Shark Raw Trinity Helmet
Style For Days With a Price Tag To Make Wallets Rejoice
If you are looking for a helmet that is awesome to look at, calls attention, and "makes you feel like a fighter pilot" then this is it. This is my first open face helmet and I have to say I like it more then most of the full face and dual sport helmets I have tried.
I can't compare the noise level to other open face helmets but the noise does not bother me as much as I was expecting. People told me that the wind noise would be a bit much coming from a full face but it isn't bad.
The comfort and fit was perfect for me when I first got it but for some reason the pads for the cheeks are have gotten tighter. I lent it to a friend and when I got the helmet back the cheeks felt tighter so I might have to peal them out and readjust them. The comfort is average compared to a well padded full face but air flow is outrageous.
The single vent in the top does a good job flowing air to my head but most of the air just comes from the face. Even with good air flow it keeps my head warm enough in the colder weather. I have used the helmet in 48degree weather and I was ok not too cold but not exactly toasty. I am going to be using it during the winter so I will see how that goes.
Now in terms of durability I don't trust popping the side pieces off to remove the goggles because they look fragile. I have to lift the goggles over the helmet every time to put it on and take it off because I use glasses. So I have to take my glasses off, put the helmet on, lift the goggles, put the glasses on, and then put the goggle back down. I can see that in the near future the goggle straps are going to stretch and that the foam on the goggles are going to come off. At least they sell replacement parts.
Overall I would recommend this to my friends and anyone else because it is just a cool helmet with a good selection of decals. There is no way you can go wrong with this price tag.
November 8, 2014
For the price this helmet is fantastic. build quality is good with a few things only neat-freaks and perfectionists might notice. I had a lot more difficulty connecting the goggles to the straps than I hoped for, but once connected there isn't much need to remove them again ever. I receive compliments on this helmet a lot. It is louder than a full face helmet and lateral vision is only slightly impaired. I work night shift occasionally and have ridden in pitch dark before with no problem seeing through the light tinting on the goggles. Also, I only feel the need to wear sunglasses when riding directly toward the setting or rising sun.
September 23, 2014
Great look, and actually comfortable
This is a great looking helmet that is actually comfortable. It easily accommodates my glasses, but not my Oakleys.
I anticipate wear points being the plastic posts that connect visor to goggles and the elastic goggle straps. Visor is a cheap ($15) replacement and if you keep the hardware, replacing the strap shouldn't be difficult.
June 16, 2014
The pro: good looks, lightweight, rather small size, air flow;
The bad: the goggle limits the side views a little, the foam on the bottom of the goggle makes it a bit hard to breathe, lack of quick release strap is disappointing.
April 23, 2014
Sharp and on point leaving just a tad to be desired
Overall the helmet vibes with the Revzilla video review which was very helpful in determining whether or not to purchase. The look of the helmet is unique and stands out loudly from all the other helmets on the market. The helmet shell and liner have an excellent quality to it - even the paint and graphics, the goggle and mask feel a bit cheaper. How the mask connects to the goggle could definitely be improved - even though it works and is secure enough, it does not look like it would withstand numerous dis-assemblies. I just leave the mask attached to the goggle and rarely ever lift the goggle up anyways to extend the life of the goggle foam and strap (since the complete look of it is the whole purpose of this helmet anyways). You can easily put the helmet on and take it off with the goggle and mask in place. Airflow is good since it's almost an open face helmet, though the air vent plug is a bit chintzy (could have invested in a slider for this price point). Noise suppression while riding is actually better than most open or 3/4 helmets. Fits my noggin very well considering my head is more round than oval. The goggles fit and work very well in daylight but has quite a bit of reflective glare from oncoming traffic lights and street lamps at night due to dual pane system. It still works for night riding, but the glare would be distracting enough to think about another helmet if you ride at night 50% of the time or more. In summary, I highly enjoy riding with this helmet and it has become my primary helmet (of 3) but my only knocks that kept this from being a 5 star rating were the goggle glare at night and also that I was fully expecting a quick release latch system (based on the pictures and other descriptions of the helmet), which would simply make it a snap to put on (my Nolan helmet has quick release latch) - but this came with the DD-Ring strap instead.
April 16, 2014
Badass and Functional
I initially was attracted to the helmet for the style; you look like a total badass, especially on a naked/cruiser motorcycle. I purchased the red/black color scheme. The fit is very snug, but now that i've been using it for a few weeks it has stretched a bit and is way more comfortable. The mask has great airflow (almost too good as I got chapped lips riding in the cold with a strong direct wind, although it was my fault because I kept wetting my lips), but still offers protection from the cold. I'm currently riding in the 35-40's with no complaints. The goggles are tinted and work well in both day/night rides, and are easy to lift off the face. Cleaning is easy with the lint-free cleaner they provide with the purchase. Although, my peripherals are more restricted than in my old full face helmet, and I notice that I use my side mirrors more often. Overall, I love the helmet and would buy this style again if I needed to.
March 28, 2014
**Looks-this helmet is definitely stylish. I've gotten quite a few compliments so far. The gloss black is a fingerprint magnet but it's easy to clean
**Fit-comfortable! This is definitely one of the most comfortable helmets I've had on my head. The padding is great. It's light since it's essentially a half-helm and that helps cruising around.
**Goggles-clear and comfortable as well. I wear prescription glasses under them with no problem. The lens is smoked but I haven't had an issue with it in the night time, lit, city areas. Haven't tried it in the completely dark hill country yet.
**Noise-the ear pads fit snug so you get less noise especially with the wind which is nice. More tolerable even than my full face with the shield closed.
So far I'm loving this helmet. It's nice and airy now that it's warming up but I've taken it out in 40 degree weather(before windshield) and it does well there too. The price won't break your bank and it's so comfortable which is important I think to everyone. Shark makes some great products and I'm glad I got this helmet.
March 14, 2014
Great and unique helmet
been wearing this for a couple weeks now. love the helmet, fit and finish is great including the paint. doesn't feel too big to me and i bought the size i normally wear. ventilation/air flow is really good. lots of noise at speed on the highway but thats not what this helmet is for. my only complaint is the foam around the goggles seems cheap and feels like it will wear out/break apart rather quickly. if they fix that then this helmet would be 5 stars.
December 19, 2013