A decade ago, riders on a budget didn’t have a lot of great choices when it came to finding a certified helmet with good features at a decent price. HJC has always been a brand about value, and their latest product offers many features you’d expect to find in helmets that sell for twice the price.

The HJC FG-17 features wind tunnel tested aerodynamics, a lightweight shell, a Pinlock-ready visor, and advanced ventilation.

Price: $170

HJC FG-17 Helmet

HJC FG-17 Helmet

Why We Like It: In the past, when buying a helmet at a lower price point, all you could ask for was the proper certification (DOT, Snell, ECE). Nowadays, companies like HJC are incorporating a lot of high-end features at a price that riders on a budget can afford. Superior ventilation, comfortable liners, Pinlock-ready and lightweight shells should help keep everyone happy and protected.

Less Expensive Competitor: The Scorpion EXO-R410 is priced at about $10 less and offers a solid set of features for the money. Remember that helmet fit is a very personal thing, so do make sure to try before you buy.

You Should Also Check Out: The Icon Airmada costs around $180 and is a well-reviewed and solid alternative to the HJC.

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