RRP: £89.99 // Sizes: XS-XL // Colours: Black, White (both with graphics options) // Info: www.shark-helmets.com
This urban styled open-face helmet is constructed from injected thermoplastic resin and feels nice and light. There are two shell sizes to make sure that the fit and protection are not compromised in any size helmet.
The helmet comes with an anti-scratch visor, which can be lifted up if you don’t want it in front of your eyes, or easily removed using the quick release visor system. It’s easy to flick the visor up and down even though there are no lever systems or catches — just grab and pull! Like the rest of the helmet, it’s simple but effective.
The micro-lock buckle system is easy to use and works well. The strap is in a natural position under the chin and doesn’t get in the way.
This is a pretty light helmet and the first couple of times I took it off it nearly went flying as I was expecting it to be heavier. Not that I’m complaining about it being light, on the contrary.
I wasn’t expecting this to be the quietest helmet ever (it is an open-face one after all, and they’re not renowned for being quiet), but this particular lid is not too bad at all. In fact, it’s quieter than some full-face helmets I’ve tested.
The lining is plush and soft and the fit is perfect, which makes this a very comfortable helmet indeed.
I like the urban and understated look of this helmet, there’s something quite classy about it. And the finish of all the components is good – the lining in particular is very nice.
This is a very nice helmet for the money, and if you are a fan of the open-face type of helmet it’s definitely one to consider.