I recently upgraded my helmet to a more fully bodied helmet for commuting to work. I have a Giro Road helmet that really allows for air flow and the ability to cool your head. But for commuting to work and being packed away in my desk it was not all that durable.
I decided to go with a more urban looking helmet. The Giro Reverb helmet. It is a lightweight full bodied helmet. I traveled to my local bikeshop to try it on and did not feel like a geek wearing it.
One of the reasons I was drawn to this helmet is the simple look and style. It also gets great reviews from both urbanvelo.com and was one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2012 (no I am not an Oprah fan).
Overall the helmet has done what I needed it to do. It is light weight, I feel like I can throw it around and put it down with out feeling it will break. I did find that the visor is somewhat usable on a sunny day (that was an unexpected benefit). This is one investment I feel good about to keep myself safe and comfortable while bike commuting into work.