Louis Garneau Alien Helmet

4.38/5 (16 Reviews)


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Louis Garneau Alien


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Skulled a Weekend Warrior from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2009

Strengths:    Fit well, Spider lock system was excellent, many interchangeable pads

Weaknesses:    HOT, bulky

Bottom Line:   
When it comes down to it, this helmet does it's job, keeps your noggin safe. Granted, it also keeps it hot as hell because of very little venting, but for a basic helmet it does the job.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Cheap Seats Sporting

Similar Products Used:   Axiom Glide, Specialized Echelon, Mango

Bike Setup:   Norco Citadel, relatively stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Connor a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2002

Strengths:    -Comfortable for me
-Quality
-Made in Canada
-Great price for a strudy helmet


Weaknesses:    Velcrow adhesive, as it seems that this is a small issue for almost everyone.

Bottom Line:   
This helmet is sharp looking, and comfortable, also good ventilation for the ol' mellon, on those hot days. Great value!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Similar Products Used:   Several others


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Willis a Weekend Warrior from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2001

Strengths:    Excellent design in the Spyder Lock.
Looks good on any bean! (even mine)
It's Québecois!


Weaknesses:    Poor visor attatchment. Get some Super-Glue.

Bottom Line:   
Canadian made brain seive that's comfortable, stylish, protective, and affordable.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   André Lalonde Sports

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR-XC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kyle a Weekend Warrior from kitchener, ontario, canada

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2000

Strengths:    Looks cool
fits well
loads o' vents
keeps your head from getting mashed
"atomic" warning on the back - "look out fools, ill nuke you!"


Weaknesses:    not enough vents at back (no huge wind tunnel effect)
my visor comes off the velcro too easy
wish it looked shinier


Bottom Line:   
sweet deal for a nice mellon can. Saved my head a couple times, still feels solid. It's pretty, functional, and cheap. What more could you want?

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Favorite Trail:   KW HydroCut

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $44.00

Purchased At:   cyclepath waterloo

Similar Products Used:   some stupid "ice" helmet that i grew out of a few years ago.

Bike Setup:   upgraded kona hahanna
rst 281 el fork
deore rear d.
stx-rc front d.
rapidfire cranks
specialized body geometry saddle
stx-rc brakes
tioga factory dh 2.1 on the front
everything else stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bernard Cote a Weekend Warrior from Charny, Québec, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2000

Strengths:    Looks good
Good ventilation
Light
Cheap
Spiderlock


Weaknesses:    The visor is not well fixed on it, the velcros dont seems to stick on that curvy surface.

Bottom Line:   
Louis Garneau make efficient, nice looking, and affordable helmets. Their made in Quebec, wich is good. And the guy is cool too.
You can buy a helmet from another brand for twic the price with the same features.
Thats not the only thing, I've got it for 35 canadian bucks, ~ 20$ US.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   Older Louis Garneau

Bike Setup:   Well, that doesnt matter, but its a Cannondale F400 2K

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Atlanta, GA

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2000

Strengths:    Spider Lock is air-tight and bombproof.
Colours are kick-ass.


Weaknesses:    Average Ventilation.

Bottom Line:   
Helmet locks to your head, looks decent.
Ventilation is solid, but not amazing.
Does what a helmet should do - lets you not die.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Giro, Bell

Bike Setup:   Look KG 171
Ultegra

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stephen K a Weekend Warrior from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2000

Strengths:    The Spiderlock kicks ass.
Pretty Cheap (i got it for 50 canadian).
Alot of Ventilation.


Weaknesses:    The Glue that holds on the velcro on the visor and the spiderlock. Mine came off so i hot glued it back on.

The Visor is incredibly weak. I took a small endo and the visor snapped in 3 pieces.


Bottom Line:   
This is a very good helmet. I would reccomend it to anybody. The only thing i have to fret about would be the visor snapping into 3 pieces, maybe it's just me.

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Favorite Trail:   Ewok Forest

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   None really

Bike Setup:   00 Iguana SE

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Neuner a Cross Country Rider from St. Louis

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2000

Strengths:    Looks great, light, ventilation, comfort, adjustablity. The way that it "locks" onto your head.

