I forgot to mention that you can buy ear protection for the WRSI
. I have the vented model, it it never drains into my eyes and it clears water so quickly I don't even notice it. Anything with ear coverage might might make it more noticeable as you'll get some wicking between your ear and the protector.
When the O-Brace is properly fitted, the WRSI *does not move* even in violent crashes. It's not at all tight, and even with a bit of slack in the chin strap it just wants to sit in the proper orientation. And since it's so light and doesn't restrict my visibility at all, I forget I'm wearing it until it comes time to take-off my impact vest.
I'm glad we're having this discussion and everyone seems pretty pleased with their choices. I admit that I haven't tried the other options, though I did a bunch of research before purchasing; so while I can't say the WRSI is the *BEST* helmet, I can't say enough good things about it either.
I expect the experience of almost everyone else in this thread will be similar: They've found something which works well for them, and have no reason to change. This is a good thing, but makes it hard for the OP to make a choice.
Maybe we should change gears a bit and ask some different questions. What motivated you to look for certain features in a helmet like ear protection (or not) and a brim (or not)? Has anyone tried a helmet that didn't work for them? Why did it suck?
Hopefully we can then get a better understanding of what works best for people in different situations.