HJC IS-5 Poe Dameron Motorcycle Helmet Review

HJC IS-5 Poe Dameron Motorcycle Helmet Review

Style: 3/4 (Three-Quarter) Helmet

Material: Advanced polycarbonate composite shell

Weight: 2.6 pounds/ 1.18 kilograms

Sun-Visor: HJ-V8 SunShield visor system

Interior: SuperCool

HJC Poe Dameron Motorcycle Helmet review: Time to light it up

Instantly feel the confidence of the Resistance’s most charming Starfighter pilot when you put on the HJC IS-5-X. The attention to detail in HJC’s classic character helmets are impeccable. This Poe Dameron helmet is designed with the Resistance starbird symbol with distressed battle tags that makes it look like an authentic and exact replica. 

The HJC IS-5 line is aptly known for being the best helmets for racers and also surprisingly affordably for its features and benefits. Which is not uncommon for HJC, being one of the most innovative helmet manufacturers in the market with their patented technology. 

This review will uncover the features and benefits of this character helmet that extends beyond its creative design, keeping you safe with maximum comfort.

Why invest in the IS-5 Poe Dameron Helmet?

If you are a Star Wars fan, and a fan of the commander of the Resistance, then you would probably skip this review and buy the helmet anyway. Its outer design and attention to detail will really make you look like Poe Dameron when you put on the helmet. 

However, there are more important reasons to equip yourself with a safety helmet when riding your bike besides looking cool and badass. 

Helmets are designed to protect your head from injury in the event of a collision. Its advanced polycarbonate composite outer shell absorbs impact, lessening the force on your head. The integrated sunshield will also protect you from unwanted insects or air particles from entering your orifices when you ride. 

The HJ-V8 is specially designed to keep shields UV and fog free. It is so effective in saving lives that it is required by law in most countries for riders to always wear a helmet when riding your motorcycle. 

On the inside of the helmet, the special SuperCool material will prevent moisture such as sweat and sebum from sticking and it also has antibacterial properties. Removable and washable, you can ensure good hygiene at all times to keep it fresh and prevent foul smells. 

HJC IS-5 Poe Dameron Helmet Features

Style: Three-fourth helmet 

Material: Advanced polycarbonate composite shell

Dimensions: 16 x 13 x 13 inches

Weight: 2.6 pounds/ 1.18 kilograms 

Sun-Visor: HJ-V8 SunShield visor system

Interior: SuperCool

Other features:

  • DOT certified
  • Removable cheek pads and liner
  • Amber-tinted HJ-V8 sunshield included
  • 3-snap visor 
  • Nylon strap retention system
  • Double D-ring system

Advantages of the HJC IS-5 Poe Dameron Motorcycle Helmet

What will you love about the helmet? Here is a look at some of the top features.

  • Advanced polycarbonate composite shell

Polycarbonate is widely used in the helmet manufacture due to its strength and lightweight characteristics. This special blend is able to dissipate the force of impact during a collision to protect you from serious head damage. Moreover, single-density EPS foam layer is able to absorb even more shock, protecting the rider. Its lightweight characteristic enables the helmet to be worn comfortably and gives you flexibility and mobility. It also alleviates tension on your neck and spine. Adding to that, advanced CAD technology means that it will have superior fit, making it even more comfortable and safe to wear.

  • HJ-V8 SunShield visor system

This specially designed one touch integrated amber SunShield visor is optically correct and offers 95% UV protection. It can be adjusted to three positions depending on your preference or time of day. With one click, you can snap the visor on or off easily. With UV protection, the visor acts as a sun shield, protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays, negating the need for extra eyewear or sunglasses. Being optically correct, you won’t have to worry about visibility as you won’t even notice you are wearing a helmet. The glass is also scratch resistant.

  • SuperCool interior

From outside to the inside of the helmet, the innovative technology is not compromised. The interior uses an advanced SuperCool technology with threads that are woven with fine silver, which has anti-bacterial properties. It is also a moisture wicking fabric which means that it will keep you cool and sweat-free. The interior is removable and washable so you can detach and wash it at any time so its like you have a fresh new helmet. Its antibacterial properties will keep your helmet bacteria and odor free.

  • Removable cheek pads

Removable cheek pads are interchangeable with other sizes of HJC helmets. therefore, in case you want to replace the cheek pads, you can get a new replacement with ease.

  • Nylon strap retention system and Double D-ring

This retention system ensures that your chin strap is neatly secured. The D-ring system will keep your helmet in place, preventing it from getting wobbly during a ride.


The HJC IS-5 Poe Dameron Helmet is definitely value for money. The helmet packs in all that you need for a good ride, from a polycarbonate composite shell to a sun visor. It’s also one of the ligthest helmets you will find, weighing just a little over 2 pounds. Compare that with some of its competitors – some of which weigh as much as 7 pounds or more.

From the aesthetics and attention to detail on the outer shell of the helmet, to its advanced polycarbonate composite shell, to the SuperCool interior, everything was well thought out with the rider in mind. 

The flexibility of the sunshield makes it suitable for everyone. The clever interior is also a plus if you want your helmet to remain hygienic and prevent that iconic foul helmet smell. Overall, you should definitely consider this helmet if you are looking for a badass-looking, yet safe and comfortable helmet.

I have been riding on two wheels on and off the road for +20 years. Having access to 100's of brands of helmets, gear, and bikes - you could say that I have the dream job of a motorcycle junkie.