Helmet design is currently enduring what may be its most absurd period ever. Regardless of the obvious aesthetic issues, not everyone can lay claim to the most aerodynamic yet still adequately vented (and hopefully safe) helmet. But they do. Every single “me too” helmet design is simultaneously trying to stake their claim to the summit of Trend Mountain.

That’s why it’s strangely refreshing to see Louis Garneau focus their efforts on the traditional elements of helmet design: weight, airflow, and protection. The Course Helmet ($240USD) seems to achieve this trifecta of needs. Of course, this doesn’t mean LG isn’t in the lab cooking up their version of the meilleur casque aéro as I post this. If they are, I am blissfully unaware.

Follow along on on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook/Flickr as I test Louis Garneau’s Course Helmet.

First Look: Louis Garneau Course Helmet

First Look: Louis Garneau Course Helmet

First Look: Louis Garneau Course Helmet

First Look: Louis Garneau Course Helmet

First Look: Louis Garneau Course Helmet

First Look: Louis Garneau Course Helmet

First Look: Louis Garneau Course Helmet

First Look: Louis Garneau Course Helmet

  • Dan Gerous

    Actually, Louis Garneau are claiming this has an aero advantage as air is not stopped/deflected much as it goes through (maybe right, if your head is straight, at the right angle and with a shaved head)… I also find it refreshing that the no-vent Bontrager helmet that everyone is calling an aero helmet has, according to Trek, publicly, absolutely zero aero advantage over their standard, vented helmet.

    • Cycleboredom

      When I first heard of the helmet, I read that it was considered their entry into the aero market. I didn’t want to dive too far into the tech and research links/claims as this isn’t a review of the product. Just pretty pictures.