Weaknesses:    Velcro glue. With the way the front padding is spaced, it allows a channel of sweat to run down your face from your head.

Bottom Line:   
I've had peter-pan launches over the handlebars that happened to quick for my arms to react to the fall and I ended up landing on my face, side falls in which my head crashed sideways against rocks, and situations where I've hit the back of my head pretty hard. I truely believe that if I was wearing a different type of helmet, that I would've been seriously hurt in those accidents. I didn't even gain a headache from those experiences. Even though they were rough falls, the helmet is in good shape and I continue to use it. The only problem is from what I stated in the weaknesses, I've never had a helmet channel a stream of sweat from head to my face like this one has, and the velcro rips off easy. But, nothing superglue didn't take care of. Because of the level of safety this helmet has I definitely give it 5. I thank the helmet for keeping me alive so that I may crash again :)

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Favorite Trail:   Council Bluff

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Bell

Bike Setup:   Voodoo Hoodoo

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Michel Aube a Weekend Warrior from Quechee, VT

Date Reviewed: November 18, 1999

Strengths:    
Fully Adjustable, Great looks, French Canadian like I use to be.


Weaknesses:    
Glue that secure the velcro inside the helmet


Bottom Line:   
The helmet looks great, it's light and when I turn that Spider lock it is stuck to my head. The visor is short and also fully adjustable, something important to me since I struggle big time with the visor on my Bell. When you pull out the visor and Spider lock, the velcro sometimes comes apart, not a big deal since you won't have to adjust it often and when I press it back on it always stays in place. Five flamming piments rouges

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Favorite Trail:   
Contest trail, Rochester, VT

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Bell


Bike Setup:   
GT XCR-4000 (i-drive)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Derek a Cross-Country Rider from Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 3, 1999

Strengths:    
Great venting
Looks awesome
Fits perfect
Canadian


Weaknesses:    
I dare you to find one


Bottom Line:   
This helmet is awesome.
Once you try it, you'll buy it.
I give it 6 stars!

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Bell


Bike Setup:   
Full Suspension
trail destroyer

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Arthur a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ontario

Date Reviewed: June 14, 1999

Strengths:    
27 vents
Comfort level
Adjustability
Replacement guarantee
It's Canadian


Weaknesses:    
None that I can think of


Bottom Line:   
This thing even fits my lumpy skull!

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Giro Gila
Bell Paradox Pro


Bike Setup:   
Schwinn S-20 Carbon (stock except for Shimano Deore XT platform pedals and Kool Stop Thinline brake pads)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by The Dude a Cross-Country Rider from Neva Nava Land

Date Reviewed: May 20, 1999

Strengths:    
nice colours
Spiderlock = excellent
sweat pads aborb well


Weaknesses:    
don't know yet


Bottom Line:   
works pretty damn good

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Favorite Trail:   
Clinton's AssCrack

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
none


Bike Setup:   
Trek 7000 (stock '99)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Derek MacFadde a Weekend Warrior from Mississauga

Date Reviewed: April 17, 1999

Strengths:    
Light weight, spiderlock is great, exceptionnal ventilation and good colours.


Weaknesses:    
none


Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that this helmet rocks and I've never ever regret buying one!

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
bell evo, supermoto giro



Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Ned a Cross-Country Rider from Earth

Date Reviewed: March 24, 1999

Strengths:    
Excellent fit, spyder lock rules, nothing else comes close. Looks cool. Very good value. Good ventilation.


Weaknesses:    
Ventilation only good.


Bottom Line:   
Great helmet, kicks all the other helmets ass at this price. Very good fit and finish. Also, i crashed and there was zero hassle to get the free one year replacement warrantee thing done. Also, Louis Garneau is CANADIAN! yeah! so they rule. 4.5/5 chilis!

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Bell Tsunami, forza pro, giro torrero


Bike Setup:   
I put it on my head. It fit.comfy. end of story.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Al Eisen a cross-country rider from Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 20, 1999

Bottom Line:   


My Garneau Alien is as well built and finished as more expensive competitor brands. The retension system fits and works well. The Garneau is also more comfortable for me than comparable Giro or (especially) Bell models. Prices are often discounted at the dealer, making this a good value.

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