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.