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When I was riding 35 years ago I used a Bell full face helmet (don't know model). Now I'm back to riding and wanted a good helmet without breaking the bank. After researching I decided the CL-17 offered the best value for a Snell rated helmet. I measured my head and used the size chart to select Medium, which fits very well; perhaps a tad on the snug side but that's better than loose. I'm impressed by the advancement in helmet construction since I last owned one. The CL-17 appears to be constructed solidly and of good material. Several other reviews comment that the helmet is noisy. I can't compare it to any other modern helmet but it does not seem particularly noisy to me, with the vents open or closed. The helmet provides excellent visibility and the air flow with vents open is appreciated. The visor is easily removed for replacement or swapping with a tinted visor. I wear Rx eyeglasses and the padding incorporates channels to accept the eyeglass templates/stems. However,...
Great helmet, comfortable, highly visible and good ventilation. The only downsides to this helmet are that its on the heavy side and its loud with the vents open. The face shield is easy to swap out and is is both DOT and SNELL approved for around $100 which is hard to beat. I found the helmet to be true to size.
Trying to beat this price, comfort and functionality is not an easy task. When HJC said they redesigned the CL-16, they meant it. I absolutely love this helmet. The FG-17 fits similarly at a higher price and I did like the matte finish better, however I'm very happy with this yellow/green/grey one.
You can't tell easily but there is a gradient from the front to the back of the helmet of green to yellow.
The cheeks will break in and after that it will be perfect. It has a tiny bit of fogging, but snapping the visor 1 click to vent fixes this easily and I like the extra air flow. So far my head has stayed cool in Southern California spring, we'll see about summer, but seems like it won't get too hot.
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