Iv'e only had the forefront for about one month and I can say it's the lightest and most comfortable helmet and most $$$ I've had to date. Once on you don't even know your wearing it. Today I took a rather slow but high fall from a 3' ledge and got caught up. The bike let go and I fell straight down and hit the back my head. There was a very loud to me bang but i was fine. the Karoyd separated from the shell and the adjustment straps pulled out of the helmet but i am fine. I really appreciated the lower head coverage and called Backcountry to order a replacement they were able to offer me a discount on the new helmet as i purchased the damaged helmet from them. It is expensive but in feel it was worth it. A helmet with this lower head coverage I feel saved me from serious injury . thanks Smith and Backcountry. I understand helmets should be replaced after a big hit and I'm alittle suprised with the level of damage in such a slow speed fall but this helmet did it's job.