Pilot
 
 
 
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    May 21, 2012
  • Last review
    April 22, 2013
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Pilot's Reviews
 
Shark S700 Prime Helmet An extremely versatile helmet, the Shark S700 is equipped with a drop down sun visor, excellent ergonomics and superb ventilation. Aggressive style and great quality-to-price ratio make the S700 a true contender. Features Constructed from injected thermoplastic resin 2.2 mm anti-scratch faceshield Quick release faceshield system Ergonomic sunvisor system Dual position optimized ventilation Multi-density internal shock absorbers Removable and washable liner
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Love it, but wish it was better
PostedApril 22, 2013
Customer avatar
Pilot
From Fort Lee
State:NJ
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
The moment I put this helmet on my head, I knew it's a keeper. It just fits right, looks great, and aerodynamically clean.
The sound proofing is average. But, when I stood on the pegs to position the helmet into the free airstream and away from the bike's turbulence, it was like I departed the bike altogether. It became so quiet. I thought I slowed down to half speed. I had to look at my speedometer to confirm I was still moving at 65 MPH. Turning the head right and left 90 degrees did not produce any noticeable increased force, just a slight change in sound.
The helmet looks very nice too, thanks in part to pretty thin insulation layer, but supposedly has a crash rating of 4/5. So I am OK with that.
However, having such small clearance between the head and the shell, leaves little room for installing an intercom audio system. The clamp of Cardo set will push the interior towards your head, partially degrading your level of comfort. There is no recess for earpieces as well. Luckily the backing fabric will accept Velcro, so you at least don't need to put the sticky pads on. The chick pads do not have opening for the earpieces, so the latter wind up behind a layer of fabric. One could probably cut openings there but, since I don't use earplugs, it works for me without cutting anything.
The padding on the strap is not removable for washing. There is no retention clip for the excess strap. Instead there is a loop, like on an old watch band (kinda old tech). I solved this by installing a quick disconnect (the excess strap is tucked away nicely).
The ventilation seems non-existent. I played with the vents on a cool day at 65 MPH and felt no difference from all open to all closed. What a shame.
The sun visor was the main reason why I bought this helmet. It works well and comes down much lower than some competitors. It could be a little darker, but still is better than nothing. However, coming down so low has its price. If you lower the visor quickly, it will hit your nose and then come up a bit. I just lower the visor deliberately slower, which prevents the unintended contact. The sun visor scratches easily, so be careful.
Face shield mounting is great and the face shield is pin-lock ready, if it's important for you. Personally, I would prefer no pins on my shield, since I can see them in the corners of my eyes. The shield is not optically perfect, but it is not noticeable.
The other problem has to do with the helmet being new in the US market. I have searched without success for spare parts (shield, visor, etc.) for just in case. I am sure the parts will follow in short order, but just be aware.
All in all, I love this helmet. This is a long review, but I wanted to share my observations. I myself, had a very hard time finding any reviews on this, since it is new, and had to go a little bit on a gut feeling. I am happy I did.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Cortech DSX Denim Jacket
Cortech DSX Denim Jacket
13.5 Oz. Denim Construction provides comfortable durability Stretch panels under the arms for ease of movement Precurved and rotated sleeves increase comfort and performance in the riding position The Mandarin collar is lined with soft, comfortable microfiber Zippered chest, sleeve and rear exit vents provide flowthrough ventilation Durable main zipper closure and wind flap seals out the elements Removable, CEapproved armor at the elbow and shoulder with an articulated Triple Density back protector EVA Foam padded shoulder and back panels provide additional protection Cortech's Z.O.Q. (ZipOut Quilted) liner features warming 100gm Polyfill insulation Zippered chest map pocket, hand warmer pockets, internal mobile phone pocket and dual zippered fanny pack Hand pockets are lined with ArmorLink 2 mesh, so they also function as vents Adjustable waist belts, with TPR pulls, help fine tune the fit Includes a jacket/pant zipper with the pant side included
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent jacket and great value!
PostedMay 21, 2012
Customer avatar
Pilot
From Fort Lee
State:NJ
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
This jacket is comfortable and sturdy, it fits and feels great. A couple of things to mention: on a cold day you do feel the chill through the under-arm stretch panels. Also, I wish there were adjustments on the sleevs for the elbow armor.
Great service from Revzilla. They sent me a wrong order and when I called in and told them about it, they literally solved the problem overnight.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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