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Shark Raw Helmet

If you always wanted to be a fighter pilot but riding motorcycles is as close as you got, the Shark Raw Helmet is here to let you live out your fantasy. The aviation inspired design combines a 3/4 thermoplastic shell with off-road style goggles and a plastic face mask to create a helmet perfect for tearing up the streets in whatever urban jungle you call home. The sweat wicking liner and ventilation system keeps even the hottest heads cool and while the face mask does not provide impact protection, it does do a handy job of keeping bugs and road debris out of your mouth. 

Regardless of what you're riding, the Raw is a helmet for those who aren't afraid to stand out from the pack. Ride apart, ride Raw.

Features:

  • Constructed from injected thermoplastic resin
  • Comfortable natural fiber interior and ventilation system using air vents and diffusers
  • Two position top vent (open/closed)
  • QRGS: Quick Release Goggle System
  • Double anti-fog and anti-scratch visor
  • Face protection mask
  • Aerodynamic outer shell
  • D-ring closure
  • 2 shell sizes
  • Easy fit for glasses wearers with the goggles

Note: Helmet features a D-ring closure, not the micro-ratchet as shown.

4.3 / 5
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3.5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Shark Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm)
XS 53-54
SM 55-56
MD 57-58
LG 59-60
XL 61-62
2XL 63-64

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
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Awesome Look
First off I would like to commend Revzilla on excellent customer service. This was my first time ordering and I was really impressed with how fast my product was received. I live in Oahu, Hawaii and it took 5 days to get here, with the weekend. in between. Most importantly, I used the promo code for free shipping! So thank you Revzilla!
Helmet PROS:
I just received my Shark RAW today...and I love it. The initial roundness of the helmet caught me off guard, and honestly I thought it looked extremely large on my head, but once the face mask is assembled on put on, the whole helmet is breath taking...almost "Predator" like. It really fits the time with its futurist look, while retaining some classic style as well. As for its large appearance, I placed it next to my ICON Armada and it is actually a bit smaller, so I'm convinced that the roundness of the helmet makes it look larger than it really is. I wear a large and it fit perfect, and it is lighter in weight than my ICON.
Helmet CONS:
The face mask is awesome, however if Shark can develop a better material than the foam around the goggles I think it will have more longevity. I can tell that in a few months the foam will start to get torn and make not be so comfortable to wear. Also, I was hoping that the low mask coving the nose and mouth was going to be a hard plastic...its not...it actually very flexible and with a strong cross wind it feels like it may just blow off your face. There is no way you can ride with this in the open/up position. With that being said, you are really over paying for a 3/4 helmet because it comes with some cheap goggles and a face mask to create that awesome look.

Suggestion to Shark...develop a better insulating material for the goggles or develop a integrated sun visor, this way it give the rider an option #which we all love to have#, and it would look even better, #more aviator like# and would be worth the current cost. The mask should be a more durable plastic and firmly attachable/detachable to the helmet not the goggles.

Overall:
Awesome design, very revolutionary, and I believe it is a good start to a trend. With a few improvements, I can't wait to see what the next generations look like.
November 6, 2013
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Just What I Was Looking For
Was looking for a unique, full-face helmet that would compliment my 09 Vegas 8-Ball, and found it with this beauty.

It's not a legitimate full-face helmet, as the mouthpiece is just rubber and can be folded upward out of the way. If you're looking for legitimate full-face protection in the event of a wreck, this helmet won't suffice. However, it does a great job in protecting my face from wind, bugs, and small debris, and also has a slick look. I personally don't like the big-ness and bulky-ness of cruiser style full face helmets, and sport/dirt style helmets don't really go with my style, so this helmet fit the bill. If that sounds like you, go for it.

It's a bit loud, but I knew that going in, and it doesn't bother me. It's also lightweight but durable, I dig that. It's very comfortable as well, thick, lush padding in both the helmet and goggles, and the mouthpiece doesn't actually make significant contact to your skin, so there's no discomfort there.

