I bought this set for my son for his first bicycle, we went for this style in particular, as all of the normal bicycle helmets are of the type that seem to "perch" on top of your head.
In my opinion this "full head" type of helmet is more protective, as it covers more of your head, as case proven to us within 45 seconds of my son getting on his new bicycle and going up the hall (inside the house) as fast as possible. He turned too fast and tipped over. The side of his head came in contact with our large chimney breast and the paint mark left on the side of the helmet showed that if he had been wearing the standard type of helmet, he would have had the side of his head bash off the chimney breast!!!!
This helmet is comfortable (according to my son) and does its job well, the fact that it comes with Knee and Elbow pads also, for the price of a standard helmet is fantastic, buy this with confidence.