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The HJC CL-16 Helmet SNELL/DOT is probably the most affordable SNELL/DOT helmet that you are going to find that is still lightweight and good looking. It offers the Rapid Fire™ shield replacement system to allow for quick changes from a tinted shield to a clear one when riding in transition from day to night. This helmet comes in Black, White, and Silver

Item Code: HJCCL16Solid
Brand: HJC
Color: Black, Silver
Certification: SNELL M2010/DOT Approved (3XL DOT Only)
Weight: 3.44 lbs (based on size medium solid color)


  • Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology.

  • Optically superior Faceshield: Provides 95% UV protection.

  • RapidFire™ Shield Replacement System: Quick, secure, tool-less removal and installation.

  • "ACS" Advanced Channeling Ventilation System: Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out.

  • SpeedCool™ Interior: Removable, moisture-wicking and odor-free with anti-bacterial fabric.

  • Note : Clear pinlock lens insert is available free with HJC-CL16 Models in box.

  • Size Chart

    Wrap a tape measure horizontally around your forehead. Select the helmet that is the closest fit to that size. A helmet should fit snug on your head. If it moves while wearing, it is too large. If it is painful to wear, it is too small.

    Size Centimeter Hat Size Inches
    2X-Small 51-52 6 3/8 - 6 1/2 20 - 20 1/2
    X-Small 53-54 6 5/8 - 6 3/4 20 7/8 - 21 1/4
    Small 55-56 6 7/8 - 7 21 5/8 - 22
    Medium 57-58 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 22 1/2 - 7 7/8
    Large 59-60 7 3/8 - 7 1/2 23 1/4 - 23 5/8
    X-Large 61-62 7 5/8 - 7 3/4 24 - 24 3/8
    2X-Large 63-64 7 7/8 - 8 24 3/4 - 25 1/4
    3X-Large 65-66 8 1/8 - 8 1/4 25 5/8 - 26

    Customer Reviews

    Rated 9 out of 10 based on 35 reviews
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    Great Helmet!

    Comment: Bought this for my son. He liked this helmet. Good mid priced helmet. Good price!

    William Higgs

    Fairmont, WV

    nice helmet but small

    Comment: I measured between Med and large but The Large was really tight. Gave me a head ache right away. I upgraded to another HJC helmet in an XL and it was perfect

    stu Martell


    HJC CL16 Helmet Review

    Comment: PROS The quality of this product is worth more than its price tag. It came with a Pinlock Shield which is inserted in a secure fashion on the face shield and prevents your face shield from fogging up. It works every time and has really helped me stay safe compared to my other helmet. Also the product came well packaged and the color that I bought had flawless defects on it. CON I have another HJC helmet that is a medium so I went of that size. I do not know if that other helmet is the same model, however this new helmet that I bought is a little tight, so you may need to go up one size. OPINION I highly recommend this helmet. You will enjoy it in the right size.

    Randy Rosa


    HJC CL-16 Helmet SNELL/DOT Review

    Comment: You can't find another helmet of this quality, comfort or features for any where near its price. I'd prefer an Arai helmet, but this is my 3rd helmet in a row by HJC; it's too good of a value not to buy and I feel very comfortable wearing it. Very happy with this purchase!!! I also purchased a breath box, dual lens snow shield, and clear lens filter/anti-fog (I usually ride with sun glasses on during the day and yellow tinted at night).

    Charles Martin

    Indianapolis, IN

    Do NOT Second Guess it.

    Comment: My usual preference is NO HELMET. As a year-round cyclist however... Sometimes a FULL-FACE just makes the most sense. I have owned the same FULL-FACE since 1997, and have been contemplating a "new" helmet for over 3 years. When the temp drops below 50, 40... NOTHING beats the chill like some GOOD thermals and a FULL-FACE helmet. This one is AWESOME. Anti-fog, etc. DO NOT overthink this one, JUST BUY IT.


    Webster, TX

    HJC CL16 Helmet Review

    Comment: I am new to riding and wanted to get a safe helmet to make my wife feel better. With this helmet being SNELL/DOT approved what more could she ask for. This is my first full face and I am amazed at how well/fast it forms to my head. In just a few times of wearing it I can tell the hard spots have molded. Great Buy. Warm too


    Marshfield, MO

    HJC CL16 Helmet Review

    Comment: nice helmet and great fit love the anti fog shield just thought the chin curtain came with it is all but is very nice


    Seattle Wa

    HJC CL16 Helmet Review

    Comment: Awesome helmet for the money. If you get the breath guard make sure to remove it before you take the helmet off. It will scratch your face up if you don't. This helmet is made for more of a round head shape. It has to pressure point on the front right and left I had to brake in before it would fit comfortably. The shield is awesome and with the breath guard combo I never have to worry of it fogging up.


