HJC IS-17 Plain - Pearl White
Customer Product Reviews
Quality speaks for itself, hjc produce high quality helmets which cost a fraction of other brands. Used these for years on track and crashed in them, they did the job every single time. This is my 5th IS17 and will buy another when the time comes! The only faults i can pick with this lid is the ventilation could be improved on and made better! Also a slightly bigger chin curtain would make all the difference.
Good value helmet that is hugely better than the competition at this price, I've covered around 250 miles so far & the Pinlock works - no misting in ambient temperatures between 12c and -2c with the visor closed (locked) even at junctions. The visor was easy to fit and feels substantial. The vents work well, the lining materials are more comfortable than its competition and in size L fits my 59cm head perfectly. The finish is excellent for this price, as good as other helmets I've owned which cost 75% more. It is also quieter than the last two helmets I've owned. The only negatives for me are the vent switches which feel light weight and the D ring loops are flat rather than more rounded and thicker - nothing that would stop me buying this model again or another HJC. Ordered at 13:30 on Monday & delivered by 11:45 on Tuesday, properly packaged and top service! Very Happy customer.
My 2nd HJC IS-17
Fit is down to individual heads so I won't talk about that. This is just a great value helmet with a nice finish and feel. The badge on the top could mean a far more expensive lid so you can enjoy a inexpensive without the badge. My second IS-17 and I'd recommend it.
This helmet has it all for a mid-price buy...comfortable washable lining, pinlock (supplied),internal visor, good ventilation, and it's pretty quiet. My old hat was well past its use-by date, so the comparison will be biased, but I would happily recommend it and the rapid response team at Sportsbikeshop. I even love the graphics!
All around goodness
The helmet has a good quality feel to it. Good finishing, light, confortable, fits great in my head and is highly ventilated. Intregated sun visor is useless (for me), but it does the job. The only con is the wind noise. I saw reviews saying this was quiet but apparently it isn't. Came from my old helmet from a lesser brand (G-MAC) that was more quiet than this. Even my two old AGV helmets are way more quiet. For the price, I'm very happy.
Comfortable and good value
Needed a new helmet at a reasonable price from a reputable maker (Ride recommended for several of HJC's helmets). This fitted the bill, bought size 2XL as I have a round large head, fits nice and comfortably tight around the face. First ride of 280 miles in freezing cold and damp conditions helmet held on well and felt comfortable all the way. D ring strap took a bit of getting used to from previous clip locks but held more secure to me. Recommend this as a mid price good buy.
Good value but noisy inside
This is a very good value good looking helmet. The built-in visor is great for days when you don't expect to see the sun. It's lightweight, easy to open and secure when closed. The fog barrier works well. The compromise, and it's a big one, is that there is a constant squeak from inside the helmet caused by the styrofoam lining. If you can live with that then this is the helmet for you.
I've had a number of helmets over the years, but this one tops them all! the pin-lock is sized perfectly for the visor and I don't notice it is there like I have with previous helmets. The fit of the helmet is spot on and the packaging it was delivered in was very well put together to prevent any damage in transit (Always a worry when buying online) and the courier service even shows where the delivery driver is in real time. Very happy with the service!
Value for money
This helmet cost me the same as a visor and insert for my last helmet and I think its a better helmet for half the price. I currently have an HJC helmet for off-roading and it has lasted well. So I think this is a quality product with good features for a bargain basement price.
IS-17 first impressions
I've gone with HJC after purchasing the original RPHA 10 in 2012. I was always a Shoei man but after seeing the quality and fit of the HJC I was sold on it. Six years on I've gone for the IS-17 because it's a 5 star rating, has an integral sun visor and it's an absolute bargain. After two weeks use I'm not disappointed. The main downside over the RPHA 10 is the weight and the lining feels a bit cheaper but given the price compared to the RPHA 11 it's a good quality helmet and was an absolute bargain.
Perfect starter helmet
As a new rider I prioritise safety, and did a lot of research before buying my first helmet. I tried lots on in-store to ensure I had the sizing correct, before ordering from Sportsbikeshop. This helmet is superb! Five-star SHARP rated, removable lining and a built in sunvisor. It's super-comfy and IMO opinion looks absolutely brilliant. Service from Sportsbikeshop was terrific, with my order delivered the next working day and excellently packed - the helmet arrived in a box in a box in a box! And together with Pinlock visor inserts and a carry bag. To cap everything off, the price was sixty pounds less than other retailers were offering for the same.
Great service, great product
I bought this helmet having never bought of this site before. Got it for the next day but was asleep off nights when it was attempted to be delivered, the same afternoon the guy posted it. Came well packaged and protected. Really happy with the whole purchase.
Great fit and price
My head measures 58 cm around the widest part, so I ordered a medium in both the IS-17 and the FG-ST. Really, I wanted the FG-ST, but the tighter fit with the IS-17 felt more reassuring, The tinted visor is a bit gimmicky and needs to be slightly darker for sunny days, hopefully the mechanism holds up. Pinlock-like insert included in the box, which is a nice addition, easy to fit and works really well. Only had it a couple of weeks, so I can't really say much more.