HJC IS-Max 2 Style Helmet
Great Helmet and Great Value!
Was looking for a module helmet that fit great and wasn't too heavy. This helmet gave me both! I'm very happy with this helmet.
Its very light and also very quiet! I use Sena 20s with it and everyone I talk to with it can't believe I'm riding down the road! I also bought the pinlock because in the past I had a problem fogging up full face helmets. The Pinlock basically eliminated this problem! I also bought the chin curtain to help cutdown on excess noise and it really works great!
Overall I have had many helmets and I would rate this one as the best!
July 14, 2016
A good helmet at a great price
I ordered a helmet 1 size larger than recommended.
It fit well and worked great!
Fortunately, I did not test its protection :-)
August 20, 2016
Great helment with nice features
Great helmet fits snug at first but breaks in quickly. Cool morning rides with shield fully down will fog slightly. When sun is low in sky and inner shield is down the tinting could be a little darker. The opening and closing works easily even with gloves on. Venting is good with enough air on the warm summer days in the northeast .Modular versatility is great.
July 1, 2016
Loved It Until It Fell Apart On Me
I have a love/hate relationship with this helmet. I purchased it early in the season, and have ridden about 2000 miles over 3 months with it. I commute almost daily on my bike, and have taken some decent distance long-weekend trips with it.
- Good price
- 2-position internal sun visor is awesome
- Once the medieval-torture-device cheek pads broke in, it was very comfortable, fit my head perfectly
- super easy to get the liner & pads out for washing
- Decent but not great air-flow
- Not too loud, not too heavy
- One of the two screws that holds visor & chinbar to the main body of the helmet just fell out randomly one morning rendering the helmet 100% non-useful... which I discovered while moving at 45 MPH.
I'd stopped at a diner for breakfast on the way home from a long weekend trip and when I was making ready to leave, I noticed a large, odd-looking screw on the ground next to my bike, that didn't LOOK like anything that belonged to me. I grabbed it and put it in my pocket, just sort of out of habit. I got my helmet on, somehow not noticing it was missing a screw (which is odd, when you think about it, I wasn't even hungover) and got on the road; when I went to adjust my visor a few miles down the road, the chin-bar/visor assembly basically came half-separated from the helmet. I managed to duck into a gas station and once I recovered from the heart palpitations, I was able to re-secure my helmet with the missing screw that (thank god) I'd unknowingly snagged off the ground in the diner parking lot.
So... you be the judge. Is only paying $209 for a decently-equipped modular helmet worth having to check the screws that hold it together every morning before you leave for work? I don't think so. I'll be getting a new helmet in the not-too-distant future, for sure.
August 7, 2016
Great quality with nice style
I will give this helmet a 8/10. I think too heavy is the only issue for me. Others are great.
July 30, 2016
Stylish helmet with minor drawbacks
First of all, I love the styling of my HJC IS Max II. I have the matte black finish and it looks amazing. I get lots of compliments on it.
The internal shield has nice functionality. The adjustment lever is on the top of the helmet towards the back, which seemed kind of strange at first, but not now. It's out of the way from the wind and I like where it is.
The helmet isn't super quiet. In fact, the first time I wore it there was some whistling. That went away quickly though.
The button on the chin strap isn't very easy to manage with gloves on. It seems kind of small and it rests on top of the D rings, which makes it a little unbalanced. Not too bad though.
It's a good solid modular helmet that looks great. Overall I am satisfied with my purchase.
July 19, 2016
As modular helmets go this helmet packs almost all of the features you'll want.
I picked up mine with the optional chin curtain since noise is becoming a concern, with the chin curtain in the noise level is quite dampened in all the right ways, but ventilation suffers for it. without the chin curtain in the helmet expresses the typical modular helmet sound profile and good forward ventilation. moving up to the visor, I can say on my sport bike and sport touring bike that i have a good range of forward (upper eyeport) visibility. The shield snaps down into closed with a positive click and seals very well. the internal sunvisor has 3 positions I find with my facial features that i use the very first lock otherwise it can come in contact with my nose (hey HJC can you make a gradient visor?).
ventilation seems good for this price point as does weight.
the shell is a nice gloss black but the gloss seems shallow, in previous modulars I've experienced a loosening of chin bar fasteners but I haven't run into that with this helmet yet.
overall i like the helmet and i can recommend the helmet (i'll be upgrading my wife to the same model in fact)
July 19, 2016
awesome helmet for price
This helmet is awesome for the price and features you get. It is amazingly comfortable, and the retractable sun shield is awesome. The only this I can say that could use some improvement is better vents, but that does not take away from the rating for me
June 28, 2016