I got the flat black, it looks killer. Size medium fits perfect, as I wear a 7 1/8 " fitted hat.

Great buy.
October 29, 2015
Ride:
2009 Victory Vegas 8-Ball
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
worthy choice
Good day!
today received the helmet!
What I liked:
1. Appearance.
2. With glasses are very comfortable.
3. Qualitatively made , all seams are flat and neat.
What caused the confusion:
1. Clasp helmet. Why did solderless quickly.
2. Visors mounting frequent disconnection of the crank and it will break.
3. Fixing the side covers are thin and there is a risk that were broken off soon
4. Plug the rain risk of loss.

I apologize for the mistakes, I write through Google translator
November 20, 2013
Ride:
2006 Suzuki M109R Boulevard
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Weighs almost nothing, stylish and sleek, this is definitely a perfect warm weather helmet.
Protection and durability: What's there to say about this helmet. It's open faced with a little extra plastic in areas that most helmets of this type don't cover. If you go down, the upper portion of your head should fair nicely, but don't expect the road to do any favors for your chin. It will keep the bugs out of your teeth though, which is certainly a plus for those vegan riders out there.

My gripes in durability come mostly from the straps and the clips you have to attach them to the goggles with. These are rather flimsy and the entire five minutes or so I spent trying to connect the goggles to said straps was also spent worrying that I was going to break them. I've yet to have any problems beyond that, though I've only gone about 100 miles or so.

Price: ... I wouldn't mind seeing it $50 lower in this department. The helmet is certainly nice and fits well, but given the quality of the goggles and plate, it seems just a tad too high. Style points boost the price.

Comfort: The Raw certainly shines in this department, at least for short rides. It breathes more than well enough to keep you from sweating and fits quite nicely, remaining far less restricting than full faced helmets and the like. I did notice after about 50 miles or so though that the goggles were beginning to push on my face in a slightly uncomfortable way. I believe keeping your speeds down will likely prevent this, though for now, I'd simply say this helmet is meant for shorter rides, or ones involving more frequent stops.

Air flow: It's almost like you're wearing nothing at all~ Really though, what else would you expect? This helmet doesn't do much to cut down the wind, and you're going to be keeping your face plenty cool whilst wearing it. Even with the top vent closed, there's more than enough air flow to keep even a Floridian happy. Don't expect to be doing any voiceovers while wearing this thing though. Even at low speeds, everything you say will be ten miles behind you by the time it leaves your mouth. Definitely not a helmet for motologs or the GoPro enthusiasts out there. Did I mention this is definitely a warm weather helmet? Yes? Then don't take it out riding on cold days... unless you like the cold, then by all means, do your thing.

P.S. Keeping your speed below 60 or so keeps the noise level down fairly low. Once you go above that, you'd better have earplugs or enjoy the sound of your bike and the wind rushing past or you're going to have a bad time.

Style: There's no doubt that this is where the designers wanted to place their cards with this helmet. It's small, sleek and sexy and I've little doubt it will turn a few heads. While the goggles and the guard that attaches to them might not be the most durable, they certainly add something to a type of helmet that usually just exudes a tired, old design. If you're looking for a street helmet and something out of the ordinary that won't leave your wallet in tears and looks good at the same time, this is definitely a product to order.
March 22, 2016
Ride:
2013 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron XL883N
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Stylish open face
I will be honest: I purchased this helmet solely based on looks. I think this is one awesome looking lid! If you are reading this then you likely think so as well so I won't dwell on that.

I find no issues so far with the fit and finish of the helmet. There were no blemishes or obvious defects to be found. The goggles have excellent optical clarity and have yet to fog up on me. Be very careful with the foam that seals the goggles to your face, though...I see Shark doing a brisk business selling replacements when they get torn off as your head goes in and out of the helmet (you could move the goggles but that's a bit of a pain...kind of like that flap on the front of underwear that nobody uses). The part that covers your mouth does a good job of keeping dust and bugs off your face but that's about it...if you're sliding face down on the asphalt don't expect it to protect you (and as far as I know Shark doesn't market it as being a protective piece).

