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Shark Evo Line 3 helmet test


Just below the EVO One, the Evo Line 3 headset has almost the same properties, for a lower and very competitive price in this range. Heavier and less easy to handle, this helmet is the premier modular that I have tried over a long period of time. So it's been two months and 5,000 km since I returned from my visit to the new Motoblouz offices, with this helmet tested. It was an opportunity for me to meet the people who helped me carry out my eight-month trip to South America. So I'm going from an ultra-light enduro type helmet to a very heavy modular one... But more comfortable and practical.

First impressions

My first impressions are good. The fabrics are silky and will stay that way. THE latest Evo Line is very thick, and promises to protect well from the noise behind my homemade bubble. The different materials seem well made and well studied.

In jet mode, the chin guard is placed on the back of the head. Leaving a good thickness of material at the mercy of the wind. So, it pulls well on the head and as a bonus, its weight doesn't help at all. You will either have your head back or, and in road mode, your head forward because of the super heavy chin bar.

But let's put that aside. It's really nice to just ride with the visor on, especially in town. Even on the device, it holds up well. However, be sure to lower the visor all the way to the bottom. Halfway down the visor wobbles, because it has no point of support and the noise is infernal. At more than 50 km/h with just the sun visor, you will have the same problem.

A helmet… which requires instructions!

Well and then, like every time I try a product, I didn't read the instructions before putting it on. So I left straight away, putting it on, without asking any questions. And even with the warehouse workers' explanations, it wasn't easy! Unlike the Evo One, this model does not have a system that automatically raises the visor when changing modes. You have to do it manually when you lower the visor… And I didn't understand it at first. This meant that the chin strap did not get stuck, and could rise freely.

So, don't forget: the visor must be halfway down to be able to lower the chin guard. And to raise the visor, the little excess plastic is in the upper middle. So, I'll let you imagine me on the road. Looking for all this like an idiot, and monitoring the traffic and my pace at the same time. Not to do !

Comfort-wise?

At high speeds it is quite quiet. Quieter than my enduro, but much quieter than my full face road helmet. It's not the king in this area either... But once in road mode, it remains comfortable and airy.

Second big flaw: no Pinlock. Like all helmets on which the visor is supposedly anti-fog and anti-scratch, it just proved to be unsuitable in the rain or in the cool of the early morning. The mist builds up very quickly. And if you open the visor a little in the rain, the drops immediately run inside. But hey, there is always a simple solution! We open everything and enjoy the rain on our face (don't do this if you wear glasses).

Off-road (yes, I did it too, just to do as complete a test as possible!): and surprisingly, it doesn't do too badly. You breathe well, you pick up dust well, but in jet mode – not recommended in the event of a fall – you just need a good neck strap to avoid swallowing too much dust. And voila. However, it is still far too heavy and prone to multiple scratches if the guy in front of you splashes in the loose dirt. In summary, to go for a walk on the paths in quiet mode, no problem!

Conclusion ?

Despite this less than complimentary test, I easily put it on my head to go for a little walk, breathe the sea air... But not having a work sleep use at the moment, I haven't yet been able to try it completely in its main area of ​​use. On the road, it won't make you suffer too much. But it quickly makes itself felt at the end of the day. Little extra all the same: it is possible to install a handsfree in the location provided for this purpose!

But let's be honest, I won't take it with me on a trip! THE EVO one, a little lighter, and with a more studied modular system, could be an option.

Weight2
Ergonomics2
Interior comfort4
Ventilation3
Silence3
Finishing3.5

My opinion: Practical but far from free of defects

In short, the latest Evo Line is heavy, but comfortable. It is practical for daily use, but be sure to read the instructions carefully, or even practice, before being on the road. It's a good modular, but without the Pinlock, forget about comfort in the rain or in the cool early morning. Unless you are a warrior and you ride in jet mode. As a bonus, at this price, it is rather well placed compared to the competition.
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The Viking adventurer

Sometimes a web designer, sometimes an adventurer, I like to communicate, teach, learn, undertake, discover. It is this multiplicity that animates me when I travel, work, photograph, write, eat or drink. I believe in chance and I want to give it as much chance as possible, for better or for worse!

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