Shark Vision-R GT Carbon Inko (£379.99)
Tester: Steve Hunt
Time tested: 3500 miles/12 months
What’s good? The Vision-R offers the widest and most panoramic view through the visor of any helmet I’ve worn. I took this helmet as my first choice for touring through France and Germany last year and it allowed me to soak in every aspect of the glorious scenery. With integral sun visor and solid wind-noise dampening it’s been the perfect, longer journey companion.
What’s not? The sun visor – whilst essential to me for bright mornings and shining sunsets – allows a fair bit of air in through the slot through which it drops down into view. This can mean that colder days tend to result in wind-induced, teary eyes and some complicated balaclava/buff wearing to keep out the draft.
Quality rating: 4/5
Value rating: 4/5
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