It's pretty loud on my fairing and windshield-less bike. However, this is my only non full-face helmet so I'm not sure how it compares to others of the same design. My primary helmet is a Schuberth C3, which is particularly quiet and likely just makes what is normal levels of noise on an open face seem like more than it is.

The only kinda-sorta negative I can say about the Shark Raw is that it seems to be a tight fit going on and off. It makes my poor ears angry and red like two little bottles of Tabasco. Fortunately, once the helmet is on the fit is very comfortable. Maybe my head just has a weird shape to it that that guy in Goonies...

In all I'm very happy with my Shark Raw. The matte green gives it kind of a kick-butt post apocalyptic soldier look. I think I will also pick up another in black to better match my other gear.
December 17, 2013
Ride:
2016 Moto Guzzi Audace
Excellent Helmet!
I've been using this helmet for a few days now and it's awesome! I got an XL and was a little concerned that it would be a tight fit (I've been using an HJC xxl) but it was a great fit. The tinted goggles are great for day or night use and everything looks and feels sturdy. My only complaint is that it's a little noisy...but I can live with that.
November 8, 2013
Ride:
2013 Can-Am Spyder RT-S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
All of the fun, none of the regrets...
This helmet looks like a costume helmet out of the box. My expectations were low but I mainly wanted this helmet for its looks and to help save my Arai from daily wear and tear.

First off, this helmet is LIGHT. Secondly, this helmet is reasonably priced, comfortable, and surprisingly functional. The internals are plush and I have yet to fog up the goggles in this Alabama humidity (it does better than my Arai pinlock shield). This great helmet also managed to somehow fit my Sena headset like they were made for one another.

I compare this helmet to a barfly that you reluctantly take back to your place. But, when you wake up sober the next morning she still looks good, has fresh breath, and you don't mind awkwardly cuddling her. This helmet is a pleasant surprise because I expected very little but I received a whole lot.

In short, I expected this helmet to be the equivalent of a one night stand but now I am ready to "take her home to Momma".
September 11, 2014
Ride:
2014 Yamaha FZ-09
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Great Looking Helmet
The good:
Looks like you just stepped off an F-16 - SHARP!!
Comfortable on the head (7 7/8 head - XL is a good fit)
Open face puts you in the moment
Face mask/goggles are comfortable
Great visibility

