as long as its dot snell etc approved that is good as long as youlike the design and it is the right size. some r lighter and made of composites like carbon kevlar which r suppose to be stronger. and money gets the big names but people also tell me you get what you pay for. and your HEAD is not a cheap item.Hmm.. I am planning to get a nice cool helmet too but I couldn't decide or set my mind on any. Are the ones you guys have currently good? Thanks!