First, I ordered the wrong size because one reviewer said sizing runs bigger. I found they run true to size at least for my head shape (somewhat oval). This helmet gives a strong positive impression that it is well made and a very nice blend of light and strong. I did buy it partly because I like the way it looks. It does, however, look best from a side profile. Frontally, it looks like bars running front to back on your head like some antique leather football helmet. Overall, a great looking helmet. What do I feel like I got for my money? A very well vented helmet. Very nice secure comfortable fit. Durable quality construction. POC really seems to put forth well thought out products. They are expensive, but worth the price.