I bought this helmet as I felt that though my skiing was improving I was doing harder and faster things. I felt I needed protection. I chose this helmet mainly because of the price, it looked good as well. I always thought that wearing a helmet would be heavy and uncomfortable, but it wasn't, not with this one. It was so light and comfortable that I wore it constantly even when just watching others and not actually skiing. I would recommend it to anyone as it was a good price, comfortable and looked good.