This helmet is clean. I have the matte black version and I love it. Its sleek, fits well, and looks great with goggles. The only thing I think could be improved upon is how the ear covers/warmers velcro to the inside of the helmet. It could be better at attaching but so far for the most part it has up exceptionally well. I'm just worried about when the helmet is older and velcro ceases to work as well. Over all though I'd definitely recommend this helmet for the price.