I've had the helmet (orange color - very reflective) for awhile and I compared it to my other "head-banging-deterrences" - sixsixone's "recon xc", giro's "hex" - (the sixsixone's "brigade II" was not entered) Actually, this helmet is very good for my practice DH runs. Ventilation is well, solid fitting, very well constructed. My only con w/the helmet is that I went ape with the additional stickers - as if POC on the side wasn't enough! It is well liked on the hills. And, is it me or just that sixsixone and poc gear are very interestingly, colored-coordinated?