I guess wearing or not wearing a helmet is a personal thing. I usually wear a half helmet most of the time. Sometimes I go without a helmet but not that often, depends on where I am going and what type of riding. I know that years ago when I had a full face helmet it sure made it warmer in the cold weather. They are hot as hell here in Texas in the summer though. There's one thing for sure.....I don't let what others think dictate if I do or do not wear one.