Robert Dill - September 08, 2008(pensacola, FL)
The helmets rocks and so does your service department ! i will be back to order from you. Much Respect !!!
5 STAR HELMET!
Zane Boyd - June 29, 2009(Crofton, KY)
This is a very nice helmet for the price. It is made of fiberglass rather than a poly-plastic mixture. This helmet also fits closer to your head as compared to other helmets of this type. This smaller profile gives you less of mushroom appearance.
I do recommend that you try one on locally prior to purchasing to assure a good fit. The large size fit me perfect. This is my second Vega helmet and I'm sure it will not my last.
Vega - XTS Naked Helmet
khanh ngo - October 14, 2009(bellflower, CA)
I like the helmet. It’s nice and fits good. Transaction went very smooth. Thanks a lot.
Great Helmet Profile
Scott - October 08, 2009(Henniker, NH)
Helmet is comfortable and don't mind wearing when I need to travel to states that require one as much now. Fits into my small bags.
XTS Naked Helmet= GREAT BUY!
Luka - October 30, 2009(Estero, FL)
For the money this helmet is everything I was looking for. I love it. Fits great, looks cool, feels good. It’s got a really low profile that looks great! Awesome, awesome, awesome Helmet!
Matt - March 08, 2010(Centreville, VA)
I tried the GMAX and carbon fiber helmet as well. The VEGA has my vote! It was the smallest overall look if you compare to the gmax or the carbon fiber helmet. It is VERY small for a DOT helmet (more of a oval instead of a round bubble). Buy the ear pads with this helmet. They help and they are definitely worth it. I had Velcro added to the ear pads so they stick better to the straps but that's not a big deal. I have gone high speeds and not had any lifting etc... Plus I can wear a hat backwards under it just fine. Just buy it and you'll love it. I'll give motorcycle superstore a +1 for being awesome with their customer service and low prices. I am a stickler and they surpass my expectations all of the time. Thanks M.S.
karen k - June 22, 2010(elizabaeth, IL)
I bought 2 helmets one for myself and one for my husband. I always wear a helmet and with this one you don’t even know you have it on, don’t get hot. My husband has never worn one said they feel heavy and he doesn’t like the feel of them. Well this one he loves, its light, doesn’t blow around his head, he said he will wear this one
Bill - July 08, 2010(Palm Springs, CA)
Great fit and style. The helmet rode on my head with a low profile. Great buy.
Great Summer Helmet
Michael - August 10, 2010(Lake Ronkonkoma, NY)
Much cooler than my full face and fits true to size. Looks great too. The quick release strap is also a nice feature.
Vega black 1/2 helmet
Chris - April 01, 2011(Sudbury, ON)
Very pleased with everything about the helmet ! Good purchase.
Vega 1/2 helmet
Thad L. - April 15, 2011(Wellsville, NY)
Fits and looks great coupled with the awesome price that you will only get through the Motorcycle Superstore, you can't beat this item.
Vega XTS Naked Helmet
William W. - May 13, 2011(Vandergrift, PA)
The helmet came timely and was packaged nicely. The fit is excellent and it is a very nice looking helmet. Very pleased.
Bruce - September 16, 2011(East Brunswick, NJ)
Great helmet. Fits just right. No mushroom head. Minimal wind resistance and lift at high speeds. Looks good, light weight and comfortable.
Never seen ...
Francisco - April 10, 2012(Jamaica, NY)
I've never seen anything like it. So light, beautiful and perfect fit. The carbon fiber version. But I must warn you this helmet is only for the oval head shaped people. My wife has a smaller round head and it doesn't fit her. I ordered the medium as per chart and It fit perfectly. This style almost eliminates the mushroom head effect being DOT approved. Sits low. When seen from far looks even lower on head. Nice shape around ears and dropping low on back of head. Wraps around your brains neatly.
Perfect for me.
Al - July 12, 2012(Chugiak, AK)
If you want a DOT approved helmet that has minimal weight, this is a good one. There must be a carbon fiber helmet around that is lighter, but this one really works and the price can't be beat. My wife has had neck surgery and is unable to wear a heavy helmet without headaches. This one fills the bill for her.
Best DOT half helmet
HeavyBarrel - November 05, 2012(Beaufort, SC)
This is the thinnest DOT half helmet I have found. No more mushroom head! Sleek low profile design, yet still comfortably padded. The only negative is that the chin strap is ridiculously long, but that a small issue that scissors can fix. Definitely would recommend this helmet and buy it again if I ever had to.
john - December 28, 2011(ypsilanti, MI)
Boomer - October 03, 2011(Adams, TN)
Bought this helmet 3 weeks ago. I had tried on MANY half helmets and all have the mushroom head. This one does not! If you have a mushroom head in this thing, then you will not find a helmet that doesn't give you mushroom head. Looks cool, feels great and very little lift at highway speeds. Only other helmet I found that looked this good was NOT DOT approved. This is, AND it's cheap!!
