I'm not very impressed. It arrived missing some parts, and the construction is a bit rough- definitely not as nice as my Bell. I think it might be a dud since the microphone is literally just hanging down and the glue to hold it into an ear piece of some sort is oozing out....
To make matter worse MCS shipped it without any packing material but they are going to accept a full refund (they are paying shipping too). Vega customer service was very friendly and said I should return it because of the missing parts. Still I am a bit worried about the quality control...
Maybe I'll try the Element Fast Track helmet instead.
I think mine was just a dud. From what I have heard from MCS, they are supposed to be good helmets. I'm just a bit worried because mine was definitely hastily thrown together and missing parts. I don't think there is an excuse for missing parts and having the glue just oozing out of the plastic head-phone looking piece. Vega customer service was excellent though.
I ordered an Element Fasttrack this morning as a replacement.
The Element was OK but I think it was incompatible with my phone since it would loose connection every 5 seconds of playing music or phone calls. The phone is an Android.
The basic quality level of the Element seemed OK but it certainly wasn't comfortable. They put the speakers in the chin strap so if you have the chin strap even remotely snug and then go riding the strap hurts your ears. It doesn't help that on the highway the buffeting makes the thing move around (duh) and it makes the speakers try to "box" your ears which becomes very painful after a little bit of riding. I tried to adjust the speakers but they are stitched in there so they can't move. The cheek padding is also right behind the strap so it makes the speakers go on an angle that dives into your ear.
The Vega, by contrast, did have movable speakers but they were so quiet I couldn't hear them with my bike idling!
I wish Bell made BT helmets. The Bell is by far the most comfortable helmet I've ever worn. I suppose to each their own, but I'm just very happy with it. Anyone try the Bell Star? That thing looks sweet! The Bell Vortex has speaker pockets, maybe I will just get one of those and then get a chatterbox or something similar.