Shark S700 Redding Replica Helmet
Great bang for the buck!
First off the graphics and styling alone were worth the price. Beautiful helmet. I have ridden with the helmet for only a day and so far I'm impressed. I purchased this helmet more or less for the internal sun visor. This being my first helmet with one I have to say I really like it. The size and placement of the sun visor was spot on for me and it was easy to use even with gloves on. I was also pleased with the way the helmet performed at speed. It was very smooth with no buffeting and head checks posed no issues. I wear a large Arai Vector and purchased a large Shark which ended up being a perfect fit. Overall I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this helmet.
October 29, 2013
Comfortable and Stylish!
A great product! Bought this as my second helmet and I am so glad that I did. This helmet fit perfectly out of the box not too tight and not too loose. Very very comfortable and stylish. For me the comfort was one of the biggest priority and it delivers. I got to ride it on a windy day and this helmet does not jerk my head around like the first one I had did! Great product for a very good price. Shark helmet is the way to go! I definitely recommend it to those who are considering this helmet. Plus the people at revzilla are very helpful and give informed suggestions. I will definitely do business with them again!
September 21, 2013
Excelente casco, mejor imposible!!!
Me gustaría antes agradecer el equipo de RevZilla, han proporcionado excelente suporte antes de la compra y después.
Las medidas que tome eran de para talla LG, pero me indicaron que como los cascos con el tiempo se gastan las almohadillas de adentro, quedaría perfecto con el MD, así hice la compra con talla MD, quedó un poco apretado en los cachetes, pero nada de más, con el tiempo quedará justo.
A mi novia le gustó tanto, que tuve que comprar uno a ella.
Saludos, y gracias por el excelente producto.
May 28, 2013
S700 Redding Replica: The Skinny
Ohhh the S700 version of the Redding replica, where do we begin.
After shopping around for this little piece of magnificence through only a small handful of sites that actually carried it, I took the plunge. I received this bad boy in the mail to Canada in a short time, in a very professional looking package that included bonus stickers and return labels of the sort. Here’s the skinny:
Bang for the Buck:
I'm not going to lie to you, I'm cheap. By when I say cheap I mean I used to value and go the extra mile for better quality. That is, until my wife became a factor. When I found out "Redding" replica came in 2 more styles at a vastly different price (Speed-R, Race-R) I immediately looked them up. I would have spent the extra cash on it and taken the agro hit if it wasn't for the fact that the Speed-R isn't quite as nice decal wise and more $$. The blue and red flag to me completes the helmet (S700 and Race-R) where (despite the shape) the black, yellow and white helmet of the Speed-R just didn't complete it for me. So the style I want, at the cheaper price was the end decision.
When I first laid eyes on this, I shed a small tear. Far better than I anticipated. The designs and colors scream visual attraction, while the flat black helmet itself tones things back down and keeps it to a subtle confidence.
With all helmets these days, unless the manufacturer fails hard, it’s going to be relatively comfortable. Overall the fit and helmet sizing was dead on. Maybe it’s me, but they did go a bit overzealous on the cheek padding. Hampster cheeks is not exactly my favorite looks. (Especially with no mirrored visor, covered later)
Protection and Durability:
Initial protection is adequate for my liking. Durability would need to be something I come back and review after some length of use, which we both know is not going to happen. But be sure with the 5 year warrantee from Shark, you should be in good loving hands.
Makes my RC51 + Jardine system sound like a Super Mario Go-Cart.
Rated this one a bit lower because the vents are a bit hard to find on the top. Fondling the top of my helmet like I'm washing my hair while riding down the road, is not exactly everyone’s favorite image. The top vents are a little on the low side for cooling and the bottom vent is a little too much.
When they threw in the build-in retractable sun-visor and quick detachable face shield on top of this spectacular looking helmet, I asked them how much do I owe you? They politely said nothing, it's on us. We just want you to be happy. Well my friend *small tear* you've succeeded. For the price and everything you already get in this helmet, how could not bring yourself to this fine purchase.
I'm the kind of guy that just can't not look for the worst in this world. And to only come up with a few negative points is a new positive high for me. I'll admit I was heartbroken to find out I couldn't get a mirrored face shield, or any face shield for that matter. Yeah ok, maybe they are working on it, but that's not helping me right now. Something this great needs to ride out complete and we all know clear visors just don't cut it. Also, as the video mentions the flat black can be bad with fingerprints. But it only seems to be when your friends grubby hands grab the helmet from you in visual mind-blowing awe. But you can't blame them for being seduced like a sirens call to this black beauty and yeah it cleans easy.
So in conclusion I’d like to thank Revzilla for marketing such a fine product and making it easily accessible. Shark, for the godly design of such a marvel and spell check. If you are on the fence about this helmet, knowing this may in fact be your last helmet before your wife takes you for every penny. And that it needs to last, it must last. I’m here to tell you my friend that things are going to be just fine. Click the order button not just with confidence, but with manly pride.
April 23, 2013
This Helmet looks beautiful. I like the pair of glasses inside the helmet but when you flip them up it is more than difficult to bring them down.I have to admit,I was a little disappointed when the comfort wasn't as I thought it would be. It's still a good helmet but I was expecting a little more.Also,I wanted a tinted face shield with the helmet and apparently they aren't out yet and customer service didn't really give me a vote of confidence when they would be available.
All in all ,it's a really cool looking helmet,ventilation could be a better but I like it. For the money I spent,I still say my Scorpion helmet is a tad better.
April 8, 2013