This will be my third helmet from the Shark Evo range. I just love them; I love the way they convert with a flick of the wrist from being a full face, into an open face; this feature is so useful, especially in my job, which involves frequent stopping to take pictures, or to talk to people. They are so easy to sue – even with a gloved hand.
My previous two Sharks were both from the Evoline Series 3 range, but this latest helmet is the Evo One, which claims some major innovations in various areas, including a varied array of the latest technical characteristics like the ‘auto-up and auto-down’ system, which automatically lifts the visor when raising or lowering the chin guard.
Visually, the helmet is much more compact in its design, which gives it a better aerodynamic profile; it’s also 100g lighter than its’ predecessor. Out on the road this translates to making it much more comfortable to wear, due to less air turbulence being created. The helmet’s ‘Autoseal’ system (which flattens the visor onto the helmet, helps to create a soundproof seal, which in turn means there’s a vast reduction in wind noise, making it much better on the ears. And this ‘Autoseal’ system doesn’t just improve wind noise levels – it also helps with keeping out water and unwanted drafts.
The Evo One comes in two shell sizes (with a Pinlock ‘MaxVision’ anti-fog system being a standard fitment on both). The ‘auto-up/auto-down’ system makes it a doddle to alter the helmet from a full face to an open face, even when wearing gloves. The helmet is also fitted with what Shark describe as a ‘full covering’ internal anti-scratch sun visor. Other features include Shark ‘Easy fit’ (for those who wear glasses), a micro buckle system and a removable, washable inner liner; it also comes ready to accept the ‘Sharktooth’ communication system.
Weighing in at 1650g, the Evo One is available in 11 different colourways (mine was the Krono version), and in sizes XS to XL.