HJC Symax II Helmet Internal, button operated, Retractable Sun Visor Aerodynamic fiberglass shell with ABS/Polycarbonate alloy chin bar Large eyeport opening for greater visibility Dual-density lightweight styro liner Single-button release allows chin bar/face shield to be opened with one hand Flow-through ventilation system Adjustable chin vent directs air upward across the inside of the shield to help prevent shield fogging Removable pre-formed air guard deflects air away from the shield DuPont Cool Max removable/washable liner , with mesh trim, channels moisture away from the skin Removable padded ear panels to allow for communication system speakers and noise reduction Nylon strap-retention band neatly secures chin strap HJ-05 aerodynamic flush-mounted face shield Approximately 3.5 lbs. DOT-218 approved
Good buy, if on clearance sale
PostedDecember 19, 2011
Bang for the Buck
I bought this on clearance sale to replace my old full-face. I live in Florida and ride every day; my commute is 74 miles round-trip. For most of the year, I wear a 3/4 helmet, but I use a full-face during the winter months to keep my face warmer. I decided to go with a modular this time. I do like being able to flip the helmet up when I walk from my condo to the parking lot, or my work parking lot to the building. This helmet has some things I don't like, though. Wile the internal sunglasses are a good idea, the tinting is too light for my preferences. I usually wear dark sunglasses, and this are very light. Also, I discovered a surprising issue with the vents. The vents do work quite well, but the rear exhaust vents don' have any way to close them. I guess HJC figured letting you close the front made the rear irrelevant. But, I found that the rear openings still create a vacuum at speed that actually sucks air up through the bottom of the helmet--between my chin and the chin bar. So, opening and closing the vents actually makes no difference--air is going through either way. I tested this by putting my hand between the chin and chin bar and that stopped the feeling of air going over my scalp. It's just getting cool in FL, but as it gets colder, I'm going to need to put electrical tape or something to cover the exhaust vents and stop the airflow.
AFX FX-50 Helmet Features An aerodynamic shell design constructed using an advanced lightweight composite poly-alloy. A helmet liner and cheek pads made with a hypo-allergenic and antimicrobial nylon, all of which are removable and washable. Provides 4 points of ventilation with forehead and top vents. A flush-fit, quick-release, single-turn screw face shield with side covers. The shield itself is optically correct, compound-curved, scratch-resistant and protects against UV-rays Helmet comes with a built-in smoke-tinted sun shield. Includes a removable screw-on visor. AFX DOT/ECE-approved cam buckle quick-release chinstrap retention system Provides ample ear cavity space for speakers There are several tinted shields available for this model A clearcoat finish to protect paint graphics Comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty Includes visor colored side-covers and screw plu for shield use without the visor Large FX-50 weights 1.3 kg or 2.80 lbs DOT FM-VSS-218 approved