HJC IS-Max II
Anyone who loves motorcycles knows how important it is to use proper protection. You can’t possibly think about going out on the road for a ride without using the proper helmet. The type that you choose to buy ultimately depends on you and what you’re looking for in a helmet.
One that has received pretty good reviews is the HJC IS-Max II. This is a modular style, which means that you will be able to flip up the visor with the touch of a button. It has been highly reviewed by people who have purchased it and the helmet has also scored extremely high ratings on safety tests. It has some additional safety features that some of the previous models did not have. Plus, for such a high quality and professional helmet, it does come at a reasonable price. There were quite a lot of features that people appreciated about this helmet in particular and it certainly is an improvement from previous models.
If you were on the hunt for a good modular helmet, read on to find out more about what the HJC IS-Max II helmet has to offer for motorcycle lovers.
Has a good ventilation system
Has a wide range of sizes for you to choose from
Easy to adjust even with gloves on
Sun shield visor offers protection against UV rays
Comes in several different colors
Fogs up during cold weather
It might feel a bit heavy
The ventilation system also works great no matter what type of weather conditions you’re riding in. The system operates using what is called an Advanced Channeling System, meaning that there are vents all throughout the helmet to keep you cool and dry even if the weather outside is sweltering hot.
There are also plenty of great safety features with this. For one, it has been given a four-star rating by SHARP when many other helmets get a three-star rating. The chin guard closes on metal pegs, which helps to keep it closed and stable no matter what happens. The helmet overall is made out of durable materials to keep you safe. And there is a lot of padding on the inside to make sure that you get all of the comforts you need.
Some people were worried about the fact that the helmet is made out of polycarbonate due to the fact that this is a material used for cheap helmets. They were worried that this might mean that the HJC helmet is not as safe to use. But that should not cause you to be deterred from purchasing this helmet because some of the best and safest helmets on the market were also made with this material.
There might be some potential issues with the chin guard, however. You will need to make sure that you have locked it tightly in its place. This might take several tries before you get used to it and no longer have any issues. It’s recommended that you tug on it to make sure that the guard is tightly in place. However, the chin guard closes on metal pegs, which are much safer and more stable, so the likelihood of your chin guard potentially opening up in the case of an accident is significantly decreased.
However, again, this is to be expected with modular helmets. And something that a lot of people recommended was using earplugs to ride with because these will work better at eliminating all noise coming from wind.
However, once people were able to find the helmet in the correct size that they needed, they did not experience any problems with discomfort. One thing to take away from this is to be careful of which retailer you choose to purchase from; it’s best to purchase from someone who has a refund and returns policy because if you find that you purchased a helmet that is too small for you, then it could cause a lot of problems if the company doesn’t allow for returns.
Other than some potential sizing issues, the HJC IS-Max II is completely comfortable and people did not experience any issues with it. The lining on the inside absorbs moisture and keeps it away as you’re riding. There is also a special groove on the inside for people who wear glasses. This groove is meant to make sure that you will be comfortable as you are wearing glasses so you won’t have the need to take them off. You can remove the cheek pads and get them in one of three sizes to make the helmet more comfortable. And if you want to have a chin pad, you will have the opportunity to purchase one separately. These are great for noise suppression and getting rid of any drafts that might get in as you ride.
The company has a special technology called the Advanced Channeling System, which means that there are vents all throughout the helmet to provide ventilation straight to your head. There are exhaust vents in the back of the helmet which work to take out any stale air that has you’ve breathed out. This even works well in hotter weather, so if you live somewhere that has a hotter climate, then this isn’t something that you should have to worry about. Overall, people who purchased and used the helmet were pleased with the amount of ventilation that it had to offer.
The visor also allows you to get a good view of your surroundings by providing you with more room for peripheral vision. It’s easy to remove and to put into the correct position. There are two visors that come with the helmet- a clear visor and one that is meant for the sun. The only other issue with it that people noticed is that it will indeed fog up when you are riding in cold weather, but this is totally normal for any face shield or visor that you purchase.
Another great feature of the face shield is that it has anti-scratch mechanisms, so everyday usage won’t cause it to get all scratched up. There are three different colors you can choose for the sun visor, including dark smoke, smoke, and amber. And, of course, you can put it into position or remove it with the touch of one button, which is easy to do even if you’re wearing gloves.
There aren’t too many buttons or anything on the helmet that would distract from the overall look. Right above the visor is the brand logo and there is the slider for the air ventilation on the head. Otherwise, it has a simple yet sleek design, and despite the fact that you might not have a lot of color options to choose from, it is certainly something that will grab people’s attention.
Whether or not this is a price that you will want to spend on such a helmet is up to you. This does come with a lot of safety features and it is durable, so that is ultimately what you’re paying for. However, according to some reviewers, this helmet is available at an affordable price.
You can adjust the cheek pads according to size
The helmet comes in many different sizes
There are many colors to choose from
Advanced ventilation system allows you to stay cool
Visor offers UVA and UVB ray protection
Chin bar and face shield can be released with one button
The helmet has passed all safety tests with high ratings