Shark Evoline 3 ST MoovUp Helmet
Great store, cool helmet
I bought this helmet for my wife. Revzila delivered really fast, nice product. Only thing is the kind a heavy, but she loved it.
June 7, 2016
I have my Shark EVO Hakka for 6 months now and I think it's good time for the review. It's not all good news. I am size large and neutral shape. SIzing is accurate (60cm=L). Shape is neutral, but there is decent amount of pressure on cheek bones that is bordering uncomfortable. Pressure increases with a chin-bar locked in forward position due to limited lateral flex.
Vent holes serve only ornamental purpose. I cant feel the difference of vents position. Visor fogs easy, but there are 9 detentes to increase the air flow. Most of the wind comes from underneath the helmet. That also tells you that the helmet is noisy. Visor rattles in open position at speeds over 80kmh (50mph). Visor is not made of high quality polycarbonate and it picks up dirt easily. The seal around the visor is not perfect and it leaks water during heavy downpour. You would need hex drive in order to replace the visor. The internal sun visor is excellent and have infinite adjustment slider. Balance with chin-bar forward is good and locking it in that position comes with somewhat whimpy, plasticky click - not extremely reassuring. Moving chin-bar in back position liberates your face and provides ample of air, as you would expect from open face helmet. That also changes the balance. I would recommend this helmet only to cruiser riders with decent amount of wind protection and for cooler climates.
June 6, 2016
The chin bar sitting on the back of the helmet is exceptional.
It's louder than my full face I wore before, but that was expected.
The air flow is great, even with the chin bar down and the visor closed.
I'm glad I read other reviews. According to the video, the helmet fits big, but in the reviews many said it fit small. As i sit ride in the cusp of L/XL, I went XL based on reviews. If I followed the video advice I should have bought large, glad I didn't. The XL is a great fit.
I have the UCLEAR HBC200. It fits on the side great. and the ear pieces fit inside the helmet nicely. I have had to move them a couple times to get the built in mics on the speakers to pick up my voice better, but that's minor.
May 4, 2016
Nice, Great bang for the buck.
In the world of high price helmets it is nice to find one that fits great has tons of features and you can afford it.
the flip up chin bar locks in place in the rear. The helmet has cutouts for your Bluetooth system ( I went with a sena 10R ). It's not to heavy but feels sturdy. I really like this one. this is my second Shark.
May 2, 2016
Decent helmet for the money.
Using the size chart and ordering a large I had to return it to get an XL for a fit that didn't crush my face. I put the helmet on for the first time and moved the slider for the sun shied. A black piece of plastic broke off and the shield no long would move with the slide on top of the helmet. Given the length of time it took to get the helmet in the first place, 8 days, I don't have the time to return it and get another. Although its inconvenient to raise the main shied and grab the sun shield by the bottom to raise and lower it I'll just have to live with it.
June 7, 2016
I always used open face helmets during my 30 years riding experience. The shark well integrated design is the only reason that convinced me to buy a convertible helmet. I can now use that helmet in open face configuration without the impression of having an open hood on top of my head and enjoy the full-face configuration when needed.
The only inconvenient I had in my buying experience is the fact that I am ordering from Canada and Revzilla did not give me the option to chose which delivery service to use. UPS was used and it is, by far the worst. I would have appreciated the possibility to use USPS.
June 7, 2016
Good features but lousy fit
I bought this helmet for its features such as the great hybrid convertible full face protection and clean storage of the chin protector when not in use, the eyeglass stem accommodation because I have to wear eyeglasses, and finally, I wanted to accommodate a Sena radio system.
I knew I could return the helmet to RevZilla, and I was told that good helmets took some "breaking in". Now that I've had a chance to break it in, I've found several things that disappointed me.
1. Locking and unlocking the chin protector are a problem. I think the width of my face is causing the lock to not engage when I put the chin protector down. If I fool with it I can get it to work but it is never simple or easy. Once locked, it will not unlock unless I fiddle with it for a while. again, it is not simple or easy.
2. The "eyeglass accommodation" does not work for me. Again, maybe I just have a fat head. In any case, I can't put the helmet over my head with my eyeglasses on. I have to put the helmet on and then stick the temples of my glasses between the helmet cushioning and my head. From then on, any shifting of the helmet will change the position of the glasses, I tried taking some (and finally all) of the padding where the eyeglass temples rest as per the helmet instructions. It didn't work.
3. I mounted the Sena system. The helmet accommodated the wiring, and mounted just fine. However, wearing the helmet with the mounted speakers was a problem for me because the speakers pressed up against my ears causing chafing and pain. I couldn't mount them any other way. Also, the general wind noise in the helmet was so high I could not hear anything very well when I was riding, nor would the Sena system respond to any voice commands, regardless of where I mounted the various microphones. The noise was the same regardless of whether the chin protector was up or down.
You might think this is a total indictment of the helmet. It isn't. I think I got a helmet that didn't fit my particular head structure and now, I've had it too long to return it. When you've been told to break a helmet in, and it doesn't "break in", you've got a helmet that you can't use and no way to replace it or return it. The helmet size I bought is the size I've always worn successfully, and it is the largest that Shark makes in that model helmet.
June 7, 2016
Cool idea, but worth the short cuts?
This was my first full-face helmet, and coming from a 3/4, I really wanted the option to have a full convertible like this one. At the end of the day though, it seems like some build quality was sacrificed to provide the awesome and unique features that draw people to the Evoline. Moreover, I've come to feel that the unique features themselves aren't worth the trade-offs.
I do really like the features. The full-convertible option is really cool and feels engineered properly. The inclusion of the sun visor is something that I will always look for in future helmets. The cut-outs for the SharkTooth allowed me to install the Sena 10c comfortably and easily. The fit is good, and it is comfortable to wear for long periods. Everything works as advertised.
One issue is noise and wind. The lack of a fabric seal under the front of the chin (to allow for the convertible motion) means that the helmet can be very loud in the wind or even get caught by the wind and pull your head back some.
What disappointed me more was how quickly some minor parts began to chip and wear. The plastic tab on the top of the helmet for the sun visor, for instance, chipped within a week of very gentle use. The plastic around the chin area has discolored slightly; can't really say why, but not a huge deal. The lock for the chin guard to snap into place has been working fine but the plastic looks strained and like it won't last for the life of the helmet. The rubberized seal around the visor has warped, but only in one section, letting in some extra wind - again, can't say why. I haven't done anything weird with it; I keep it clean and stored properly, and even lubed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Overall, I like this helmet. It fits well, feels protective, and the inclusion of a sun visor is awesome. The whole convertible thing works well, and it can be nice to occasionally pop it into open-face when trying to talk to someone. There are some build issues that have me worried about its longevity, but we'll see. Nothing critical so far.
What I have walked away with in the end is more a question of how 'worth it' the convertible feature really is. It turns out that given the option I ride closed-face 99% of the time. It doesn't really cool you off the way that you would think. Most of the heat on your neck etc comes from the padded chin strap, not the chin guard itself, so lifting the guard doesn't provide much relief in the heat. Airflow across the crown isn't great either, possibly due to having no exhaust vents.
All told a great idea, a good execution, but I've decided that my next purchase will be a premium-quality full-face helmet with an adjustable visor and sun visor and better airflow. Something that does what it was meant to do simply and effectively, something with better build quality, and something with greater wind protection. I'd gladly pay more for fewer features and better comfort and quality.
June 3, 2016