I bought two of these helmets for gifts for my parents. Both are age 61. They LOVE these helmets for several reasons. They have both commented how well the air flows through and pulls out the heat on hot summer days and they both wear glasses and really like the seperate stand alone sun visor. These helmets DO run small. My dad wears a XL helmet so I got him the XXL and it fit just fine. My mom wears a MED and I got her the Large and it too fit fine. Great value and great comfort. Get you one!
Excellant multi-purpose helmet. Full face type of protection without the cost. Also if riding both day and night, the intergated sun shield gives you the flexibility without the hassle of having to switc between clear and tinted face shields.
I purchased this in flat black and it fits perfectly. The sizing chart was correct. The tinted, sun glass visor can be pushed up into the helmet so you do not have to use it. The face shield lifts up easily. I wish it came with a quick release chin strap though. I recommend this helmet.
This is just an awesome helmet, fits well and is very comfortable, and has good ventilation. I would recommend this to anybody who is looking for a helmet. I even bought another for my sister who rides with me sometimes.
I got this to replace my AC-3 and it is a GREAT replacement! The padding on the forehead annoys me after an hour or so of riding, but otherwise the helmet is great. I have been really impressed by the wind resistance of this helmet. It has given me a good pull here and there, but only in windy or speedy conditions. The sun visor is WONDERFUL for us eyeglass wearers as we don't have to swap out between glasses and shades. I love this helmet!
I recently purchased a new helmet for riding my ATV. This helmet is great! It fits just right. I is comfortable. The lining is removable. Riding an ATV can get pretty muddy, so having a removable liner that I can take out and clean is pretty important. I really like the flip down sun visor too. It is great for those sunny days when you get a lot of glare. I like the vents too, it helps to keep me cool while riding on a hot day. The flip of face shield is nice too. Sometimes when the mud starts flying the face shield gets covered with mud, so getting it out of the way can be a life saver. Overall, I am very happy with this helmet.
Definitely on the small side according to the chart anyway, but depends on head shape I'm sure. Tried one size over after reading all the reviews. Had to return and get 2 sizes over the chart for proper fit. Really like everything about it though. The drop down sun shield/shade is a big plus. Just moved my headset over to this helmet now, very good sound (minimal road noise) for an open face. No problem recommending this one.
Top quality helmet for a very afordable price. Liked it so much, got a second matching for passengers. Okay, I got a second in part because I didn't follow the advice of many reviewers, and didn't get a large enough size - Trust them - Get one size larger than you think you need. LOVE the sliding sunshade. No more putting glasses on and off and on and off. Excellent.
This is a very good helmet, very comfortable and the sun shield works very well also. The outer shield is one of the best I have ever used, it is used every day and it is still scratch free. If you want a good helmet by this one!
I needed a new helmet with a visor. I wear glasses and this helmet solved the goggles/prescription sunglass issue. The tint on the retractable visor could be darker. The helmet initially was a tad to snug. I went by the HJC chart. After wearing it a few hours it seemed to be ok. It is supposed to be snug on your head anyway. Overall I like this helmet and would recommend it to anyone needing a quality helmet at an affordable price.
This helmet is a perfect fit for me. The vents and visors work very well. I was able to attach the boom for my SENA 10 intercom system without modifying the helmet or glueing the assembly mount to the helmet. I would recommend this helmet to anyone looking for a high end helmet at a bargain price.
I love the ability to have a dark shield and a drop down shield. I don't have to wear sunglasses anymore when I ride, which is a lot more comfortable. I rode for hours in the rain, and the shield blocked the rain as much as a full face helmet would.
For 30 years, every helmet I've purchased was size XL. Naturally, I ordered this one in XL. Some reviews said that it runs small, but I decided to do it any way. As you can guess, the XL arrived and it was too small. I thought it was Okay, but my wife noticed that my eyeballs were popping out far enough to touch the face shield. So I returned it.
Dennis Kirk made it easy to return, and gave me no hassle at all. I understood that the return shipping would be free, but UPS charged me $20. Not a fortune, but enough to annoy me.
The helmet itself, size XXL, fits snugly, and I like the way the face shield fits. I've used the internal dark visor some and it too works well. I wish there was a bit of a cut-out for my nose, because it comes down and just barely makes contact. I may or may not make an adjustment with my Dremel tool. The chin strap is slightly heavier/thicker than some cheaper helmets I've had. I like that.
I'm 5'11", kinda short on leg and long on torso, and I ride a '15 Road Glide with a Klockworks windshield. Even with the new windshield the buffeting was nasty enough that a 1/2 helmet was uncomfortable. This helmet is great though, It's very similar (the same?) as one of the HD helmets, but about $30 cheaper. Well, $10 cheaper if you count the return shipping charges.
I'll buy from Dennis Kirk again, but not another helmet or anything else that might not fit the first time.
