Customer Product Reviews
One of the greatest helmets on the market
I looked at almost every helmet on the market before buying this one. I tried on so many and researched so many of them. I originally wanted the Shoei GT Air II and decided to go for this one, for the price and the reviews I had read, plus after trying it on, it felt as good. The wind noise is very, very low, the ventilation is great, the visor click down section is in a nice place and easy to use and is super effective. If I had to pick anything slightly annoying, is that the visor doesn't stay open on the one click up. Definitely need the pin lock which came with the helmet anyway. DEFINITELY BUY THIS HELMET
What a fantastic lid, always been a shoei man until trying on a mates one , I liked it so much i went and brought the HJC RPHA , build quality is fantastic feels so light, not alot of wind noise at both low speed and if you do exceed the speed limit dont think you would be disappointed, internal sun visor a big pro fully down or partially down big plus as the slider stays where you put it and so easy being to the side of the chin to use , good visibility on bright days, lock down visor another big pro ease of use with summer gloves or even with large waterproof winter gloves, vents and air intakes with the visor locked down just fantastic love the air to the top of the head so nice with the hot weather we had it works !! Pin lock insert doesn't mist up and good visibility, , the only thing that might be a con is the double d ring fastening as takes a bit longer than the seat belt clip but a small price to pay . If I dropped it would I buy it again is the question.......hell yes best lid I have ever owned, even if it doubled in price I would still get the same, big thank you to the sportsbikeshop for next day delivery and the price, brilliant service guys !!
HJC-RPHA 70 VIAS
Great looking helmet and fit. I ordered the small size after following measurement instructions. This is an extremely light helmet but importantly manages to shut out an awful lot of noise when riding at and low speeds. Pleased I purchased this.
First: the service from SBS was excellent, well up to its normal standard. My first helmet was a HJC IS 17 in medium. When I passed my test in May I wanted to upgrade to a premium helmet. I have read a lot of reviews and, because the IS 17 fitted me well and I was happy with it, I chose another HJC. Many of the reviews said that the RPHA 70 was a tight fit so I took a L size- this proved to be the wrong choice as it was too big. I used the SBS returns service and quickly received a Medium replacement. It fits me really well, is quiet, light, comfortable and well ventilated. I like the colour and the metallic paint finish. Having used it a few times, it is a great helmet and is definitely a premium bit of kit- a real step up from my IS 17. There's been a bit of fuss in the reviews about the merits of the Skipfog: my feeling is that there is little difference in normal conditions to the alternatives- I can't comment about really wet or cold weather as we haven't had any yet. Hope this helps you choose- I don't think you can go far wrong with this helmet
Best lid I've owned
By far the best helmet I've owned. Despite being cheaper than its counter parts from brands such as Arai and Shoei this HJC lid in my opinion out performs them on every level. Its lightweight thanks to its carbon mix construction, has loads of ventilation and despite this still remains very quiet. The internal sun visor is great and easy to use, even the bag is nice.
I bought this to replace a four year old IS-17 that had been dropped one too many times. It is a good tight fit, and seems much quieter at motorway speeds than the IS-17. A generous scoop on top keeps your head cool, yet doesn't leak even in torrential rain. Nice sun visor mechanism though it could be maybe slightly stiffer. Do take note that there's a locking mechanism on the visor catch itself, if you accidentally click this on it makes the visor much harder to open, which will cause you to scratch your head a bit until you work it out. Best thing - this helmet seems very slippery in the wind - far less buffetting than my IS-17. Definitely recommend this helmet.
What a Great Helmet
Always had Shoei and latterly Bell helmets but couldn't get on with my last Bell Star Mips and started looking to change it at less than a year old. Shortlisted several lids which didn't even include this HJC and spent a morning at Sportsbikeshop trying them on. None particularly suited my head until I tried on this one. There's a saying that it doesn't matter how much, what fancy paint job, or what Sharp rating slid is, the one that fits comfortably is the safest. Mightily impressed with the build quality, style and finish. First lid I've had with drop down sun visor which is brilliant. Ventilation has been good in the recent hot weather. Extra large cut outs will comfortably take most comms system speakers. Only negative I can think off is HJC provide their own brand of anti-fog insert, can't understand why they don't use Pinlock! All in all one very impressive helmet.
My second HJC R PHA 70
Previously brought another HJC R PHA 70 but this colour scheme caught my eye so purchased it to go with my new bike. Previously I have always had Arai or Shoei but it is safe to say that I think these helmets are of the same quality and fit wise are as good or better than both the previously mentioned helmets. The graphics are bold, the interior material of a premium feel and the helmet features are equal to what you would expect on a helmet with a much higher price tag. The venting is substantial with plenty of adjustment. The visor change mechanism is really simple and the helmet weight is very low. The helmet built in sun visor is a excellent feature and wind noise is I would say lower than both my Arai and Shoei helmets. For the price you are getting a high quality product up there with the best helmets on the market.
