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HJC IS-17 Helmet

Item: P256216

The drop-down sun visor of the IS-17 means you can leave that extra face shield at home, giving you more room for your gym clothes or beer. Read More

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HJC IS-17 Helmet

If you've ever thought, "I wish I had sunglasses right now" the HJC IS-17 might be the helmet for you. A centrally mounted slide on the top of the helmet will lower a tinted visor to keep the rays at bay. To keep the sun's energy in check, the IS-17 features a moisture wicking interior liner coupled with generous intake and exhaust vents for channeling cool air in and hot air out. The IS-17 is perfect for the daily commuter or anyone else who doesn't want to fuss with swapping shields in and out. 

Features:

  • Advanced Polycarbonate Compact Shell is lightweight and features superior fit and comfort by using CAD technology
  • Impact absorbing multiple density EPS liner
  • One-Touch Integrated Smoke-Tinted SunShield (HJ-V7) deploys quickly and easily even with gloves on
  • SunShield features three positions with locking mechanism and easy removal with optional tinted shields available
  • Optically-Superior Anti-Scratch Pinlock Face Shield (HJ20M) features new 3D design with 95% UV protection
  • Face shield has anti-scratch coating and can be upgraded with optional Pinlock insert (sold separately)
  • RapidFire Shield Replacement System provides ultra-quick and tool-less removal and installation of the faceshield
  • 2-Stage faceshield closure system with one-touch center open/close shield locking system for an extremely tight and secure seal
  • ACS (Advanced Channeling Ventilation System) provides full front to back airflow which flushes heat and humidity up and out
  • SuperCool Interior made from anti-bacterial, moisture wicking fabric
  • Crown and cheekpads are fully removable and washable
  • Integrated air deflector is included
  • All IS-17 cheekpad sizes are interchangeable for a custom fit
  • Chin curtain sold separately
  • Meets or exceeds DOT Standards
Shape: Intermediate Oval

Weight: 3.57 lbs.
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4 / 5
Happy with my first helmet
I've been using this helmet for my 25-mile commute to work for about 2 months in temperatures ranging from 40 to 103 degrees, on a motorcycle without much of a windshield. Airflow is fine at highway speeds, and on hot days in stop-and-go traffic I leave the face shield a crack open.

I really like having the built-in sun visor. While it could be a bit darker, it's dark enough so that I rarely bother putting on my sunglasses. Since I am facing the sun both mornings and evenings, I applied a strip of black tape to the top of the sun visor. Now I can completely block out the sun by just lowering my head a bit.

With the helmet out in the airflow, the wind noise becomes uncomfortable at speeds of 50mph and above. Because of that I am wearing ear plugs most of the time.

Lately, with cool and damp early mornings, the faceshield had a tendency to fog up at slow speeds unless it was left a crack open. I have since installed a Pinlock lens, and fogging up seems to be a thing of the past. Works great!

I've done about 150 rides so far, and the helmet does not show any signs of wear. The face shield is very easy to remove, making it easy to keep it clean.
September 24, 2018
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
Probably just my luck
The liner were the crown pad clips into the front of the helmet does't stay in, so every time I remove the helmet the crown pad pulls out and must be reinserted. I fixed it with some 3M Velcro which holds it in place nicely. Other than that it's a helmet, nothing special. Air flow is average, wind noise is average, and your vision range is average. Love the drop down visor though.
September 5, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
Great for the price
I live in Southwest Florida, so it's typically at least a hundred degrees out with the heat index. Being able to feel the air vents on my face when driving is amazing. Granted the rpha series are much more lightweight and have better airflow, but without paying the price for it, you can get close comforts with this model. Definitely happy with my choice. I went to a local store to try on the model for sizing, before ordering online for my color preference. Sunvisor works great as well, although it really could have been made with darker tint.
August 14, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
Long term (~3 years) review
I bought this as my first helmet a few years ago when I first began riding. After a few years I'm about to buy a new helmet and figured I'd offer a long term review.

First of all, I'd say this is a good entry level helmet. It's constructed well enough to not feel ultra cheap and has some features (internal sun visor) that can be nice to have.

I have no problem slipping on my glasses while the helmet is on either. While it doesn't have speaker cut outs my Sena SMH10 fits well and you don't feel the speakers while wearing. I do wish that the chin curtain was included like other helmets around this price point, I had to purchase it separate to block wind noise while using the Sena.

