Product Review: Shark Evo One helmet (£329.99)

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What’s good about the Shark Evo One?

This is a very cleverly designed flip-front helmet that lets the rider flip the front section over to the back of the helmet, so you get to choose whether it’s a full-face or open-face. This allows the rider to have the chinbar up but still have the visor down for riding around town. The comfort is first-rate and the liner is very plush and remains comfortable even on long rides. The Pinlock anti-mist insert on the visor seals perfectly for excellent protection against fogging and in wet weather the visor seals well. The dropdown sun visor is great at this time of the year when the sun is shining off wet roads. The matt black and flouro yellow scheme looks stylish and there is an optional reflective sticker kit in the box too.

And what’s not?

The chinbar can take a bit of effort to click properly into place on both sides. It needs a firm click on each side to locate properly and that means taking both hands off the handlebars (one at a time, obviously) to make sure it’s located. It lets in a lot of air from underneath that can be tiring for my eyes in very cold weather. The Pinlock insert is already scratched on the inside because it’s scraping against either the top visor seal or the helmet shell.

Time tested

Six weeks/1000 miles


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Andy Downes

By Andy Downes

Former MCN Senior Reporter