James - September 01, 2011(APO, AP)
I love this lightweight helmet
Alex - April 18, 2011(Waterloo, IA)
With any DOT helmet there will be Mushroom Head. This one is thinner on the sides, which isn't all that bad. Once will all the gear on, the the bike under, it blends very well. Good construction and it doesn't rattle at high speeds. Had this thing at 80MPH, all good. For a half shell the price is not bad, quality is good, MushHead is minimal.
Very surprised stable at high speed.
Alfred - September 27, 2010(Ojai, CA)
After checking out all the others I decided on the Vega Naked helmet. Great choice, a little hot when the temps are above 80. We ride all year round here in SoCal, gets a little cooler in the winter, should be perfect for then. Got the ear muffs too. Very comfortable and doesn’t have that mushroom head look. Fits low specially after a few adjustments. Go larger if you’re in between sizes. I got the small no room for a knit hat.
Good all around Helment.
Notta - September 30, 2010(Winchester, TN)
Measured my head to 24.25" and ordered per size chart. No problem. Helmet does vibrate your head at 50+mph. But could be windshield effect from my own bike.
Chad - July 15, 2010(Hillsboro, TX)
Overall a very nice half helmet. If you have a more oval shaped head, this one will likely be perfect for you. As for sizing, I measured my head and was right on the border between an XL and XXL so went with the larger as I knew I could wear a bandanna or something if needed. Fit is nearly perfect and I am sure I can go with or without something on my head and it will be fine. My ONLY complaint is that it looks a bit "tall" on my head, but I am sure that is just due to the required protection needed to be DOT certified. Not really going to complain about that as it doesn't look like the dreaded MUSHROOM like most half helmets do on my egg-shaped head. Don't think you can go wrong with this one.
Douglas - April 14, 2010(Birmingham, AL)
Love the helmet for the hot days. Still looks a little mushroomy but hey, the price was right.
Dan - April 20, 2010(Otay, CA)
Bought this helmet after trying a few others that made me look like a mushroom. This thing is comfortable and looks much smaller than most other DOT helmets. I get a lot of questions and compliments on this helmet. Aside from that the chin strap is too long and will need to be cut shorter by everyone but the fattest necked person out there.
michael - April 22, 2010(totowa, NJ)
Pretty nice helmet for the money! Although the XL seems than a little bit more snug than most other brands I've tried! In other words it runs small. Nice clip on end of strap to stop long end from slapping around. That way you can leave it long for when you have lots of cold weather gear underneath!
Third times a charm
Tim - May 04, 2010(O'Fallon, IL)
This helmet was the third half helmet I have purchased within the last month. The other two helmets along with all the helmets I tried at the HD shop made me look like a bobble head doll. What's the point in wearing a half helmet if the rider looks like a mushroom? So, I took a chance on the Vega helmet after reading the reviews. Turns out, the reviews were right on. This helmet fits and LOOKS great!! I am very pleased with it. I recommend this helmet to anyone, especially those who happened to have a smaller cranium like myself.
J. S - May 10, 2010(Sherwood Park, AB)
Great looking Helmet, fit is a little on the big size (if in the middle order the smaller size).
I like it.
Zeke - May 12, 2010(Central, IN)
Not bad for the money. Had to exchange the first one for a size larger. I'm in between sizes I guess. Fits an oval shaped head better than a Charlie Brown head. The 2X size has vents in the front of it. It's just a little big but fits pretty good with a head rag under it. Lightweight and minimal 'shroom head effect, after awhile I kind of forget about having it on. Does not bother my sunglasses. The strap is too long but can be cut off and then melt the end so it doesn't fray. It's a good 3 season helmet but when it gets cold I'll go back to a full-face.
Best half helmet I could find.
Pete H. - March 18, 2010(Farmington, NH)
I tried lots of different half helmets and this is by far the best fit and look for me. Almost every helmet I tried made my head look like a giant mushroom. I have an oval shaped head and couldn't get most of the helmets to fit down low enough. I read the reviews and took a chance. I am completely satisfied with this helmet. I got the flat black and it has a nice low profile. The only complaint I have is the DOT stamp on it is white and kind of sticks out. But I'm going to hit it with a black sharpie marker and hopefully that will make it blend in. Like I said before, I have an oval shaped head so I'm not sure if this would be great for everyone, but if you do and you’re looking for a nice half helmet with a low profile, look no further.
