Customer Product Reviews
Good quality helmet
Good quality not too heavy on the head, also has a internal sun visor which is nice and is a 5 on the Sharp rating offering maximum protection. Only down side is wind noise but this can be resolved by some ear plugs. My 3rd is17 helmet and I'll continue to buy the HJC brand.
I've had loads of lids over the last 30 years, most recently AGV and Shark S700 Muloch. I was a bit dubious about the drop down sun visor on the HJC thinking it was a bit of a gimmick, as I've always had dark visors, but a week in and I love it! The IS17 is a really well made, light lid that looks great in the green and black with orange stars. As quiet as my Shark, I wear earplugs due to loud exhaust. Would recommend.
Safety minded beginners on a budget take note
The only thing you need to know about this helmet is that it has a full 5 star rating on the UK SHARP rating scheme. This is a best in class helmet for safety that performed better than helmets costing 4 times the price. It is very comfortable once broken in and the included pillock visor insert provides an extra bit of visibility when you are sitting in traffic. If I had one minor complaint, it would be that the ventilation is not the best, so it can get a little warm when sitting idle, but considering what you get for the price, its a sacrifice I am willing to make.
Great, comfortable helmet
I bought a size too big, but swapping to the correct size was a simple process thanks to the Customer Services team over the phone. The helmet itself fits tightly now, and is still very comfortable. The integrated drop down visor is a god send and works on a simple spring system, so it tucks itself back out of the way at the push of a button!
Great helmet, love the drop down visor and pinlock included. Delivery was quick and helmet was well packaged. I bought this at a well discounted price, so really pleased. Helmet is comfy and performs well at speed, the visor can be locked shut and sun visor is easy to operate. Wind noise is no different to any other helmet I have owned and fairly quiet with good ear plugs. Great service from 'Sportsbikeshop' well recommended and will use again. Very pleased, thanks guys.
The helmet arrived without the Pinlock visor and somebody else's hair inside the helmet. The helmet itself is awful and cheap with extreme noise and wind coming inside the helmet, a difficult double D system, not recommended and definitely not worth paying the price for it
Good first helmet
First Glance: What else do you need. It came with a Pinlock visor insert which was an easy enough fit. The visor came off with ease so it wasn't a struggle as some can be. Aesthetically pleasing to look at too. It has an integrated sun visor, which is so handy and its probably the reason why I'm giving it a 5. Usage: I normally use the helmet with the visor up and the sun visor down, however if you have a big nose the sun visor might scrap against it as it has done with mine. but just a re-positioning of the helmet sorts that out so not a big deal. Airflow: There is a lot of air flow in this helmet, which would be good in the summer, however I've used this helmet in 5 degree(C) weather and it does get a bit cold even with the vents off. Overall: This is an outstanding first helmet, with a few niggles that are easily overlooked. If you're wondering whether to get this one or another then get this and you won't regret it for sure.
I have had a few helmets in the past, but after using this one I realized that I have been wasting my money on other products, comes with Pinlock visor which transforms the views and prevent condensation build up and the wind noise is near none existent, all in all a great product.
I was looking for a premium helmet with a realistic price tag. This ticks all the boxes. Extremely light and comfortable. It has a very good safety rating. Looks beautiful and the sun visor is really helpful and much better than wearing sunglasses. Very happy with this product and very happy with the website Sportsbikeshop. Price and delivery were brilliant. Highly recommend.
Comfortable & well made
I have replaced my Arai with this HJC IS-17 which cost around half the price. The HJC is a match in all respects - comfort, light weight, build quality and features like ventilation, Pinlock and the washable lining. So I'm left asking myself why I should spend so much on an Arai again? Great helmets but way overpriced. Well done HJC!