Ok guys buying a Helmet is a PIA. They are dear and they are critical to your wellbeing, but you never really know what they are like until you have one for a couple of weeks. So I propose we rate out helmets so that others may benefit from our wisdom. I have proposed a 1-5 scoring system (see below) where 1 is worst, 5 is best and 3 is average. Remember people scoring everything 5 or 1 helps nobody and keep 3 in mind as the average. give a score (1-5) in each of the following areas: External finish (is the shell made well) Internal finish (is the lining nice) External appearance (is it ugly) Fit (how does it sit on your head) Lining removable/washable (1 for not at all, 3 for partial, 5 for fully removable and washable) Quietness (obvious) Hot ventilation Cold Ventilation (does it fog up in winter) Visor operation/removal/availability Value for money (include purchase price in brackets) Have you ever crashed with one? If yes, tell us about how it went. So by way of example my Shoie TZR would be: External finish: 4 Internal finish: 2 External appearance: 2 Fit: 3 Lining removable/washable: 2 Quietness: 2 Hot ventilation: 2 Cold Ventilation: 1 Visor operation/removal/availability: 2 Value for money: 2 ($550) Total: 22/50 Have you ever crashed with one? No. Keep to the rules and this should be a pretty handy tool.