Here are the major cons I've had after 3 years of wearing this helmet. The face shield's closing latch is held to the shield via a small screw. After about 1.5 seasons of riding I noticed that the shield was actually cracking around the screw of the latch and I replaced it.

The second issue I had is that the internal sun visor no longer fully retracts. The spring mechanism has either worn out or has gotten dirt/debris in it so that now when I hit the button to retract the visor it only goes about halfway and I have to slide it back the rest of the way.

Other than that I don't regret buying this helmet, just don't expect it to last more than about 3 years before you start to get the itch for a new helmet. I could keep wearing this (I'll keep it as a back up or passenger helmet) but now I'm wanting something a bit higher quality and with a better safety rating than just DOT.
June 7, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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2013 Honda CBR250R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Great price and quality
The internal visor produces some distortion, but overall it is a great helmet. Very classy and excellent materials. I definetly would recomend it to a friend.
March 10, 2018
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
good for price weak inner sun lens
comfortable, good vents, okay on noise,my only issue with the helmet is that the inner visor is poor uv protection i have two of the dark smoke inner lens because i thought the one that came with the helmet was a light smoke lens that was mistaken for a dark smoke but i was wrong its just really light and does not block the sun well at all, if your looking for really dark inner lens you might be disappointed with how light it is, I'd give it five stars if they would sell me a actually dark inner lens
January 22, 2018
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3 / 5
Solid "bargain" Helmet
Good all around helmet. The internal visor is pretty helpful for long trips or not having to change shields after dark.

Pretty light weight.

I could use better vents, but I usually just ride with the visor cracked and it's fine then.

Fits the new Sena 10UPad so everything is inside and actually isn't so loud to disrupt anything.

Solid helmet for a budget.
September 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Great helmet. Perfect vision
I would recommend the helmet. Very cheap and looks great as well as performs.
July 21, 2017
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1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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Bang For The Buck All Star
This helmet is an absolute steal, I would recommend it all day long.

Let's get the bad stuff out of the way:
Noise level is kind of high.
Ventilation is mediocre.
And when you turn your head to the sides at high speeds,
you hear some weird noises.
Took me a while to find a good way to wear with prescription glasses.
But really most of this is kind of unfair on the helmet because I ride a naked bike so this sub $180 helmet is my only line of defense against the wind. And that being the case, makes me realize that I am really just complaining that I can't have top shelf at entry price.

On to the good stuff:
It is extremely comfortable even when compared with helmets well beyond this price point.
You can remove just about every internal piece very easily.
Looks good.
Feature packed! I didn't know what I was missing having to carry around multiple visors like an animal. That drop down visor is superb.
Replacement parts are as affordable as the helmet.
April 27, 2017
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
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3 / 5
Very good overall, but cheap shade deployment mechanism
I am biased in favor of this brand, since they seem tailor made for my oddly shaped head. In other helmets I have to go with large. Then there is movement/looseness in the front of my head. However, with this brand I can step down to a medium and it works.

With the medium, the inner tint visor bangs into the end of my nose -- which is a good thing, since it doesn't fog up.The mechanism for the visor feels cheap, as in McDonalds happy meal toy cheap. I fear it won't last long.

For now, it works great, with the release button giving me a fast spring-loaded deployment upward. The down slide works fine, but I question the wisdom of putting it on top of the helmet. Haven't we all dropped a helmet right on that spot? I have, and I imagine when it happens to this helmet it will be goodbye happy meal plastic mechanism. Also, won't rain get in there?

Apart from these issues I do like it overall. Noise is OK, and there is some ventilation. Not enough, but some. Also, the helmet seems quite light in weight for such a low priced offering. The interior padding is also quite good given the low price.

Other reviewers are correct about the inner shade. It is not that dark a tint, and it is definitely not Air Force quality optics. It's a bit of a funhouse mirror effect, which of course is just what you need when riding a motorcycle.

