"My old GPA helmet had passed the 5 year mark and though it's never been in a fall, it had served it's time well and been ridden through blazing sun, freezing cold, pouring rain and spent many hours in a stuffy, dark tack trunk in between. All these things add up to a helmet needing to be replaced and though I would have liked to buy another GPA, the price has moved out of my headgear budget. So after much consideration I chose the IRH Elite Ultra Helmet. What a great helmet! I ordered the same size as my old helmet and it fit right out of the box. The leather harness was stiff in the beginning but with all the riding I do, it didn't take long to soften and become very comfortable. I like that it has removable sweat pads (something I wished my old GPA had) and lots of ventilation. I bought the black on black for a classic look. This is an attractive helmet and worth the money!"