HJC i70 Elim - Black / Grey
Customer Product Reviews
This is my second HJC lid and have to say it's pretty good. I like that the sun visor controls are now on the chin bar, it was a little awkward trying to use them on the IS-17 as they were right up on top. At the moment the helmet is a little snug or the cheeks but I'm hopeful it will loosen up after a bit of wear. As always SBS service was second to none.
The Dog's doodah's
Just got back into biking and was looking for something that looked good when riding my Speedmaster. I tried quite a few helmets, but this perfect! I love the matt black finish which makes the helmet look quite 'urban' and is in keeping with the cruiser look. The fit is nice (I'm a 56cm), so the small was really good for me. It's light and has a nice fit on my cheeks. One excellent aspect is the drop down sun visor - done by moving a slider on the outside of the helmet. The front visor can be adjusted to open up to any setting - which is good for letting in just a bit of air. The vents on the front also open and close to let more air in, which also helps with demisting. Overall, this is an excellent helmet, it's not overly expensive either. Would thoroughly recommend this helmet!
Read the reviews and decided to buy one. I have had a few HJC helmets in the past and they have always been goo. I ordered the size I always take which is a large. Went it arrived it was to tight so ordered the XL . It was a lot better but still tight. The ear phone indents are to shallow for my Interphone head set. It's a great looking helmet with great features for a helmet if this price. I am not sure of the shape the helmet is in side . When you get it wear it for at least 30min to make sure it fits .
The helmet is a great fit, I am a 58 head, so on the upper end of a medium. It was a bit tight at first but after a few hours of wearing it, it is breaking in and is a lot more comfortable My dad has an AGV K3 and I think this helmet is a lot quieter, so it would be suitable for commuting. The visor provides great front and peripheral views, locking at the from with a reassuring click. The sun visor is also easy to operate and does a decent enough job. I didn't really get to test the top air vents as it was freezing outside and raining, but the front vents were more than enough in keeping me cool and the visor clear
Great all rounder
The build quality of this helmet is excellent, you can feel it's made of decent materials the second you pick it up. It's a fairly quiet helmet, much quieter than my old LS2, but I still wear earplugs to take the edge off. I'd say this is definitely the tightest initial fit I've ever had, but it has bedded in quickly and now fits like a glove.
Great value helmet
Really light and comfortable a little on the tight side but is bedding in nicely. With all the vents open and visor down there is a bit of an annoying whistle on mine but goes away when you open the visor a notch or close the top vents. Other than that is quiet with no buffeting
A great value helmet with a couple of minor fails
The i70 replaces the IS-17, and has several design changes. I owned an IS-17 for 3 years of heavy use, and whilst it was a good lid for the price, it had a few failings I hoped would be resolved by the i70. The top ventilation wasn't great on the old model and the spectacles channel a bit tight, but my biggest complaints were the lack of pockets for comms speakers and the poor mechanism for the integral sun visor. With the i70, the sun visor mechanism has been completely changed, no more relying on a spring return (which inevitably failed after only a few months of use). This, I reckon, is the biggest improvement, and the positioning of the lever on the side of the lid also makes it that little bit easier. Top ventilation has been noticeably improved, although it's a shame that you have to hunt for two sliders, instead of one, while riding to open/close them. Chin ventilation has also been changed, but this is where the i70 isn't as good as the IS-17. The control is easier to use, but I find that it keeps randomly closing while I am riding. Perhaps I am accidentally hitting the control when I open my visor, in which case the slider needs to be stiffened up a little. I also find that the visor is more prone to misting up when moving slowly, even with the included pinlock installed, so the airflow to the visor isn't as good as it was on the IS-17 for me. In slow moving traffic I always need to open the visor to its first detent to overcome this. The detents on the i70 visor are supposed to have been improved to make them more positive, allowing you to ride with the visor cracked open to the first notch. However, I find that as soon as I go much beyond 30mph, the visor snaps shut, so this is a bit of a fail. Comfort wise, the i70 is similar to the IS-17, but considerably improved by the inclusion of recessed pockets for comms speakers. The quality is better than you would expect for a sub £200 lid, and the wider glasses groove is excellent. I like the graphics on the design I chose, and the orange reflectors are effective, without being over the top. Weight-wise, the i70 is fractionally heavier than the IS17, but nothing that you would notice. Overall, the i70 is a better lid than its predecessor and a good buy, but it needs more air flow getting to the visor to stop it misting, and the visor needs to be able to stay open on its first notch when riding at moderate speeds.