I really wish they would improve the internal shade visor to something higher in quality, and along with this put in a more sturdy mechanism for the deployment -- one that is not vulnerable to common drop-helmet impacts. Go ahead and charge another $30 bucks for it, I'd pay it gladly because in other respects it is a fine helmet.
April 14, 2017
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
Great back up helmet and for passengers has just enough features (like internal sun visor and good ventilation). Not very noisey.
Garrettfz07 on Oct 6, 2017
Internal visor and a solid brand I have used in the past.
B A on Sep 2, 2017
Great back up helmet and for passengers has just enough features (like internal sun visor and good ventilation). Not very noisey.
Garrettfz07 on Oct 6, 2017
Researched many sources. Consistently good reviews
Carl G on Sep 26, 2017
Internal visor and a solid brand I have used in the past.
B A on Sep 2, 2017
crash rating, reviews, price, second sun shield
S T on Aug 30, 2017
Design
Marshall M on Jul 6, 2017
The integrated sun shield is great along with the pin-lock!
Kenton H on Jun 23, 2017
I already own the same one
Nazar O on Jun 10, 2017
Great pricepoint with outstanding functionality
Shane H on Jun 5, 2017
Sub 200 bucket with pin lock, great ventilation. What more can you ask for?
Silvestre C on May 29, 2017
I have an HJC 3/4 helm, its VERY noisy. Also I wanted the added safety of a full face. Plus I have difficulty wi glare even with sunglasses, the internal sunshield can help with that. So, MORE SAFETY, less noise, better visibility options, and more high speed comfort. All will add up to a better ride.
jeffrey w on May 2, 2017
Mid range helmet with the features I wanted.
Frank S on Apr 16, 2017
I have used the IS-16 for the past few years and it was a great helmet for the money. The IS-17 is supposed to be even better.
T B on Apr 8, 2017
because it hurts when a rock hits you in the face at 60 mph.
Timothy Y on Mar 23, 2017
I was looking for a spare helmet at a good price with a built in sun visor.
Allen G on Feb 27, 2017
i wanted an inner shield and this looked like a great deal
jon m on Jan 7, 2017
have hjc 3/4 helmet & like it. feels a little snug in cheek area but not yet ridded with it
Richard F on Sep 6, 2016
I like the sun shade option and the fit is right
Renea on Jun 8, 2016
over 100k miles using HJC helmets. It is my opinion that HJC make the best value helmet for comfort and safety on the market. IS-17 with sunsheild and pinlock is great!
ERNIE M on Mar 31, 2016
Great reviews. Supposedly fits intermediate oval head.
william o on Mar 19, 2016
Style,features, and price. Love the drop down sun visor
Billy P on Feb 7, 2016
If you have a round shaped head, consider this helmet.
Katherine K on Jan 12, 2016
This is my second IS-17. Good fit and price. Some noise but I ride with earplugs.
David W on Sep 21, 2015
I have had two HJC CL-16 helmets, the first one saved my life in a crash, the second is still being worn. I purchased this to upgrade to the extra ventilation and drop down visor. Excellent products at a very fair price. Highly recommended.
Alfred C on Aug 19, 2015
Recommended by experienced rider friend
JimmyB50 on Aug 16, 2015
Sweet color and long list of features for a low price
Jack W on Jul 29, 2015
needed a new helmet and wanted one with sun shade
larry h on Jun 25, 2015
Price and reviews
Robert U on May 25, 2015
fit, color, cost and prior experience w/ this model
Steve B on May 22, 2015
Price and options, first street helmet. looked like a good entry level and still good protection
Steven B on Apr 30, 2015
I like the interior sun shield that comes down and retracts with the press of a button. Very Nice.
Molly N on Apr 28, 2015
Cost and features
Bummer - returning this because the sun visor distorts your vision.
Christopher F on Apr 23, 2015
The Look
Christopher H on Apr 19, 2015
Gift for my dad! Will be his first helmet (first bike hopefully coming soon).
Mazen A on Apr 13, 2015
Commuter. Sun visor in the hat.
Andrew R on Mar 21, 2015
GREAT REVIEWS AND LOOKS AWESOME
Manuel G on Mar 12, 2015
I needed a helmet for my girlfriend. Wanted the drop down visor. Not willing to spend the money on a Shoei for her (I have a Shoei).
Benjamin F on Feb 27, 2015
Good prices free shipping, quick shipping
TIM H on Feb 19, 2015
I tried it on and it fitted well
mark g on Jan 5, 2015
Have used it for years. An excellent helmet, simple look and great price
Jules M on Jan 4, 2015
Thought that this helmet will be a good one.
david b on Dec 24, 2014
Safety.
C A on Dec 18, 2014
Buying as a gift and this appears to offer good value for the money and is a well known brand.
Stephen D on Dec 11, 2014
An internal shield in a full-face helmet
Carla N on Dec 8, 2014
Based on the reviews, video and explanation. Looking for a touring helmet for an older rider with a rounder head. Price contentious as well. Good visibility with the internal visor.
Michael H on Sep 24, 2014
Two friends have HJC IS 33 models (purchased from RevZilla) and are impressed with the value. I've been wanting a new helmet, so thought I'd try HJC myself.
keith on Aug 1, 2014
HJC brand recognition and having owned HJC in past very good helmet. Also Revzilla helmet review sealed the deal for me.
kentho66 on Jul 26, 2014
for looks
Greg P on Jul 4, 2014
Great reviews. Bang for the buck!
ROGER M on Jun 7, 2014
Good features for a good price
Steven M on May 30, 2014
inside sun visor, good noise reviews, experience with HJC helmets.
David H on May 21, 2014
Researched many sources. Consistently good reviews
Carl G on Sep 26, 2017
crash rating, reviews, price, second sun shield
S T on Aug 30, 2017
Helmet fell and the visor now comes out when I open it, need to replace the plastic mechanism holding the visor in place - can I do this?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2015
Would you recommend this as a beginners helmet?
A shopper on Nov 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes
Hey everyone, I have problem ! I had HJC IS-17 Ironman that was pretty quiet, but it didnt match my bike so I bought a new IS-17 in white and the white one is sooooo loud. Both are size M, they are both the same helmets only the collors are different. What can be the problem ?
Jan T on Apr 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The problem is you should be wearing earplugs when you ride. Color of helmet won't be a factor
Looking at an HJC IS-17 Helmet, what if my head measurement is 22-3/8"? It's between Small (ends at 22") and Medium (starts at 22-1/2). Any suggestions?
A shopper on Sep 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have this in XL and and it fits comfortable, so my guess is this helmet runs true to size so I would go with the medium. I once tried a helmet that was too snug and it gave me a headache. As long is it does not fit loose. You'll know right away as soon as you try it on, which would be good to do before taking off the tags in case it does not fit and has to be returned.

