when I ordered this helmet I was a little concerned with how the fit of the inner scheild would be, but I was plesantly surprised. There is plenty of room between the face and inner schield if you wear glasses. The helmet is very comfortble but a little snug putting it on but worth the effort.Its well vented and on realy hot days you can raise the outter shield and still protect your eyes with the inner schielg. So far I have had no problems wit the schield fogging up like I have with other helments. Also the price here is much less then at the cycle shops
Not nary a complaint with the helmet (HJC FS-10), or the ease of ordering from DennisKirk on-line, or the excellent pricing, or the timely shipping and delivery of my order. DK had the best price ($100) I could find on this new helmet.
The fit is perfect (I wear a 7 3/8 fitted cap, which is right in the heart of the L helmet sizing), snug but very comfy.
The finish is slick and smooth - flawless inside and out.
The breath guard attaches and removes with ease, but I don't think it will be needed any time soon as the inside of the shield has an anti-fog coating (which will ultimately wear off with time).
The venting is adequate, although I've not used it in summer temps yet. The air noise is quite minimal even at 75mph.
The best feature to me though is the flip down, tinted visor. Man is that thing ever slick. Very simple to operate (up and down). HJC has a winner with this thing.
The shield is also very simple to remove/replace - no tools req'd.
My only complaint is that...wait, I don't have a complaint.
Keep the shiny side up and the dirty side down y'all!
I'm mostly comparing this helmet to my previous helmet, the AGV VR-2 which I used for 5 years.
The fit and the material of the interior of the helmet are nice. I did have to go to the next size up than I usually do, but I have a head that is right on the edge of two sizes. The vertical viewing area of the helmet is good but is a little high. I can't see my gauges without looking down at them, the bottom of the breath deflector is in my way.
The breath deflector that comes with the helmet is a must as my face shield gets a lot of condensation on it when riding if I don't use it. The bad part about the breath deflector is that it directs wind right into your eyes making riding with your face shield up uncomfortable. It also touches my nose with the foam gasket that is attached to it and it tickles my nose. The deflector also makes it hard to pick or scratch your nose if you need to. The good part is that if makes you feel like a jet fighter pilot.
The face shield is anti fog and has a sticker on it saying not to use towels or soap to clean it. It does not mention what to use to clean it. I sent HJC an e-mail, but it was returned as undeliverable.
The built in sun glasses are handy and my reason for choosing this helmet. I just think they should be lengthened to cover more of the viewing area. I can see under them when they are down and this is distracting. The glasses are not anti-fog like the face shield is which doesn't make sense to me.
The helmet is a little noisy but I believe it is because there is room for your ears and they are not being smashed down by padding. I wear disposable ear plugs when I ride and noise levels are pretty tolerable even at highway speeds.
The chin strap is a little too close to my neck when tightened. I like the fact that I can secure the end of the strap with a snap using just my left hand.
Overall, I like the helmet, especially for the 100 bucks it cost me. it's breaking in nicely and I look forward to a long relationship with it.
Fit and finish were excellent, chin strap buckle seemed a little cumbersome. Worn during cool weather so far, not sure about ventilation during hot weather. Very comfortable, all considered a great value for 100 bucks! Extremely fast shipping, which was free!
I've had it for a couple weeks now, it fits great, was incredibly inexpensive, and I love the features. It has good, but not great, ventilation. you can definitely feel some cooling air through the top when you open the vent though. The integrated sunglasses are awesome, as is the face shield to keep the visor from fogging. Both very effective. After having mine for about a week, my roommate went and ordered the exact same one.
A nice snug fit, removable liner might be a good feature if it gets smelly from sweat. I really like the built-in sun shades which work very well. Overall a good helmet and at $100 at Dennis Kirk, a great buy!
The auto sunshades in this helmet are perfect! I put aside my 400 $ icon helmet just for this ! It's a deal breaker! Couldn't have done better on the price too! At the store in my town the same helmet is 284.75! I got it for 100!
I have an Arai Corsair and also an open faced helmet. I didnt want to use my Arai in the wintertime since it cost a fortune and I wanted a helmet that provide more coverage than an open face could provide plus I wanted something that I could toss around and not worry about a few scratches. Saw the FS 10 and immediately was intrigued by the idea of an inner sun shield. Got it and it works great. not to mention it comes with the breath guard for the winter. overall, I would say for the money and since it was on clearance, an AMAZING steal of a deal. it looks expensive and to be honest, if it protects I think that the higher end helmets can charge more just because of a name. This helmet is light, looks good and fits great.
I love this helmet. I had an HJC Symax flip-up helmet before this one. I really liked it. This one, I love. I have an oval shaped head and its kind of big (measured 24.0"... the XL size is perfect). I don't get the hot spot on the crown of my forehead that I got with the old helmet. It seems like the shape of the foam is more rounded all the way around for a better fit. My chin does not contact the chin bar which was a problem in the old helmet. This helmet does seem to catch wind gusts a little more. I think its the wedge profile of the helmet. The helmet flows more air than the Symax did. I ride in Georgia with 95 degree summer temps and 90% humidity. Its done well. The flip down sun visor is pretty cool. I usually where sunglasses under the visor. Not anymore. I wish the sun visor dropped about a cm lower in my field of vision. I don't look through it, but it is in my peripheral vision and I;m a little OCD. Its not enough of a problem to get me back into sunglasses. Check out the price. Nuff said.
