HJC CL-17 Mission Helmet (LG)
Great helmet. It is very comfortable, and it feels very safe. The airflow is good. It is pinlock ready. All in all, a great helmet for the money.
January 22, 2016
Good bang for the buck
Got this helmet because it was cheaper than some of the more expensive ones. Looks pretty good with the redline graphics. Would recommend if looking for a good cheap beginner helmet.
January 19, 2016
Best helmet you can get anywhere near this price range. Fits my 5x head perfect.
January 19, 2016
Great value for a very good helmet.
I have never owned a $600 helmet, and as a cruiser rider I may never own one. My requirements are a Snell safety rating and a good bang for the buck.
My first "real" helmet was a $200 HJC FG-17 that had a lot of nice features including Snell and pinlock visor capability. It was extremely comfortable and quite quiet. While up on the Blue Ridge Parkway, my bike slipped on some loose gravel and my helmet impacted the roadway enough to ring my bell.
I needed a replacement and didn't want to spend $200 if I could avoid it. HJC had been a great manufacturer for me, so I decided to give this one a chance when I saw it on clearance. I have been very impressed with the CL-17. It's a little bit louder and the visor is a little less UV-resistant. I can tell this because my auto-darkening glasses get more tinted in the sun. This is actually a plus for me though, because they remained perfectly clear in the FG-17 and didn't function as sunglasses.
Overall I am extremely pleased with this purchase and would buy another on in a heartbeat. True to fit, good value, very happy.
November 10, 2015
Get one, at least as a spare.
My 2nd CL-17, love this helmet. Jumped on this Mission helmet from Revzilla on closeout, bought the matte gray in large and 2 smoke shields for what I paid for my 1st CL-17 last year locally. Bought that one in medium thinking it would break in but it never loosened up, gave it to my wife she loves it, she plans to use it for her winter helmet with a balaclava. My new large fits snug but great, the larger shell gives me more face room and for some reason cuts down the updraft coming up from the frame of my Buell Ulysses. Wish it had more shield detents but no regrets, excellent quality/performance and Snell 2010 for a bargain price. I could go on and on but simply put the CL-17 for me is stable, well made, reasonably quiet (we wear ear plugs while touring anyway), excellent shield clarity, versatility of fit within the shell size, and my large isn't Chinese (!). Revzilla comes through again with great value and fast shipping, thanks guys.
November 5, 2015
My new HJC CL-17 Mission Helmet has been great so far, I love the styling, love how light it is, its so quiet and fits extremely firmly on my head (If you have a round face you might want to by a little larger size).
I have only one gripe in that I wish the chin strap would have been a quick connect/disconnect ratchet type. I would take a star away for that but honestly its a nit pick. I have a cheaper older helmet with a quick connect and I thought that it was awesome so why put a simple buckle and snap chin strap on such an awesome helmet I don't know.
November 3, 2015
Great Helmet for the price
I bought this on closeout for just over a hundred bucks and well worth every penny. I have a very round head and after consulting with ZLA's experts they recommended this HJC. It's a bit heavy and can be noisy at speeds above 50 mph, but at this price point there isnt much to complain about. Side note: I have a Sena that fits perfectly into this if you were wondering.
December 14, 2015
Great helmet and great price
The helmet looks great and does not cost a ton of money. The air flow keeps me cool and prevents fogging. You can buy an insert for the lens that further prevents fogging. It is not too heavy and I can still hear well. Most importantly it is a solidly safe helmet. My wife was wearing one this past summer when she totaled her motorcycle. The helmet was seriously scraped but no head injuries. She has a new bike and bought the same type of helmet again. I highly recommend the helmet.
November 30, 2015