So I've been doing some shopping around to get my gear BEFORE I get my bike. Yesterday, I head to a shop about an hour away and find a pretty good deal on a new Icon helmet (I know, not Shoei or Arai ), so I decide to buy it. The shop was closing though, so I only got to try it on for about 10 minutes, and it didn't allow me to really test-fit it. So I decide I'll just wear it home. So here I am driving my car in 5 o'clock traffic with a motorcycle helmet on. People were giving me the strangest looks, it was hilarious. I saw so many double-takes and blank stares, it was great. But in the end, I got home with any pressure points forming and a nice, comfortable fit. So I guess it was effective.