I really like this helmet a lot. It fits me and I could use it, but I am kind of OCD I think. I want it perfect. My head measures 7 1/4" around and it fit's good. The med cheek pads I ordered make it fit my face perfect.What is bothering me is it has no ear pockets to speak of. The GMAX helmet I use has very large ear openings and I like this feeling... But the GMAX is a $120.00 lid and I have a $400 head. This shark retails about $380 and I was happy to pay what I did. When I said monkey head maybe I ment ears.