I took my first ride today with a new helmet; a full face helmet, the first of its kind I could even tolerate to keep on my head for more than just a few seconds. OK, I have a big head, and high cheek bones. Years ago, 2003 or so, I had a Nolan flip face I could wear, but it was so blasted noisy and susceptible to wind baffling that I gave it up. ¾ and ½ helmets have been the mainstay all this time. A year or so ago a got a full helmet in XXL and it was soooo small, but it fit my daughter. Recently, a venerable member here mentioned his success with Arai XD, so I researched it and saw that it had features that offered some promise for success. I took the plunge and ordered a white XD4. This model allows the user to adjust the cheek/chin pads by removing layers of the liner, which I had to do. The good: It was quiet. It fit my head well. The face shield is remarkably good, in fact looking through it I could not tell I was looking through it. I had to reach up and touch it to be sure; with it clamped down, or even opened a bit. The low sun was out of my eyes thanks to the “peak” or what I call a “bill”. Good venting that is fully adjustable from strong air flow to off. The not so good: It is not easy to put on, at least compared to a ½, ¾, or even flip face. I had to put my ear buds in, take my glasses off, stretch the lower helmet and squeeze into it, then carefully force my eyeglasses back in. It’s harder to fasten, harder to unfasten. But, I guess those “bads” are just what it is to have a full helmet that fits snugly. Overall, I like it. Nice to have the protection and added eye shield. Thank you, Cycledude!