i bought a gloss black Icon Mainframe helmet for $150. i went to eagle leather in tacoma to try on sizes to ensure i get the right size then ordered online. i figured i was getting an ok helmet i mean its no arai. i was plesently suprised. well lets start out with what im coming from. i previously rode with a shoei RF-900 which i liked. (until i got my icon). the icon didnt feel as nice the first time i put it on. something about how the pads were shaped and the fabric that they used or something. but after getting used to it i prefer the feel over the shoei. inital fit inside the house. i was thinking great this helmet is going to be loud. not nearly as much insulation as the shoei. o well so i get on the bike and hit the freeway. wow super quite. very very little wind noise compaired to the shoei. i was extremely suprised. the loudest thing i can here is my bike. you can still hear the wind its still there but lots quiter than my previous helmet. ambiant noises are louder in the icon but just slightly. over all still lots quiter than the shoei. i cant rave enough about how much less wind noise there is. removable cheek pads for easy cleaning. also you can get different sizes to custom fit the helmet. the ones that come in the helmet are alittle thick and push on your cheeks alittle. (not too bad) as for the face sheild. i had an incident with the face sheild heavy scratches. the helmet fell and landed on the open face sheild. no damage to the helmet the face sheild was springy enough to absorb the impact. but broke the face sheild ratchiting mechanizm. luckly no impact all to the helmet itself. i was able to order a new set mounts for the face sheild to replace the broken ones. and also a FOG FREE face sheild totaled about $40. all installed in about 4 minutes. as for the fog free sheild. wow what a wonderful thing. i drive in the rain alot and in the cold alot. so i fog ALOT. i took a ride today with the new face shield and i was trying really hard to get it to fog. (started getting dizzy) and it would not fog for the life of it. venting is great compaired to my previous helmet never have i had a issue with not getting enough air. great venting overall the best helmet i have ever worn. very quite, good fit and finish, great venting, and wonderful fog free sheild.