HJC CL-33 Open Face Helmet Black / SM [Demo - Good]

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Shape: Round Oval

Weight: 2.83 lbs

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Note: This item has been used for test purposes and may show slight signs of use. There may be minor cosmetic damage such as scuffs, scratches, stains, chips or dings. The original packaging may or may not be present.

HJC CL-33 Open Face Helmet

The HJC CL-33 is an open face helmet with a full face shield for keeping wind and bug-on-skin contact to a minimum. 


  • Ventilated open face helmet that offers protection, comfort and value
  • Lightweight, injection-molded, thermoplastic alloy shell
  • Popup forehead and side vents allow for flow-through ventilation
  • Plush, brushed Nylex interior for a comfortable fit
  • Flip-up HJ-11 shield features a tool-less removal/replacement system
  • DOT Certified
4.4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.6 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.3 / 5
3.7 / 5
4.4 / 5
4.3 / 5
Air Flow
3.8 / 5
Noise Level

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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Why did you choose this?
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Comes with nice face shield and great price
Herbert C on Aug 7, 2017
HJC helmets fit my head better than the more expensive brands. The IS-33 is nice but noisey at hwy speeds. I like the attached shield and the smoother helmet profile provides a good fit, reasonable noise levels and a great price.
Steve G on Oct 4, 2016
Comes with nice face shield and great price
Herbert C on Aug 7, 2017
very good helmet for the price
billy c on Jun 9, 2017
HJC helmets fit my head better than the more expensive brands. The IS-33 is nice but noisey at hwy speeds. I like the attached shield and the smoother helmet profile provides a good fit, reasonable noise levels and a great price.
Steve G on Oct 4, 2016
Needed a more retro style helmet for my 73 R75/5.
D R on Apr 10, 2016
My fiancé wants a open face and this one looks like a good one. Our second shot at getting the right size.
Thomas M on Feb 22, 2016
1) I have a round head. 2) I ride year round and this is summer helmet. 3) Inexpensive 4) Well rated 5) Great visibility. Recommend fully as an open face helmet.
G O on Jan 23, 2016
L E on Oct 9, 2015
For the girlfriend...
Joshua P on Aug 6, 2015
AGV Blade was too big and made my wife look like the monster queen from Alien Resurrection. This looked more normal.
Alexander C on Jun 11, 2015
i wanted more visibility down
Leslie B on Feb 26, 2015
Great scooter helmet.
Kevin M on Oct 8, 2014
Wanted a fun, open-face option for summer at a budget price.
Nicholas M on Jul 3, 2014
My first purchase on this site. We'll see.
Randy B on May 3, 2014
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.
Lonney H on May 3, 2014
I liked the style it will look great with my motorcycle and a great value also.
Marsha W on Feb 25, 2014
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.
cm o on Oct 14, 2013
my sister in law got this item and she loves it.
shane w on Aug 25, 2013
This one is for me old school 3/4 helmet.I am kind of old school anyway.
Russell W on Aug 13, 2013
Light wt. for in-town riding. Going to the grocery store one mile away.
very good helmet for the price
billy c on Jun 9, 2017
Needed a more retro style helmet for my 73 R75/5.
D R on Apr 10, 2016
What shape head does this helmet fit best?
A shopper on May 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Is the lining removable to wash?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, I don't believe so. At least not in the 2012 version.
Is the visor scratch resistant?
A shopper on Feb 10, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Is there room for an intercom?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the HJC CL-33 Open Face Helmet offers room for speakers for a communication system.
How much does the HJC CL-33 weight?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2012
BEST ANSWER: A size Large HJC CL-33 weighs in at 2 lbs 13.3oz. Other sizes may vary in weight by a few ounces.
Can you use a mic and speakers with this helmut?
A shopper on Feb 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't ride with speakers and a mic but I think you might have a difficult time installing them because of the side vents.
Do you have any 3/4 helmets available in 3X ? I have a HJC FG3 in 3X I need to replace.
A C on Jul 30, 2016

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.