HJC FG-17 Banshee Helmet (2XL-3XL)
Got the helmet delivered after a wait of 8 days. Was not at all happy about the sluggish delivery, but the moment I opened the box all my frustration flew away. The helmet is one of the best I have ever used. The graphics and overall look is stunning. Vision is also good , easily gels with my prescription glasses . It's too light when compared to my previous helmet. The pinlock lens rocks. A great value for money helmet.
November 25, 2015
Great for the price
It's my first helmet, so I can't really compare to anything other than what I tried on to compare the night I bought it (in the retail location here in Philly). I do know it was a great buy compared to others at this price point.
November 9, 2015
This helmet is great
I went from a cheap oversized helmet to the fg-17 and I couldn't be happier. It's a great helmet, very light weight and comfortable. Air flow is perfect when you want it and not there when you don't. The only thing that annoys me sometimes is that there is a decent amount of wind noise. Besides that I would definitely recommend this helmet!
October 26, 2015
Good helmet, love the color
Good helmet. Matte Black looks really good. Just need to keep it clean and scratch free. Brian at the Philly shop was unbelievably helpful in getting me sorted out for gear including this helmet.
October 26, 2015
This helmet has been fantastic. I'm a daily rider in Boston and have used this for 3k miles. I have 2 other helmets but this blows them away- HJC 3/4 helmet and the Speed and Strength SS700 Dogs Of War.
This is one of the safest helmets on the market and under $200. I find it truly comfortable and have done rides over 500 miles long straight through with no issues. The screen provides an excellent view. I bought a black smoke screen for summer riding and the helmet looks mean with that on, absolutely love it.
The noise is pretty standard but I use foam plugs regardless of helmet which greatly enhances the ride. The foam is still in excellent condition and the helmet is yet to smell (I do use a bandana). The screen can fog in certain conditions as any helmet does but it is minimal and easily fixed by raising it slightly or putting in the pinlock lens insert.
The matte black look is great, the helmet feels very secure/safe, and the features are solid. It is easy to change screens, the screen is easy to open up even with gloves, and the airflow is good.
I certainly recommend this product to anyone, especially if you are on a budget but want the best in safety.
October 20, 2015
Really good helmet
Really nice helmet for the price..good fit and made out of good materials.
October 19, 2015
great value, snell rated, anti-fog attachment works pretty well!
I needed a helmet that I could wear with my wraparound Rx glasses. They're wraparounds, shouldn't be an issue, right? Well, after trying on numerous helmets (all my local shop had in the store, including modulars), it came down to an Arai which was just too much $$ for me. I read the reviews and even talked with a gear geek, and HJC sounded like the right one for me. I didn't even realize it was snell rated until a friend told me! Well, glasses go on like a charm, though I have to make sure they don't get stuck in the groove between the padding, but once placed, they stay in place on my nose and aren't pushed up like other helmets tend to do (if I'm lucky enough to even get them on). The helmet isn't heavy. I marked narrow because I think that's what my head shape is. There's also a plastic shield you place inside the face shield and it absorbs moisture. Seems to work ok so far, but winter isn't hear yet. The fog seems to clear up really quick. And it's removable so you can take it out during summer. Air flow seems to be ok, but I didn't wear it while it was really hot, and I haven't played with all the vents.
October 12, 2015
Excellent budget helmet
Great budget helmet, feels sturdy, comfortable, and affordable.
October 5, 2015