I recently bought my first helmet for cycling, a Bern Watts matte black helmet. As a retired U.S. Navy helicopter pilot, I am well aware of the need for head protection; however, I never saw a cycling helmet that I would wear in public until I saw the Bern Watts helmet. The XL fits my 7 5/8 head perfectly and is very comfortable which ensures that I will wear it. Oh, did I mention that it looks great! I have even been complimented on its good looks while out riding.
While I haven't taken any spills to test the crashworthiness, and don't plan to, the great looks and comfortable fit ensure that I will have protection should the need arise. The Bern Watts helmet gets my highest recommendation.
Backcountry.com gets two thumbs up for quickly filling my order and giving free shipping. It's the best deal around.