This is by far the most comfortable helmet I have ever tried on. I tried on several from other major competitors and none could compare. The cushioning is minimal but provides just what is needed, and the cinching system adjusts nicely to create a supremely comfortable fit, while benefiting from the MIPS technology. I do wish Giro had included extra cushioning strips as they had with previous helmets I have owned.
This is a great cap for warmer weather. I love it because it does a good job of absorbing sweat on hot rides, without being thick or bulky underneath a helmet. The fabric is soft and comfortable. I also use it for trail running in as a sort of sweat band with a little sun protection.
Got these shoes mainly for indoor training, hoping my feet would run cooler. They do provide some improvement over my current shoes but not a much as I had hoped. That said the shoes are well made and comfortable. I was pleased the fit (size 47) was similar to my current Shimano road shoes. Another big plus for me was the stack height with Shimano SPD-SL cleats was effectively the same as with my current shoes. The laces have been fine so far for indoor training but I think I prefer the flexibility of BOAs over laces. So I would recommend these shoes to a friend but with the caveats I have mentioned.