Having previously owned and ridden sportbikes only, I adamantly wear Shoei and Arai's best helmets, and have 5 total. Now owning my first Harley, I needed a new look. I found it difficult to find a 1/2 helmet that cost more than $175.00. The carbon look is cool but scratches easily. Obviously less protection than a full-faced helmet and I won't wear it when I ride my R1, but cruiser riding is less aggresive and this fits my needs. I can't say that any helmet I've owned is more comfortable than this. Very comfortable, good fit, stays snug at freeway speeds. Highly recommended.