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HJC Sy-Max III Helmet

The HJC Symax 3 Helmet uses a composite fiberglass main shell to keep weight to a minimum but uses a polycarbonate chin bar to keep the cost at a minimum. Amenities include a drop down internal sun visor, a pinlock-ready face shield and a removable moisture-wicking anti-bacterial liner.

Note: The SyMax 3 has a fairly round internal shape. It is ideal for people who need more ear and temple room but conversely it is less suitable for people who need more room in the forehead area.

Features:

  • Advanced fiberglass shell with polycarbonate chin bar
  • ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out
  • Optically superior Pinlock-prepared face shield with anti-scratch coating (Pinlock anti-fog insert sold separately)
  • QuickSlide tool-less shield replacement system
  • One-touch integrated smoke-tinted SunShield deploys quickly and easily
  • Single-button chin bar/face shield release
  • SilverCool moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced silver anti-bacterial fabric, pads are removable and washable
  • DOT approved
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HJC Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm)
2XS 51-52
XS 53-54
SM 55-56
MD 57-58
LG 59-60
XL 61-62
2XL 63-64
3XL 65-66
4XL 67-68
5XL 69-70

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

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
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There's nothing this helmet doesn't have.
I bought this helmet kind of on a whim. My buddy had the SyMax-2 and I loved the "transforming" capabilities. After purchasing the helmet I was surprised to find it's incredibly quiet. Usually helmets with a bunch of bells and whistles sacrifice something in the way of sound-reduction, comfort or...I don't know; something. So far, I can't find a thing my other helmets have over this one. It out-performs in every way I can tell so far (I've had it less than a month.) HJC's always been good with their helmets. After this one, though, I'm never recommending another company, or another helmet to anyone else.

