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HJC CL-33 Open Face Helmet

Features:

  • Ventilated open face helmet that offers protection, comfort and value.
  • Lightweight, injectionmolded, thermoplastic alloy shell.
  • Popup forehead and side vents allow for flowthrough ventilation.
  • Plush, brushedNylex interior for a comfortable fit.
  • Flipup shield features a toolless removal/replacement system.
  • DOT Certified
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HJC CL-33 Open Face Helmet 4.5 5 27 27
Great first helmet Helmet fit good and feels great. Not a full face so you get some wind under the visor. Plenty of visibility to the sides. Delivery was super fast. May 7, 2014
Great Helmet Lightweight, comfortable, great visibility. Very easy to change shields. May 5, 2014
Awesome look for the price I was concerned this helmet would be junk for the price point, but it actually turned out to be quite nice. I got mine in Matte Black and put a dark smoke visor on it, and it's badass. Never got so many compliments on a helmet I've owned before. The visor is really big so it's almost like there's nothing there, I think the wide visibility is great. The logo sticker is easy to remove. Nobody ever writes about that, but I was able to easily remove it with a hairdryer. The helmet looks more minimal that way. April 7, 2014
Seems like a solid clean helmet I bought this becuase I ride a scooter to work and back. Seemed to provide adequate protection for a great price. November 6, 2013
A lot of comfort for a very low cost A nice roomy helmet for those who are hat challenged. You can add a few shields for a few dollars more and really customize the look of the helmet. Too bad it doesn't come in Hi visibility colors. August 21, 2013
not bad for $60 This helmet gets the job done. Highly recommend if you are on a budget. Revzilla was great as always. August 12, 2013
Nice cheap helmet I bought this as a second helmet for hot days and short trips. Also so that my wife can occasionally join me. I own a medium size HJC CS-R2 in solid white and I'm pretty happy with it. My only complaint against the CL-33 can be summed up as it just doesn't fit according to measurements. I measure 56.5cm and according to the scale that's in between a SM and a MED. I went with the smaller size, as is often advised. The helmet feels at least a size too big! And my MED CS-R2 is perfectly snug, mind you. So I'm going to return the SM and order an XSM. I'm surprised that only one other person mentioned this so far. Thankfully RevZilla is top notch when it comes to returns and exchanges. August 1, 2013
Great features at a great price. Too bad HJC is phasing it out. I shopped before purchasing. Revzilla had the best price by far, and the return policy was great. I ordered the wrong size, and did a swap. It took about a week- shipping time. I'm extremely happy with Revzilla, and plan to use them again. July 22, 2013
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HJC CL-33 Open Face Helmet
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Nicholas M: Wanted a fun, open-face option for summer at a budget price. Jul 3, 2014
Randy B: My first purchase on this site. We'll see. May 3, 2014
Lonney H: My wife and I saw this HJC helmet at Mitchell's Harley of Modesto, CA. We liked the way it fit us because we are only 5' 3" tall and size small. It also looked good on us. They only had one in stock. We asked if they would order a second one and they said no and the lady was a little rude and really didn't give us the time of day so we left and ordered on line. Thank you Lonney & Lynn. May 3, 2014
Marsha W: I liked the style it will look great with my motorcycle and a great value also. Feb 25, 2014
cm o: This looks to be the smallest 3/4 on the market with a tilt up face shield. None of all the internal visor and vent system BS makes a helmet big as a space helmet, just a basic 3/4 with a good shield. Bought the smoked black shield at the same time. Oct 14, 2013
shane w: my sister in law got this item and she loves it. Aug 25, 2013
Russell W: This one is for me old school 3/4 helmet.I am kind of old school anyway. Aug 13, 2013
Richard J. Van Houten V: Light wt. for in-town riding. Going to the grocery store one mile away. Aug 11, 2013
A shopper asked: What shape head does this helmet fit best? May 13, 2014
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Richard S: I have both the HJC-CL33 and a Bell Pit Boss. The HJC (Large) fits the crown of my head perfectly but then narrows and squeezes my temples and that is very uncomfortable. I went to an XL but it is too large. The Bell is a neutral oval and fits me perfectly in XL with no pressure points. So I believe the answer is that the HJC is a narrow oval. If you have a narrow face it should be fine. But if your face is wide like mine I would look for a helmet built for the neutral shape. I hope this helps. May 13, 2014
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Scott D: More of a round shape. My head is an intermediate oval and this helmet is a bit snug on my forehead. May 13, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is the lining removable to wash? Mar 27, 2014
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JoAnn M: No, I don't believe so. At least not in the 2012 version. Mar 27, 2014
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Harvey W: No. The lining is not easily removable. Mar 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is there room for an intercom? Jun 29, 2012
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RevZilla: Yes, the HJC CL-33 Open Face Helmet offers room for speakers for a communication system. Jun 29, 2012
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RustyShackleford69: there is room in the ear cavity Jul 9, 2012
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A shopper asked: How much does the HJC CL-33 weight? Jun 29, 2012
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RevZilla: A size Large HJC CL-33 weighs in at 2 lbs 13.3oz. Other sizes may vary in weight by a few ounces. Jun 29, 2012
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RustyShackleford69: not sure, but its one of the lightest helmets I've owned. Jul 9, 2012
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A shopper asked: Is the visor scratch resistant? Feb 10, 2013
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RevZilla: The shield on the HJC CL-33 is scratch resistant, however it is not scratch proof. The shield will stand up to, or resistant, minor irritants, such as dirt, or light impact from some larger, dull debris. However, impact with larger or sharp objects will still have an effect on the shield. Extra care should be taken when cleaning, as using course materials (such as paper towels) will wear through the scratch resistant film, causing the shield to scratch. Cleaning should only ever be done with a soft, clean cloth and warm soapy water. The best results will be had when the shield is cleaned, before debris has accumulated. If there is a thick accumulation of debris it is best to take the process of cleaning slowly, allowing the dirt to soften so it wipes away easily, rather than attempting to scrub off any tough build-up. Taking these steps will ensure a longer life for your shield. Feb 13, 2013
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HJC Helmets

Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows. Pull the tape comfortably snug, and read the length.

