HJC CL-17 Helmet [Review]
No one can deny that the HJC CL-16 is already an impressive motorcycle helmet but this didn’t stop HJC, the #1 helmet brand in America, to come up with something even better – the HJC CL-17 helmet! So, if you love the comfort and excellent visibility the CL-16 offers, you surely wouldn’t want to miss trying this one on.
HJC CL-17 Helmet: Get More for Less
What makes the HJC CL-17 so impressive is that it offers the same safety ratings as the high-end models without the hefty price tag. Yes, the CL-17 proudly bears a DOT certification and a Snell M2010 certification as well (except for the 3XL to 5XL sizes which only carries a DOT certification). For something that is worth less than $150, this surely means a lot!
Aside from providing ample protection where it counts most, the HJC CL-17 also features an improved shell and an efficient ventilation system so you’ll not only look cool, you’ll also feel cool even when riding long distances. Do you want to learn more about it? Here are the other cool features you will enjoy when you get yourself one of these amazing helmets.
HJC CL-17 - Shell Design
With the CL-17, HJC took everything the CL-16 has to offer and further improved on it to give you one cool and tough helmet without having to spend a fortune. Yes, the CL-17 is as badass as it gets!
Like most HJC helmets, the CL-17’s shell is made with an advanced polycarbonate composite material using CAD technology to give you that superior comfort HJC is most popularly known for. HJC also decided to incorporate sharp, aggressive lines and angles to the design to give it a more modern look.
The HJC CL-17 is extremely lightweight you won’t experience any neck pain or discomfort even after hours of riding. This helmet comes in several solid colors (matte anthracite, white, matte black, metallic wine and metallic silver) and various graphic designs so you can choose what fits your personality the most. Needless to say, you’ll surely love the way this helmet looks. The colors are spot on and the finish is absolutely flawless. You can definitely tell that extreme attention to detail has been given to these helmets in the production line. The CL-17 is also available in sizes XS to 5XL so it can fit even some of the most massive heads around!
HJC CL-17 - Visor
The CL-17 features an optically-correct, anti-scratch, Pinlock-ready face shield that offers an impressive 95% UV protection. Its viewport provides excellent side-to-side visibility to give the rider a better view of the road as well as the dashboard, while its RapidFire Shield Replacement System makes installing and removing your face shield a breeze!
For added protection, the manufacturers also installed side face shield lock mechanism for an ultra-secure seal and added a new glasses groove so you can wear your glasses while riding.
HJC CL-17 - Interior
The HJC CL-17 helmet best fits neutral to round shaped heads, a market mostly neglected by many helmet manufacturers. Its interior is lined with an anti-bacterial, moisture-wicking fabric to keep you cool and odor-free while its comfortably thick padding prevents any hard points from poking into your head and causing you any discomfort.
The CL-17’s crown and precision designed 3D contour cheek pads are fully removable so you can wash them when needed. The pads are also interchangeable in all CL-17 helmet sizes to provide you a more comfortable fit. The helmet also features a double-D ring chin strap attachment system (which is fitted with a plastic snap) and adequately sized ear pockets that can easily fit a standard intercom clamp.
This helmet also comes with an unexpected bonus – it is one of the quietest helmets anyone can ever have, thanks to its Snell certified shell, thick padding, low profile top vents and excellent sealing. When you use the CL-17, all those whistling sounds you hear while riding will be a thing of the past!
HJC CL-17 - Ventilation
Aside from keeping you safe while riding, the HJC CL-17 helmet also does a great job in keeping you cool with its Advanced Channeling Ventilation System (ACS). It features two adjustable top vents, an equally adjustable lower vent with integrated injection molded interior, a chin vent for a more controlled airflow and a removable breath deflector to further improve air circulation inside the face shield. It also features two side vents to allow air to flow through and let hot air to escape.
With all these features and its unbeatable price, it would be hard to beat the HJC CL-17 helmet. In fact, it is one of the helmets that will give you the most bang for your buck!