I resisted wearing a helmet for many seasons, mostly because I was unwiling to sacrifice the fashion accessory of winter hats. Being an avid skiier, I found that I was hesitating in more technical terrain. I figured that if I was going to take my sport to the next level, I should suck it up and wear a helmet. I could not be happier with my choice in the Smith Allure Helment. I find it to be very comfortable and lite weight. Even skiing in warmer temperatures, the minimal venting system was sufficient in regulating my temperature. Above all, I love the white color and neat graphics.