Shark Evoline 3 ST Hakka Helmet
2 in 1
I love this helmet because of the 2 in 1! Open in town, then just flip it closed when you hit the highway. It is very beautiful as well as functional. Extremely comfortable, but does look a little big. All of the materials look and feel high quality. Love it!
August 10, 2015
Love the versatility, a modular that I can use as true half helmet
August 25, 2015
The one; the ONLY
I usually don't write reviews but this helmet is worth taking the time.
The first thing is that this is the *only* helmet of it's kind as far as I can tell. I searched long and hard and this was all I saw. It is more of an transformer (Autobots rolls out!) than a "modular" but either way nothing compares.
The unique qualities make it kind of exotic really. I love being able to basically have one helmet to cover me in situations where I would normally have 3-4 helmets. In fact I no longer need 3 of the helmets that I own thanks to the Hakka. The design is nice. Not too flashy and the white keeps you that much cooler on a hot day. That touch of red is pretty sexy too. The lines are great and even just the shape is sexy when you look at it. The helmet isn't as heavy as my full face HJC so add another point there I suppose.
The clear face shield with the smoke visor separate is excellent! You can use them in whichever way you want depending on your needs.
The chin bar is way more solid than you could ever imagine/want. It literally has locking lugs to it. When you open the helmet and flip it back it is so light and easy you can do it while riding and when you bring that bad boy down you push back on the chin bar and hear a *click* and know it is secure on BOTH sides. When you do flip it up and you have clear visor down it is definitely great to have the one movement/motion and you get it right out of the way. Do keep in mind that if you bring the chin up and then back down you want that clear visor in the UP position. It won't break it but you'll get a nasty oil/film from the rubber gasket on the top 1/4" of the visor for sure. I guess with enough stupidity/force you could cause real damage. TL;DR: Don't have the visor down when you bring the chin-bar down.
Now you have a full face helmet, a 3/4 helmet, and then both of those with a clear visor and a sunshade smoke visor which quite honestly is *dark* and awesome! I have a couple that aren't as dark and believe me this one is the best I have seen. Also it covers your peripheral with shade which is AWESOME! Can not tell you how aggravating it is to have 80% or less coverage on the sides. This drops low and is definitely covering you from any side-sun-blindness as well! Best sunshade I have ever had. Also more than enough room if you wear glasses like I do.
I spent the weekend riding in 90 degree humid heat and the helmet handled it. In fact I could close the visor and still have plenty of airflow and not get overheated. It doesn't look like much but the venting definitely does the job. I have a commute of about 60 miles and then a joyriding habit on the weekends that can take me much further. Speeds ranging from curvy back-road 20's to interstate 90's and everything in between.
I have seen some people mention noise with modular helms. My experience with full face helmets is all I have to compare this to. Both of the ones I have (HJC & Arai) are just as loud as the Hakka if not louder with the HJC. For the Arai I would actually call it a tie. I have seen/heard some people saying noise is an issue still and I did notice that with the chin bar up, and the clear visor up as well you do get a good amount of wind noise at higher speed. Know what makes it dead silent? Put the clear visor down. Easy solution to me. I would give it 9/10 on noise level. Especially the silence at high speeds with full-face mode engaged and visor down. Serenity now!
Another thing that is definitely worth mentioning is the anti-fog ACTUALLY WORKS! When I say "works" I mean like professional pro-grade-epic-victory works! I didn't get even a hint of fog up at all. Temp changes, rain drops, breathing heavily, coughing, even *purposely* trying to make it fog ... all of that not even a tiny bit.
Let's talk about sizes! Pay attention to the size of your noggin. I have had a bunch of helmets and the sizes always vary but the Shark is the only one I have worn that truly sticks to their numbers. If you measure your head and you are above the XL do not bother even trying. My dome is exactly 24" and they said 24-24.4". Gotta be honest here: When I got it the first day it was so tight I thought my head was going to cave in. I had to double check the tag and make sure it was the right size. I actually called RevZilla and was going to send it back when the guy suggested trying to sit on the couch for about 30 mins and see what happens. I'm not sure if any of you know exactly how ridiculous a large bearded man looks while sitting on a couch for hours on end with a full / 3/4 helm on watching Game of Thrones and playing XBox is but I assure you ... it is 100% ridiculous looking and 100% worth it. About 20 minutes in I felt better. After a couple of days this thing is 100% broken in. The absolute perfect fit for me. The padding is amazingly tight at first but also very VERY molding when worn. After more than a few weeks there is nothing that I do not love about this helmet. Everyone who sees it loves it and I am pretty sure this is the best helmet I have ever had the pleasure of owning.
Review TL;DR: This helmet is awesome and you should buy it and thank me later.
July 6, 2015
Been riding with this helmet for a few weeks and love it so far. The fit is as described, true to size chart. The option of 3/4 or full-face is more than a gimmick. It is convenient and easy to switch. Airflow and noise are acceptable so far. Been in the mid 80's and hasn't been too hot. Looks more round/bobble-headlike than some other full face options but whatever.
August 16, 2015
Shark does it again !!!!
Shark does it again with a great helmet. I had the first Evoline it was great helmet. But the new one it just absolutely awesome. The new designed sun shield actually comes down to the bridge of your nose . No more stopping in the middle of your eye line. The comfort and are just as wonderful. The fully rotating chin bar is great. The weather turns or you hit the interstate, flip it around for a full helmet to seal out all the weather and noise. I could go on and on about this helmet but the bottom line is guys and girls, if you are looking to buy it do it you wont be disappointed.
August 12, 2015
Excellent performance with chin bar down or up
I just finished 1300 miles in two days, 800 on the second day, and the comfort level was excellent all day. During the hotter part of the day, with the chin bar up and the face shield and sun visor down, I had no excessive noise and good air flow. It provided excellent weather and wind protection with the chin bar down. Beware the fit: I measured and was 2 cm smaller than the lower end of the range for a large, but I had to send it back to get an extra large helmet. Revzilla was great and fast with the exchange. The only down side was they sent the new helmet without the removable micro pads that allow you to get glasses on easily. I expect I will order the newer pads, because it was difficult to get sun glasses on with the older style pads.
August 11, 2015
Not as durable as should be
I have used this helmet for some three years and it has been excellent except now the face shield sticks. It is very hard to push up. I cleaned the track and lubed it but very quickly it sticks so hard that it is very difficult to open.
June 30, 2015
Ótimo capacete modular
Ótimo capacete modular. Sistema de báscula muito legal e fácil de usar. Assim que vc tiver um pouquinho de treino, conseguirá acioná-lo com uma só mão. A viseira interna (óculos de sol) é muito prática, pode ser movimentada com um botão deslizante no alto do casco. Muito confortável devido ao excelente revestimento interno. Só achei um pouquinho pesado em relação a um outro capacete nacional, mas nada que chegue a incomodar e tem um formato mais arredondado, não afilado.
June 22, 2015