OK... What about those $30-40 helmets? Are they reliable safety-wise (especially for jumping)? Why are they so cheap and, say, Charles Owens are so expensive?
I wonder because I was looking for the helmet for trail riding and lessons (my old one has some issues with that plastic adjustment system), went to Dover today and tried LOTS of them. However only 2 seems to fit my head without headache or being too loose (even with adjustment system). One is $300 CO one - WAY too much for trail riding and lessons (it's also has that velvet on top meaning too hard to clean + I don't have that kind of money at the moment), but other one was $30 Spirit. So I got Spirit and now thinking if I did a right thing (safety-wise). So I'd really appreciate opinions and experience! :)