I picked up the Maze this season, and couldn't believe how great it was. Super lightweight- but you never feel as if that compromises your head. I've taken a couple of real hard hits, and was super happy the Maze was there to break the fall. I've always been a firm believer in Smith products, and this is no exception. Love the way it fits (no earpads, but a beanie/goggles underneath), looks, and makes you feel a whole lot safer! Would definitely recommend it.