The not so good:
Kind of cheesy mount between the goggles and face mask for the price
Lots of road noise (open face)
November 10, 2013
Ride:
2013 Yamaha FZ8
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Looks awesome
The helmet looks awesome. By far one of the coolest helmets out there. It's also comfortable UNTIL you go faster than 60 miles an hour. My helmet fits perfectly, not too right and not too loose, but when I go faster than 60 miles and hour the helmet begins to shake a bit to the point that if I were to ride for an hour on the highway I would get a pretty bad headache. Then again, I bought this helmet for city riding.
November 18, 2013
Ride:
2007 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Great Style, Good function
I love the way it looks and I get a lot of comments about it.
It fits well though its a little snug under the ears and pinches my earring against my head, but this is a typical problem I have. My GMAX68 did it too.
Ive had the helmet for about a month now, I ride every day and the mask is surprisingly good a blocking the cold morning air, not as good as a full face, but not so close to a half helmet either. The goggles are lightly tinted, good enough for the bright desert sun, but light enough to not feel to uncomfortable once the sun goes down. However the optical quality is a little lacking and at night I get ghost lights shift slightly down from light sources. I also don't feel much of a difference between having the vent open vs shut which worries me once I get around to trying it this summer here in Phoenix
January 2, 2014
Ride:
2012 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight XL1200X
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
my buddy needed a helmet
JUSTIN E on Dec 1, 2016
LOOKS AND THE QUALITY OF PRODUCT.
Horace R B on Sep 2, 2016
my buddy needed a helmet
JUSTIN E on Dec 1, 2016
You tube
John C on Oct 14, 2016
LOOKS AND THE QUALITY OF PRODUCT.
Horace R B on Sep 2, 2016
The reason why I choose to purchase this helmet is because its a lightweight, my current helmet is reaching its recommenced lifespan and the Matt Green will match my bike and riding gear.
Chamnan C on Jul 22, 2016
good look
Sylvain r on Jun 21, 2016
Because it is awesome
jeanne w on Jun 2, 2016
Fits my ride. I just rode out of a Harley dealership with a 2016 Softail Slim S!
Meynard H on May 25, 2016
Like the style. I mainly ride shorter trips and a lot of in town so I went with this.
CaliChris on May 23, 2016
It has the aggressive look! For urban use mainly..maybe I will try it on with my hybrid road bike too!!! lol!
Eric S on May 20, 2016
Just look at it...
Pearson B on May 19, 2016
This is my second one. I had a minor accident and wanted to replace it. I love the feel and of the helmet and the airflow. Great look.
BaDDmg on May 15, 2016
like it, and good reviews
Irina B on May 6, 2016
I like the Diesel Helmet but felt this could be better
Richard J on Apr 3, 2016
Because of all the badassery that it is.
Kelvin B on Mar 23, 2016
I already had one and I loved riding in with this helmet. I was hit by a car and the left side was bent in some so I could wear it no more. after a few months of riding with another helmet I miss this one so I order a new one
Shane S on Mar 15, 2016
Looks/style
Eric Y on Feb 14, 2016
It's cool looking and it's great for around town riding
Viktor K on Jan 10, 2016
Looks, features . . . DJ
Reaper69 on Dec 8, 2015
Looks Awesome!
Darren W on Nov 19, 2015
I think the helmet looks badass....but honestly it looks better on the shelf than it feels on my head!
Brian C on Nov 16, 2015
style and revilla reviews. hope it meets my expectations
rafael m on Oct 26, 2015
Riding in (town summer)
micheal d y on Oct 17, 2015
Protect ya neck!
Phillip W on Oct 11, 2015
I already own one Shark Raw Helmet, it is a phenomenal helmet. I Drove 300 Miles and another 300 miles none stop with this helmet and the seal around my ears was perfect, seal around goggles to helmet is perfect, it's incredibly comfortable including the padded chin strap. Hot sunshine, excessively high winds, and even rain at night over a mountain pass, My head was always the perfect temp. My wife rides as well, she has used this helmet and now wants one as well, hence buying another one.
Cody F on Oct 10, 2015
returned
Adam F on Sep 24, 2015
Purchased a new Triumph Thruxton and thought this will accent the coolness of the bike. Will let you know
Anthony F on Aug 30, 2015
I love the styling
Oliver S on Aug 26, 2015
Something to use primarily in my everyday commute to and fro work. The militant look blended with a menacing frontal drew me in. People are always asking (joking) if I just jumped out of a plane.
Leslie S on Aug 11, 2015
Best feature set for the money, looks awesome, previous shark helmet purchases
Howard M on Jun 27, 2015
looks like a quality 3/4 with some full face benefit plus it looks cool
tyler a on Jun 11, 2015
It has a very unique look and gets great reviews
Michael M on Jun 10, 2015
I like the look of the helmet for use with my Triumph Speed Triple. I have a full face helmet for when I'm commuting on the Highway and plan to use the Shark 3/4 helmet around town. The white color also stands out in traffic, although not quite high-viz, the white is a good choice for visibility.
Richard M on Jun 10, 2015
Unique design. However, I'm concerned it may be more form than function.
Patrick S on Jun 9, 2015
Styling, weight, and for in town riding
Roberto D on May 17, 2015
Fits exactly what i was looking for in a helmet. Cant wait to sport this helmet on my cafe racer
Sean K on Apr 29, 2015
Slick black finish, different from what you see on the road.
Jason I on Mar 30, 2015
Reminds me of an "Operator's" helmet! Going to awesome in uniform!
Tristan A on Mar 28, 2015
wonderful
Faisal A on Dec 7, 2014
LIKE THE NEW STYLE ,,DESIGN--- TOP QUALITY
arun j on Dec 2, 2014
Looks really cool! Nice matted green is excellent for my green Polaris ATV in the jungles. Openable face is needed in the heat!
R A on Nov 11, 2014
Will look good on my 2001 Ducati Monster 900 Dark and '14 Yamaha FZ09
Sean V on Nov 4, 2014
returned... need black MATE
Yolanda C on Oct 8, 2014
looks cool
tyler a on Sep 10, 2014
Loved the helmet. Returned it. The face shield was poor quality
James K on Sep 9, 2014
looks mean ,and fit great
thomas k on Aug 26, 2014
Something with good air flow
David A on Aug 25, 2014
Style. It looks hella bad-ass. Oh, and it will keep my brain from exploding on the side of the road if I happened to crash.
Nick D on Aug 22, 2014
looks and reviews
Quip on Aug 19, 2014
"Nice helmet, little windy inside if you turn your head. When you look right or left during a lane change you can feel the mast pull away from your face a little. Otherwise they are a great helmet and I get more comments on the helmet then I would expect. Pair this with the Olympia Avenger 1 piece I use and I'm told it looks like a fighter pilot."
Anthony M on Aug 15, 2014
Recommended by friend
Reynaldo C on Aug 13, 2014
You tube
John C on Oct 14, 2016
The reason why I choose to purchase this helmet is because its a lightweight, my current helmet is reaching its recommenced lifespan and the Matt Green will match my bike and riding gear.
Chamnan C on Jul 22, 2016
The helmet is said to be dot approved, is it snell rated also?
A shopper on Aug 4, 2014
Does this one come with dark slide down visor? Or dark outside visor?
A shopper on Aug 8, 2013
BEST ANSWER: No, the helmet has no visor other than the goggles (which do have a light tint to them)
Will I be able to replace the visor/goggles? If so, how much are the visor/goggles?
A shopper on Aug 27, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the goggles are replaceable. As of this writing they are $59.99 at Revzilla.
Is this helmet DOT approved?

