You're kind of new to Bike Forums I see. Legitimate questions like this are usually sidetracked pretty quickly or absorbed into the never ending morass known as the "Helmet Thread".
You could try this site: http://www.bhsi.org/helmet12.htm
, which has fairly extensive helmet reviews and info. The Giro helmets manufactured for use in the US meet the CPSC Standards and I would imagine the newer models would be no different from previous years and continue to meet the US standards- whether or not they meet the Snell standard, I"m not sure- check the BHSI for that info. Your BF name "Swedish Hippie" could mean you're in Europe and helmets sold in Europe, even by the same manufacturer and under the same model name may not meet the higher standards- so double check. Most helmet manufacturers are working to improve helmet efficacy so usually, though not always, the helmets are an improvement over previous models.
If you like the look of it, the fit and feel of it and would be inclined to wear it
, it may be a good choice.