I went helmet shopping last week, as my HJC had taken a hit when I crashed and I left it in Vietnam after my trip! I tried on various helmets including RJays, Shark, AGV, HJC. I'd have loved to be shopping for an Arai or Shoei but don't quite have the budget. I usually wear around a small helmet depending on brand. I found the medium AGV too loose for a new helmet and the small AGV very tight on my forehead. I do have a fairly round head though. After trying all these helmets on and shopping around I came to a shop selling the Vemar. I hadn't really seen a lot of them before but the salesman was adamant they were great helmets so I tried one on. Pretty much a perfect fit straight away, nice and firm. Got a great price and a tinted visor so headed home (in the car). First thing I noticed was that there was no quick release for the visor. These helmets are apparently made for racing so no quick visor swap To ride with the helmet I noticed a few things compared to other helmets I've used: - The ventilation is excellent. There are big vents on the front and exhausts on the sides and top. The air comes through very well! - A little noisy. Not as bad as my HJC was, but there is definitely a bit of wind noise from around the neck. - Other noises are very muffled. I can barely hear my bike (although it isn't at all loud) and other traffic is audible but muffled. - Vision is excellent. There is no blind spot that I found with my HJC, headchecks are much easier. - It's light! The sticker says 1390g +/- 50g. It is a "tricomposite" which means it's made from carbon, aramid (kevlar) and fibreglass. Aerodynamically it seems quite good too, the air doesn't push on the helmet or cause any unwanted force when doing a headcheck. The material inside is nice, almost like suede. Looks like it would last a long time. Overall, the drawbacks are a slow visor change and a bit of wind noise, but a good helmet if you can get it at a good price.