Louis Garneau Globe Helmet

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Louis Garneau Globe

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 13, 2001]
Steve
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Fit, ventilation, weight

Weakness:

None so far

Last two helmets bit the dust prematurely, IMO--Trek delaminated so that the straps did not keep the helmet centered on the head, Bell Vita Pro's straps started to fray (they also needed constant adjustment), and besides that the front lip was too low on the head; it blocked my forward vision when down on the drops of the handlebars.

The Globe was a revelation: perfect fit right out of the box, no forward vision problem, easy strap adjustment, and so light weight it's like you're not wearing a helmet at all. The ventilation is great, too--you can really feel the breeze coming through the vents!

That Louis Garneau can turn out such a great product for 1/2 to 1/3 the price of the high-end brain buckets makes it all the better. A full 5 chilies in both categories.

Similar Products Used:

Giro, Specialized, Bell, Trek

[Mar 21, 2001]
Gabor
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Looks, fit, comfort.

Weakness:

Haven't found any.

I've had this helmet for almost a year now, and I have found it to fit very nice. The spiderlock on the back of the helmet ensures that it will stay tight on my head. The look of the helmet is pretty cool as well.

Bottom line ... I love this helmet.

Similar Products Used:

Older Louis Garneau. Tested other helmets priced in the same range.

[Mar 24, 2003]
OregonMTB
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light weight--VERY COOL--as in not hot.

Weakness:

No rock lock or anything like that. It moves around on my head when I wear a helmet-mount light.

Great racing helmet and for those of us that ride in hot climates!

[Apr 23, 2000]
Scot
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Excellent Value & Fit w/comprable safety specs

Weakness:

None apparent

Used and tried all high level helmets from Bell & Giro, only problem is that those helmets after prolonged use the retention units tend to delaminate causing the helmet to shift around. This causing a very frustrating situation when riding off-road. I originally got the idea to purchase this helmet after seeing a review in "Consumer Reports" which rated this very high for Safety and Fit. Believe me this company has done there homework and needs more respect from the cycling community...for the price you cannot beat it, not that you should ever skimp when it comes to your head.

Similar Products Used:

All High level Bell and Giro

[Aug 24, 1999]
a Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Nice look, comfy adjustable fit

Weakness:

no viser

Not a bad helmet for the price...

[Aug 13, 1999]
Darren Shafer
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Great looks, light weight, excellent fit adjustable everywhere and meets or exceeds every standard out there.

Weakness:

None. Although, for $49, it should have come with a visor. But Louis will sell you one for a mere $14...

This helmet is superb. Adjustability, looks, safety, bang for your buck. What more can you ask for? (It's not another typical name brand like Trek, GT, Bell, Giro, etc...)

Similar Products Used:

GT, Specialized

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