Shark Skwal Instinct - Matt Black / White
Customer Product Reviews
Initially really liked this helmet. Good fit, comfortable with good visibility. However, soon discovered that at speed of 100k+ a whistle starts, and increases in volume with increase in speed. I wear noise reducing ear plugs and even with these in, the whistle was quite audible and annoying. I tried varying riding positions, but this made no noticeable difference. Also, I went to remove the visit the other day and the C piece snapped. I then discovered when looking for a replacement visor that this is due to a known issue with these visors. Button for lights is not recessed, which meant that every time I put the helmet down, I was inadvertently turning on the lights, which after a few months would only work intermittently in any event.
Perfect helmet for beginner
As this is my first helmet, I can't compare it to others. This helmet looks great in the Matt black, the fit is very comfortable and I like the built in sun visor. The LEDs may not be to everyone's taste but they will make me happier on them late but rides, as they are super bright. Very happy with the purchase.
Helmet looks great, but for me didn't quite fit right sitting too high on my head. The padding also squashed my cheeks while the quick release ratchet had to be adjusted to it's minimum and even then I'm unsure if it was tight enough. Padding was a pain to put back in after I removed it, and the light system was not very easy to use. In the end I decided to return the item, as always Sportsbikeshop made this very easy.
Great value for money
This is a well made helmet with good features. I particularly like that they consider people who wear glasses. The LED works well but the switch could be a bit more positive and the charge lead needs to be tucked away carefully so that it doesn't cause discomfort. The helmet looks great, fits very well and generally feels like a much more expensive item. I'm very happy with it.
Excellent helmet with added extras
Had this helmet a couple of weeks now and when I first got it out of the box I was very impressed. It has a lovely shape to it and the padding inside has a luxurious look and feel to it. Compared to my HJC Is-17 I certainly get less wind coming up through the chin and the internal visor drops down further which makes a big difference. Have tested it in a heavy downpour and not a drop came in. I am use to a D ring fasten so am still getting use to the quick system but no problems with it. For me the only thing that I'm finding a bit fiddly is putting the sun visor up and down but I'm sure I'll get use to that, and I am wearing my winter gloves still! Oh and the lights.... absolutely love them!
Smart helmet with clever features
Had Shark helmets before and very pleased with the fit and quality. The LED light feature is clever and useful as is the sun visor. Getting used to the ratchet strap as previous helmet was D ring and I like helmet to fit tight. Glad to have Pinlock too as hate poor visibility on damp nights.
This will cover the helmet and customer service. This was not the helmet I originally wanted but due to sizing issues had to repeatedly send back other helmets which was done with out question or cost to myself after receiving expert advice I was led to this helmet. The helmet itself is comfortable and warm has all the extras I was after anti fog and internal sun visor it was an added extra that I found out that it had integrated led lights that are super bright and great for when you want to be seen at night also with and easy to use button which can be used while riding.