Actually I have the exact opposite feeling as the reviewer below-for me I love this helmet and the strap system works great. I have had this helmet now for about 2 months and have never had to adjust the straps once since my initial setup. It did take a bit of tweaking for the first ride but since then this helmet rocks. I love the magnetic buckle-can even ride without shaving and not get the buckle caught in my whiskers!! Seriously the helmet fit is amazing. I was just thinking today on my windy ride what a great and comfortable fit this helmet has. I have been a loyal Gyro rider for years but this is the best helmet I have ever had. The sliver threaded pads seemed a bit scratchy the first time I put them on but they really help in drying the pads out after a sweaty ride and keeping the oder and grime buildup down-I would highly recommend this helmet. We will see how it holds up to our Seattle rain soon enough!