Shark Evoline 3 ST Hakka Helmet
Poor construction, poor finish
I was very excited to buy this helmet based on the RevZilla info which I know realize is very polyanish and not realistic. I received the helmet already with blemishes and a bottle of lube that I was told I needed to use to lube the seals weekly or they would dry out???!!!! The chin mechanism worked poorly. The customer service guy admitted they have been having major problems with this helmet. I was disgusted. Hey RevZilla make an honest review please!!!!!
April 18, 2016
The ONLY way to go with a modular helmet!
I finally decided to purchase one of these as my State Police Motor officers use them (and they ride almost every day in rain an "sNOw"!) and I'm certainly not disappointed.
(Couldn't get the slide bars to work from my tablet on the road) Fit: just a tad on the small side (due to Shape: on the roundish side) Noise Level: louder than a one piece full faced helmet but much quiter than more traditional flip front modulars (specially when "open and in the wind") Weight: on par with other modular helmets, Vision: I think this has better peripheral vision than other modular helmets (at least better than the 2 "house branded" ones I got from another retailer.)
I did find the "glasses" feature (need to remove a foam pad or two from inside the removable cheek pads) but I also found my thin wire rimmed glasses were still catching on the webbed covering ... Oh, the pains we endure in the name of fashion! I will probably get that second pair of riding glasses (with more "mature" temples) now.
I was not interested in the SharkTooth audio system (long, all day rides tend to kill BluTooth batteries) and will be installing J&M universal (wired) kit in the coming weeks. It shouldn't be hard at all, for there are places for the speakers already (thank you ST!) and the rest of the helmet lining is removable (for cleaning) ... Did I mention this is a quieter helmet than other modulars, I can't hear the radio speakers with it on, even at speed!
All in all, this is the helmet I SHOULD HAVE purchased many years ago! Now, what to do with 2 shelves of full face, modular and 3/4 helmets???
April 12, 2016
This is my second Shark helmet I love the versatility of this modular unit. I have allergies and often have to sneeze and blow my nose (Sorry TMI) not good in a full face unit. This helmet is priced great and does the job I need it to do.
April 12, 2016
Solid value, feature rich modular helmet
This is my first modular helmet, and so far it's been great! Being able to lift the chin bar up during short stops like at the gas station is really nice, and makes it a lot easier to talk to people without removing your helmet. The built-in tinted visor is perfect for longer rides that start in the day and end at night -- no need to bring two face shields anymore. The one thing I have noticed is that there is a little more wind noise than with my full-face helmet. The higher priced modular helmets like Schuberth have probably addressed this, but for the money, this Shark is a solid value.
January 20, 2016
Bad implementation of a good idea
When I got my Evoline 2 Outlaw I was so excited. Soon after the sun visor started to get scratched from the inside of the helmet. Like something was touching it and getting scratched every time it was lowered. About a year after the coating on the helmet started cracking in several places and the padding material became very soft. I had two other modular helmets in the past from other brands less expensive and the quality was so much better. I would not recommend this helmet nor Shark as a brand.
March 1, 2016
Visor Not Guaranteed Shatterproof
There is no exhaust vent and a couple things about the helmet felt a bit chintzy, but it fit my round oval head well. The thing that forced me to return it is the fact that the visor has a warning on it that says "not guaranteed shatterproof". Shatterproofness is an essential quality in a visor in my opinion. This should be specified in the specs or in a review as the warning is not very visible on the visor.
February 16, 2016
New Fully Removal Liner
I am still waiting for the helmet to come back from J&M where I sent it to have the custom elite series head set installed. Mind you I had it long enough to walk around with it on at home and tear in to its features. First I would like to say Revzilla customer service really ROCKS! Always very very helpful! Back to the helmet, It came packed tightly and securely, all pieces intact and secured to the helmet I did notice first thing was the Titanium silver color which is want I was looking for in a color, marking were subtle but nicely done. I didn't feel like a bill board! The cheek pad as expected were tight due to them being standard size in the helmet. I need the extra large cheek pads to keep from squeezing the c**p out of my face and looking like a gold fish! Revzilla doesn't seem to have enough extra cheek pads in stock. As they said you may want to check around other vendors for that product. The big big I mean big surprise was the fully removalable head liner was not as shown on the videos! The snap system, at least on this series, was no longer available! I was told by Revzilla customer service, that it was a design change and will have the video updated. I could not in my best try get the whole liner system uninstalled. I hope that they revise that video and show the attempt by some one better than me! Everything worked and is as described on the video. I think it will be a great helmet match to my Gold wing!
December 7, 2015
Made for round heads...
I really expected the quality of this helmet to be much better. The chin guard locking mechanism is poor, wind noise is extremely high, and it feels like a vise on your head. Wearing glasses under this helmet is impossible. It pushes the glasses down on your nose and is very uncomfortable.
November 23, 2015