Shark S700 Prime Helmet
This helmet is very good the airflow is nice, blocks out wind noises
November 2, 2014
Good helmet for the price
Overall i like the helmet for the price i paid. Some good things are its cheap and a very comfortable fit. It has a nice aggressive look to it. The drop down internal sunglasses are a nice addition to this helmet it played a big factor in my final purchasing decision. In the beginning they seemed like they distorted your view but after 5 or so min. using them your eyes will adjust and they are great. Replacing the shield is a snap unlike other helmets I've owned. Instead of it taking me 5 min to get a new visor on it takes me a few seconds. Unfortunately there are some flaws and one major one is the airflow.Since the airflow is so poor the vent switches are hard to figure out which way is open without looking at the manual. It is also somewhat noisy. Other than those the only other problem is the lumi graphics don't glow well. The only way you can tell its glowing is if it's in a completely dark room with no ambient light whatsoever.
November 18, 2014
Stylish and comfortable
Love the look. Great looking helmet, lightweight and comfortable. Fits exactly how I expected after following the fit guide. Does a decent job blocking out wind noise even at highway speed.
October 28, 2014
You get what you pay for
I bought this helmet several months back and was slightly disappointed upon opening it. Right away, the build quality seemed a little cheap. The matte black looked great, but some epoxy was visible through the rear air vents, and the lever for the internal visor felt very light weight. There is no chin curtain, and at highway speeds the noise becomes immediately unbearable. I recently bought a Shoei RF1200 to replace this helmet, and could not believe the difference. Its twice the money, but worth the upgrade.
July 21, 2014
Light and quiet
Very light and quiet,and comes with an internal shield.Looks good too.
July 7, 2014
Although decent, NOT worth $200+
I used this helmet from mid-February to the beginning of June. I'll start with what I liked about the helmet. It's a good weight, not cumbersome at all. Fits well, but my narrow face could have used slightly thicker cheekpads. The faceshield is optically correct and gives a good FoV. The shell shape is aerodynamic and drag during headchecks is minimal. It's comfortable and easy to get on and off. Stays decently cool and seems to vent well enough. Really easy to remove faceshield. The best thing I like about the helmet is that it's a smaller profile than most.
As far as cons go, I noticed a lot. I'll start with the little things. Firstly, the chinstrap would be better off with a snap closure instead of the loop you put it through. To get another faceshield (I wanted a dark smoke one) it'll cost an exorbitant $80. The faceshield doesn't snug up to the gasket for a good seal against precipitation. The vent controls are cheap plastic and feel like they could break. Also, it's difficult to tell whether the vents are open or closed when you switch them. The drop down sun visor control seems flimsy as well. Tension on the faceshield was decent most of the time but high speed wind will close it on you. The faceshield is not fog resistant. Rather annoying riding in sub 70 degrees and having to crack it open frequently when you're not moving. The main pull of the helmet (the internal sunvisor) turned out to be the biggest disappointment for me. First of all, it is not fog resistant, but even worse than that, it's not optically correct, so I ended up not even using it because it makes vision worse.
I can't really recommend it. Maybe if it was $150. If you're looking at it for its aggressive shape and cool looks like I was, it's not worth it.
June 9, 2014
Excellent helmet for the price
Great helmet for the price, I'm very happy with my purchase. Solid and well made, if a bit heavy. It's my first helmet with a built-in drop down sun shield and I can't imagine how I ever got along without one. The venting is a bit primitive and I wish there was a chin curtain - the chin is wide open. Overall, good purchase.
May 26, 2014
Great helmet for the money
This is my first helmet. I originally was looking at the usual Bell starter helmets but there seemed to be a compromise required with those helmets in regards to noise and weight. For just a little bit more money with this Shark helmet you get a stylish looking helmet that is comfy, quiet, and light. This helmet also has the nifty built in sun visor to eliminate the need for a tinted visor or sunglasses. I am super happy with my purchase.
May 12, 2014