It's said that the best helmet is the one you wear the most, and splitting hairs about features usually doesn't matter a whit; if you're wearing it and it's comfortable, then job done. But helmets come in all shapes and sizes, and let's face it, some are designed specifically to be better at one thing. In the case of touring helmets, that means tailoring the formula of weight, balance, and comfort to longer-distance journeys, with the rider sitting mainly in an upright position. Think of bikes like the BMW K 1600 GTL, Honda Gold Wing, or Harley-Davidson Street Glide and you get the idea. With that in mind, a thoughtfully designed touring helmet will optimize comfort, balance, and ventilation to tackle a wide range of touring scenarios. We picked helmets sporting premium features and finish, with robust feature sets and plenty of creature comforts, all of which weigh in at less than 4 pounds.