Matt - January 26, 2010(Centreville, VA)
I tried the Headtrip carbon fiber (DOT) helmet and was a huge mushroom look with poor fitting for $180. I also tried the GMAX GM35x (DOT) and that also looked BIGGER than the Headtrip helmet! I turned to the Vega XTS naked next and I found a great fit. It is more oval than round giving it a non-DOT appearance. I gave the fit a 4 b/c it has a tad of space at the front and rear of my head but that's fine b/c I like to wear hats backwards when I ride as well as not looking like Darth Vader. Excellent for the money. I am buying one for the g/f and I will buy again if needed.
NOTE: I recommend the removable ear pads(5.99). I found them easily worth the money.
Jose - July 25, 2008(Cedar Grove, NJ)
Not a bad helmet for the price. Very light weight, pictures don't show air vents. Still have the mushroom look.
Vega - XTS Naked Helmet
Mason - November 11, 2009(edgewood, MD)
My only complaint is the helmet appears to be a bit more for and oval shaped head then a round one. The shape is not too bad, just a little extra room upfront and on the rear. Other than that its very comfortable to wear. I would buy it again if I needed a second helmet.
Great little helmet
Dan - April 12, 2010(Vancouver, WA)
This is a great low profile close fitting helmet, no mushroom head here. I usually wear an XL but I had to buy a small this time. Try one on first if you can, otherwise check their size chart well. It's great below 35 mph but by 50 it is loud and if the strap isn't real tight it lifts off your head. By 70 it's really pulling at your strap.
Low price guarantee
Dan - April 12, 2010(Vancouver, WA)
Don't be afraid to put their low price guarantee to use. Shop around on this one and I'm sure you will find it cheaper somewhere. I won't tell you where, that's your task. A great helmet by the way. You will not be disappointed.
Nice Skull Cap
Jacob - October 12, 2009(Lansing, IA)
Very slick helmet.... the carbon fiber look is awesome and your head don't look like a mushroom with it on.
Vega - XTS Naked Helmet
Craig - November 12, 2008(Queen Creek, AZ)
Very light, fits well, seems to be fairly durable
Mark - April 26, 2010(Torrance, CA)
I really like this Vega helmet, the fit is perfect and the size is excellent, meaning that the helmet proportions are well matched for its size. I had another lid that I had to return because it was like a helmet on top of a helmet. The Vega XTS is the perfect fit for a DOT approved half shell.
Does the Trick
D - May 24, 2010(Salinas, CA)
Had to purchase this as the carbon-fiber/Kevlar helmet I had used for years was recalled! About as aero as you can get for a DOT. No problems even at 70 w/out a shield. Ordered a small and after a few days fit perfectly so consider ordering smaller than usual. Had to cut the strap down, but it is comfortable.
XTS is the smallest DOT I could find...
will b - September 23, 2010(houston, TX)
I searched for the DOT helmet that was as close to a novelty helmet that I could find, and this is it. It is light, but very comfortable. Doesn't raise up, it does have a long chinstrap but either cut it or add a quick connect. It is the Smallest DOT helmet available. Let me know if you can find one better that beats the price as well!!!
Seems to run large
1918Bosoxfan - November 23, 2010(Andover, MA)
I generally wear a medium, but fit into a small in this helmet. I have the carbon fiber look version also. It's a nice helmet and a great price.
Vega Naked Half Helmet
Scott - April 12, 2011(Mahopac, NY)
After 25 yrs. of wearing a skull cap, it is very disappointing to have to conform to this D.O.T. enforcement. Over the past few years I have went through about 6 different half helmet brands with no real pleasing results. Some were too High fitting, some too snug, and others were heavy. After reading a prior review of a gentleman that stated " My head was more oblong than round" I decided to try the Vega. Well it's a perfect fit. The helmet is slightly deep to fit "in" not "on" your head, yet it does not touch the top of your ears. The size was spot on and it is the lightest of it's kind. This helmet I find is for the "less than round head" and the profile is about as low as you could expect with 5/8" foam lining the inner. I am very happy with this helmet and finally think my search is over. Only time will tell. So far, so good.
Jesse - February 28, 2011(Juneau, AK)
Looks great, fits perfect. No "MUSHROOM HEAD" I live in Alaska and it's Feb. so I have'nt gotten a chance to try it on the road yet but I am very happy with the looks and quality THX.