    Marshfield, MO

    Great deal

    Comment: I'm happy with this helmet. The price is excellent for both DOT and SNELL certifications. I followed the sizing chart, but the medium I originally ordered was too big. I decided to keep it as a passenger helmet and ordered a small, which fits much better.


    Atlanta, GA

    Great Buy

    Comment: Best value for a snell rated helmet.

    Greg Venenmann


    HJC CL-16 Helmet Review

    Comment: Happy with this helmet.Looks great. The price is very good for such a quality helmet. Researched a lot of options. This was by far the best for the price.I purchased the size recommended by the sizing chart and it fits well. Can't wait fro the weather to break to wear it.


    Decatur, IL

    Unbeatable Bargain

    Comment: My girlfriend and I both bought this helmet in different colors and love them. They fit well and offer so much bang for the buck. I ride during the winter in NY and have had a terrible experience with fogging. It's freezing out and i've had to open my shield to defog. With this helmet, I don't have to open any vents and don't have to let any cold air in. For the price, you can't find a better DOT and Snell 2010 certified helmet!!!


    Far Rockaway, NY

    Great helmet!!

    Comment: I received this helmet a day ago. I measured my head with a tape measure and it was 22 inches around. I ordered the small helmet due to the sizing chart recommendations and the helmet fit PERFECT!!! Beautiful paint job, ventilation is really good (important cuz I live in Arizona). Rode this morning and the temperature was quite cool, absolutely no fogging. The no fog pin insert performed as advertised. Something not advertised and that no one has spoke of in their reviews is that this helmet comes with a helmet back that you can sling over your back to carry the helmet if you decide to ride without the helmet on. This is the first motorcycle helmet I have purchased and I could not be happier. This helmet is light (not as light as an aria) and very comfortable. I like it has a snell rating too. I highly recommend this helmet if you want a quality helmet that won't break the bank.


    San Tan Valley AZ

    HJC CL-16 Helmet Review

    Comment: I love my new helmet - I live in the damp northwest & the new pinlock double pane visor is really fog free in all weather!


    Eugene, Oregon

    Safety for a child

    Comment: Great fit, son loves all of the vents, that it's lightweight and that he looks like dad. I love that the helment is both SNELL and DOT certified for safety.



    Great helmet and price

    Comment: I have another HJC helmet already but wanted a full face helmet too. When I saw the price on this one, I jumped on it! Just like with my other helmet, the Medium fits me perfectly. The first one I bought at a store, so I just tried it on for size. This new one I measured for--and the measurements seem to follow the chart exactly. Very well made. I compared it to my husband's $300 Shoei full face helmet and I can see little difference in the features and the padding. This was an excellent purchase for me!


    Elm Mott

    HJC CL-16 Helmet Review

    Comment: I purchased the HJC CL-16 for cold weather riding. After I received the helmet the fit was perfect. The first time I used it it was 40 degrees out and it rained on me on the way home. I had no problems with fogging or with any visibility problems in the rain. If you don't have one I recommend it. I feel the Snell rating is a bonus. The price is perfect. You can't beat this helmet!


    Newport News Va

    Good helmet for my needs

    Comment: I had really just started out riding when I decided to pick up the HJC CL-16. This was the first full face helmet I had ever used and I must say it is awesome. The pads offer extreme comfort and the shield makes a tight fit onto the helmet so no wind gets through to your face. It comes with a pin-lock insert that works as a defogger which is absolutely mandatory as without it the helmet fogs in seconds. The rapid-fire shield lock makes replacing the shield quick and easy. Overall I would recommend this product to anyone on the fence about it, it's a great price, great product, and you're not going to find DOT and SNELL certified helmets for this price or lower anywhere else.

    Patrick LePore

    Dunellen, NJ

    HJC CL16 Helmet Review

    Comment: My order arrived in a timely manner and I really love the helmet. I will be sharing this site with all my tiding buddies and I also plan on buying more helmets for myself.

    Curtis Bryant


    great helmet for the $

    Comment: good visibility, comfortable fit. I had to go with a size larger than what my measurements are on the size chart. you may want to as well

    Bob Tims


    Good helmet but...

    Comment: I currently have this helmet for the past three years and it fits a little snug but i like it a little tight. Not great on air circulation but for me riding in NY I prefer no circulation for winter months as I have a modular for warm weather. The problem that I have with it is that the visor is held in place by plastic screws and two of them broke off so the visor no longer stays in place. I first noticed the problem when it became harder to open and close and i had to force it open. Eventually it broke off. Now i need to replace and at this closeout price of $xx.00 its worth buying again but that could be the reason for the discontinuation of the product



    No regrets

    Comment: I bought this helmet for cold weather riding. It works well for that. Pin lock system works well too. Sizing was perfect and so was price! The only reason for not giving five stars is the face shield is difficult to drop, could be a future problem.


