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This review is for Speed and Strength SS1300 - Rage With The Machine Helmets
Cool Helmet - Sizing Weird - Wheelie GA
Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
Pros: Cool Graphics, Quick Release Strap is Nice
Cons: The sizing chart was wrong for my head and had to return the 1st helmet
The Speed & Strength size charts were wrong for me. I measured my head with a sewing tape measure correct device about 10 times. My head measures 22-78 at its largest circumference which is a size Medium according to Speed & Strength's size charts but I have 3 other full face FF helmets that fit correctly and are all 3 size Large. So I went ahead and ordered a this one in a Large. But when it came in it was waaaay too tight on my head. Absolutely too tight for me. So I sent it back and ordered size XL. The XL came in a week later and fits fine. So it is now the only XL FF helmet I own I have 3 other Large FF. I contacted Speed and Strength about this to ask them to pay return shipping since their size charts are obviously wrong for me but they would not do it. But to be fair ... here is the Speed and Strength representative's reply With regards to the size chart, just to double check I measured my head 23 18 as well as the head of our product director 23 and the large is indeed the helmet we both wear. The MD is too tight and the XL is definitely too large. Another employee measured 24 18 and he wears an XL. So according to our quick case study, the chart is in line with the proper sizing. One thing to keep in mind is that there will be a certain degree of break-in after a short time wearing the helmet. Of course, with the variety of different head shapes, it's difficult to account for in a standard size chart. Unfortunately there's not much more we're able to do to ensure the correct sizes are purchased. The quick release chin strap feature is nice and works well, the face shield release latches work well. I purchased the optional tinted shield and when you are driving away from the sun or if it is directly over head it is fine. But when you are anwhere close to or actually facing the sun it becomes hazy or milky. I thought it was dirty and took it off when I got home and wiped it down with Plexus and a new microfiber towel but the haze remains when facing the sun. The haze is so bad that it is very difficult to read my instrument clusters I have to lift the shield a little to look under it. My Shoei, AGV, and Bell FF helmet shields do not have this haze issue.