Agreed when it comes to price. I’ve owned and worn enough helmets to know that when you go above a certain price bracket, you’re not really getting a whole lot more for your money in terms of things such as safety features or build quality. In fact I’d even go as far as to say that, based on my own personal experience, there are only three helmets in existence I’d be willing to plunk down more than $300 on.
1. ICON Airframe – Without a doubt the most comfortable helmet I’ve ever worn for my head shape. Of course it wasn’t broken in, but the quality was top notch and the ventilation was amazing.
2. Shoei RF-1100 – Another comfy helmet for my head shape and I love the “Shoei-ness” LOL if that makes sense. You can really feel it.
3. ICON Variant – Haven’t tried it on but I love the look and the features, and if it fits anything like the Airframe I’m sold.
With these three being the exceptions, you won’t ever again find me plunking down more than $300 on a helmet. In fact my next helmet, assuming it’s not one of these, will either be an ICON Alliance SSR or Shark S900.