    Black Hills of South Dakota

    HJC CL-16 Review

    Comment: Fits great, feels great, and cost is great. I got the matte black and so far it's been very comfortable. I'm waiting for the hotter weather to see how hot my noggin gets, but so far it's been good this riding season!



    Best Buy

    Comment: I have been riding motorcycles for forty years, and this is the best helmet I've ever owned. The fit and comfort are perfect. I don't think you could get a better helmet for twice the price. and the sizing chart is right on the money. I would recommend this helmet to everyone.

    Louis Toombs

    Newberry Florida

    Good helmet but...

    Comment: This is my 2nd cl16 helmet. The shield on my first one snapped off. Not from falling but changing to a different shield. . Only problem i have with it is the face shield locking system. My first helmet, the plastic screws that hold the mask in place snapped off so I replaced the helmet instead of buying new brackets to hold the shield in place. But, for this closeout price i decided to buy another helmet. Wouldn't you know it, my new helmet was sitting on the bike's handlebars and was knocked off and the shield brackets broke. So now i have 2 helmets with broken shield brackets which appear to be due to the fragile plastic screws used to hold them in place. I managed to fix the brackets on both with some modification but hopefully this helmet holds up in an accident. The snell rating makes it worthwhile. Also, the air flow is very poor so i do use in the summer only winter when i do not want airflow.


    NY NY

    HJC CL-16 Helmet Review

    Comment: Just received helmet today and I am very happy with it. As I have been using Nolan helmets in the past. Real glad I looked at input on these and listened to all about the sizes, I did go up one size over what I have used in the past and the fit is good. Thanks.

    J C Edmisson

    Sioux City IA

    Good helmet

    Comment: Bought this in white. The size is true for my measurement. Padding is abundant and has a nice cover. Vents work well. Fog shield works perfectly. The only issue with this helmet is that the face shield takes two hands to open and close. It really gets stuck in the open or closed position. Seems like the hinge mechanism is too tight.


    North carolina

    Best helmet I ever had

    Comment: The fit is snug but comfortable and it truly is lite weight I got the anti fog lense For the inside and it works great I will defiantly buy this hermit again By writing in detail about your product you are helping your biker buddies make better choices. Thank you.



    Wonderful HJC CL-16 Helmet

    Comment: The helmet fits snug and I did use the size chart to order my size. It comes with a anti-fog shield. The helmet is quite comfortable with an air vent to control the temperature. Very satisfied! Fast delivery and packaged well. The helmet has its own carrying bag.



    HJC CL-16 Helmet Review

    Comment: My head is 22.5 inches,in between small and medium. Went with medium and it fits fine. First helmet was wrong size in right box so had to exchange. Pin-lok system really works well. Very happy with helmet.



    The Best Helmet For The Price

    Comment: This is my second HJC CL-16. If the price remains the same, I wouldn't consider buying another helmet. It's comfortable, quiet, and allows plenty of airflow. HJC helmets come with a helmet bag and when I lost one, I emailed them. They sent me one free of charge. No better company to work with and no better helmet for the price. DOT and SNELL certified. Easy to clean and maintain. Fits like a glove. True to size for me. Well worth the money. Can't go wrong with this helmet.


    Far Rockaway

    The price is right.

    Comment: The only place I could find a 3XL full-face helmet for a decent price. Would've preferred a color other than white (matte black would've been awesome), but I'm not complaining. For $50, it's a steal. Shipped quickly, fits well, warm in the winter. Great deal.


    Springfield, MO

    Great helmet

    Comment: Fits great. No fog lens. Great price. Just pick one up its a super nice helmet.



    Very nice helmet!

    Comment: I was worried about buying a helmet by mail but this helmet is awesome! The fit was perfect. This is obviously a quality helmet. It's winter here in VT so I can’t judge how quiet this helmet will be on the road but my guess is it will be much more sound proof than my previous helmet. I am very happy!

    Jim Chadwick

    Sharon, Vermont

    Great Helmet

    Comment: My son loves this helmet so much that he slept in it to see how comfortable it was. Great price.


