Full disclosure, I'm doing some half a$$ market research trying to get a better understanding for the UTV market in regards to safety equipment. I wound up on the forum becasue I recently picked up a XP4 Velocity. I understand the racing side better than the recreational side...so any insight is appreciated.Please accept that head shape drives everything. In the helmet world there are two prevaent shapes. 1) Oval, and 2) Round. So what fits me will not fit somebody else the same. That said:
Arai Signet -X on the street. Oval fitment, best fitting helmet I've ever owned.
What Comms do you use?Any Mx helmet that will fit speakers for comms.
I run goggles for day and night riding and go through a lot of lenses due to scratching and replacements are cheap, so full face helmets are out.
MSR X Pedition?Msr full face, sticks and eyeballs do not mix. Alaska silt blows in face to like sandblasting. Mud all over too.
You have an open face with a replaceable Bubble visor ? It came that way or you put it together? Sounds like a good solution.When we got side by sides we thought we did not need helmets. Then looked at how close our heads are to the very hard metal roll cages and had a second thought. Started full face, Can't talk well. Then fancy open face with flip up changeable shields. Now we have gone to the old tech open face, as light as we can get.
I wore one of those on my skateboard in the 70's and still got concussions . These things will go fast enough now to wear a proper helmet, the Pro-Tec would probably be fine for low speed stuff and for sure better than nothing...not sure it would be my choice for taking an 80 mph digger or if I were on fire.Pro-tec Classic. It's extremely light, cool and will keep my head from knocking on the cage or a stray branch.