The Scott Stego Helmet was tested by the people over at Blister Gear Review. Here is their bottom line, to read the full review click on the link at the bottom.
Today’s trail bikes can be ridden to the point where you might feel like you should be wearing a full-face helmet and body armor, but that level of protection isn’t that much fun to ride in, unless a chair lift is spinning or someone is driving you back up the hill.
At the same time, a more minimalist cross country or road bike helmet can feel insufficient when you’re maching down the mountain. As an all-mountain helmet, the Stego does a nice job of providing a higher level of coverage in a relatively compact, stylish package.
Of course, the same could be said for the other all-mountain helmets I’ve referenced in this review. Where the Stego stands out, I think, is in the features and the level of protection it provides, with MIPS technology, relative to its price.
$160 might seem like a lot for the Stego next to the Bern Morrison, which costs $100. However, the new Smith Forefront (which, like the Morrison, doesn’t have MIPS) will set you back $220, and the POC Trabec Race MIPS, the most direct comparison, costs $230. The regular Trabec we’ve tested (built without MIPS) will cost you $140, only $20 less than the Stego. So really Scott’s pricing on the Stego is very competitive given what it offers.
If you’re looking for a comfortable, full coverage all-mountain helmet that has a nice set of features and incorporates MIPS safety technology at a good price, the Stego may be the ticket.