Shark Raw Stripe Helmet
Super happy. Pay close attention to size chart.
I love this helmet. The mask cuts down on exhaust smells and keeps out most sand and grit. The goggles give good visibility even in twilight in the rain. The helmet feels safe as a 3/4 can and the look is meaner than... That said the sizing leaves no room for error so measure twice. Also when they say round they are not kidding. Over all I could not be happier with this helmet.
March 29, 2016
If you are looking for a comfortable helmet that looks awesome look no further.
April 19, 2016
great all season everyday helmet
Fits spot on with the size chart. no need to guess, it fits snug and exact. goggles are a little bit of a nu sense to install, not because of difficulty but because the material around the rim of the goggles is soft so it just makes the process a lil longer sometimes. vents are pretty, cool looking helmet, no fogging of the goggles ever. I love this helmet. Cant wait to get the other graphics.
April 7, 2016
Great look. Alot of airflow
I bought this for the look and am very impressed with the fit, ait flow, and style. Would recommend to anyone as an second/additional helmet.
April 5, 2016
Personnally I really appreciate my product
I personnally purchased this because I was totally in love with the style.
February 16, 2016
Be sure to measure and stick with the guide. Measurements were all spot on for me.
Love the style, and front cowl for covering the mouth.
March 29, 2016
Great helmet for around town.
I was looking forward to getting this Raw helmet after reading and watching watching several reviews. However after getting the helmet, while I still like it for its awesome style, I think it is only good for around town use or maybe a quick freeway hop, or as a backup helmet.
The fit and finish is good, the tinted goggles are nice, and the update to the air vent is nice. But.. some quality is lacking. First, trying to attach the mask to the goggles good be made a bit easier. Secondly, attaching the goggles to the helmet by the 2 straps is a real pain. The initial tension of the 2 helmet straps is very tight and thus takes longer than I think is necessary while trying not to damage them or the flimsy rubber attachment points on the goggle assembly. Once every thing is assembled it's not too bad.
Since I wear glasses, I need to raise the goggles/mask to put my glasses on. This makes me feel extra self-conscience about being careful with raising and lowering the goggles. And I was right. After the first use of the helmet, the very flimsy, poorly conceived retention pin on the right side strap, that holds the strap to the small plastic piece that attaches to the goggles, came loose. Resulting in the entire goggles/mask assembly coming undone from the right side. Luckily this happened after I stopped to get off the bike, not while riding. With some help, I manged to fix the problem and everything seems to be okay for the time being. But I have to be extra careful now with the helmet for fear the pin will come loose again.which makes me not want to use the helmet.
Finally about the wind noise and buffeting. I knew being a more or less an open face helmet, there would be more wind noise than a full face helmet. And there definitely is but not unbearable. The wind buffeting of the helmet, at speeds over 55/60 MPH is pretty bad while riding into the wind, or wind blasts from the sides. Riding with the wind, buffeting isn't that bad.
So, all said and done, yes I would still recommend this helmet, despite some of it's drawbacks, and design flaws. If you don't wear glasses, I would recommend not raising or lowering the goggles/mask. Fix the design flaws, and i would give it 5 stars.
February 9, 2016
Weighs almost nothing, stylish and sleek, this is definitely a perfect warm weather helmet.
Protection and durability: What's there to say about this helmet. It's open faced with a little extra plastic in areas that most helmets of this type don't cover. If you go down, the upper portion of your head should fair nicely, but don't expect the road to do any favors for your chin. It will keep the bugs out of your teeth though, which is certainly a plus for those vegan riders out there.
My gripes in durability come mostly from the straps and the clips you have to attach them to the goggles with. These are rather flimsy and the entire five minutes or so I spent trying to connect the goggles to said straps was also spent worrying that I was going to break them. I've yet to have any problems beyond that, though I've only gone about 100 miles or so.
Price: ... I wouldn't mind seeing it $50 lower in this department. The helmet is certainly nice and fits well, but given the quality of the goggles and plate, it seems just a tad too high. Style points boost the price.
Comfort: The Raw certainly shines in this department, at least for short rides. It breathes more than well enough to keep you from sweating and fits quite nicely, remaining far less restricting than full faced helmets and the like. I did notice after about 50 miles or so though that the goggles were beginning to push on my face in a slightly uncomfortable way. I believe keeping your speeds down will likely prevent this, though for now, I'd simply say this helmet is meant for shorter rides, or ones involving more frequent stops.
Air flow: It's almost like you're wearing nothing at all~ Really though, what else would you expect? This helmet doesn't do much to cut down the wind, and you're going to be keeping your face plenty cool whilst wearing it. Even with the top vent closed, there's more than enough air flow to keep even a Floridian happy. Don't expect to be doing any voiceovers while wearing this thing though. Even at low speeds, everything you say will be ten miles behind you by the time it leaves your mouth. Definitely not a helmet for motologs or the GoPro enthusiasts out there. Did I mention this is definitely a warm weather helmet? Yes? Then don't take it out riding on cold days... unless you like the cold, then by all means, do your thing.
P.S. Keeping your speed below 60 or so keeps the noise level down fairly low. Once you go above that, you'd better have earplugs or enjoy the sound of your bike and the wind rushing past or you're going to have a bad time.
Style: There's no doubt that this is where the designers wanted to place their cards with this helmet. It's small, sleek and sexy and I've little doubt it will turn a few heads. While the goggles and the guard that attaches to them might not be the most durable, they certainly add something to a type of helmet that usually just exudes a tired, old design. If you're looking for a street helmet and something out of the ordinary that won't leave your wallet in tears and looks good at the same time, this is definitely a product to order.
March 22, 2016