It was also a pretty hot day in Southern California on our route, and the EPS liner absorbed the moisture well. I was riding the Harley-Davidson Roadster, which requires more frequent gas stops than most cruisers (approximately 80 miles to a tank), so when strapping the helmet back on after a fuel stop, it didn't feel soaked. It felt cool, and not swampy. I appreciate honesty, and I didn't feel like I was being sold by Arai's staff. If there was an issue, Arai had the solution. If I wanted a different visor, there were options. If I wanted sun protection, there were options. If I felt it didn't fit me just right, there were options.