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HJC IS-16 Helmet Review at RevZilla.com

HJC IS-16 Helmet Review

You hey this is anthony with revzilla tv where you can watch decide and ride welcome to our detailed breakdown of the hjc is 16 helmet so from an application standpoint the is 16 is gonna be your basic sub $200 helmet that’s gonna have a few niceties or a few feature upgrades over the cl family the big one that stands out is the is family of helmets all have the

Internal sun visor there’s your is it’s gonna be spring-loaded it’s operated with a switch on top and it has a mechanism that’s easy it’s easily retractable with the glove on as you can see here from the back push it up easy to find with a glove and then it’s easy to retract it as well and there’s gonna be your anti fog anti scratch internal sun visor now fit here

On the is 16 is going to be a little bit of a more of a neutral oval than some of the other more round hjc models so keep that in mind with your is family the eye 16 i’m not going to call it a long oval but i’m not going to call it a roundover oval either like you’ve seen with some of the like the is the is max pt and some of the other helmets a step up from the

Is line this is 16 would be something like the rps 10 which is a dramatically different helmet it’s really a race inspired helmets what ben speeds is wearing in motogp so really it’s you do take a huge leap forward when you go into the next price range but again do t helmet polycarbonate shell it’s got a lot of the features that the everyday rider for any riding

Style would would gravitate towards and you’re looking at sub $200 so we talked about the shell the polycarbonate shell a lot of times polycarbonate it’s gonna be strong but it might be a tad bit heavier we didn’t find that with this helmet we weighed it this is a medium it came in at 3 pounds 7 ounces so for us for a polycarb this is going to be one of the more

Lightweight options looking at the ventilation scheme you have a two position vent here on the chin we’re also going to have chimney vents here on the top of the helmet one of my knit picks with this helmet is that the the open closed switches are they’re a little bit smaller than i would like they’re findable with the glove but if you have a really big bulky winter

Glove on sometimes are a little bit more difficult to find and then from a ventilation standpoint you know it does have internal channels that are gonna vent directly to head with some passive exhausts out the back but again it’s not one of the most optimized ventilation schemes we’ve seen from hjc let’s talk briefly about the outer shield now so it’s an hj o 9

Shield which comes with an anti-fog coating it has strong detents and it’s going to have a locking mechanism so you’re gonna be able to lock it when it’s in the upper down position so locking it and it’s not gonna be able to move you’re also from a shield change mechanism this is one of the easiest that we found it’s trigger here on the side and it would pop both

Sides off and then put it back on it’s very very simple and it snaps right into place the other thing you need to note is that if i turn it this side you’re going to see that there’s a spring-loaded mechanism which actually sucks this helmet or it’s gonna when it’s in the down position it’s gonna pull it in and what that does it creates a solid seal along this top

Gas getting around the bottom so you’re getting a decent seal from the elements now as i spin the atis 16 around you’re going to notice that even with this back mechanism that operates the internal sun visor you do have some venturi vents that are going to have the channel on the inside so air comes in through the front it’s going to be sucked out through the back

At the top and then back and then through these other venturi events out here you know a little bit lower on the back of the shell they’re gonna give you decent ventilation and decent warm weather control so if i pull over my doughnut let’s start to deconstruct here remember we talked about in the intermediate oval shape nice step ups here on the hjc is 16 it’s

Gonna be using the silver cool antimicrobial wicking a liner that’s fully removable chin curtain is removable everything is removable on this helmet except for the neck roll so down here this piece is going to stay put and as i reach in i’m gonna pull the cheek pads we can show you what you’re working with we’ve connected let me get my d ring double d ring here

Obviously this guy apart here’s gonna be my cheek pad notice that has a decent contour to create a good seal against your face and again it’s that silver cool wicking material so it’s very comfortable against your skin and it also will allow you to allow you to wick moisture away as fast as possible pull the other one out here and notice that it does come down

And integrate with its own kind of neck roll system here to try to give a nice streamliner a nice contour to your jaw line and that adds in fit but it also helps keep noise down as well moving to the inside now that we have the neck roll out we have the chin curtain out you could see the venting that comes from the from the chin vent to the front and now let’s pull

Out our comfort liner so a 3d comfort liner it uses the system that attaches along the brow line without having snaps that are actually going to be in contact with the head i think that’s a nice comfort feature it uses a snaps in the back that are along a highly padded area at the base of your skull in our opinion it’s okay back there you’re not really gonna feel

Them but to eliminate them off the front is a nice touch and then notice here we have cutouts 3d foam design nice mesh panels that are going to work with the ventilation scheme and what i’m gonna do here now is if i pull this guy up and we look at it from the inside out you can see the big channels in the top of the helmet you can see the way that those exhaust

Vents are built in so you should get decent ventilation throughout the top of your head in the eps which is the protective part of the liner once we have the comfort liner out and remember what i said the backside of this neck roll is non removable so that is a stock piece other nitpick with this helmet is i would love to see them move into the realm of potentially

Creating some ear cutouts we see that on the isbt or the is max we see it on the sign sigh max if you’re gonna add a bluetooth communicator to this guy you know depending on the size of your ears and depending on how the helmet fits you for some people it may work for some people you might you might be a little tight on space because they don’t have the big cutouts

On the inside but again for where this falls within the price range that’s that sub $200 level for a feature-rich helmet which is gonna be reasonably light vent solidly well and have the internal sun visor which is replaceable it’s a lot of bang for the buck hj see you got to go ece on the next version of this guy so let us know if you’re currently riding in an

Is 16 or you’re seeing it for the first time we want to hear your feedback leave us a comment on revzilla tv on our youtube channel you can always subscribe here to keep up to date with all the new videos that we’re producing also let us know on facebook we want to hear your feedback there as well great discussion to be had if you have any questions about the is

16 the family of is helmets from hj see how it relates to any other helmets that might be in the same price range shoot us a line see us at revzilla.com or

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