Size Hat Size Measurement (in)
2XS 6 3/8 - 6 1/2 20 - 20 1/2
XS 6 5/8 - 6 3/4 20 7/8 - 21 1/4
SM 6 7/8 21 5/8 - 22
MD 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 22 1/2 - 22 7/8
LG 7 3/8 - 7 1/2 23 1/4 - 23 5/8
XL 7 5/8 - 7 3/4 24 - 24 3/8
2XL 7 7/8 - 8 24 3/4 - 25 1/4
3XL 8 1/8 - 8 1/4 25 5/8 - 26
4XL 8 3/8 - 8 1/2 26 3/8 - 26 3/4
5XL 8 3/4 - 9 27 1/4 - 27 5/8

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Click here to see the full HJC Helmets Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / 2XS 288867 08-701 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / XS 209632 08-702/CRO837-601 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / SM 209633 08-703/CRO837-602 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / MD 209634 08-704/CRO837-603 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / LG 209635 08-705/CRO837-604 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / XL 209636 08-706/CRO837-605 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 2XL 209637 08-707/HFP31K3342000 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / 2XS 287180 08-717 Out of Stock
Matte Black / XS 209638 08-718/HFP31K6317000 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / SM 209639 08-719/HFP31K3345000 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / MD 209640 08-720/HFA13G1008100 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / LG 209641 08-721/HFA13G1008300 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / XL 209642 08-722/HFP31K3325000 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / 2XL 209643 0000175199/08-723 In Stock: Ships next business day
White / 2XS 288740 08-709 Out of Stock
White / XS 209608 08-710/CRO837-141 In Stock: Ships next business day
White / SM 209609 08-711/CRO837-142 In Stock: Ships next business day
White / MD 209610 08-712/CRO837-143 In Stock: Ships next business day
White / LG 209611 08-713/CRO837-144 In Stock: Ships next business day
White / XL 209612 08-714/CRO837-145 In Stock: Ships next business day
White / 2XL 209613 08-715/CRO837-146 In Stock: Ships next business day
Silver / 2XS 285289 08-733 Out of Stock
Silver / XS 209626 08-734/CRO837-581 In Stock: Ships next business day
Silver / SM 209627 08-735/CRO837-582 In Stock: Ships next business day
Silver / MD 209628 08-736/CRO837-583 In Stock: Ships next business day
Silver / LG 209629 08-737/CRO837-584 In Stock: Ships next business day
Silver / XL 209630 08-738/CRO837-585 In Stock: Ships next business day
Silver / 2XL 209631 08-739/CRO837-586 In Stock: Ships next business day
Wine / 2XS 285303 08-749 Out of Stock
Wine / XS 209620 08-750/CRO837-261 Out of Stock
Wine / SM 209621 08-751/CRO837-262 Out of Stock
Wine / MD 209622 08-752/CRO837-263 Out of Stock
Wine / LG 209623 08-753/CRO837-264 Out of Stock
Wine / XL 209624 08-754/CRO837-265 Out of Stock
Wine / 2XL 209625 08-755/CRO837-266 In Stock: Ships next business day

Now, if we take a first pass, this is a basic helmet. You're not buying this because you want a rocket ship of technical merit in a helmet. You're buying the HJC CL-33 if you're looking for a basic, sub hundred dollar, three-quarter, D.O.T. rated helmet that's going to be great for city riding, scooter riding, naked bike riding.

Classic design, now this is the matte black, it's a poly-carb helmet, three-quarter length design, which means you get the coverage over the ears, you could go half helmet from here or either step up from here and protection would be full face. Removable sun visor that you can actually get in some different colors if you wanted to go smoke, comes with a clear shield, basic venting here on a poly-carb shell. And remember from poly carb you step up to something in fiber glass as you go up in the food chain but again this is a more basic sub hundred dollar model. Dual venting here along the top of the brow. You're going to have venting on the side, basic venting, notice the three detents on your sun visor. And as we spin it around you're going to see it just keeps that clean classic shape as we move it.

If we move to the guts, from a fit standpoint, HJC's fit neutral to round. What that means, my head is intermediate oval, longer front to back than it is side to side. This helmet is made to fit most people that have a more round head shape, so keep that in mind. You can always check out our helmet buying guide where we go into the nuances of different head shapes. Looking at the interior, it's a nice microfiber style wicking interior that can be wiped down, but keep in mind, a sub hundred dollar helmet, it's non-removable. From here you would step up to something like the IS-33 which is the step up in ventilation, has an internal sun visor that flips down and has a more aggressive look. But really, here, on the CL-33 side of things for a basic helmet, if you fall into the bucket, which I describe, or you just need a classically styled three-quarter helmet this is a great option from HJC with a rounder head shape.