This is a kick-butt helmet. I have a pretty big head, 7&3/8..... The proper size fit my head very nicely. Strong, good looking, and the right price. After a while you have to wonder why a hockey helmet costs as much as an Ipod, or an Ipod costing less than some bed sheets... Society has gone nuts based on style and the "look what I have" factor. This is a great deal.