HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet [Review]
Star Wars fans, here’s something you will truly appreciate – the HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot helmet! Is there anything cooler than taking your motorcycle out on a spin looking like one of the Red Squadron’s Rebel Starfighters? It would definitely be hard to beat!
HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet: What to Expect
Like all HJC helmets, the HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet is made with quality, comfort, safety and style in mind. It is made from an extremely lightweight material (advanced polycarbonate composite shell) and uses advanced CAD technology to ensure that every IS-5 helmet that comes out of the production line provides superior fit and comfort.
The IS-5 is available in 3 shell sizes and weighs anywhere from 2.52 pounds (for sizes XS to SM) to 2.78 pounds (for sizes XL to XXL). It provides a neutral over-fit so you can expect it to be a bit shorter on the front and back and a little rounder on the side of the head. Most users agree that the IS-5 is extremely comfortable to wear and is significantly lighter than other helmets. It also provides a snug fit so you can expect it to be quieter compared to other motorcycle helmets.
The helmet features an easy-to-operate amber tinted HJ-V8 sunshield that easily slides up or down, and comes with a spare tinted sunshield for clearer vision and better protection. The visor can be adjusted to 3 different positions (eye level, mid-way and all the way down to the front of the face), and can be easily taken off and snapped back into place with just one click whenever needed. The double D-ring system used in the chin straps works great in keeping the helmet in place and preventing it from wobbling during a ride.
It also has a fully removable and washable SuperCool Moisture-Wicking interior made from high quality anti-bacterial fabric that will keep your head cool and virtually sweat- and odor-free – even after hours of use.
To provide maximum protection whenever you’re out on the road, the manufacturers made sure that each of these motorcycle helmets meets the criteria of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218 (FMVSS 218). Yes, the IS-5 is DOT approved so you can ride your bike any time without worrying about your safety! However, please be aware that since the shell only has a single density EPS foam, it can only absorb shocks up to a certain degree. Remember, the IS-5 is not meant for racing but is perfect for street riding.
With all these features, it is safe to say that the HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet is definitely one of the best ¾ helmets at this price range. Go try one on and you’ll see the difference!
HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet: What Makes It So Unique?
The HJC IS-5 is more than just a high quality helmet. It is also a fine work of art with a uniquely worn out look. The combination of the Star Wars graphics, the characteristic Rebel logo on front and distressed matte finish will surely make every Star Wars fan want to have one – even if they don’t ride a motorcycle!