First of all, a reality check: What is most important to you? 1) Not looking like a "dork" or 2) protecting the most important part of your body? If the answer is 2, then the only real option is a full-face high quality helmet. Personally I prefer flip-up convertibles such as the Nolan N-100 for instance. If that makes me look like a "dork" then so be it, it makes no difference to me what other people think.