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HJC Sy-Max III Helmet

  • Advanced Fiberglass Shell with Adjustable Polycarbonate Chin Bar: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology.
  • One-Touch Integrated Sunshield: Three positions for sunshield sliding lever which is adjustable, smoke tinted Sunshield deploys quickly and easily
  • ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System: Full front to back airflow flushes heat & humidity up & out
  • Optically superior Pinlock-prepared Faceshield: New 3D design, an anti-scratch coating and is prepared for the ultimate anti-fog Pinlock insert (Pinlock insert sold separately)
  • QuickSlide: Tool-less shield replacement system
  • One-Touch patent pending integrated smoke-tinted SunShield: Deploys quickly & easily
  • Single-button Chin Bar/Faceshield Release: Open with one hand even with gloves on.
  • SilverCool Interior: Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced silver anti-bacterial fabric. Crown and cheek pads are removable and washable.
  • DOT Approved

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HJC SyMax 3 Helmet 4.4 5 55 55
Most comfort I've found in a helmet though i've only been out to ride a few times this season, this helmet is greatly light weight and doesn't have a lot of "drag" when it comes to gusts of wind. I enjoy the room it holds for earbuds or bluetooth if you prefer and the memory foam inserts are a great fit April 9, 2014
This is a great helmet for the price. A few days after getting the helmet I took an eight hour two day trip. The ride was on highway and rural curvy roads. It was comfortable, not very noisy, good visibility and ventilation. The minor problem I had was with the sunvisor. The visor would nearing touch my nose. After a few minor adjustments with the helmet strap the problem was solved. April 2, 2014
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
Great helmet. Typical modular noise. It fits great. It's not extremely heavy, but you are carrying around an internal visor and the parts to make it modular. I like the look, but setting it down (fuel, parking lot, whatever) will scratch the finish. Haven't tried anything bluetooth attached to it. The visor lever is on top of the helmet. Not a deal-breaker, but not ideal. The two positions are close to one another, so if you overshoot the 1st by a little bit you're stuck with the second until you reset it and try again. I have to use the 1st as the 2nd hits my nose. The wind noise is pretty rough, but it is modular and I have a giant helmet allowing for plenty of room on the bottom for wind to sneak in. March 9, 2014
Great helmet for the price I decided that I wanted a modular helmet after having owned a full face HJC for the past 3 years. A friend of mine had a SHOEI Neotec that I tried on and didn't find that comfortable. The Symax III has many of the features that more expensive helmets have (integrated sunshield, pinlock shield) at a cheaper price. The helmet looks great, fits true to size and is not too loud considering it's a modular helmet. I'd definitely buy this helmet again. March 3, 2014
Solid helmet for the price This is my first HJC helmet. I've own 3 Nolan helmets prior and decided to try something different. So far I like this helmet but I do have few gripes. 1. The lever for inner sun visor is located on the top of the helmet which makes it difficult to get to while you are riding/moving. It should be located on the left side near the chin like most other modular helmets. 2. The outer visor and face shield are on a different hinge mechanism. Which means when your visor is up and you open the face shield, the visor totally blocks the lever for the inner sun visor. Very annoying. 3. I preferred the buckle style micro chin strap of Nolan rather than the standard double DD ring. It take that much longer to strap and unstrap. If HJC can make these changes to their next Gen helmets, I would definitely buy another in the future. Otherwise, I might go back to Nolan. And please keep your current helmet shape (round/neutral)! February 17, 2014
Nice features for a decent modular helmet I finally got the proper sized helmet after returning the one recommended by the gear advisor at Revzilla. I'd read all the reviews and decided to get an XL (I wear a 7 3/8 hat with a round-ish head), but wanted to talk to a gear-guy just to make sure. He was adamant that an L would fit me properly, so I ordered that one. WRONG! If you're thinking of ordering one of these, go with the reviews and err on the side of larger. After some frustration and a few choice words, I returned the L and ordered the XL. I'm very happy with the result. I wanted a decent modular helmet that didn't break the bank, but one that I could rely on for a few years. This is definitely going to do the trick. For my roundish head, the fit if snug but doesn't pinch anywhere. It is very easy to flip up when stopped and snap back into place when I want to get moving again. I really like the flip down visor, since I've never found a full-face helmet that is comfortable and works well with sunglasses. As other reviewers mentioned, it is a bit on the noisy side, but I don't find it too overwhelming. Maybe that is because my bike rides relatively quiet (full fairing I generally keep it under 6K rpm), but it works for me. I haven't yet attached audio components, so I cannot review that aspect of the helmet. Overall, I'm pleased with the helmet, would recommend it. January 21, 2014
Features are excellent I'm an HJC fan in general but this helmet is fantastic. It's the first modular helmet I've ever had, I never bought one because many of them look ridiculous, but that's not the case with the sy-max 3. The modular feature is great but what I really like about the helmet is with the built in sun visor theres no need for extra shields. Also the pinlock system is awesome, with the insert in place fog is never an issue. November 15, 2013
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HJC SyMax 3 Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
varun l: for looks Apr 14, 2014
Russell M: I liked the fit. Apr 2, 2014
Richard P: Currently have the symax2 and like it. This is the next generation and hopefully with better ventilation. Good price for the type helmet Feb 15, 2014
RJ M: 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. Dec 14, 2013
Paul D: Gift Sep 28, 2013
Bill L: 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. Aug 16, 2013
W I: I already own one, and like it so much I wanted to get one for my wife. Aug 13, 2013
A shopper asked: Does the skymax3 come in white? the video says no but the page shows it in white. Nov 15, 2013
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Bill L: 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. Nov 15, 2013
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Gabriel C: is this with or without the chin curtain? Dec 26, 2013
Chris C: I seem to recall it coming in black, flat black and white, but I could be wrong. Nov 15, 2013
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Todd F: It does come in white. Buy it, it's a good helmet. Nov 15, 2013
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armand d: Really don't know. I bought silver Nov 16, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have the Sena 10-11 communication system. Will I be able to use it on this helmet? Mar 31, 2014
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Ming K: Sorry, I haven't used any comms system with my Symax 3. Mar 31, 2014
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Hong Z: Yes is fine Mar 31, 2014
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Hong Z: Yes is fine Mar 31, 2014
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A shopper asked: No mention of noise levels, How does it compair to the Schubirth C3?? Nov 3, 2011
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multimotors: 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. Nov 5, 2011
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AliB: The Schuberth is one of the quietest modular helmets on the market, but the HJC is reported to be very quiet for a modular helmet at such and affordable price. Nov 11, 2011
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bugser: Noisy. I've never had a schubirth though, so can't compare. I suspect the noise comes from all the slots and channels. May 10, 2013
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A shopper asked: Do you guys sell pinprick insert for symax 3? I couldn't find one on your web. Thanks. Mar 18, 2013
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RevZilla: Boom! You're looking for the HJ-09 Pinlock Lens (not pinprick). I knew exactly what you were talking about, but you might get some funny looks if you tell your buddies about your new pinprick faceshield. Mar 19, 2013
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whlin76: LOL... pinprick... stupid auto-correct function on my "Smartphone!" :-) Thank you. Mar 21, 2013
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A shopper asked: Any weight improvements over the Symax II? Nov 2, 2011
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Sinaura: I'm not sure how the SyMax2 was weight-wise, but the SyMax3 (according to my scale) is 3 1/4 lbs. Apr 30, 2012
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lawrenre: The video tells the weight of the helmet. Nov 4, 2011
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Gabriel C asked: Is it possible to purchase it with the dark smoke inner sun visor? Or would I need to order the dark smoke and switch it out with the smoke one already in it?

