HJC IS-17 Chin Curtain
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
Not worth it!
First of all, it is extremely difficult to get inside the helmet (took me like 20 min to work it in there). It doesn't seem to do anything really. It is made of very porous mesh that lets a lot of air go right through it. I've ridden both with and without it and it doesn't seem to add any benefit. I wouldn't recommend buying this.
April 24, 2014
I'll try to post a picture of this curtain compared to the one that normally comes on a HJC helmet. This one is just some small mesh that will do next to nothing for you. Very disappointed in this.
April 9, 2014