Steve
A shopper on Aug 8, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Shark Raw is DOT approved, however, the chinbar is not included with this rating -- only the 3/4 shell of the helmt
When are you guys gunna get a video up? I don't trust anyone else's reviews like yours!
Alexander J on Oct 21, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Me too.
Is there a clear visor with it for night riding that you can switch b/w?
Zachary O on Sep 22, 2013
BEST ANSWER: i saw on a Q&A on a english website that was selling them in europe that they only have the tinted available right now but clear goggles will be available soon. however, they said its only gonna be a light smoke so its suitable for night and day riding.
Does this helmet come with a UV protected visor or at least a reflective tinted visor it would definitely boast the look more and blue tooth?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2013
BEST ANSWER: false, this helmet comes with only a lightly tinted goggle, good for night riding though
how about the mold of raw helmets? my head round about 60-61cm. ls2 large and venom large open face fits me but i dont have idea about shark raw series???
A shopper on Mar 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My head is also 60cm, and it works fine. I use an L size. But the isue with the chin strap is tricky. Go to a store and try it if you can...
does the sharktooth bluetooth headset compatible and fits the shark raw ??
A shopper on Feb 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: yes
If I buy this, or any other helmet to be sent to Australia, will I receive the item with the Australian Standard imprinted onto it?
A shopper on Dec 15, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Short answer is no. I bought the helmet into Australia (Perth) and it comes with a DOT standard. I use it anyway - it's a great helmet!

3 years in the making, this is the latest-and-greatest from Shark, and we finally have a production version. This is the new Raw, sub-$300, urban assault café-styled, naked bike-styled. This is a very different take on the open-face helmet. If we look at it, and this is my matte green version; remember, there’s a black, matte black, a white, a handful of graphics. Remember DOT and ECE-rated as an open-face helmet. Even though you have this polyurethane mouthguard, you have this optically-correct goggle system, it’s still rated as an open-face helmet. I’m going to walk through these more in detail as we move along. Keep that in mind; this helmet is designed for style and protection for the urban, for the cafe, for the naked biker elite. I think Cobra Commander would be really proud, as well.

