This is my first ski helmet, and I feel it is good for what it is: an entry-level helmet. I bought this during Black Friday and for the price, I'm very happy. Yes there are better helmets, but at a higher cost. You get what you pay for, and I feel this is a good value. I agree with some of the other posters about the annoyances adjusting the vents. I've gone skiing with it 5 times so far, and it is comfortable enough and has protected me. I recommend you try this on in a store before ordering, helmet sizing can be tricky to find the right comfort level.