HJC IS-33 Helmet

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HJC IS-33 Helmet

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HJC IS-33 Helmet

Item Code: HJCIS33Solid
Color:Matte Black, Wine, Anthracite, Black, White, Or Silver
Weight:3.10 lbs (based on size medium solid color)


  • Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell
  • Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology
  • Aerodynamic shell with large eyeport for greater visibility
  • Impact absorbing, multi-density EPS liner
  • SunShield Visor System
  • One-touch integrated smoke-tinted SunShield (Patent Pending #11/335,855) deploys and retracts quickly and easily
  • Adjustable to three positions
  • ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System provides flow-through ventilation
  • Multi-stage intake vents and exhaust vents allow full front to back fresh airflow that flushes heat and humidity out of the helmet
  • SilverCool™ Interior
  • Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced SilverCool™ antibacterial fabric
  • Comfortable, removable and washable
  • HJ-17J Shield and QuickSlide Shield Replacement System
  • QuickSlide shield replacement system allows for quick, secure and tool-less shield removal and installation
  • Optically correct face shield offers 95% UV protection
  • Nylon Strap Retention System
  • Neatly secures chin strap

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 10 out of 10 based on 32 reviews
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Great helmet for the money

Comment: The helmet has a great finish, good air flow ventilation and the shield fits snug for low wind noise at 60 mph. The flip down sun visor is a great feature, I use it when riding into the sun, along with my prescription shades for added tint and glare reduction. I ordered the same size I bought for my AC3, started out a bit snug but after abought 10 hours of riding it formed to the shape of my head and is now comfortable. I ride in the rain and this helmet keeps me dry, at least when I remember to close the vents. I will pick one up for the wife when hers is due for a change.


Homestead, FL

HJC IS-33 is a Marvelous helmet

Comment: Marvelous helmet. I bought this helmet to replace my CL-33 and wow what an improvement. The IS-33 is great helmet. If you are looking for an open face helmet at a great price look no further you found it with the IS-33. The fit is better than any other helmet I have owned. It fits snug and it is much better than my CL-33 which has always seemed to be a little loose. Fit wise it is closer to my full face CL-15. The ventilation system on the IS-33 is outstanding. It really works. The last few days have been in the 90s pushing 100 degrees but I could actually feel the air flow through the helmet. The built in sun visor is another great feature. It reminds me of my flying days and the sun visor of my flight helmet. I don’t wear eyeglasses but if you do there is no interference from the integrated visor. Although the visor looks like it doesn't extend far enough, it is actually just right. All in all I would recommend this helmet to anyone. Jafrum = great selection + great prices + great customer service.

Jack B


Nice Helmet!

Comment: I never thought I would like a helmet with a face shield but I do like this one for highway riding...no more face stinging rain or bugs and the visibility through the shield is distortion free. I think it is a very good helmet for the price and am quite happy with it.


Wenatchee, WA

HJC IS-33 Helmet

Comment: great purchase. fits real well and has nice style. great price too. I shopped for a good helmet with low price. didn't sacrifice quality or design for priec either. size chart is pretty acurate, but remember it may feel a little snug at first if you bought the right size. Only wish it came with quick release clip instead of D rings. but you can buy the Echo quick release buckle part # AC1201. It's the best piece I have found and it goes on real easily. works great for only a few extra bucks. Ride safe.

Rich G.

New Jersey

Great HJC Helmet ! !

Comment: I love this helmet. Great item.



Quiet Helmet & Vents Well

Comment: Bought this helmet for rain and cold weather riding. I tried it out on a 100 deg day and was supprised that i did not burn up, decent air circulation with vents open. reasonably quiet with shield down. So far i like it.


nesbit, MS

HJC IS-33 Open face Helmet

Comment: Wasn't sure what I was going to get but it was perfect. I wear glasses and this is great. The clear shield seals great, and removal is easy. The drop down visor works perfectly. Great buy for the price.



