General information, product life, maintenance and storage with instructional pictures.
This version of the Scarab is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Scarab is no longer produced by Kong and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
Scarab, a real workhorse for Kong! Innovative ultra-lightweight multisport helmet produced with the technique " in molding system" (co-molded polycarbonate and polystyrene). The adjustment PERFIX ® guarantees a perfect fit to the shape of the head.Put your helmet on, press the button of the rear wheel to widen or narrow, lowers or raises the button to improve the set , adjust the side straps by sliding the buckle. Please note: the chin strap must always be fastened. The internal tissues are treated to improve hygiene and prevent the formation of mold. All materials are easy to clean. The outer shell, made of polycarbonate, is co-molded with the inner shell in polystyrene foam. The vents and ducts Venturi effect favoring the circulation of air. The helmet can be equipped with sun visor and has loops to attach a headlamp.
In grams, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
If there are differences in weight (due to multiple size or optional accessories) we note those here.
| 245 g|
Uni size: 245 g / 8.6 oz
This is the gender as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
We use the term "Men" and "Unisex" interchangeably, as there is no difference between these types of helmets.
The sizing options of the helmet according to the manufacturer.
| 20.10 in - 24.40 in|
Uni size 1: 51-62 cm / 20.1-24.4 in
Quick Adjust refers to the straps of the helmet. Do you want the ability to ability to "quickly" adjust the fit. This could be a dial, or other plastic pieces.
Really, most climbers don't need to change the fit of the helmet often, unless you're climbing with and without hats, or you have big hair that flattens and then requires tightening after climbing for awhile.
|Face Shield Compatable||No|
The main climbing gear certifications are CE and UIAA--and normally the UIAA creates the rules that the CE body also supports. When possible, we try to list all the certifications the product carries.
To sell a climbing product in Europe, the device must be CE certified. There are no official requirements to sell climbing gear in the US. The UIAA certification is a voluntary process.
Atop Echo Tower’s exposed ridge summit, I found some dents in the Scarab’s exterior. The foam was completely intact, however, proving the helmet could take a fairly serious battering. The real test of any helmet, of course, is whether you will always tote and wear it—common excuses for not doing so include extra weight, the dork factor and lack of comfort. The Scarab invalidates such lame thinking.
This helmet got a low rating because there are numerous similar helmets that cost about $50 less.
Summary: “Straight out of Milan” is how one tester described the Kong Scarab’s appearance. This bike-hemet-style polystyrene model was easily the most exotic-looking lid in the test — the helmet’s well-shrouded vents do indeed remind one of a scarab. Aside from the excellent ventilation, the Scarab also earns top marks for comfort, with a generous — but not chunky — layer of padding inside, and a padded chin strap. While the fit system was very easy to adjust, there were occasional problems with the push-and-rotate button popping open when bumped. Headlamps were difficult to put on and difficult to adjust for position, due to the headlamp clamps also functioning as the end points of the chin strap. Ponytail wearers may have issues with the rear of the suspension.
Pros: Comfortable; easy to adjust.
Cons: Adjustment dial can pop open.