Has anyone in this thread tried to argue that a $100 helmet is going to be just as good as an $800 helmet in every category (safety and features)?What I said was that yes, helmets that have the same test stamps (DOT, SNELL, etc) pass the same tests, but that doesn't mean the cheapest one is as good as the most expensive one. Is the $800 helmet 8x better than the $100 helmet? No, probably not. But you can't argue that they're going to be better. After seeing ICON and HCJ helmet shells splitting in half after relatively tame crashes, and after having owned (and crashed) several helmets on all areas of the "cost spectrum", I can offer personal experience to back my claims.
I'm just trying to make it clear that the $100 helmet isn't necessarily going to protect someone any less than the $800 helmet, which I think is a misconception that some people have. That $800 helmet is going to be lighter, with better airflow, a better visor removal system, quick cheek-pad removal for emergencies, nicer graphics, etc.You're welcome to think what you'd like and buy whatever you'd like, but my initial comment to the OP was meant to have her at least branch out and TRY some other brands of helmets, especially since she mentioned that the one she had didn't fit her too well. She seemed to have the horse-blinders on Scorpion brand, and that was that.