Originally Posted by DARKRYDER
This helmet is outstanding, it's very quiet and comfortable, but keep in mind it's a street helmet so it doesn't work well with goggles if that's your thing. I rode almost 3000 miles with that smoked shield and no sunscreen and my face didn't have one bit of sunburn and the helmet worked just beautifully. I was also wearing earplugs for much of the trip which makes it very calm inside of the helmet and easy to focus on my riding. I have a basically new size L silver Arai XD3 that I replaced with the Variant and I will never go back that lid as I experienced a lot of noise and turbulence with it. I know the Variant looks like a Halo Master Chief lid, but that doesn't bother me at all. This helmet was also much less expensive than the Arai or Shoei. I highly recommend it..
Thanks for the feedback. While I'm deciding I'll just continue to hope for more updates to the trip report ;)