This is a very well built helmet i purchased my for driving in winter andwhen it rains it does fit a little tight i will buy next bigger size next time the sun shade is really GREAT it shoots up quik so but all and all great helmet.
This is a great helmet, I've always worn full face helmets and was unsure how I was to like this helemet at first. After recieving this helmet I love the comfort and the cool features it brings to the table. Wind noise is very low for a non-full face. These helmets do fit a bit small so bumping up a size may make you more comfortable. I would reccomend this helmet to anyone dont be afraid to buy this one.
JUST USED IT TODAY AND LOVED IT! CRYSTAL CLEAR SHEIILD AND GREAT PERIPHERAL VISION! COMFORT IS SNUG, GOTTA GET USE TO IT COMPARED TO WHAT I WAS USE TO. NOISE LEVEL EXCELLENT. LOVE THE POP UP SUN SHEIILD. I BOUGHT SAME HELMET FOR MY BROTHER WHO HAS A TRIKE! SAID HE WILL HAVE TO GET USE TO THE "QUIETNESS"!! WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Ordered at 11:30pm on day one, shipped 5-hours later on day-two, received 10:00am on day-three. GREAT quick delivery. Ordered an XL and fitment was right on. Really like the face screen / shield and built in drop-down sun visor! Can remove the face shield in an easy 10-seconds. Added a 1-1/2 x 11 inch piece stick-on dark tinted plastic sunshade material to the top outside of the shield, which makes it perfect. Bought the stick-on at a BWM dealer for $5.95. Can’t remember the brand name. I ride a Harley Davidson Ultra Classic.
Bought this to replace a my modular helmet. I chose this one because of the sun screen. It works better then I thought it would! My first ride I asked myself "Why did it take this long for you to get one of these, and how did you ever ride with out it?" Buy this one!!! You won't be disappointed! I nomally wear a MED size this helmet runs on the small side, so the large fits like a glove!
this helmet is a great value for the dollar; to me, it has the fit and finish of a much more expensive helmet. I always wear a large, and i found this size large perfect for me. the sun shield works great, and is not usually found on lids in this price range.
This helmet is the first I've had that really fits properly. My previous helmets, although they were size small, did not hug my head so nicely and buffeted in the wind. Size XS in those brands was too small for me to even get on. The IS-33 is nice and snug yet doesn't have any pressure points so it is very comfortable. I was a little concerned that the "smoked" inner shield would be a little too light for my tastes when I ordered this but when I got the helmet, I found it was fine for bright sunlight. Our weather here since getting the helmet has been too cold and wet to ride more than one trip so I haven't had an opportunity to test the ventilation system, so I can't report on that. Overall, this is probably the best helmet one can buy in it's price range and more than likely better than many that are priced two to three times what it is.
My son bought this helmet a few months ago and showed it to me. He has quite a collection of helmets, but he loves this one. He got it mainly because he likes to listen to music and this helmet has space for the com gear. I looked it over and decided to get one too, not for the com gear capabilities, but because I like the sunshade, air vents and the fact that the liner, cheek pads, shield and sun shade are all replaceable. I got mine about a month ago and I'm totally satisfied with the fit and quality features - it's well worth the money. In fact, I got another one for my lady friend and she loves it too.
I upgraded from a HJC FG-23 helmet to the IS-33 and I am not disappointed. The IS-33 seems a bit more bulky but is not heavy. Peripheral visibility is good with no obstructions and the air vents do a good job of controlling air flow through the helmet for proper venting. The sun shield does a good job of reducing the glare though I'm not sure why 3 positions are needed. I've found that I either need it, or I don't.
The helmet fits well, though it is a little snug if you follow the sizing chart. I would recommend that you order one size larger than what you normally wear.
Basically, if you're looking for full coverage get a full-face. If you're looking for an open helmet, get a half-helmet. This helmet being a 3/4 does what it is intended however, and is quite comfortable. Major plus is the drop down visor eliminating the need for sunglasses, with the exception of direct or very strong sunlight. Major downside is it's poor aerodynamically compared to a decent full face, so if you use it as a backup for infrequent passengers they tend to feel like it's very heavy because of the wind pulling it off their head! Cleans well, looks somewhat large on your head, but what protecting helmet doesn't.
I purchased a pair of these for the wife and myself. They fit as expected true to size. We also ordered mirrored visors only one of the two that showed up were correct and magically now I returned one the item is back-ordered. Not a good sign when the clear visor that came with already after two rides shows scratches from contact with the stiff rubber seal around the shell. The shape seems to be designed with a tall profile which leaves it catching wind and buffeting my head pretty good even behind a windscreen that is several inches taller than stock. Wind tunnel tested???? Not so sure about that.... the built in sun visor is a cool idea though I wouldn't buy another one.