HJC Z-7

The HJC is brilliant for the price, the only problem with the HJC is that when you tuck in the top part of the helmet blocks your vision, other than that it's quiet and comfortable. I gave my wife the HJC she couldn't believe a helmet could be so comfortable. -Buzzliteyr

HJC LT-12

I purchased a HJC LT-12 helmet last year, and I love it. It is fairly quiet, very comfortable, and it doesn't feel heavy after a long ride. I purchased this helmet because of the low price and the SNELL and DOT approvals. I would highly recommend going to a shop and trying on several styles from different manufacturers as each manufacturer makes a slightly different shaped helmet. You will find that some brands fit better than others. Try a bunch till you find the one you like best. - Howee2nd