HJC IS33 Helmet

Comment: It is a very nice helmet that is quite comfortable it has good vetilation and the wiki lining is perfect for hot long rides.



HJC IS 33 Solids

Comment: I originally bought the large helmet and it was too tight despite the chart. I returned the first helmet and bought the next size up. Customer Service was extremely helpful. Great product


Pittsburgh PA

HJC IS-33 Solid Hemlet

Comment: 2 Days after receiving our new helmets we went on vacation to upstate NY in the Adirondacks. The helmets performed superbly and even dampened a lot of road noise when the face shield was pulled down. The extra drop down smoke shield (Sun Shield Visor) was very much appreciated and worked smoothly. My wife and I really liked the IS-33 helmet and would highly reccommend it. Price is great for value of the helmet!

Larry aka WearySoldier.

Pisgah Forest, NC

Great helmet - Runs smalls

Comment: I bought this for my wife to replace her old worn out Shoei helmet. She likes having a faceshield and the fact that this one is a flip, with a flip down sun visor, makes it that much better. This is a quality helmet but sizes run small. The first one we got she could not even get on her head. Jafrum was great about the problem and took care of it right away. We ordered the next bigger size and it fit perfect. Mamas happy, everybody happy. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the sizing.


Western New York

Great Helmet at this price point.

Comment: Purchased 2 of these for the wife and I, and installed Scala intercom purchased from Jafrum for these helmets. Fit and finish are excellent, although I find size to be a bit snug. Likely it will conform after more use. Sun visor is nice, but a light shade. Airflow is great through the vents.


Lexington, KY

HJC IS -33 Helmet

Comment: I'm a female, 2013 CVO Road Glide rider and this is my second helmet that I've purchased. I had my other one for 3 years and had to replace it due to dropping it/scuffing it up. I LOVE this helmet!! You can replace the shield if you like which is an awesome feature. I wear a medium and it fits perfectly. I have a Harley helmet that is a 1/2 helmet with a visor included and it doesn't even compare to this awesome one! Buy with confidence! My Favorite Helmet!!




Comment: Great Fit, Buy 1 size larger than normal would buy again!!!!



HJC Helmet

Comment: Good prioduct, HJC IS-33, great service, replaced the helmet with the correct size after I ordered the wrong one, no questions asked and very quick turnaround.

Glen S

Palm Desert

HJC Helmet IS 33

Comment: This is a great helmet especially with the sunglass insert . I would suggest that you get a size larger than usual because it fits tightly. Order came quickly as has other merchandise I have ordered from Jafrum.

Bob Grady

Watertown Connecticut

Great Helmet

Comment: My measurement was right at the high end of medium, so I went with a large. The fit is just right. This is the best open face helmet I've owned. Sun shade works great and you never realize you're looking thru a visor.


Hiawassee, Ga


Comment: A great helmet. Fits well and looks good. Deliverd promptly. I especially like the sunsheild feature.


Delton, Mi.

Great Helmet for a very reasonable price

Comment: Helmet has great features. The air flow channels keep things cool inside and the flip down visor is very handy. Very light and comfortable.



HJC IS-33 Helmet

Comment: Can't think of anything more you would want in an open face helmet. Comfortable, quiet, and great open vision.

John McConnell

Central PA

Great helmet

Comment: Great helmet for the price. Love the vents in the top. Light weight also.


Cannon Falls

HJC IS33 Solid Helmet Review

Comment: Let me start by saying the return policy and service at Jafram is awesome and better then most sites I have used . I would say, equal to that of Amazon in my humble opinion. As for the helmet, the size chart suggested a L and it was too small but now that I have received my XL I couldn't be happier. Much quieter then my 1/2 helmet and the wind screen and integrated sun shield are nice and distortion free. The air-flow is plentiful and keeps my head cool. Worth every penny.



HJC IS-33 Helmet Review

Comment: This is my third HJC helmet and the best by far. I especially like the flexibility of the wind screen and sun shade. I do a lot of open-road riding and those features make those trips a lot more comfortable.

