HJC IS-17 Chin Curtain
This is not a neck warmer!
I ordered this at the same time I ordered my Pinlock shield to get my order over $40 and get free shipping, so essentially I got this for free. (Score!)
What this isnt: A neck warmer. Warmth keeper inner.
What it is: A wind baffle. This goes in right under the chin opening to help combat the "thunder thump" inside the helmet above 40mph, and it did just that. It is now nice and "quiet" above 40, no more pressure in the helmet. I can still hear the bike, road, radio while I ride and that is fine. Prior to installation I could only ride about 45 min max before it felt like my head was going to burst, now I can go for hours.
It also helps arrest wind swirl inside the helmet and keeps debris out while you ride
Installation: Its not that bad. It literally took me 5 min to get it installed. Just align the piece, start all 3 tabs, and PUSH! Don't be afraid, you wont break anything.
If you are ordering a HJC IS-17 Helmet do yourself a favor and buy this and the clear pinlock shield at the same time. You will not be sorry.
September 24, 2015
Couldn't even install this item
Wish I had read the reviews before I purchased. All the reviews outline the troubles I had attempting to securely install this product. Even if this product had been successfully installed, because there is no picture on Revzilla.com I would have never guessed/known ahead of time that it was a mesh chin curtain. A chin curtain should one piece of cloth (with no holes) used to resist wind and keep out cold flowing air while riding. This piece does none of that. Waste of 5 dollars. Don't even bother.
August 11, 2015
Inexpensive, but difficult to install
I bought this chin curtain with a new IS-17. I never used the helmet without the curtain so I can't say much about air flow. Installation is kind of difficult - you just jam the plastic piece in between the pads and helmet shell.... not as sophisticated as I was expecting. However, the curtain hasn't moved so the install must be sufficient. The fit is a bit strange - my chin touches the curtain depending on how the helmet is tilted - but that might be due to my big face.
June 15, 2015
This item came with my last two HJC helmets, but it works great, keeps the cold air out
March 23, 2015
Good addon for IS 17
For cold weather and for protection againt dust recommend buy this item.
March 2, 2015
Doesn't do a whole lot
I bought the IS-17 this summer for warm weather riding, and noticed that some people suggested a chin curtain to reduce noise.
Would be a good piece of advice, but not with this chin curtain. Reduced airflow some but somehow not noise level, so I took it off after about a week and a half riding with it to increase air movement.
Don't think if would do much on cold days, either, feels like cold air would cut right through it.
November 6, 2014
As near as I can tell, the chin curtain didn't really do anything.
First off, the IS-17 Chin Curtain is a bit difficult to install, it takes a bit of prying to jam the plastic tabs between the helmet shell and the helmet padding. Secondly, and more importantly, as near as I can tell, the chin curtain made no difference in noise level. There might be a slight reduction in airflow into the helmet, but if there is, it isn't much. Maybe I was just expecting too much from a chin curtain. In any case, I don't recommend this product.
August 4, 2014
Useful with modification
I knew, from the reviews, that this chin curtain was made from mesh material, but I ordered it anyway with the intention of modifying it. I don't see a lot of need for a mesh chin curtain.
I cut a piece of black 1/8" closed-cell foam, that I got from a craft supply store, to the shape of the curtain. It is held in place with a couple of stitches done with black thread. This made it a solid curtain instead of a mesh one. The foam can be easily removed by cutting the stitches.
July 16, 2014