    Syracuse, NY

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    For winter riding
    William K on Apr 14, 2015
    Awesome Helmet.
    Pinlock shields = NO FOG in view!
    James M on Dec 3, 2014
    Price point and certification level. I do ride in colder weather so a full face helps. It is a good fit and great quality.
    Erik B on Jan 30, 2015
    great helmet
    wendy m on Nov 27, 2014
    Is shipping included in the price of helmet?
    A shopper on Nov 19, 2014
    Best Answer: $58.90
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    Will this helmet accommodate a communication system?
    A shopper on Oct 1, 2014
    Best Answer: I have not been able to put the helmet on and still be able to keep the Bluetooth in my ear. The helmet has a very snug fit which is good for protection just not for wearing a headset.
    Reply · Report · Ruth S on Oct 1, 2014
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    How often is the Snell approved rating updated?Kart helmets become outdated so when does one have to update their helmets?
    A shopper on Feb 9, 2015
    Best Answer: Usually every 5 year. M2015 is current standard although many helmet are still m2010 at this point. You will have to check with the racing series you are running, most will take a rating back ten years.
    Reply · Report · Justin PStaff on Feb 9, 2015
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    What if what I order does not fit?
    A shopper on Jan 21, 2015
    Best Answer: You can return it back to us for a refund.
    Reply · Report · Justin PStaff on Jan 22, 2015
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    Do you not have this helmet in black in a Large?
    Mike R on Nov 19, 2014
    Best Answer: We do not have a Large Black CL-16 in stock
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    At the suggested retail price of a hundred and forty bucks, the HJC CL-16 has been one of the best helmet values in motorcycling. At the Jafrum price of less than ninety dollars, it’s nearly impossible to find a better deal on a quality helmet. The CL-16 is constructed using an Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell that is DOT and Snell 2010 certified. The 3XL size helmet is not Snell Certified although it would pass if tested. This helmet has a very universally fitting head form and a medium size weighs in at less than 3.5 lbs. We have all of the solid colors, including black, white, silver, wineberry, and Rubbertone, which is a flat charcoal color, and many of the graphics. We have full size runs including sizes XS – 3XL but you should hurry, the more common sizes won’t last long at this price… This lightweight shell houses the ACS, or Advanced Channeling System. This is a true pass through ventilation system that channels cool air into the helmet, and extracts hot, moist air out. There are adjustable vent ports in the chin bar, for shield fog management, and in the forehead, for controlling the airflow thru the shell. Hot air extraction is facilitated by the Venturi vents in the spoiler and down near the neck line… If you look inside the helmet, you can see the intake and exhaust ports that are incorporated right into the helmet liner. This removable SpeedCool interior is made of a washable, moisture wicking, and anti-bacterial material. The liner is fully removable and the cheek pads can be swapped out for achieving optimal fit. To remove the liner, start with the cheek pads and pull toward the inside of the helmet to remove. You can then remove the head liner by starting at the back and working toward the forehead… Remember to always wash liner items with a gentle detergent, and allow to air dry. Also, avoid the use of fabric softener because it will negate the moisture wicking properties of the liner… Next, let’s take a closer look at the shield. This is HJC’s widely used HJ-09 shield system. This shield is UV protectant and fog free with the help of the included Pinlock insert. Pinlock inserts are used to create a fog eliminating dual pane shield and are a convenient way to tint your shield as well. Full tinted shields are great, and we have a great selection of colors that can really accentuate the look of your helmet. You can see what a simple dark smoke shield does for the look of this helmet. Despite the good looks, though, as a commuter, I prefer to use the pinlock system. When I ride to work in the morning, the sun is bright and right in my eyes, so a tinted shield of some sort is a must. But, on the way home, especially during the winter months, it is nearly dark for the commute home and a dark smoke shield would be too dangerous. So, I need to make sure I have both clear and dark smoke shields with me at all times. And, because my bike does not have much storage, I am much happier carrying around one of these Pinlock inserts in my jacket or vest pocket, than I would be trying to find a place for an extra face shield. Installing a Pinlock insert is easy. Start by removing the face shield. CL- 16’s are equipped with the Rapid Fire Shield System. So, all you have to do to release the face shield, is raise the shield to its most open position and pull this trigger on the baseplate. These polycarbonate shields are very strong and flexible so you don’t have to worry about creasing or breaking one, although they will scratch so be careful as to what surface you rest them on. Don’t forget to remove the protective film on the Pinlock insert and make sure the silicone bead on the insert is facing toward the shield. Line up one of the tabs and flatten out the face shield to get the other tab to fall into place. You’re ready to go. Reinstall the shield by simply lining up the tabs on the shield to the slots on the baseplate and press gently. This HJ-09 shield system also features a locking mechanism to keep the shield sealed against the gasket at speed…
    The CL-16 is also a fantastic choice for winter riding and snowmobiling. For the standard CL-16 helmets, accessories like breath boxes and neck curtains are available to help manage shield fog and cold air. For the serious winter rider that doesn’t take snow for an answer, snow versions of the CL-16 are also available on our website. These special helmets are equipped with dual pane shields that are available with or without embedded heating elements. You can also get these dual pane shield systems by themselves to add to your standard CL-16 helmet.