HJC IS-16 Helmet Review
I just wanted to post up a review of my new helmet. I purchased it new for $150shipped from motorcyclegear.com and I've been very happy with it so I wanted to share. I should include a disclaimer that I've never had a high dollar helmet so I can't really compare this one to a SHOEI or Aria type helmet.
Comfort-This one fits me much better than my previous helmet.
Noise-Much quieter than my previous helmet. It has a "chin curtain" which helps
Ventilation-The vents are easy to open with gloves and provide a good amount of air flow
Shield removal-shield is easy to remove and replace
Sun Shade-Includes a built in sun shade that helps with glare. It could be a darker tint but is still nice.
Speaker pockets-Nice speaker pockets built in
Cold Air-I don't think that this helmet keeps out quite as much cold air as my old one. Not a problem at the moment. We will see when it gets back down to freezing.
Fogging Up-visor is supposed to be anti-fog but it can still fog up. Pinlock shields are available. I may try one when it gets colder. Right now it's not a problem.
Not Snell certified-I've read plusses and minuses about the snell system. This one is DOT but not SNELL.
Overall, I am very pleased. It seems like a great buy for the money. Of course, a helmet fitting correctly is more important than any feature IMO. I recommend trying on this one if you are in the market.
2006 Wee: Farkling in progress