Side note; for those of you that wear glasses while you ride like me, the "SunShield" inside the helmet does go over your glasses without issue.
April 30, 2012
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Sy-Max III
From previous experience with Sy-Max II, I went up one size from medium to large. The Sy-Max III large was just as tight as the old Sy-Max II medium. Measured the interior circumference of the new helmet. It was 21-1/2". My head is 22". By the size chart I should wear a medium. By the size chart the measurement on this new helmet was for a small. Sent it back. Ordered the extra-large. It is a teeny, tad bit "shaky" on the top until I put on my head-slik. I always wear the head slik to keep the helmet from taking on the helmet-hair smell. That fixed the slight wobble. The inner visor seems to come down lower than it did with the Sy-Max II which is great. I think its because the head sits higher in the dome of the helmet. The only other issue so far are the chin straps. The left strap isn't long enough to get a good grip to pull the helmet on/off. Also, the soft material that covers the chin straps is a little itchy. I ordered the chin curtain for it. It was a little hard to install but works great.
I also ordered the smoked face shield and will add the 1-inch strip of black paint across the top, as I have with all my other shields. Will also add the quick-release for the chin strap which will probably alleviate the problem with the left strap being too short. Also, the eye shield latch is more toward the center of the shield making it much easier to raise the shield than the Sy-Max II. PLUS, it has a space for your glasses to slip on and does not press them into the side of your head making it sore. This helmet is a great improvement over the Sy-Max II. Recommend the helmet, but beware of size issue. We are pleasure riders - short and long-distance.
March 24, 2014
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Great value
This is the first modular helmet that I have ever had I have had several full face and half helmets in the past so I was not sure what to expect. I am pleasantly surprised. Out of the box it seemed to be solid and fit and finish was good. The interior is plush. The chin bar is smooth in operation and secure. The shield has good detent and can be operated with one hand. I have owned a couple of HJC helmets before so I was familiar with the fit and for my head a large has been perfect. As I put on the symax III it seed tight on my cheeks which surprised me and it was somewhat uncomfortable but the rest of the helmet fit perfectly so I thought I would see how it broke in. I am happy to say that after a day of riding and taking it on and off a few times that it has broke in nicely and is very comfy now. I like the opening chin bar and it is secure when shut and operate very smoothly when you want to open it. I am not that impressed with the air flow through this helmet it fog easily and the chin vent is not effective although the pin lock when in stalled (not included) fixes the fogging problem. I can feel no air flow on the top of my head so I am concerned about how cool the helmet will be in 85 degree plus heat. As far as the noise level of this helmet I am very pleased it seems tight and quiet now I do ride behind a full fairing with a mid height wind screen but I liked the change from a half helmet and not having to wear ear plugs. The weight of the helmet was a pleasant surprise as well I expected it to feel heavy and maybe even a strain on my neck as I have experience in the past with some full face helmet but it is not that way at all. It cut the air good and I feel no wind turbulence at all. The balance is exultant. I installed the sena SMH10 Bluetooth intercom on this helmet and it was easy and quick the speaker cut outs are too small for the speakers but I needed the spacer anyway so it was not a problem. I got the white helmet I really like the look of it all in all I like this helmet and I feel that it is a great value!!
May 13, 2014
Ride:
2008 Yamaha XVZ1300CT Royal Star Tour Deluxe
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Love the internal sun visor
Got this helmet in white to update my old helmet and to match my new bike. I like the versatility of the modular style, easy to grab a drink, or walk into a connivence store and cool off with out removing helmet. This is the first helmet I've bought with an internal sun visor and so far I love it. No more sliding sunglasses in and out. I've worn HJC for years and their size large is very comfortable on me, so if your head shape fits their mold, it's a modular worth considering. My only knock would be it is probably not the lightest of the modular range, but as weight goes down, price goes up. It's up to what you find most important.
June 29, 2013
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2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
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Great helmet for the price, but fogging can be a problem at low speeds.
I bought this helmet after having tried competing units from Nolan, Arai, Vega and Scorpion. This new unit from HJC is the best balance of competitive pricing and newest features for my personal tastes. The only complaint I have is that at low speeds or at a stop, the facemask tends to fog easily, even with the lower vent open.
December 5, 2011
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Love the sun share
I have worn HJC helmets for years and I bought this one specifically because of the sun shade. It feels and fits the same as my SyMax II but has a sun shade. Recommended.
November 12, 2013
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just what I expected.
Size was exactly like my Symax 2, which meant It fit perfectly.
Sound level is pretty good. I like the way the pads attach better than the Sym 2, should be quieter. Seems to be more room in the chin area than the Sum 2 which was needed. Think sound level would be quieter with a chun curtain, but don't think I would like that especially in hot weather and wouldn't work with a boom type communicator.
August 14, 2012
