HJC CL-17 Chin Curtain
Terrible design !
Helmet seems like a quality helmet.....UNTIL I put chin curtain on ! Are you kidding me? Connects in three spots then two sides are supposed to Velcro to fabric of helmet ? I can't imagine riding with this thing flapping around my chin.
April 16, 2016
Good, Cheap Upgrade
Overall a pretty good product. I've been riding my CL-17 without the curtain for awhile and noticed the helmet was fairly loud. Also, on colder days, my chin and lower face would get cold. With the addition of the chin curtain, my face is warmer and the helmet is noticeably quieter.
There is a bit more fogging than before, but I simply open the chin vent and it seems to clear things up pretty easily.
One issue I'm wondering about is durability. With the small velcro tabs on the 'wing' ends of the chin curtain, I'm worried the curtain will start flapping/moving in the wind. Only time will tell.
March 8, 2016
This product does as it is intended. It got so warm in my helmet at one point that I had to remove the chin curtain.
February 10, 2016
Great overall experience with revzilla will order orher products
February 9, 2016
Complete waste of money
If the velcro on this thing had any ability to hold the corners to the helmet it would be wonderful. It did seem to block a bit of air but the constant flapping of the sides just wasn't worth keeping it on the helmet.
January 19, 2016
Tight seal but...
This chin curtain has a very tight seal and keeps tons of wind noise out but its almost too tight. With the shield down and the chin curtain on, it fogs up the shield instantly as soon as I come to a stop light.
December 14, 2015
Needs instruction sheet
This is a different style chin curtain than when they first came out. I read the reviews about attaching the velcro to the bottom of the cheek pad-don't do it!
Insert the plastic 3 tabs into the holes, then fold the chin curtain velcro flaps under and attach them to the velcro that's in the inside of the chin bar. This creates a U-shaped chin curtain that has a great seal and very quiet.
November 14, 2015
Surprisingly poor effort and product from HJC!
Simply put - do not waste your time with this - instead grab one from a CL-15, CL-16, or RKT-201 (the one I used) that slides in between the liner and outer shell of the chinbar.
This chin curtain snaps (poorly) into three small openings in the very front of the leading lower edge of the chinbar, and relies on "velcro" (newer non-snagging kind) to keep its trailing ends "attached" to the bottom of the cheekpads - long story short, it does not work at all. It will not remain in place when putting on/ taking off the helmet. I also do not like the neoprene construction used - others have used felt and mesh, which feels better and "breathes"!
HJC should honestly pull this from the market and instead recommend one of the ones I noted above - they fit and remain in place, plus allow some air movement (from breathing, especially at a stop), and feel better against your skin. This one does none of the above.
Please note that I own 4 different HJC helmets, like them very much, and generally believe that they offer excellent "bang for the buck", so I am not unnecessarily bashing this small part. I am simply and generally surprised that someone with their company allowed this one part to go out to market.
September 9, 2015