Shark Vision-R Helmet - Solid
I love the dropdown visor, and the shield REALLY is fog free.
Fit is snug, but that's the way I like it. I feel so safe in this rig.
May 13, 2013
Good helmet, fits small
I seem to be in between a Large and X-Large. I normally wear a Medium or Large depending on the helmet, but these seem to run small.
Overall though, a great helmet with lots of features. I found it hard to find a helmet with an internal sun visor that was not modular. There doesn't seem to be a lot of options in the middle of the road price range. I didn't want a cheapo, but I also didn't want to spend $600. For the money this helmet is great.
May 13, 2013
Excellent sun visor feature. Eliminates having to change from day to nigh.
My helmets arrived in excellent condition complete with manual and Shark helmet bags. If for some reason there are parts broken off , it is safe to assume it has been roughly handled and probably dropped by delivery service. Send it back!! Don't be a crybaby and blame the manufacturer. These are great helmets! I rode in temps from 18F to 100F. It will fog but just be smarter than the helmet and raise the clear outer visor 1 notch to clear the fog. Visor settings are great and at 80 Mph visor stays open. I will continue to buy Shark, I highly recommend.
May 4, 2013
Sun Visor Fog
The main two features that sold this helmet to me are the extra wide vision and the retractable sun visor. The vision is pretty awesome in the helmet however the sun visor is a major dangerous liability. It fogs very easily making it impossible to see especially when you are riding directly into a bright, low sun. I have tried applying anti-fog treatment to it with no avail. This is a huge defect in the helmet. Why can't the sun visor be anti-fog like the main visor? I have written the company with a formal complaint and await a remedy. If this problem is fixed, I would recommend this helmet hands down, but until then, I cannot.
April 10, 2013
Been wearing this helmet every day for several months in situations from 100+ degree desert rides to 40 degree wind and rain. It's light weight, well-ventilated, extremely comfortable, and most importantly, has a very wide field-of-vision. Wearing this thing is like looking at the world in wide screen. My only problem is that it runs a little large - I like helmets to fit tightly and conform to my head over time; this one is slightly roomy and though I've gotten used to it, the first few weeks had me concerned (probably unjustly) that it was going to turn around on my head. FYI: if you bang it around or drop it, the black surface will chip to a white substrate.
January 24, 2013
Value for money that comes with good looks
Well constructed. Can compete with other good brands. I like the styling, the wide view and the dark visor for those bright and sunny days.
Helmet isn't heavy. Fits well on me. Love the feel of this helmet. Looks very sinisterly cool.
January 7, 2013
A few small changes could make this helmet a lot better
Preface: I used the helmet over the summer before writing this review. Hope it offers a better insight.
The helmet looks great: very stylish fighter-pilot look (not to mention functional with the built-in sun visor and nice field of vision).
But there are a lot of problems with the build quality:
- Right out of the box, some of the plastic pieces were already coming unglued (the intake portion on the left chimney vent).
-The plastic tab at the end of the chinstrap has popped off, which is quite annoying since it makes buckling/unbuckling the helmet and securing the strap more difficult, and basically impossible if gloves are involved
-The edges of the chimney vents are cracking and chipping away, on both sides.
-The neck-roll is constantly popping out (the part near the primary chin curtain) whenever I take the helmet on or off.
-The rubber gasket for the face shield leaks (I don't ride in the rain, but sometimes it cant be avoided)
The helmet isn't too loud, but it could be much quieter if the neck roll was a little tighter along the side of the neck.
Also, there is only one option if you plan on changing your face shield, which is something to consider if you like different tints or colors.
Bottom line: the helmet looks great, fits well, and has an excellent field of vision, but production quality is lacking (especially when you factor in the price). A few improvements could make this helmet a lot better.
October 16, 2012
The vision r is a great lid. The field of vision is amazing... I can barely see the edges of the visor in my periphery. It is stable at speed, and it's not heavy. I've been putting in 2-300 mile days, and I feel fine at the end. Little to no fatigue at the end that results from the helmet. The internal sun visor is awesome, I love it. The helmet is kind of loud, but not bad. My ears aren't ringing or anything after riding for a few hours. The neck roll is a tremendous pain to put back in after removing. For the record, although it won't catch the entire sticky pad, the chin underneath the vent is enough to securely attach a curved gopro mounting plate.
August 7, 2012