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
Love this lid!!!
I like everything about this helmet!! The design is bad-a**. I has a jet fighter pilot/Storm trooper/Predator feel to it. It's very comfortable as well. The fit is true to size, snug and uniform. Doesn't put pressure on the melon at any point in any way. I actually sat with it on and walked around the house and outside for a while. With the mask on it's very breathable and the goggles don't fog up. Visibility is excellent as well. The goggles are slightly tented which adds to the cool factor. I haven't tested it out officially yet but I did go outside at night and visibility is still pretty sharp. No issues there for me. The interior padding is easily removable for washing. I like the quick release chin strap as well. Easy on and easy off. Over all, I'm very pleased with my purchase. I'm so pleased that I'm ordering another in a different style. Anyone wanting to purchase this lid will not be disappointed....not unless you are super picky. And if I had to have one gripe (which isn't much of one) it was a little difficult to get the mask to snap onto the goggles. But once I figured it out and tried again, it wasn't so bad. The mask fits securely and doesn't move around much or nor does it rest on your face/lips. Only thing now is I have to give it the high speed test to check the aerodynamics and wind resistance. Bottom line, if you want and lid like no one else's, buy it. It's worth the $$$. You will be just as happy as I am. Ride safe!!
October 23, 2013