventilation

The helmet’s ventilation is moved to the crown section to make it safer and more efficient. The ventilation is switchable with just one switch back and forth.

Passive Exhaust Vents

The exhaust vents on the Covert FX are passive, and there is no way to seal off the rear of it completely. 

However, if the front is open, the excellent vacuum exhaust system will suck out the hot moist air from inside the cabin and keep you cool.

Face Shield

Exterior Mounted Pivot System

The Scorpion EXO Covert FX has an exterior-mounted face shield pivot system, making it safer in the event of an impact.

Quick Release Face Shield Mechanism

The face shield mechanism is completely new for Scorpion EXO this year. The release for the face shield is on the left side, and there are several detents for various positions.

Easy Shield Changes

Once you master the shield change mechanism, changing the shield is quick and straightforward.

Features and Benefits

FeaturesBenefits
Lightweight composite shellFeels very light when worn
Three shell sizesOffers a better fit closer to your head
Low profile designGives a classic drag race vibe style
DOT and ECE 2206 safety certificationMeets safety standards in the United States and Europe
Smoke and clear face shields includedAllows for clear vision in different lighting conditions
Intermediate oval head shapeSuitable for most heads in the United States
Removable and washable linerEasy to freshen up once in a while
Chin curtainProvides protection from wind and elements, and reduces noise
Double D-ring closureProvides a classic and secure fit
Switchable chin bar ventilationKeeps you comfortable in both warm and cool weather

What I Like and Don’t Like

In general, I am happy with this helmet. The helmet is lightweight and looks good. In particular, I like that the helmet has a lot of air circulation, which helps keep me cool during hot rides.

One downside that I found is that the sizing runs a bit large. I had to change the cheek pads to make the helmet fit properly.

Additionally, I found the anti-fog coating on the dark shield can cause hazing in certain lighting conditions, which is something to keep in mind if you’re considering this full face helmet.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Scorpion EXO Covert FX is an excellent helmet that provides great value for its price. 

With its lightweight composite shell, multiple shell sizes, low profile design, and certification to DOT and ECE 2206 safety standards, it is a full-face helmet that offers excellent protection and safety. 

The ventilation system and face shield mechanism are also well-designed and functional, making it a comfortable and practical helmet to wear

It is also com system ready and comes with a five-year warranty, making it an even more appealing choice for riders. 

The Scorpion EXO Covert FX is worth considering if you are looking for a new helmet that offers style and substance.

FAQ

Does The Scorpion EXO Covert X Have BlueTooth?

Yes, the Scorpion EXO Covert X helmet is Bluetooth-compatible. According to the Scorpion USA website, the helmet is equipped with a powerful Bluetooth 5 processor chipset that provides outstanding DynaMESH intercom capabilities.

Does The Scorpion EXO Covert X Come With Pin lock?

The Scorpion EXO Covert X does not come with a Pinlock insert but they are available for purchase separately

What safety standards does the Scorpion EXO Covert FX helmet meet?

The Scorpion EXO Covert FX helmet meets both DOT and ECE 2206 safety standards, providing excellent protection and safety.

What is the ventilation system like on the Scorpion EXO Covert FX helmet?

The Scorpion EXO Covert FX helmet has a ventilation system that includes a louver design on the chin bar, a switchable chin bar ventilation, and passive exhaust vents at the rear of the helmet.

Is the face shield on the Scorpion EXO Covert FX helmet anti-fog?

Yes, the face shield on the Scorpion EXO Covert FX helmet is fog-treated, using their ever-clear face shield treatment, ensuring clear visibility in all weather conditions.

What is the helmet’s interior lining like?

The helmet’s interior lining is made of Scorpion’s Quickwick III material, which is moisture-wicking, antimicrobial, and dries twice as fast as cotton. It is also removable and washable.

What is the warranty on the Scorpion EXO Covert FX helmet?

The Scorpion EXO Covert FX helmet comes with a five-year warranty, which is two years longer than the industry standard.

Is the Scorpion EXO Covert FX helmet compatible with Bluetooth communication systems?

Yes, the Scorpion EXO Covert FX helmet is com system ready and has extra-large 50-millimeter speaker pockets, allowing riders to use whichever communication system they prefer.

Scorpion EXO Covert FX

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Features

  • Extremely lightweight
  • KwikWick III Comfort Liner
  • Comm-Ready speaker pockets

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