what i did was i got a flip front helmet and a auto tint filter that fits in the helmet. the helmet cost around $70 that looks like this:
and the filter was around $150. i think it's better than any other $300+ helmet any day.
although some guys like the cool designs and shit.
miller makes a wide range of badass helmets. basically my whole shop uses miller
also take a look at Lincoln, pretty sure they make some cool helmets too.