Shark Raw Stripe Helmet
My friend bought this helmet and let me try it for a quick ride and I tell you very awesome helmet its quiet on the wind noise, its comfortable, I have a wide broad vision to see through and it looks very awesome to wear.
June 21, 2014
Great looking helmet but very tight around ears and very noisy with the wind.
Allows a lot of noise from the wind and not very comfortable for long trips. Would recommend only for the looks since it is badass and you will probably not see anyone else with one on the street. If I had to do it over again I would not purchase this helmet.
May 20, 2014
Great looks but..
So I got this helmet for Christmas and really love the style and comfort. The plastics used on mine are a bit brittle. I just had to order two new side panels as the attachment tabs on each side have chipped away. the sides still attach but there's no telling when enough of the tabs will be gone that they will not. Keep in mind that I have only removed them half a dozen times for cleaning the goggles and this helmet only gets about 4 days of wear every couple weeks and the reason for that is...
It is loud! My work commute takes me up to 60 or 70mph and the noise at any speed over 45 is downright irritating when compared to my full face. So I wear this helmet in town.
The Raw is comfortable, looks bad @$$ and despite the flaws above, I'm still spending money on replacement parts so I guess I really like it. So unless YOU really like it, wait for Shark to do a version 2 and improve the materials or consider something else entirely.
May 3, 2014
This helmet has a great look!!! weight is fantastic.
The negative side is that the googles are to dark so it can be wear only during day light, replacement clear googles are not available yet through any distributor in US and are a little pricey. be aware the helmet size is accurate but the side inner cushion can make a difference in comfort. "Tight or loose"
March 18, 2014
Great low-profile helmet
Cool looking, low-profile helmet that provides good coverage on the face but is lightweight and slim.
- low profile
- badass looking
- goggles do not fog
- mask provides good airflow
- does not get hot inside (my face was not sweating like it normally does in full helmets)
- decent price
- a little tight on the lower cheeks/jaw at first, padding gave way a little after using for a few days
- $30 extra for a stripe seems a bit much BUT IT'S SO COOL LOOKING (also this qualifies for free shipping so that offsets the cost)
- mask part was difficult to get on initially, takes some finagling but it stays put once it's on - I wouldn't take it on and off lots of times
Fitting: My head measured 22'' so I got the small and it fits great, except for a little tightness on the lower jaw, but that tightness started to let up soon after. The fitting chart seems pretty accurate.
February 24, 2014
A well styled helmet that does not compromise on it all
Some over styled helmet generally tend to compromise on some safety & comfort. However upon opening the box of the Shark helmet i was over whelmed to see the exciting Red color i chose and the overall built quality of the helmet.
The goggles are very well made and do not FOG and fit over my normal eye glasses which i found a question in every forum...therefore yes they fit over normal eye glasses not huge was ones i recon. Visibility is great the black goggles are usable during night, ability to look left or right is also very great.
Secondly the Muzzle was over all in good shape, how ever on high speed the muzzle tends to be pushing air in from the wholes which i found quite strange and took me a few minutes to get use to. How ever i under stand that this is a open face helmet but the overall feel it gives is of a close face helmet.
Thirdly i found the fitting as per revzilla standards bang on the money as the helmet fit me very well.
Practicality...well this is not a helmet i would use everyday...the front piece needs a little more effort than normal helmet visors...but when the moment is right this is a darn good helmet.
The helmet for me was an exciting change i take it as more of a style helmet rather just another helmet i am always excited to wear it out.
Pricing i think it is a little over priced, how ever do i regret the purchase? NOPE!
January 29, 2014
Great for working days...short trips...
Be aware that if used for long rides you will get lots of noise from the wind effect....
January 27, 2014
Retro Style with a Modern Flare
Ok. So I have been wanting to get this lid since I first saw pictures of it. I must say that this helmet looks way better in person than the photos! The styling is very Retro. Perfect for the city, cafe rider which is what I am. The airflow is pretty good and the vision is superb. The goggle comes with a light smoke tint which I think is really nice. The wind buffeting is decent considering it's rated as a half helmet. These are the Pros of this helmet.
Con.....singular, it pinches a bit tight on my jaw but then again this is a brand new lid. I'm still in the break in period.
All in all this a great lid! The look, the styling, the price is just right. I am definitely rocking this all season long. Is riding season here yet?
January 13, 2014