It is rare but with helmets the phrase the more you spend the more you get is true. Any snell rated helmet is a good helmet, but look at the materials used and that will help alot. Bell, Shoei, and Arai are your topend helmet choices. but you will pay 400-700 for these. Anything 200 and up is usually a good choice, Troy lee designs, sixsixone, one industries, fox, and thor are examples of helmets that are good quality, but remember one company always makes things for another. There are only about 5 or 6 actual helmet manufacturers, the rest just have a different name on them. example: one industries helmets are made by kbc.