The Stance is a good helmet but nothing fancy and the venting isn't the greatest. Noise wise it isn't too bad for an inexpensive helmet. If you like the Stance you should check out the z1r Viper. It's almost identical to the Stance in looks but with much better venting, CoolMax liner, easier visor removal and it's lighter. The Viper is Fiberglass composite VS. the Stance's Polycarbonate shell. The Viper is about $45 more at full retail but you get quite a few more features so I think it's a better deal.