Red - May 06, 2011(wolcott, NY)
This is a great helmet especially for the cost. It fits very comfortably and does not have the mushroom head look. If you’re like me and have a narrow shaped head- not round as a pumpkin- this is the one for you. This helmet is really light on your head as your cruising. I really like it ,no regrets!
Rick R. - July 06, 2011(East Longmeadow, MA)
Super fit--nice and light. 1/3 price of old helmet. Will definitely buy another!
Brandon - July 06, 2011(Boston, MA)
I have been on a mad hunt for an open faced helmet for the past two years (riding w/a full face in the summer was horrible). I have an oval shaped head and was finding that the "mushroom" affect was happening all the time. This helmet is long enough to fit my dome and fits low enough to my ears to make it as low profiled as a DOT helmet can. I recommend it!
RODNEY J - June 10, 2010(MCKINNEY, TX)
Great DOT helmet. Very good quality for the cost. I was surprised to find out it keeps me cooler on those hot days than my ACC helmet does. I did add some thin foam to the rear of the helmet to snug the fit up a little. Even though the fit was good. It helped with any helmet shake I was getting at high speeds.
vega naked helmet
dan - November 03, 2011(salisbury, MD)
Lowest profile DOT helmet that I have been able to find. Great fit and comfortable.
JBM - December 06, 2012(Los Angeles, CA)
Good helmet. I just wish it had a buckle or clip instead of the thread-through strap.
Gray - June 28, 2012(Albany, GA)
I'm definitely satisfied with this helmet. It's the lightest, legal half shell that I've ever had. I have a small head so the mushroom affect is inevitable, yet compared to my previous half shell, this helmet is just slightly larger. Handles great in the wind (70+ MPH).
Mike - September 08, 2011(Gorham, ME)
I have a funny shaped head and this helmet fits it perfectly. It sits down pretty low on my head and looks very good. It is well constructed and very comfortable!
Good helmet, Great price
Jason - June 04, 2012(lake charles, LA)
The only reason I didn't give this helmet 5 stars is because it still gives you the "mushroom head" look. Although it is far better than any other DOT helmet I've tried. This helmet also runs big. I usually wear a med to large. I ordered a med and it was too big, had to return for a small. Motorcycle superstore has an awesome return policy so it wasn't a problem, just a little extra $. Anyway, overall good bang for the buck.
chris - December 04, 2008(clarksville, TN)
The price was good the fit is great but the look is so-so. Makes you look like you were in a super mario bros. game
Vega XTS--Good Bang for the Buck
Max Benjamin - June 12, 2009(Crescent City, CA)
I took this helmet out for a 125 mile ride yesterday..Without the windshield. I was pleasantly surprised. No wind issues whatsoever. As far as the looks go, it's DOT approved, so it's got to have the insulation that adds bulk. There are smaller DOT approved helmets out there but they're usually more expensive. For the price, I think this is a great helmet. It should be noted that I'm a man of several helmets. This is one of my new favorites.
TS - September 22, 2010(Boston, MA)
Helmet fits nicely. Nice looking too. Best part was the price.
Cody W - June 10, 2010(Valdosta, GA)
Had to order a size smaller than I originally measured because it still looked a little too mushroom on top. Ordered a size smaller and it fits great and snug to my head. Great helmet and not too bulky on top.
Once fit is right good helmet
Jason - April 12, 2010(Meriden, CT)
I originally purchased this helmet in a large. Fit was terrible. Looked like a equestrian helmet. Awful. Returned and got a medium. Fits great. Much lower on the head. Not too mushroomy either. Very happy with it now. Some wind noise from straps that run over ears but that’s fine.
Good Helmet but...
Lynn - August 31, 2011(Garland, TX)
Ordered the gloss black model it does not give me the mushroom head look. A couple of weeks later I also ordered the same model in the matte finish. I received it and it has a completely different size foam installed. Same shell on both, different thickness in the foam. So be aware, the helmets I received gloss equals no mushroom head, matte equals mushroom head.
dan - June 08, 2011(upstate, NY)
smooth features, no rivets or face shield connectors. no problem with air lifting it up if you have it secured tight enough. great helmet for those hot summer rides. fast delivery. fit was right on. no complaints.
Bo - January 28, 2011(Augusta, GA)
I ordered this helmet for riding in warmer weather. It fits good although it gives me the mushroom head look. I order a large which fits good. The chin strap could be shorter. It gets caught on the collar of my jacket.
XTS Naked Helmet
glenn - November 23, 2010(shreveport, LA)
Good fit and finish. Well made for the price. Ventilation needs improving.
