Shark Evoline 3 ST Hakka Helmet
Funny fit but lots of cool features
I have a round head and this helmet doesn't fit very well. Also the cheek pads rather high on your cheeks rather than lower near the jaw. The ventilation is not great and the noise from the chin bar hinges makes it relatively loud. I did recommend it however because of the flip back chin bar that makes riding on hot days quite nice, the tinted visor extends low for great sun blocking and I thought it might be flimsy but its pretty sturdy.
September 15, 2014
Great concept with a few issues
Love the concept of this helmet as a year round versatile product. It is a little heavy and larger than some helmets. Doesn't bother me, but the same helmet on my wife is more awkward. She also has some issues with her glasses fitting inside the pads and we have already downsized the pads (FYI- Shark does offer smaller pads and in order to do this you actually go the opposite direction of your helmet size. Theory is that the bigger your head (or pads that are too big, need more space and therefore a M would order pads for an XL as an example). The versatility of being able to put the full face away by simply bringing it back over the helmet is brilliant. I usually ride with the open face but anyone else's helmet trying to do the same thing looks like a C-5 Cargo plane and shouldn't be ridden that way. The main gripe I have about this helmet is the air vent on my forehead has stitching that feels like little pins getting stuck in my head and occasionally gives me a headache. I have taken to wetting a paper towel to cover the vent but hey, this is a $500 helmet so it should be putting a compress on me!
September 2, 2014
A modular helmet that has been "finished".
I've used modular helmets before but it always seemed a bit unfinished.
Evoline 3 goes that extra step to make it function fully as a three quarter helmet on the fly.
I don't use it has modular too often because I like the safety of a full faced helmet but I do use it that way when stuck in traffic or going slowly around time during summer.
I had to get some thinner cheek pads to accommodate my face. As a reference Arai RX-Q and Corsair V fits extremely comfortably for me. Shoei RF 1200 fits too narrow for me in the head.
Excellent fit and finish. High visibility (this graphic). Nice sporty shape. A big thumbs up.
September 15, 2014
Very good but not perfect
I love this helmet and its features however after 1.5h or riding, the area above my forehead hurts. Also, the area where the chin bar rotates (the hinge) creates turbulences and some noise at higher speeds. Not necessarily a big deal but overtime the crackling noise bothers me.
I love the rotating chin bar. When stuck in trafic or riding at lower speed, I love to pull it back and ride with it open. I also bought the Sharkthooth and it works very well with my iPhone 5. Sound is good (speakers) and people hear me perfectly. Often they don't even know that I am on my bike.
September 14, 2014
Tea Kettle Whistle
I liked this helmet for the style and the full or open to 3/4 option. The smoked internal visor is great and the correct size. Unfortunately there is a tea kettle type of whistle from the right side in the visor/ chin guard track area, I exchanged the helmet for another (the same model and size) and had the same thing happen. I then tried my friends Moovit helmet and it has the same kind of noise, There is some kind of design flaw in the track of the visor that allows this whistle noise. I'm disappointed with the product but Revzilla was great.
July 28, 2014
it has all the features I was looking fo
I like my helmet it has all the features I was looking for. It eliminates me having to carrying two helmets .
July 25, 2014
Stylish and Comfortable
It's stylish, comfortable and actually provides nice ventilation.
The slide-up chin protection is also a big plus.
It's almost everything you might want from a helmet, but 3 things:
1- More sleek (aerodynamic), you can feel the pull in the helmet with the relative wind.
2- A little bit more sturdier material (gets easily scuffed if not treated with care).
3- Snell Certified.
Other than those 3, I'd say it's the perfect helmet.
September 6, 2014
Excellent product for the coin.
Have been riding for several decades, and ride all year round in Texas. The helmet will be utilized all year, and will work great. It is quite simple to convert from open face to full face with the touch of a button. It is a bit heavy, but such is life, nothing extreme though; all in all, very comfortable to wear.
July 14, 2014