Good value, BTW. I like mine.
What is the difference between this model and the IS-16?
Nicholas Q on Oct 23, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Lighter, better ventilation, but most significantly is the new dropdown sunshade which retracts more quietly than the 16.
I own this helmet and like it allot however, I would like to have a darker sun visor. Do they make sun visors for the IS17 that are darker than the stock visor. Or is there a film that maybe I can use over my sun visor to make it darker? Thanks.
A shopper on Jan 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I dont think you could use a film tint on the internal visor mainly because of the double contour, and I dont think they offer a darker internal visor, you might check in the helmet accessories I do think they offer a tinted outer (Main) shield.
Does the sun visor work with glasses?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes! I wear glasses myself and I have this helmet. Did an excellent job providing protection from the sun without creating glare on the glasses!
Does the Internal sun Visor have UV Protection? Im assuming it does but just want to make sure.
A shopper on Nov 27, 2013
BEST ANSWER: yes it does
With the sun visor adjustment on the top of the helmet has anyone had issues with water leakage riding in the rain?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It doesnt rain much where I live, like 2 inches a year :P SO maybe I am not a good person to be answering, thught I'd help out though. However I have had no issues with that. We do get microfine dust storms though and not a bit of an issue. I will say though in temps above 100 it is warm inside, but really what helmet isnt at that temp ? I rather sweat than not wear a helmet though.
Will the visor stay open under speed if it's clicked to the smallest opening?
What is the measurement of the smallest opening you can set the visor to?
Can you purchase a chin skirt or do you think the one from my HJC IS-16 might fit?
Thanks.
A shopper on Jun 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: To answer first question yes it will stay down at high rates of speeds I have gone 95 + with mine and it never moved.

Second question I do not know the measurement but you can leave a very tiny gab and you can not notice it at all. And it will stay at that gab and not move.

Third question I don't have answer for that one. When i ride in colder weather I use a full face ski mask and that works great with the helmet.
I hope this helps you also the sun visor is amazing I love it and I have to wear glasses and the visor clears them completely.
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