The MSR MAV2 helmet is a mid-priced helmet with some high-end features. Modern helmet shells have many sculptured ridges and valleys in them. Most helmets, including some very expensive brands, do not have an impact absorbing EPS liner that follows, and fills in, those peaks and valleys. The MSR MAV2 does and this creates improved impact absorbing properties. Safety is key with all of MSR's helmets and the MAV2 passes two of the toughest safety standards today. Comfort is addressed with the round-oval head shape and using top-of-the-line SilverCool wicking material in the interior. This material wicks away perspiration and dries faster than other materials, plus it is anti-microbial to help eliminate odors between washes. The shell design features great venting, a strengthened chinbar, and a large eye port that accommodates most goggles including "over the glasses" types.