Let’s briefly touch on fitment. This is a Shark helmet; Shark comes from France. We seen them do a mixture of fit types; this guy’s going to be more intermediate, to neutral, to round; keep that in mind. It’s not as much of a long oval; it’s going to be more of that neutral to round shape. It’s going to fit folks that have more of a wide circumference on their head. Remember, we do ship for free, and I would love to hear your gut reaction on the Shark Raw. Click here, subscribe to us at Revzilla TV. Leave me your comments, your questions, but more importantly, leave me your feedback, your gut reactions on this bad boy.

Diving into some of the feature set: What we see is a very lightweight helmet. Remember you don’t have a chin bar; it’s only rated as an open-faced. It’s going to be 2 pounds 13 ounces, so that means that it’s coming in underneath that 3-pound mark. Very lightweight, very agile; you’re not going to feel it. It is polycarb too, and the polycarb’s not going to be as lightweight as a fiberglass, but again, that’s how they’re able to keep that price point, sub-$300, which is a nice touch. Remember, you’re going to move up a little bit in price as you go into some of the graphic versions.

If I start to flip it on its side, you’re going to see as we break down the basic anatomy; one big vent scoop on top and it’s meant to not have any protrusions, any switches, no big vent scheme. Knowing it is an open-face, you’ll get a ton of air through the front. What they did was they gave you one vent to the scalp, and that’s going to be controlled by this removable rubberized stopper; open or closed. I love what they did; they even gave you a little cloud with some rain there to remind you that really only need to put it in if you want to block the rain. Does have a hole in it, so you could attach it to your key chain so you won’t use it. Again, that’s them looking at this helmet and saying, “This is designed for someone that really cares about the style and the complete look.” Think about some of that hardcore [inaudible 02:35] gear that you might see on the market coupled with this helmet. It’s a very intimidating look.

If you look along the sides, you’re going to see how that goggle system ties back in. If I move it around to the back, you’re going to see that it sweeps, back but again, very clean lines going all the way back. We think from a design and aesthetic standpoint; this thing knocks it out of the park, but there is a bit of a trade off because you’re getting a motorcycle helmet that in certain cases is going to have a little bit less protection, and then also you have a goggle which is a little bit fussier to work with. I’ll be honest about that, than if you had an open-face, a flip-up helmet, or even a full-face helmet.

Diving into the goggle itself, you’ll notice that this helmet comes in 3 configurations. You can completely remove the goggle and wear it in a full open-faced design. You can remove this piece which is your mouthguard, and its polyurethane, and it can be a little fickle putting it on and off. Notice that it’s vented on the back, but it does have a film for debris and dust blocking. Keep in mind guys; this is not part of that DOT or ECE rating. This is just a block that continues the badassery and blocks some of the dust and some of the debris, but in crash situations, it’s going to give you minimal protection.

If you move into the goggle system, this is actually one of my favorite pieces about this. It really is like a high-end ski or snowboard goggle. It has the double-pane design. It’s Carl’s Ice optics which are high-end lenses out of Germany. A double-pane means that while it does have an anti-fog coating, it’s going to almost give you that Pinlock factor that’s not going to fog. If I turn the Shark Raw on its side, you’re going to see it’s completely vented. You’ll notice on the back side of this that it has a full foam layer, so it’s going to be comfortable against your skin.

