Test: CKX Quest RSV Helmet
The Quest RSV is a full-face motocross-style off-trail helmet with a heated visor (optional) and a tinted retractable inner lens
Modular helmets are popular these days because they facilitate communication during stops and are easier to put on once the chin strap is lifted. I prefer full-face helmets, as they offer much better protection in case of impact.
As I unwrap the helmet, I notice that the inside of the helmet is of high quality and can be removed to wash it. The side pads are adapted to the prescription glasses, and the interior is ready to be equipped with communication headphones. The shell is made of DOT-certified injection-molded plastic. When properly adjusted, the Pro-Clip attachment system is quick and easy to use.
The double electric visor has a scratch-resistant coating. The wire is connected by turning it to lock to prevent accidental disconnection, and all the connection kits for your snowmobile is included.
I tested the Quest RSV both in freezing and sunny weather and on a day of snow. The first thing I notice is the proper sealing when the visor is closed, a whistle only starts to be heard at high speed, but nothing excessive. The sound insulation is good. I didn't feel any air in my eyes, which is unpleasant in cold weather. I have experienced that with other helmets.
As for the retractable tinted visor, I was afraid it would fog, but no, once the breath deflector is adjusted correctly, everything is perfect. However, if you start your day with the visor retracted inside the helmet, it tends to warm up, and when you lower it, you may have a condensation problem. The trick is to keep the visor down all day.
I appreciated the Quest RSV, its weight of 1833 g (4 lbs) did not cause me any fatigue. The electric visor is a must for me, so you never have to worry about the fog in the visor. I would have liked the metal strips on the breath deflector to be a little softer to make it easier to adjust and the visor wire to be a little longer. I consider the Quest RSV to be an excellent purchase with a reasonable price/quality ratio.
I want to thank Kimpex for the test of the Quest RSV helmet.
You will find all the information on this product via the: https://www.kimpex.com/fr-ca/produits/motoneige/casques/casques-hors-route/ckx-casque-hors-route-quest-rsv-hiver-rocket?sku=508571