Hello everyone, Perhaps I'm just going to publicly admit that I'm an idiot, but I hope somebody can learn from my mistake at least. Here's how my story goes. The other day a reasonable guy from a reasonable bike gear shop offered to post my new helmet to me by a reliable courier service they'd been using because the colour I liked would be available only a few days later. I raised my concerns but he reassured me all was going to be fine. Of course, when the delivery came in, I was too excited about my new lid to notice that the parcel, albeit labelled FRAGILE, had been hit damned hard with an angled or pointed something piercing 2 layers of cardboard through and leaving a hole in the cloth bag and a dint in the helmet's back edge (it's a Shoei XR-1100, which has got an edge on the back for better airflow or something.) I did inspect the helmet upon delivery though, but due to point damage I noticed it only a few days later when it was too late to do anything about it. I'll draw no conclusions from my story. Everyone can decide for themselves. Cheers.