HJC CL-17 Redline Hi-Viz Helmet
Good helmet, haven't had to use it yet.
The shipping was very fast and customer service was great.
The 2X helmet fits very nicely for my huge head.
It did take a little while to break in, but it got a lot more comfortable after that.
Seems very durable and safe, but I haven't had to test it to the extreme, yet.
Overall, this is the best deal for a Snell certified helmet I could find.
May 20, 2016
The helmet is appealing for its appearance with graphics. I wish it had built in shades. The size I wear is normally an extra large in the HJC brand but this one is snugggg in a 2x.
May 17, 2016
This helmet is much more than I could have asked for from a helmet that's so affordable!! I haven't had to see how the protection is yet thankfully but it feels as though it would do great! It does fog in colder weather when sitting still like most any visor but clears up quickly when you start moving again. Also that can be avoided with the pin lock insert which the visor comes ready for!!
Also the design looks even better in person and I have gotten multiple compliments on the look! Great great product!!
March 29, 2016
Love this helmet.
This is only the 2nd helmet I've owned, first being a Torc Bluetooth helmet. This HJC blows that helmet away! First the fit was a little snug compared to the Torc (both large) not really a bad thing, feels more secure. The material for the padding is much softer than the Torc as wel, huge plus, as well the padding is easily removed but so was the Torc. VENTS, now I know what it's like to actually have them. The Torc had vents but never felt the air, the HJC feels like AC, but again compared to near nothing from the Torc. The weight was no different than the Torc and the shape was about the same, but when riding my head did not seem to bob as much through the air. The one thing I dont like about this helmet is the visor. Maybe I'm used to the Torc which had 5-6? Different notches when opening and they were smooth, also didn't get much fogging until later into the fall season when temps dropped into 40's. So the HJC.. Only has 3 notches, 1 barely cracked to keep your visor from fogging, 2 half open and 3 full open. They aren't like pulling teeth but they do require a little more effort than the Torc, also the 1st notch is easy to miss when opening yet when closing I feel like it ALWAYS winds up on that notch. The fogging... I know it has the new Pinlock visor and maybe when I purchase the visor for that the fogging will go away/ reduce but I was riding on a high 50's day, vents open and the fogging was bad. Maybe I just had really hot breath that day?!?!? Ha.
All in all this helmet blows the Torc T10? Out of the water. I love the helmet and if you haven't owned a "nice" helmet and are looking for an upgrade this is it!!!
March 22, 2016
Love the helmet...
So I'm getting back into riding after years of being away and picked up my first helmet, which sucked badly. I then come to RevZilla and found the CL-17 Redline (in blue/white). This helmet came quickly, fit perfectly, is quiet, has plenty of airflow, looks great and is quite safe for the dollar value. Both DOT and Snell - that's nice and for the price you can't beat it.!
May 3, 2016
Great helmet, especially for the price.
The HJC CL-17 is my favorite helmet that I have owned in 12 years of riding. The helmet was only about $20 more than cheap helmets I have owned in the past, but the quality is on a much higher level. I ride in Egypt currently, and even in the Egyptian heat, the helmet's ventilation performs well.
April 26, 2016
This helmet is miles ahead of the off-brand helmet I was wearing before. For this price, I don't think you can find many better, especially considering the SNELL safety rating. Very comfortable fit, shaped nicely, no terrible yanks on the neck doing shoulder checks at speed.
I do wish it came with the chin curtain and pin lock. Even at 60 degrees it can be chilly and fogs easily.
April 26, 2016
Great looking helmet, excellent value though one glitch
I purchase the yellow/grey/black graphic which looks even better in person. Much better design than my old IS-16 as the CL-17 seems to have better vent mechanism quality. I am a bit disappointed it didn't come with a chin curtain like my IS-16 though. Shipping was very quick to Canada without hassle. The helmet did have one defective base plate visor mechanism that would not stay in the open position when removing or replacing the visor, hence the hit on durability rating. I contacted Revzilla and within a day they had found a solution that didn't cost me a dime. They managed to avoid getting me to send the helmet back (which would be expensive from Canada) or having to deal with HJC directly. A+ to the helmet but A++ for Revzilla customer service.
April 20, 2016