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2009 BMW R1200GS
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Nice helmet
Good air flow. Sunshade I'd like to go down maybe another 1/2-1" but otherwise its a great helmet.
June 25, 2012
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Great Helmet
I bought this helmet to replace and upgrade from a 5-6 year old HJC IS-MAX helmet. My head circumference measurement fell right between the recommended measures for a medium and a large, so I opted for the large which is very comfortable. The venting at the top of the helmet works well and noticeably cools my head while riding, and the chin vent helps to keep the shield fog to a minimum. The interior sun-shield retract mechanism works much smoother than the old IS-MAX, and there is room enough for me to wear sunglasses and still use the sun-shield for extra darkening for extremely bright conditions. I highly recommend this helmet.
September 2, 2014
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Great improvements over last model.
Face shield easier to open. Still difficult to install ear pieces for Chatterbox. Ventilation improved also.
August 20, 2012
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Why did you choose this?
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Your video demo and explanation was awesome and very helpful.
Robert F on Sep 20, 2016
Nice features and design...
ERNESTO G on Jul 21, 2016
Your video demo and explanation was awesome and very helpful.
Robert F on Sep 20, 2016
sun shade inner visor
G E on Aug 6, 2016
Nice features and design...
ERNESTO G on Jul 21, 2016
My wife has had an HJC helmet for years, very comfortable. I wanted to try SyMax out.
Jim H on Jun 16, 2016
own an original SYMax and its time for a new bucket. the old one served me well.
MAllison S on Jun 9, 2016
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Steve H on Jun 8, 2016
Protection and style.
Pepto13 on Apr 29, 2016
No brains on the road
Aaron M on Mar 28, 2016
Great middle of the price range helmet.
William P on Mar 19, 2016
I sent it back as it didn't fit.
Michael L on Feb 15, 2016
I currently own an HJC SyMax 3 and like its fit and features. I have a head set installed for an HD touring bike. I need another helmet to install a blue tooth system for a second bike.
Michael F on Feb 9, 2016
good price, matt black helmet..
Alfred W. on Jan 22, 2016
Nice helmet for the Money
Idontwantto on Jan 11, 2016
great helmet for the cost!
Jay J on Dec 19, 2015
Sun visor and modular
DEBORAH T on Aug 19, 2015
I liked how the helmet was shown thru the video.
Michael R. A on Jul 26, 2015
I like the previous HJC that I had and decided to stay this company. Like it so far. Had for one month.
Ezekiel A on Jul 12, 2015
I wanted a good quality modular helmet, that wouldn't break the bank.
Jonathan W on Jun 11, 2015
I own a Sy-max now and love it. I had some friends that owned them also but purchased a scorpion and loved that one as well. Unfortunately for me I was unable to fit in the scorpion and decided to go back to what fits me and what I already know about the helmet.
Ross P on May 25, 2015
Based on positive reviews and the helmet being in my price range. I have had HJC helmets in the past and thought they were of good quality.
Timothy D on Mar 21, 2015
Wife found hers satisfactory so I bought one
Robert C on Mar 21, 2015
My wife and I tried a bunch of helmets on at the Motorcycle show and this one seemed to fit the best, have the best features and a very reasonable price. There were basically no compromises with this helmet so we could both agree on the same one. It was also highly rated.
Steven L B on Mar 17, 2015
Had the SyMax 2 and really liked it. The SyMax 3 is even better!
david b on Feb 23, 2015
The HJC appeared to have the best price performance then other helmets with similar features. I was not looking to spend 500+ on a helmet but the HJC SyMax 3 seems to be a great midpoint. Obviously this is just speculation at this point. Looking forward to receiving the product.
James H on Dec 10, 2014
I have the original Symax and found it to be very comfortable and great value for money. So I figured I will continue with the latest model
Erol P on Dec 2, 2014
I have a SyMax 2 helmet that is about 5 years old and fits me well. I've been happy with HJC products, so I will try another one. Price is reasonable also.
Tom W on Oct 27, 2014
Seems like a good modular helmet for the price. It's a better that the HJC-IS MAX for just a little bit more cash.
adam m on Oct 4, 2014
My old SyMax 3 Helmet took a couple of good whacks in recent months - time to replace it. I was so happy with how it performed, I decided to replace it in kind.
Douglas P on Sep 18, 2014
I originally owned a Symax 2 & liked the modular concept. It became damaged so I upgrade to the Symax 3
Todd Z on Aug 26, 2014
owned hjc symax helmet about 12 years old good quaility for the dollar. hope this new one is as good. safe riding to all
douglas p on Aug 24, 2014
I have owned HJC Helmets before and i need a new one. Had a Nolan N-100E which I cannot replace the line and it is OLD!!! I spoke with the guys here at Revzilla and they were most helpful. Their customer service is GREAT!!
Robert Y on Aug 19, 2014
Best bang for the buck! I have had two HJC helmets before and they have served me well, but alas
they don't last forever. This helmet has all of the whistles and bells that other manufacturers sell for twice
the price. The extra dollars you pay is just for the prestigious name not a better built or safer product.
Pete D on Jul 7, 2014
I have a friend that has one, seems to like it very much.
Larry H on Jun 24, 2014
My friend has this helmet and is excellent. Great reviews and great quality for the Price. Also is one of the best looking.
P A on May 28, 2014
I have purchased two HJC modular helmets in the past, one exactly the same as this. Unfortunately, my last one was damaged when it fell off the shelf in my garage over the winter. I have been very happy with these helmets and didn't think twice about replacing my damaged one with another exactly the same. The face shield is very easy to remove to clean and/or switch for a shaded one.