While I am going to tell you that it fits nicely, it fits snugly, it’s going to create a great seal against your eyes; the removal of it can be a little fickle. What I mean by that is because it is soft, what you can do . . . I’m going to pull this side pod off. You could see how I would do this. It’s one of those things that takes a little bit of time. Getting it off’s much easier, and as I pull it open, you’re going to see how it would slide out. There is my foam layer; it’s vented on the top. Again, premium in its designed; stealing a lot of technology from what I would call the dirt world, from the snowboard world, from the action sports world. They really looked into that. Notice how this side pod would go on. I find personally when I want to remove this goggle, I’m actually going to do it from side pod side of things versus doing it by undoing these side ports, because it is soft and it can be a little bit finicky to get it back on. Pull this down. You can see as I snap it back.

I will say as well that you saw me rotate that off from the sides. You could in certain instances rotate this goggle up and put it on top of the head, but I’m actually going to recommend that you don’t do that, because what’ll happen over time is I believe that this foam layer will start to come unglued over time as you rotate it up. I what I would really recommend is if you’re wearing it with the goggles on, you pull it on and off your head leaving those goggle in the same position. If you want to remove them, you remove the helmet and then remove it from the side pods, that way you’re going to give yourself the best lifespan out of your Carl’s Ice goggle lens and goggle system which is foam-backed.

Keep in mind as well that we should see Shark rolling out new styles of goggles, new finishes for lenses. You’ll be able to accessorize this bad boy or buy a replacement set of goggles moving forward, which is nice because they realize that over time if you’re rocking this bad boy everyday especially in city riding, you’re just going to beat it up. It’s part for the course; that’s what happens on motorcycles. You end up dinging up shields over time, so keep it in mind.

As I flip it open, you’re going to see, I’m going to pull my doughnut up here; Double D-ring construction and they’re using the same premium bamboo liner that we first saw in the Race R Pro. Hypoallergenic, cool to the touch; it’s going to be wicking. You’ll notice around the forehead . . . going to undo this guy and open it up so you can see it fully. You’re going to notice around the forehead and around the cheek and areas where you really might sweat that the material absolutely changes. Again, that’s going to be for additional wicking capabilities. It’s a nice touch; it’s forward thinking. Remember, Shark has Moto 2 and Moto GP riders wearing their stuff. They’re not spring chickens; they’ve been doing this for awhile, so they really understand what it takes to make a premium quality helmet. You’ll see too, notice that secondary material which is softer to the touch and is going to wick a little better. Cheek pads come out very easily; they are Velcro.

Keep in mind as well that Shark has the Sharktooth system. The Sharktooth system is their OEM-style Bluetooth connector. What that does is it allows you to go bike-to-bike or connect with your peripherals and listen to music. This helmet is already going to have a cutout for it, and it’s going to have cutouts on the earpieces so that you’re going to be able to incorporate those speakers seamlessly. Notice here is my comfort liner. Notice 3D in its design. Plenty of cutaways. Remember, its limited venting from the outside-in, but you’re going to get great air flow from the inside or from the front of the helmet. There’s that secondary material. Most of us, including myself, tend to sweat a lot on the forehead, and it’s nice that they gave you that extra wicking material that I’ve talked about a few times. It is hypoallergenic, which means it’s not going to stink over time and your body really should not react with it, even if you have sensitive skin.

Looking in the interior guts of the helmet, you’re going to see big venting channels. Again, they run all the way down to the back of the neck. You could see how they come together starting or emanating from that peak up front. Even as I go over to the ears, you’re going to see these speaker cutaways to take that Sharktooth system. Then in the back of the helmet, this is where you’d remove a piece, you’d incorporate your Sharktooth system, and that’s where the battery and the housing lives. It becomes a very scene less design over time.

Keep in mind, what we really love about the Shark Raw helmet is the style. It’s very unique. I’ll call a spade a spade. You have the Bell Rogue helmet which feels like that Bane-style. This guy’s really Cobra Commander city-inspired low profile, very fashionista, very French, very European and premium in its field. What you’re trading-off is some protection in the face because it’s not full-face, and you’re also trading off the ability to bang it around a little bit. Remember, they’re using high-quality optics and you’re using some PU injected-molded pieces that over time if you don’t take care of them, you might wear them out a little bit. They are also replaceable, so keep that in mind, guys.