Garry Lyon

Fishers, IN

A Fantastic Product, HJC IS33

Comment: Moving to a hot sunny climate and this was the perfect helmet with the superior venting and open face shield + flip up/down option on sunshield. A well designed product that I wish I had found earlier. Will be purchasing one for my lady upon arrival destination.@ Myrtle Beach SC August. ! Excellent color selections. My neighbor is also a happy owner who travels extensively in Eastern US.. Thank You



Great helmet and awesome service!

Comment: Read the reviews and watched the video about this helmet and its ability to keep the head cool, which is a must for Texas in the Summer (or any season). I followed the size chart and ordered the recommended Large. When the helmet arrived it was a VERY tight fit and after several minutes of waring it, I began to have a head ache. I reached out to the customer service via chat and was emailed the return form and sent it back. In less than a week I had my new LX helmet and I haven't gone a day without wearing it. The helmet is a 5 star and Jafrum's service is a 10+.



Excellent Helmet HJC IS33

Comment: This was a very good price on an excellent helmet. I like that it has a clear full visor that really keeps the wind off your face but also has the smaller sunshade visor that's easy to put down & retract even with the clear visor down. The first time I lowered the sunshade visor, it pressed against my nose (fairly large nose). Fortunately, there is a stop position just above that which solved the issue.

Peter Platt

Hingham, MA

First Helmet, HJC IS33

Comment: My boyfriend is a rider although I have spent VERY little time on the back of a bike. I bought this helmet after doing a lot of research. Wanted to make sure that it was snug enough but not too snug, wanted to make sure that I could wash the lining (makeup issues) and that it would be airy. I also knew I did not want a full face.... makes me feel claustrophobic but I wanted to feel safe by having something over my ears. This was the perfect combination for me and I love the built in sun shades... defininte help to avoid having to wear sunglasses.

Keri Amundsen

Whitinsville, MA

HJC IS-33 Helmet Review

Comment: I just bought 2 helmets and we took a long road trip of 1792.4 miles and wore these helmets . They were great lots of air came through. We could see better when we looked to the sides.They were very comfortable to wear. It was easy to use the shades and then push the button to raise it back up.. We have told several people about them. I ordered one night they were shipped the next day and was here in three days.

Brenda Stacy

Morrow, Ohio

HJC IS-33 Helmet Review

Comment: I was struggling to find a helmet that fit well. I eventually found the HJC IS-33 and it fits great. It has good ventilation. I am also happy with the "classic" styling. Would definitely recommend.

Tim Kramer


HJC IS-33 Helmet Matte Black Helmet Review

Comment: Bought the XL per chart and fits great. The Matte black coloration is excellent and very uniform. Features work well I,e the Sun Visor and the outside visor - holds position very well. The Out- -side visor negates the need for a Wind shield ( for me at least). I am very satisfied, the helmet looks good too.

Andy Morton

Chandler , Arizona

HJC IS-33 Helmet -- Full Face Helmet - Sizing problem

Comment: I really like this helmet and the features that come with it. However, HJC and Jafrum needs to use a different size chart for this full-face helmen. My wife and I both had to go up two sizes on this helmet. We own Scorpion, Z1R, and Cyber helmets and in these my wife wears a small and I wear a medium. But with the HJC, I had to go to an extra large and my wife a large size. Jafrum was helpful and speedy in doing these exchanges. I gave the HJC IS-33 a 4 1/2 stars because of the sizing problem. I think the sizing problem is because of all the padding in the helmet. If you plan to order this helmet be prepared to go up a size or two to get a comfortable fit.

Don Walker

New Albany, Indiana


Comment: This is a great helmet a little snug fitting before the break in period. Money well spent. Very quick shipment.



