I got the black gold mask one. The gold samurai mask is shiny but very faint. It is hard to see unless you are looking at the right angle. The helmet itself is pretty sturdy. I really like the customization on the inserts of the padding. U can get a true fit on the helmet even if you want to wear a beanie on the inside. The goggle strap clasp is great. I did some custom decals on the side to make it unique. See you guys on the slopes!