Cant recommend this helmet enough. Its lightweight, comfortable and looks pretty cool. I recently came off my bike, somersaulted over the handle bars, and this helmet did its job perfectly. I am about to purchase another because my first one was so successful. Unfortunately its now in a few pieces, but that just means it did its job properly. This is the only helmet i've ever owned which has actually needed to protect my head so cant really comment on it's strength against any other brands.