i had never worn a helmet while snowboarding before. i did some online research, but one of the online reps at dogfunk.com that i talked with was the most helpful. i asked him for his top fav. helmets for women that were under $100, super safe and somewhat cute. this one was in his top 3. the helmet arrived fast. i was shocked by how light it is. it was surprisingly comfy too! i even had room for a hat underneath it. i like how it goes down over my ears to keep them warm. goggles it safe and secure and my friends told me it looked cute...for a helmet that is. definatley happy with this purchase! thanks dogfun!