Nolan N91 Helmet
A step above my previous helmet
This replaced a cheaper helmet because my girlfriend wanted to start riding occasionally with me and because the old helmet never really fit well, while also being very noisy. This helmet sticks to my head perfectly, and while it is a bit heavy (to be expected) when sitting in traffic, when moving the shape seems to make it feel pretty much weightless. It's much quieter than my old one, while likely not as quiet as something twice as expensive. When turning your head, the helmet doesn't buck around or whip your head around. The modular flip front feels sturdy when locked down, but is incredibly easy to open with gloves on. The mechanism is confusing until you figure it out, and then it becomes second nature immediately.
As for comfort, two issues. The most glaring is the lack of any padding on the neck strap. It can be relatively uncomfortable at times. The little two layer cloth flap is free to move around so you have to make sure it's tucked under the ratchet clasp or you'll have metal pushing against your skin. There's also a lack of ear pockets, so in ear headphones that protrude from your ear with push deep into your ear and cause discomfort. I found turning my headphones 180 degrees solves this, and it turns into a minor positive because it holds your headphones quite securely into your ears.
Overall a great helmet for the price, I'm very happy with my purchase.
May 24, 2016
Nicely Designed & Finished with Great Features for the Money
This Nolan N91 was purchased to replace my worn out N102. The overall design, quality and finish is excellent. Major upgrades include the easy to use face shield attachment mechanism, the new Pinlock design with a silicone edge bead to improve sealing, the internal tinted shield with a control slider that does not interfere with blue tooth communicators, the smaller microlock strap fastener and a chin vent that effectively minimizes shield fogging when moving. The fit is slightly smaller than previous Nolan helmets of the same size. Flaws include a liner and internal tinted shield that are difficult to remove and install.
March 22, 2016
HJC CL-Max 2 Faliling apart
Sadly second HJC modular helmet that just falling apart .
This one failed when the front face peace cracked by the vent . 2 weeks latter the something inside the switch that opens it up failed.. Taking it apart show that the whole inner switch is just plastic and it snapped in 2 . There is no fixing it . Yah HJC is sending me a new face part but it should never have happen . I m left wondering WTH going to happen when my face impact the ground in a crash ? Once the front face part come in the mail this helmet is going on clist . I m buying a Nolan n91.
January 15, 2016
Great for the money
The N91 was a great deal and exactly the type of helmet I was looking for. I am really happy with the purchase, especially considering the next "step up" was 50% more in price.
However, note the following:
The helmet is snug and there is no adjustment since the inner lining seems to be one piece (as noted in the videos). I find the snug fit to be great at first, but after an hour or so I start to feel like it is too tight. I'm hoping this will decrease with continued wear.
The sun-visor feels and looks a little cheaper than I expected. It works and it's been a great help on my rides, but it isn't super high quality.
I like to ride with the visor up occasionally (the transparent windshield only, not the whole front chin). When I do, there are times when it will drop down if I'm on the highway. It's a bit annoying and I've never had this problem with helmets this style before. So now, whenever I hit about 65mph I just close the face shield to prevent it dropping unexpectedly.
Otherwise, great helmet, especially for the price.
September 22, 2015
Great helmet for the price
I bought this helmet because I was looking for something that was modular, had a good shape, and had features I figured would be useful. Because it's modular, I'm able to take it on and off without removing my prescription glasses and it still fit comfortably. Because of the built-in sun visor, on the days I wear contacts it's a life saver because it saves me from having to buy a separate shield for day use. The fact that it comes with a pinlock in the box was an added bonus that not many other helmets seemed to offer.
For the price point I'd say it's one of the better helmet options available. Adding the N-Com system to it gives you even more bang for your buck (especially if you opt to go with Basic Kit2 + Bluetooth Kit3/3+ where you'll be able to universally pair with other intercom systems.
Definitely worth a buy or at least a strong look.
October 2, 2015
Great helmet for the money
The helmet is slightly heavier and a bit noisier than I would like, but for that price you can't go wrong. I actually received the EVO version of this helmet, which has an upgraded liner. The build quality and paint are superb and are on par with other premium helmets. My favorite feature of this helmet is the drop down sun visor which fits over my prescription glasses perfectly.
July 29, 2015
Very comfortable & full featured helmet
I bought this helmet based on the reviews, video, and relative price. I received the helmet in a few days, and it fit perfectly based on the sizing guide. I really like the features, such as venting, sun shade, and chin curtain. I bought it in flat black and really like the look!
July 21, 2015
Excellent helmet for the price
The N91 is a feature rich, well made helmet. Fit and finish are excellent and a price point that's hard to beat, considering the quality.
The flip up works well, clicking nicely in place. The ability to lock the helmet in the open position is a nice touch.
The sun visor works well. It's slightly shaped, around the nose, but not too much. Best would be not at all, so I could lower the visor to any position to only cover the top of the view, but it's not too bad. The visor itself is quite light in color, so sunglasses should be worn in full sunlight. The visor is useful in lower light conditions, or as an extra block of the sun itself in addition to sunglasses. It works well.
Noise levels are medium.
My only gripe is the missing ear pockets. The helmet liner, which is nice and comfortable, sits directly on the ears without pockets surrounding the ears. If you prefer ear pockets, this will bother you.
July 6, 2015