I now have 5 helmets! 3 are HJC and this modular "IS-MAX 2" is my favorite. The fit runs true to size and works VERY well with glasses. The drop down internal sunshade works great and the clear visor is optically right. This is my new fave, used mostly for off road with a little pavement when the need arises. And it looks sharp! No wonder this helmet is a "Motored best buy." I added a few strips of reflective tape for extra safety and plan to add a communication system. Motosport shipped the next day - free shipping - and it arrived on time. Great helmet and great company. Everything should work like this!
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I looked at many brands and styles of modular helmets before I settled on the IS-MAX 2 by HJC. Many of the modular lids that I looked at in the $200-ish price range seemed poorly made, but this HJC was an exception. The movement and latching system of the flip up portion are nice and sturdy. The helmet also ventilates better than expected. The padding is comfortable and has no pressure points or other areas to note. There is ample room for intercom speakers; I mounted my Sena 20s without any problems. I added a chin curtain to the helmet which cuts down on wind noise, but causes some slight fogging and kinda interferes with the Sena boom mic. These are minor issues, however, and no fault of the helmets. While riding, the wind noise seemed about average with no buffeting to note. One last thing: the helmet runs a bit large. I've worn HJC's in the past and found this to be consistent. I normally wear a medium (Bell, Arai, Scorpion, etc...) but found the size small in the HJC to fit best.
This is the second of these helmets I've owned. Modular helmets are very convenient. If your shopping for a helmet the few extra dollars for a modular are well worth it.
Must Have is: Pin Shield and Chin Curtain
Hope I never have a true rating on performance but at this point I hope it do what they say it will
I've been wearing HJC helmets, open, full and modular for a long time. The size is true, always comfortable and reasonably priced. The same is true for my latest purchase. The IS-Max 2 has the style, fit and comfort that I expected.
FOR THE MONEY THIS IS THE BEST HELMET I EVER BOUGHT. FITS GREAT & LOOKS GREAT
This helmet is comfortable and has innovative features such as the retractable sun shield and the option to run full face or 3/4 style. This was relatively inexpensive and the style, comfort and weight all exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!