I usually wear an Arai as I feel like I'm wearing a duvet on my head. This lid gave me the same feeling with the added bonus of a drop down visor. It also has ear recesses big enough to accommodate decent intercom speakers. All together very pleased with my purchase.
Best helmet for naked bikes
This helmet fits perfectly & is so quiet & light. No drag at high speeds & feels great. The visor has the fastest change mechanism I've come across. The internal drop-down visor is good but I prefer the dark smoke full-face visor. 100% recommended.
This is my second RPHA 70. They are a great fit snug at first but soon bed in. They are a size smaller than the usual i.e a large in this helmet is a 58-59 and that makes them a better fit for me as I am on the smaller side of the large. Lightweight and has the space for my intercom earphones. Good ventilation. The only downside is the supplied anti fog insert is HJCs own skipfog which in my opinion doesn't work as well as the pin lock version. Easily solved by buying a pin lock version.
Meets the Hype
Had Arai helmets for over 20 years and last one [L 59-61] was needed replacing. After much reserarch and recommendation went for the HJC R-PHA 70 [XL 60-61]. After initial order hiccup that was brilliantly sorted by SBS, I am sure I've got the right size (HJC have a seperate sizing that includes the R-PHA ~ buyer and SBS be aware!). Living room fit was perfect for a new helmet but have to admit there was some forehead pinch when out on first ride; but after a week or two its coming good and will must deffo go upto a 5-Excellent. The visor was so easy to remove to add the pinlock lens and refit. Out on the road, early frosty mornings - no problem with vision at all (I wear glasses too). The air vents especially the top vent are really good, what with the temperature rising and the internal sun visor is a godsend. The only thing I am slow to get to grips with is the chin curtain; you really need to sort prior to putting gloves on - bit fiddly. Cannot really determine its value! It is quiet; vents open/visor down/no ear plugs and the sound of my XT1200Z is reduced way more than the Arai; put the ear plugs in and on the open road, its really quiet. To sum up, I would gladly recommend this helmet.
Love this helmet, only one gripe which isn't a massive one but, it's not easy to open visor with ya gloves on. It has a tiny lock switch right on the opening clasp, so it's a lot off faffing if u stop for a min and need to open quickly.. Besides that I love it defo needs pinlock insert if u dont have it in, steams up straight away.. Beyond that looks amazing on and had a couple of compliments. Fits well and comfy... A little nosey but what helmet isn't at speed. Had another HJC and wasn't half as comfy as this one... Defo make sure u you get the right size this one is very snug.. Padding is right on jaw and next to the D ring so if ur inbetween sizes it might force u to get a bigger size but that's my opinion.. Overall I love it. Will defo buy again from this site, packaged well and delivered when it said it would be and the emails kept me well informed!!! Perfect
For £250 (on offer at the time unsure if it still is) an absolute barging as expected from HJC the build quality is much more than you expect. The drop down visor is easy to find along with the vents. The accent colour is very bright/vibrant so it stands out more it also has reflective material on the padding at the rear. However the helmet is quite loud compared to others at the price points but if you listen to music or have earbuds in im sure it would be a lot quieter. Over all well worth the money.
Brilliant all round helmet
First off, top notch service from sportsbikeshop. Best customer service I've ever came across. I measure a 57cm head and chanced a small size but had to change for a medium which fits perfectly. There's brilliant ventilation on the helmet, I usually leave the top vent in the middle position as fully open you really can feel the air on your head. It's a very quiet helmet, I always wear ear plugs but have done a few trips on it without and was very surprised. I always recommend ear plugs thought. I got this helmet for a great price due to sportsbikeshop price matching another site. The fabric feels great and overall I'll own these helmet for years. I recommend you get the aftermarket pinlock insert as most people suggest. The visor has a very wide field of view and the helmet is very light at 1450grams
Back to biking after a good layoff and was ready to go back to my usual Arai. Tried this HJC on recommendation and can quite honestly say it is fantastic. Nice and light, good features and really quiet. Love the colour and style for my naked bike and the fit is so comfortable. I have a small head for my size and the small fits great. A true HJC convert, am now looking at another for my son!
The fit is great compared to the AGV K3 I had previously. Feels comfortable and quieter than that last lid with good ventilation through the top vent. Drop down sun visor operates easily and is very effective. Only gripe is the screen fogs easily in relatively high temps of 15 degs - noticeably different to the AGV which never fogged at those temps. The difference being I think, how much closer the visor seems to be to your face. Not sure how this will cope when temps are in low single digits but it does come with a pin lock.