Arai Viper GT helmet, from £239 on www.mcnshop.com
Miles covered/time: 40,000/three years
What’s good? This is the lid I use every day but it’s about to be replaced because it has seen so many miles.
It’s being replaced with a new version. It’s comfortable, doesn’t have big noise-generating air scoops and can handle hot or cold conditions with ease. It won’t break the bank, either.
What’s not? So very little it’s hard to think of anything meaningful. It can be hard to clean the dead flies out of the top vents, but that’s about it.