Frequently Asked Questions
All Quin Design Helmet models have DOT and ECE certifications. The Quin Ghost carbon fiber helmet is race spec, and meets or exceeds AMA, CRMC, FIM, and more.
DOT and ECE covers North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and many more.
SNELL - At this time they are not Snell certified, mainly because of Snell's five-year testing cycle, and that Snell requires final production units to be submitted for testing, which Quin is still ramping up. Quin does intend to submit helmets for Snell testing.
SHARP - Helmets which are selected for testing by SHARP are purchased from consumer retailers. This ensures that the helmets tested by SHARP are exactly the same as what UK motorcyclists can buy. Quin looks forward to SHARP eventually testing our helmets - make sure you send them requests!Last updated:
We have provided a very detailed sizing chart at the end of the campaign page. This allows you to choose a size based on measurements, fit and shape of the helmet. Most helmets are Intermediate oval shape, so it is easy to compare to other intermediate oval shaped helmets with the same measurements.
If you are really stuck with sizing choice because you're borderline between sizes, then choose the smaller size. Quin Helmets use layers of padding to adjust sizes, so if a helmet is too tight then you can peal back a layer of padding to expand it in areas that it is tight.Last updated:
We know, and we so wish we could offer better rates. Unfortunately, until we have our own warehouses in different geographies we have to ship each helmet individually from our fulfillment center.
We already have a certified shipping plan with a Kickstarter-specialist fulfillment center, and all costs have been calculated. As a backer, you are paying the minimum shipping cost.
Your support will make it possible for us to set up warehouse locations in order to provide better shipping options in the future.Last updated:
The Quin protocol registers damage in both devices before sending an alert. A phone isn't capable of measuring levels of force that can put a rider at danger. If you slam on your breaks hard enough, your phone's register might top out. It's not a reliable source of detection to begin with. This is why Quin Helmets are the first to offer crash detection integrated into the hardware. The helmet measures the force experienced, and determines if has reached dangerous levels. The phone only needs to measure much smaller force peeks to authenticate the crash. All this is done whilst using GPS, speed detection and cell triangulation. If your phone's accelerometer is damaged, the Quin App will register the problem and alert the rider that Crash Detection won't work as intended.Last updated:
Quin Helmet's do come with Pinlock integrated shields.
McQ and SpitFire models have drop down UV sun visors.
All of our wind shields are quick-release, and can be swapped out for a variety of finishes (mirror, smoke glass, anti-fog, etc).Last updated:
Quin Helmets are focussed on providing essential safety for every rider. Heads up display (HUD) tech is untested, expensive, and disliked by many riders. So it doesn't pass our litmus test for essential tech that adds to the safety of every rider. We have developed propriety patented technology that is accessible and useful for every rider and every style of ride.
Quin has a lot of technology in development. HUD is not in the pipeline yet due to the distracting nature of the tech. For example, VR technology has been in development quite a bit longer and with the biggest companies in the world behind it. The medium still struggles with acceptance from a huge % of people.Last updated:
Quin delivers modern safety essentials. If it isn't essential, it isn't Quin. The features list has been boiled down to technology that is relevant and helpful to every rider, everywhere. There have been some successes and some utter fiascos. The failure of SKULLY and many others helped inform our goals for creating Quin Helmets. You won’t find any of the unrealistic, unproven, and poorly engineered tech that has plagued other campaigns (brands) here, only essential safety features that are practical, affordable and most importantly, PROVEN, for all riders. Most importantly - Quin already has manufacturer made samples. No mystery problems awaiting with our tech.Last updated:
Quin Helmets are ready for manufacturing. We want a global show of hands of who is ready to join Quin in bringing practical, essential safety solutions. Our tech is tried and tested. Our R&D is done, factory tooling completed, and samples have been created and put to the test by every day riders and Formula 3 racers alike (we call these people Quintemen on our website). Quin is ready to deliver. We are going to Kickstarter for market validation, community building, and the support to catalyze mass volume production - NOT to get support to finish researching Quin Helmets.Last updated:
Yes - Quin Helmets will offer rider intercom through the Quin App. There are apps out there already, but we want to provide a solution within the Quin app. Quin Helmets are not closed devices, and Riders will always have access to their preferred apps and services, but we want to provide the best options within Quin.
Quin will utilize Universal Intercom, so it will be compatible with any other Universal system or device.
Sena has recently updated all its new devices to be Universal Intercom compatible (although it has a few limitations). The Quin app and Quin Helmets (through DFU) are made to evolve. The Quin Intercom feature is in development and will be rolled out next year, or earlier, depending on the outcome of this campaign.Last updated:
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