I have never wore a helmet snowboarding before, so I was worried it was going to be heavy and uncomfortable. But the truth is this helmet is extremely light and comfortable...So comfortable, that if it wasn't for the music playing I would of forgot I was wearing it. I should also mention, I am some what of an audiophile. With that said, I am very impressed with the quality of the audio, especially since it is coming out of a helmet. I highly recommend this helmet to others.