Schuberth C3 Pro
You'd expect the most expensive helmet to feel rich, and the Schuberth does. The interior is plush, and the shield and chinbar mechanisms work with a precise, (dare we say?) Teutonic feel. The fit is very good for a long-oval head, and savvy aerodynamics make it the quietest helmet of this group by a substantial margin. Notably distortion-free, the main shield incorporates Pinlock posts and an anti-fog insert is included. The dark-smoke sunshield, activated by a lever under the left edge of the lower rim, isn't anti-fog treated (for better clarity). The chinbar latch is small but has just enough lip to be easily found in gloves, and it's good that you press it in the same direction as opening the chinbar. We appreciated the ratchet-type chinstrap latch swathed in soft fabric that keeps it from digging into your neck. Schuberth also sells a Cardo-compatible communication system that fits totally inside the helmet. A fantastic, light (3 lbs., 10 oz.) effort at a top-of-the-heap price.