The helmet itself was really light, something the HJC continue to do and is a stark contrast to my heavier and ironically favoured Arai Chaser V. The ventilation was okay, which was really helpful on my trip to Italy, but no better than anything else I'd worn before. One of the vents on the top broke in its housing, but still worked to a certain degree. Another benefit of the scooped design of the vents is you could cram some serious dead wildlife in there, which proved a real bugger to get out at times.
The lid was maybe a fraction noisy without earplus, but it's a very rare occasion indeed if I don't ride with them, so that's hardly a complaint.
Despite wearing it during my monster off at Silverstone, my head never touched the ground, so thankfully, I can't attest to its protective capabilities, but there is nothing to suggest it wouldn't do the job.
In the last few years the visor mechanism has gotten a little loose, but when shut, was still secure. I'm really starting to pick holes in it. The bottom line is this was a great value helmet that proved comfortable in all conditions from heavy rain, to cold British mornings and scorching Italian summers. It was amazing value, fit really well, had excellent aerodynamic characteristics, a decent amount of features, a good clear aperture to look out of and looked okay. I will freely admit the latter is subjective, but this was a good lid, that served me very well indeed.
Would I buy another HJC. Yes I would and here are a few snaps of it hiding my absent hairline from over the years.