Also, is the inner sun shield polarized?

I'm buying this helmet either way. I was just wondering. Also going to get the SMH10 for it. I LOVE REVZILLA.

Oh and p.s. Revzilla, you should make an app for easier shopping while on a mobile device.
Jan 1, 2014
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Guy W: Not sure about able to purchase with dark smoke inner sun visor. I can tell you that the inner visor that comes with the helmet is dark and is not polarized.

Hope that helps. I love this helmet!!
Jan 2, 2014
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A shopper asked: I'm looking at ordering the symax 3. Just need to know if it conforms to Australian design and safety standards? Nov 4, 2013
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Joe T: At this stage it is illeagal but there is aproblem with all Australian design and safety standards. Google oz helmets to find out more. Nov 6, 2013
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A shopper asked: I've searched the internet and can not confirm if there is more than one shell size. I assume no because only one size replacement face shield is offered... Mar 21, 2013
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RevZilla: You are right! There is only one shell size for the Symax 3. Enhanced bobblehead effect for the more petite riders. Mar 25, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is HJC making the harley helmets? looks very similar . Aug 10, 2012
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RevZilla: That is correct, HJC does make a lot of the Harley Davidson Helmets. Aug 14, 2012
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A shopper asked: 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 Aug 1, 2012
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RevZilla: 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. Aug 7, 2012
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A shopper asked: I would like to change the default tinted inside lens to a clear lens and keep a dark tinted lens on the outside. Is it possible to change out the inside drop lens? Jun 9, 2012
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RevZilla: This would not be possible as HJC does not produce a clear inner sunvisor. The Symax 3 does, however, accept the HJ-17 tinted faceshields. Jun 13, 2012
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A shopper asked: My currently have the CL-16 in 3XL size... I wanted to replace with SyMax but 3XL size is not available :( Jan 23, 2012
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RevZilla: At this time HJC does not have plans to produce a XXXL SyMax 3. They are limited by shell size specifications and the expense of producing new molds. May 3, 2012
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A shopper asked: does anyeone have the cardo scala G4 installed on this helmet?thanks Sep 21, 2012
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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.

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