Helmets annoy me. More often than not, they’re more hindrance than help. Commuter helmets, while fashionable, are often nothing more than giant heat sinks; the result of poor design and a lack of ventilation. On the other end of the spectrum, racing helmets are very well ventilated, but generally uncomfortable and cost-prohibitive. As an industry professional, being forced to choose between the two led me to believe that I was better off not choosing at all.