Manuel H. - May 26, 2011(Stockton, CA)
Bought this helmet because I heard good reviews. Sits low, and doesn't have that mushroom look. The thing I don't care for is the chin strap it rubs against my neck and is too long.
good looking helmet
Q - September 07, 2011(grant, AL)
I bought this one after looking at other naked style helmets. Liked this one a lot.
XTS Naked helmet
David - July 03, 2012(Franklin, OH)
Helmet in carbon fiber looks great---off my head. I'm keeping it because it fits as good as any I have bought at bike shops or any where else----Maybe it's my head!
Better than most
Phillip - April 04, 2012(Atlanta, GA)
The XTS naked was one of the few half helmets that I tried that dramatically reduced the mushroom head effect. The design of the helmet is much narrower than most which creates a more streamlined look. The only drawback is that the helmet can get pretty hot at times and the strap for the helmet can be a bit uncomfortable. Other than that it’s a pretty good helmet.
CB - September 28, 2011(Queens, NY)
Helmet is HUGE and sits high on your head...I looked like a special-ed student who just got off the bus. Immediately packed it right back up and sent it back. I don't have a big head by any means, I wear a medium. The quality is definitely there, but I couldn't even imagine riding with this at highway speed.
Roger - July 11, 2011(Seaford, NY)
Not bad, could sit a little lower on your head.
brian - October 12, 2009(brooklyn, NY)
This is a good helmet but not great. I could not properly tighten the straps on this helmet. The front portion has a lot of slack and the straps twist. No good for me
Rider - May 17, 2010(Washington DC, DC)
This helmet is pretty good - gives you a little bit of a mushroom head but a lot better than Daytona helmets. Sizing is way off. I measure for a medium, got a small which was too big. Ended up with the XS which is still a little big, but they don't make them any smaller. Good buy for the price. I have been happy with it - doesn't lift up even when going over 70 mph.
Oval Heads Only
Lash - March 25, 2011(Lake Oswego, OR)
Cool helmet, but not for my egghead. Too narrow side-to-side and too long front-to-back which caused the helmet to sit high. I must have looked like a Conehead from SNL!
Motorcycle Superstore is the best. Very fast shipping and no hassle returns.
Not for narrow, tall heads!
Jeff H. - August 31, 2011(Sharpsburg, MD)
I ordered what I thought was carbon fiber, but it was only an 'effect' printed on the shell. I was also looking for the narrowest (not round) DOT half-helmet, with the least comfort padding. If you have a narrow, tall head (vs. round, short) this helmet will give you the dreaded "mushroom head!"
But I LOVE M-SS!
Picture and Reality are different
Mike - June 14, 2012(Jacksonville, NC)
The idea of how the helmet would look on was much different than how is looks in reality. It sets very high and gives almost a cone head look. Not a low profile helmet at all.
Vega XTS Half Helmet Flat Black
CB - October 03, 2011(Queens, NY)
Motorcycle Superstore is great on prices, returns, shipping, and customer service. That in itself will make me order through these guys again. But Vega just isn't the brand for me. This helmet is HUGE and it sat so high up on my head(and I wear a small/medium). Sent it back cause this brand is def. not a good shape for my head. What's the point of buying a half helmet if it's going to look humongous?
Jim C. - June 08, 2011(Columbus, MS)
Rather disappointed. You can buy the same helmet elsewhere and get the same look(mushroom) for $45. The inside of helmet is thick. It's needed though if you crash.
Low profile? Nay
Chance - March 09, 2012(Hamilton, IL)
This thing is nothing like the description. Major Mushroom Head with it. Had it out of the box about 3 minutes. Sent it right back.
Buddy - June 29, 2012(Seattle, WA)
You can put one more mark in the "mushroom head" column. On the up side, the return process for Motorcycle-superstore is quite painless.
Jonny - June 28, 2012(Vacaville, CA)
Def not a low profile helmet. If it fits your head and looks good, then your head is too big. Not the brand for me, but will continue to shop at this website.
don't get it.
Rob D - October 03, 2011(Sparta, WI)
I don't understand how ANYONE could give this helmet 5 stars. I purchased a made my head look like a mushroom tip. Motorcycle Superstore is great and returns were quick and easy. If you want a helmet that is a skid lid style DO NOT purchase this one. Thank you and bye bye.
XTS NAKED HELMET
Alfred S. - September 14, 2010(Ojai, CA)
Great helmet, looks good and is very light. After a few adjustments to the liner, all is good. Super fast shipping, three days from order to delivery. Thanks Motorcycle Superstore you are highly recommended!!