I've used this helmet daily now for a couple of weeks and I can say that the fit is very comfortable and the sun visor is fantastic. The negatives are (1) the level of noise with this helmet is above normal. I have a cheaper helmet with considerable less noise. (1) The “D” ring sits so high it’s often difficult to strap up. Sometimes it gets caught in the helmet when donning the helmet
This is the first full face helmet that I have owned and let me tell you I am very satisfied. I started commuting to work on my bike and was having trouble with my glasses fogging up while using goggles. I have always used half helmets so I ordered this full face and it makes a world of difference. I would strongly suggest that you order a least one size bigger. I use a large on half helmets but ended up needing an xxl on this helmet. My only grip is that at first I had ordered the xl and had to exchange it for the xxl and I was charged $7.99, but it was hassle free. The same day that they received my return they immediately shipped the replacement. Excellent value and helmet.
This is the second one I've own. Bought it for my girlfriend to wear when we ride. Great helmet fort the price. I have since upgraded to a different helmet but would recommend this helmet to anyone looking for a quality helmet for the price.
I tried on several helmets at the local MC shop and this one fit my head the best. THe helmet is a liitle noisey with the shield down, as air seems to makes it's way around the shield even with the vents closed. This is a minor irritant at highway speed but not a deal breaker. Great price and service from Dennis Kirk!!!
i saw this helmet online and it cought my eye. i like the fold down sun shade in them. i ordered it and the fit was great. when i tried it out, it was better than i expected. the fold down sun shade is the best thing ever. it beats changing sheilds for day and night driving and it is much better than wearing sunglasses under your helmet. i wish i would have seen this helmet sooner
When I saw what this helmet retailed for compared to the price offered here...I nearly crapped myself! This helmet is fantastic and the fit is spot on. The dual sun shield is a life saver and it's nice to not have to buy multiple visors for day and night riding. Buying from this website was painless and free shipping is always a plus. I'd highly recommend both if you're looking for a full face helmet online.
Great deal as I bought 2 helmets at a reduced clearance price.This was the best bargain I have ever had as they were reduced over fifty percent-more like 65%-and a perfect fit for my wife and myself..........
This is a very good helmet , it fits as well as all HJC helmets do .It is very quiet their is not a lot of sound from the wind or the engine.The sounds are keeped to a nice level so if you use a headset you can hear it with no problems .
Me and my wife both wear these. We love em! we have had Icon helmets (which we also loved) and agv modular helmets(not so much). The integrated sunshield at an affordable price is what sold us. Both helmets leaked air at the faceshield untill adjusted which isn't the easiest process but well worth it.
This helmet is everything I hoped it would be! Noise reduction, comfy fit and quality helmet. I only wish that the sun visor were a little darker, but HJC probably left it light to keep it safe. I now enjoy putting on my helmet!
Buying this was one of the best decision I made as a rider. I wear glasses, so getting the quick drop sun visor is incredibly handy. I now have one helmet for day and night, no bulky clip ons or expensive prescription shades needed.
The helmet is great year round, there are plenty of vents even for the hottest and most humid mid western day.
I had a skull cap helmet and my bike has really loud pipes. Putting in ear plugs and taking out at every stop was a pain. I bought this helmet by reading the reviews for it and it paid off. The blocks all the bike noise and fits great. The sun glasses in the helmet is great, now I don't have to worry about misplacing sun glasses or scatching them. If your on a limited budget this is the helmet for you.
I was eager to try the helmet on once i had it. The fit and the design of the product exceeds the expectation i had. You can not get anything better for this price. I should have gotton few more of these.
I ORDERED THIS HELMET ON A MONDAY AFTERNOON ONLINE AND IT SHOWED UP ON MY DOORSTEP THE FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY!!! THE KICKER WAS THE FREE SHIPPING! AS FOR THE HELMET, MUCH BETTER QUALITY FOR THE MONEY THAN I EXPECTED. IT EVEN CAME WITH A HELMET BAG. I WAS SURPRISED TO SEE THAT. HAVE NOT GOT THE CHANCE TO USE IT YET AS I JUST RECEIVED IT A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO AND ITS BEEN RAINING. HOWEVER I DO NOT FORSEE ANY PROBLEMS. THANKS DENNIS KIRK I WILL SURELY BE A RETURN CUSTOMER.
My wife just got an HJC open face helmet with the sun-visor, and I liked it so much I wanted one, but full face. I found the FS-10 and read a lot of reviews, and understood it was originally a very high-end helmet for HJC, but not high-end enough to justify the intended price, so places like here are blowing them out for insanely low prices. I jumped on it, and am super happy with it. You can't beat the value for $100.
I ordered one for me and one for the wife. Both fit snug, but the cheek pads were too thick. We both swapped them out with smaller ones bought from DennisKirk and now they fit great! I love the flip down shades, those could be a bit darker though. I will most likely get the darker shades. The fit was exactly as they said, with measuring your head and ordering the right size. Added Cardo Scala Rider system to helmets and it fits and works great!
This is my first purchase with Dennis Kirk, I was very impressed with the very fast FREE shipping ($100 or more), ordered it one day, the next day I got it.
I bought this helmet for $100 on closeout,I have no problem with this helmet, It fits exactly like a helmet should fit like. It doesn't wiggle around on my head at all. The visor is good, I would still recommend wearing sunglasses underneath because its not that dark. HJC Helmets have never failed me and they are made with very good quality material. This helmet is the best bang for your buck!
I bought this helmet here and was most appreciative of the quick and free shipping. This helmet is very comfortable. I enjoy the sun shade feature too. There is enough room so that you can use your own shades as well. Ventilation is great. I would highly recommend this helmet to anyone.
Bought lrg for myself and small for my wife. Fit and finish is good. Nice plush interior. They are both a little tight on the cheeks, but not uncomfortable and I'm sure they will break in. My Scala Q4 Multiset fits nice and I like the convenience of the flip down sun shield. Can't beat the super sale price.
Love the sun shade for driving into the sunset. Fits a litte tighter than other brands I have tried but HJC's sizing chart is pretty acurate. Have two of these helmets now. One for me and one for my girl. She likes hers too.