It's definitely light and very well-made. My daughter will be using it for cycling, skateboarding and, eventually, snowboarding. It's nice that she can have one really good helmet to use for all those things for 2-3 years until she outgrows it. Then we'll just need to buy one more of the next size up and not 3. Only caveat is to round up with the sizing. The youth small would have fit my daughter when she was 2-4. I measured her head and thought she was in the small range but she's not. So we returned the small for a medium.