joseph l on May 4, 2014
Good value for the price. I've had good experience with other HJC helmets.
David B on May 4, 2014
My wife thought it was more comfortable that the Bell Vortex.
David D on May 3, 2014
This white HJC is very similar to my black HD helmet, which is made my the same company.
Vint B on May 2, 2014
Upgrading from a 7 year old HJC modular helmet. I tried the Nolan N104 before this. It was much bigger and wouldn't fit in saddlebags, also did not like that when you opened the chinbar the visor would be forced shut. This was not an issue on the HJC design.
Bryan S on May 2, 2014
I have owned a SyMax 2 for several years and it has served me well. I like the retractable sun visor because I wear prescription lenses and this means I don't have top stop and switch glasses. The SyMax is a good helmet for the money. The sun visor broke after about 4 years on the SyMax 2 so time to upgrade !
Philip C on May 2, 2014
for looks
varun l on Apr 14, 2014
I liked the fit.
Russell M on Apr 2, 2014
Currently have the symax2 and like it. This is the next generation and hopefully with better ventilation. Good price for the type helmet
Richard P on Feb 15, 2014
I purchased a SyMax 3 a year ago. On August of 2013 I was rear ended doing 60mph and was high sided when I went down. I was unconscious for 48 hours, had two broken ribs, and a shattered Clavicle. I had 6 spots of bleeding on the brain. If I hadn't been wearing my SyMax 3 I would have been killed. My recovery is now complete. The left side of my helmet was pretty much destroyed and the shell was cracked, not my skull. Thank You HJC.
RJ M on Dec 14, 2013
Gift
Paul D on Sep 28, 2013
Feed back on HJC helmets is good as specific feedback I have read for the SyMax 3. The price is fair and I am happy with the fit and features so far.
Bill L on Aug 16, 2013
I already own one, and like it so much I wanted to get one for my wife.
W I on Aug 13, 2013
sun shade inner visor
G E on Aug 6, 2016
My wife has had an HJC helmet for years, very comfortable. I wanted to try SyMax out.
Jim H on Jun 16, 2016
I just bought this helmet and i am looking for a breath shield/guard for it with no sucess. Do they even have a compatible one for these helmets? Thanks
A shopper on Nov 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This helmet is pinlock ready and I would suggest getting one to control shield fogging
No mention of noise levels, How does it compair to the Schubirth C3??
A shopper on Nov 3, 2011
BEST ANSWER: I have both a Schuberth C3 and a Symax II (not a 3), and while there is much ado about the quietness of the C3, I find that once the vents are open, it is all academic. While the C3 is slightly quieter than the Symax, neither is quiet enough (in my opinion) for extended rides without hearing protection. I found the Symax to be a very good helmet. Why did I replace it, you ask? Because it impacted the side of a utility truck in a glancing blow at 40mph then the pavement with my grape still inside. Dislocated hip, smashed clavicle, crushed bones in my foot and ankle. Zero head injury, no loss of consciousness, no failure of the locking mechanism of the chin-bar. Great helmet, and I will own one again.
The helmet clearly has a slot for the Chatterbox Bluetooth system BUT the page says, NOTE "HJC Sy-Max 3 is not compatible with the Chatterbox Communication System." sooooooo yea or nay on the Bluetooth
A shopper on Aug 1, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The HJC SyMax 3 Helmet was initially designed to be compatible with the Chatterbox system, but it is not compatible due to a slot that is too thick to accept the Chatterbox. However, the Sena SMH-10 and the Cardo Scala Rider G9 (or any universal communication system) will be compatible, but not integrated in the slot featured on that helmet.
are speaker pockets deep enough to prevent pressure on ears?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately this helmet ended up too small for me and it was a big as they come - guess I got an over sized head, my son in law has it and it has been a great helmet for him, he does not have speakers in his helmet as he prefers to hear the traffic around him.
I see several reviewers report that they have attached Sena SMH-10 units to their HJC Symax III helmets. Can the SMH-10 mount be attached using the bolt on clamp kit or does it require the use of the adhesive mounting option?
I can't tell whether the pocket for the Chatterbox will interfere with the Sena clamp. Thanks for any input.
A shopper on Jul 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The pocket for the chatterbox does not interfere with the Sena--Bolt it right into place.. I have used this unit for two years and over 50k miles without an issue!!
What head shapes fit this best. I have an Arai Signet-Q that fits like a glove and also a Syymax 2005 Harley helmet that fits great. Would this be sinilar to the old symax I have. Looking for modular for my Harley Touring bike?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Not sure about the fit in comparison to their older models but my symax 3 fits me great. I owned a Nolan before and I like the symax much better. Revzilla has such a great return policy it's worth a try.
Does the skymax3 come in white? the video says no but the page shows it in white.
A shopper on Nov 15, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I dont know, I got the silver. Its designed with a huge space that lets way too much air in at the chin. Good above 80 degrees.
I have the Sena 10-11 communication system. Will I be able to use it on this helmet?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes is fine
does the drop down control on top leak?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not in my experience. It's a very well made helmet and I think it's real bargain
bargain at the price
i bought a HJC SyMax 3 modular helmet from you a few months ago. It fit as expected and functionality is great. Can you recommend a good high-quality Bluetooth device that will fit the helmet?
A shopper on Nov 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I haven't used any Bluetooth devices. Mine is hardwired to the bike Harley Davidson