RED really made some changes for 2010. They removed their top of the line helmets so now the HI-FI stepped into that section. The RED Hi-Fi is very light, well fitting and does what it should…..protects your head. It has well placed vents near the top so you can vent a little on warmer days and still be shielded on colder days. We’d like to see more vents but our biggest complaint is the fact that it has plugs instead of a sliding mechanism for the vents. Another complaint is the new Hi-Fi doesn’t have a mute button on the ear pad any more. They put it where all other helmets do on the chord and its a pain in the ass to mute now. We miss the on helmet mute! Still this is a light reasonably priced helmet that could work for you if the design is appealing.