Shark Raw Michalak Replica Helmet
Three things I love about this helmet (this should keep it simple):
1. Fit-I wear a hat in size 7.5 and this helmet in large is perfect. It is very light and comfortable, and this helmet conforms to your head after a few wears very well.
2. Vision-The goggles are perfectly separate from your nose and mouth breathing in hot/cold conditions and never fog up! Field of view is exceptional and the lenses are crystal clear.
3. Style-I love the style of this helmet and plan to buy more in various color/patterns! Easy on and off and light weight add to the free mobility I do not get from full-faced racing helmets, but I do not feel less protected, although it is not as crash worthy as my AGV AX-8 EVO Naked.
Summary: Commuting and short trips will be a great joy in this helmet, and I highly recommend you at least try it out; My new favorite helmet!
September 21, 2015
Just What I Was Looking For
Was looking for a unique, full-face helmet that would compliment my 09 Vegas 8-Ball, and found it with this beauty.
It's not a legitimate full-face helmet, as the mouthpiece is just rubber and can be folded upward out of the way. If you're looking for legitimate full-face protection in the event of a wreck, this helmet won't suffice. However, it does a great job in protecting my face from wind, bugs, and small debris, and also has a slick look. I personally don't like the big-ness and bulky-ness of cruiser style full face helmets, and sport/dirt style helmets don't really go with my style, so this helmet fit the bill. If that sounds like you, go for it.
It's a bit loud, but I knew that going in, and it doesn't bother me. It's also lightweight but durable, I dig that. It's very comfortable as well, thick, lush padding in both the helmet and goggles, and the mouthpiece doesn't actually make significant contact to your skin, so there's no discomfort there.
I got the flat black, it looks killer. Size medium fits perfect, as I wear a 7 1/8 " fitted hat.
October 29, 2015
love the look ,very comfy
great helmet ,read hundreds of reviews before I bought it ,I get compliments on it all the time , would highly recommend to friends !!!
September 21, 2015
Great looking lid
I bought this helmet for looks alone. Being a wearer of full face helmets, there was a transition to this one. There is a lot of wind noise and not having a real part of the helmet by your chin just felt weird at first. Mine came with a different vent than shown in videos. It has an integrated slide to open/close instead of the plug. The only knock I would have against this helmet is price, but I knew the cost going in. If you like the look, order now.
September 14, 2015
I really wanted to love this helmet. Really. I think it is the most badass looking helmet on the market....but that is where the praise ends.
The system used to fasten the goggles to the helmet is cheap, and within one hour had already malfunctioned on my helmet. The pin that slides into the strap end to secure the strap to the goggle is easily pulled through the faster, and is a royal pain to replace. The goggles themselves are great, but do not fit flush or provide a good seal against the face due to the positioning on the helmet. The face mask attachment is a design flaw that will prove to fail in short order. As others have said, the helmet is very loud. This helmet looks great, and may be adequate for those on a low budget. If you want a real helmet that will be durable, comfortable, and not prone to failure, there are many other much better choices out there. I am sorry I wasted my money on this helmet...but it does look so cool!
September 11, 2015
The helmet is very light, a little hot (I live in a hot city). The vent s help out a little. Never take off the side caps where the goggle straps end. The parts that hold the caps will break.
September 1, 2015
Best looking safety gear!
This helmet is not only the most BA looking helmet, especially when your bike, and all your other gear, screams do not mess with me. It is also very comfortable for long periods of time, especially for us rounded, or more oval head shaped riders.
The googles do not fog whatsoever, and when they do it is not for long.
The breathe-ability of this helmet is not bad, it is no supermoto helmet, but for its style it is enough.
Once you learn to assemble and configure the helmet you will not be troubled by it anymore.
The only negative thing I can personally say about the helmet, is that at higher speeds when it is windy it can start to shake on your head. But that is a rare case and only happened to me once, so may have been that I did not have it on tight enough.
Overall, this helmet for this price, its quality and being distributed by Revzilla, this is a huge steal. You will not regret purchasing this piece of gear. People on the road will fear you, while you reside in complete comfort ;)
August 15, 2015
Good run around helmet.
Good helmet for running around town and commuting to work. I wouldn't recommend it for a long ride (more than an hour) without ear protection. This is due to noise level which should be expected since it's not a full helmet. It's not any louder than other similar helmets which I wouldn't recommend for a long ride either.
Airflow through helmet (part of the reason it's so loud) is really good and it doesn't get hot as long as you are moving. Tthe light weight is nice and would good for a long ride if the noise wasn't there.
August 3, 2015