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Can eyeglasses be worn with both face shields down?
Anthony R on Mar 1, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, eyeglasses can be worn with both shields down with no problems
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what blue tooth works best with the HJC IS-33 Helmet?
A shopper on Apr 24, 2015
Best Answer: This helmet doesn't work well with a Bluetooth. The open face creates lots of wind noise. It makes it impossible to communicate. My advice is if u want to actually use ur Bluetooth get a full face helmet. We have a pair and wish we would have gotten the full face version
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Can a visor be installed on this helmet?
Justin S on May 10, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, there a face shield and a sun shield that both come with this helmet and can be replaced. Each part can be purchased on the Jafrum site as needed. My helemt is about 6 months old and so I have not personally needed to change these shields yet.
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WHat would be the full face version of this helmet. Is33 that is
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A shopper on Nov 10, 2014
Best Answer: Bob I don't know I have a full face I don't wear.Just not into them. I can tell you if the helmet fits correctly you have all day comfort. The face shield does good bug and weather protection just doesn't protect face and jaw if you face plant it on the road.
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The IS-33 is one of four open face offerings currently available from HJC. It sits second in the pecking order behind the FG-Jet and in front of the CS-5N and the CL-33. The main difference between the FG-Jet and this IS-33 is the shell material. The IS-33 has a polycarbonate shell. It is very high quality, but doesn't have quite the impact absorption, or the ultra-light weight of the FG's fiberglass composite shell. The IS-33 is still very lightweight, though, weighing in right at three point two pounds.
The IS-33 has a similar polycarb shell material as the CL-33, but the CL-33 has simpler ventilation, and lacks the interior sunshade. The CS-5N is the value priced open face model with a thermoplastic alloy shell and intake only ventilation.
The IS-33 is available in six solid colors and numerous graphics and the paint quality is very good. Most helmets in this price point will have tiny bits of trash or imperfections in the paint, but these 33's look sharp.
It's available in sizes extra small thru double extra-large, and, like the IS MAX, I found the fit to be a little on the snug side. I have a twenty three and a half inch nugget, and the fitment chart suggests a large. This large fits a little bit too snug, though, although I do have a long oval head shape. I think this helmet will work best on someone with a more intermediate oval head form.
Let's take a look at some of the features. The IS-33 sports some pretty decent ventilation. The ACS, or Advanced Channeling Ventilation System works very well to introduce cool air into the front of the helmet, then extract hot, moist air out the back. This ventilation can be credited to two things. First, the helmet's shell is cad designed, so the placement and shape of the vents is optimized. Second is the multi piece, multi density EPS liner. The channels in this liner help to funnel air all the way through the helmet, from these adjustable crown vents all the way back to these Venturi's.
While we are looking at the EPS, we can also see the IS-33's Silver Cool liner. This is one of my favorite helmet liner systems. The wicking fabric is very soft and the padding is plush; it's definitely a helmet that is going to be comfortable all day. The liner also has vent holes which flow air directly to your head and assist in keeping the liner dry in hot weather.
The cheek pads are equipped with speaker pockets for adding a communication system, and the rear tab has been replaced with a patch of Velcro to make speaker adjustments very easy.
The feature on this 33 that surprised me the most was the shield system. In addition to the wide peripheral view and the clarity, the shield works really well with the eye port gasket to quiet road and wind noise. The baseplate system also works very well. To remove the shield, just press this lever toward the rear of the helmet and pull out on the rear edge of the shield. Just press the shield against the baseplate to reinstall.
The final feature in this IS-33 overview is the three stage, one touch, integrated sunshield. This system is almost perfect. The lever is easy to find with a gloved hand, and the shield comes down far enough that you're not looking at the bottom edge of the sunshield while you ride. If the sunshield doesn't come down far enough, your eyes are constantly refocusing and you end up with a headache. The only negative to this system is that the spring loaded mechanism isn't throttled when you release it, so if you don't guide the lever back, the sound in the helmet is extremely loud when the lever bangs against the bottom of the channel. The mechanism on the FG is throttled, and what a difference.