First, let me say I have this helmet in glossy black and love it! I wanted a white helmet, to keep my head from getting too hot. (very hot in Arizona) I had forgotten how well padded the black one was, and the white one is just as padded. (which makes it very warm) So, I returned the white one and I am still looking for a cooler white helmet. But I still really love the style and also LOVE the quick release for the straps! It is awesome and I do recommend this helmet.
I've been riding since the 70's and so have had lots of experience with different types of bike gear. I've owned this AGV Blade helmet for about a year now. The Blade is definitely the lightest , most-comfortable helmet I've used so far. Appearance-wise , the glossy black finish and the smoked shield are a very cool-looking combination. Once your bike is on the move , you can feel the stream of cooling air across your head. With the Blade in place , biking in hot weather is much easier to handle. The material that lines the inside of this helmet evaporates the sweat much more efficiently than in my other helmets. Of my three present helmets , the Blade's various features work the best. When the time comes , would I buy one of these again ? You bet I would !