Shark Evoline 3 ST Century Hi Viz Helmet
It's not everyday you find a surprise when you pick something up for every day use.
The Shark Evoline 3 ST Century Hi-Viz is a pretty freaking awesome thing by itself but with all the other color options out there (there are a lot of them at the moment; i'll point to the Moovit Lumi as an example) you're likely to find a bit of a surprise every time you look at it.
I purchased my Evoline 3 to replace two (yes, 2!) separate helmets: my normal, comfortable, jet black Vega Summit II modular which i used as a daily use and a silver (CHEAP!) Raider 3/4 with a face shield for cold weather riding. I really needed both because of varying conditions but you can't really swap helmets in traffic.
I call this my "TRON" helmet because of it's configuration. the chin bar and face shield are built for the express purpose of coming from the top (similar to the helmets in TRON: Legacy) and when you look at it full on, the shape is similar as well.
I had been planning on purchasing one of these for some months now, and, as you can imagine, I was incredibly excited to have it arrive. I will say this, after having sat down and read the rather comprehensive owners manual and the basic care info i spent time checking the fit (i wear glasses; had to remove some pads) and understanding exactly how the mechanism worked so i wouldn't fumble with it while riding.
It took me a solid week to start noticing the other features that weren't listed in the description. Specifically, there are two features in the graphics that weren't mentioned at all.
The first that I noticed is the reflective grid embedded into the Hi-Viz yellow. The second, took another week to see after I turned the light off to leave the room. The white graphics turned out to be glow in the dark.
All in all and considering that I replaced two helmets with this one, the Evoline 3 is a very nice bang for the buck.
March 24, 2014
I purchased this helmet based on function, personal need and requirements of the military.
I was in the market for something with good safety ratings and good function, this helmet offers riders both, along with a lot of color options.
March 17, 2014
Very comfortable and versatile.
This helmet was just what I hoped for, safe, light, quiet and good for those times I want to get more air.
March 11, 2014
This nice helmet is like an Hybrid and it's really funny to get both of the specification in one helmet, i ran with the Full face's style and also the open face version of this helmet and it performed on both version. When you go faster, like in the highway the full face set up is very usefull but when you are in a trail with your bike at a lower speed the open face is very appreciate. Look nice and comfy so i reccommend it!!
March 10, 2014
It's exactly what I wanted
I got it for riding without a windshield on the highway. But some of that riding also involves stoplight to stoplight. In the slow traffic, it is GREAT to be able to lock it open to increase visibility and airflow. And I am sooooo glad they modified the sunshade so it now comes down far enough to do the job! Can't wait to get the Sharktooth system for it.
February 18, 2014
I like it
The video of the sizing helped me pick the perfect size since i had it shipped overseas. The helmet is good comfrotable and has lots of features. I tried the helmet with scala g9 fited for almost 1000 km and i love it.
February 11, 2014
First helmet I have purchased since owning my Suzuki Intruder 750. Little noisy, but can't complain, it's not as noisy as the outlaw style I had before. Really like the fact of being full face for the winter and open face during the summer if I choose.
February 10, 2014
Heavy and noisy but has good features.
Because of Revzilla video I bought a smaller size then I should. So it gives me a headache if I use for more than a half hour. It's noisy too. The wind really whistle inside, and it's worse when the chin is off.
I like the style, graphics could be cooler. I like the chin that flips back, the very clear visor and the sun visor is nice and helpful.
I would have it returned (for size) if I lived in USA, but I live in Brazil and it is a difficult and expensive operation to do. I will keep it for a year or two and buy a better one.
February 3, 2014