Safety equipment is something that I don't like to skimp on. For some pretty good prices check out http://www.racerwholesale.com/
You can get an open face SA2005 helmet for $150. I have the G-Force Hybrid see here: http://www.racerwholesale.com/catalo...products_id=53
and I really like it. Its kind of a best of both worlds between and open and closed face helmet.