Both of those helmets were reviewed recently on webBikeWorld and many of you asked for an IS review, so here you go. The vent passages in our IS are blocked in the EPS liner and on top of that literallythe fabric helmet liner covers the vent holes and that pretty much prevents what little air flows through from reaching the rider.
Although the IS has a nice, comfortable fit, big, long and thick chin strap cushions and that sun visor provides outstanding coverage. Both Amazon and Revzilla have a big selection of helmets from the great helmet manufacturers. Free shipping with Amazon Prime day return policy Excellent selection Competitive pricing. I do have a couple of gripes, however: It should be standard so raise the price a coupla bucks, eh?
My biggest gripe, however, is with the clear face shield. The quality of the plastic molding is off on this example, with some waviness and mold clouds that I noticed right away. A design issue also with the fabric liner along the top of the helmet, which covers the top vent holes anyway, limiting the air flow even further. See the Summary Table at the bottom of the page for a description of our rating system.
I think the incorporation of the sun visor in its chamber at the forehead changed the internal shape slightly; it feels a tiny bit less roomy than the CL and the size XL CL feels like an XL, where the IS fits slightly snug. The cheek pads and liner are removable and washable and optional cheek pads are available in XS 40 mm thick to XXL 25 mm thick sizes for a bespoke fit. Note that cheek pads thicknesses are counterintuitive — smaller-sized cheek pads are thicker. It works OK on this helmet; I must be getting used to it.
It also allows the IS face shield to open for a small first defogging or city position, which is a plus. Water runs along the top of the gasket and is then shunted along the sides, where it quickly drains down through Hjc helmet review uk dating rotating mechanism base plate and away from the rider. Optional mirrored and tinted face shields are available as accessories. The holes through the EPS liner are blocked, which apparently Hjc helmet review uk dating limits the air coming into the helmet.
The chin vent directs air up through the top of the chin bar and this works well. The IS also seems to work well behind a fairing or windscreen, with relatively low turbulence noise levels.
Note that our helmet evaluations are a combined effort of several riders over time on different types of motorcycles with and without windscreens. Evaluators wear correctly fitted, high quality ear plugs even when evaluating motorcycle intercom systems. Always protect your "Hjc helmet review uk dating" when riding a motorcycle. This IS in size XL weighs grams 3 lbs. The chin strap padding is extra-long and nice and thick, so HJC gets points for that.
It is available in sizes ranging from XS to 2XL. Note, however, that the darkness of the tint is limited for legal reasons. Comments are ordered from most recent to oldest.
This is just FG with internal sun visor. If you check several helmet results with internal sun visor, you will see that they are mostly not faulted on the front forehead regionbut on the side where Hjc helmet review uk dating mechanism for turning the internal visor is situated. If you check again the Shoei GT-Air, you will see that forehead region gets green there, so it is not the void where sun visor is. Just to note that Shoei has designed the GT Air specifically to house the sun visor with a larger cavity that sort of protrudes out from the helmet.
They claim in their marking info that the special design is what improves the test results for the GT Air, which is why it scores better in the SHARP test. As far as I know, no other helmet with an Hjc helmet review uk dating sun visor has this special design to help improve impact and crush test results in the forehead.
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The top vent system in ours is a problem and it's not clear if this is an issue with other IS's or just certain sizes. Overall, the IS just has a few too many issues to make it a favorite and that's too bad, because just a little more effort on QC at the factory -- and perhaps a slight redesign of the liner -- could make it a contender. Low profile sun visor mechanism.