We're not going to lecture you on the importance of wearing a helmet -- your parents probably did that. However, if you haven't been wearing one, simply because you feel that it'll cost an arm and a leg to get anything of quality, think again. With the Louis Garneau Le Tour Helmet, you gain access to a wide level of upper-tier technologies, at a price that can only be described as accommodating.
To create a reinforced shell structure, the entire helmet was created with In-Mold construction. This means that the helmet's shell and foam liner are molded together at the same time. Accordingly, impacts to the exterior of the helmet are absorbed and dispersed evenly over the head. Additionally, this construction method lessens the overall weight of the helmet, resulting in the Le Tour's 275-gram weight.
With Garneau's new structural design, it was able to increase the ventilation without degrading strength. Along these lines, the Le Tour features an impressive 19 vents. However, Garneau wasn't finished with the Le Tour's comfort. The helmet features what Garneau calls its Evacuation Channels. These ports in the helmet provide an increased airflow over the head, while creating a dispersion of internal moisture. To secure the helmet, Garneau incorporated its Spiderlock Solo II stabilizing system that permits one-handed adjustments to the helmet's retention. It also has a polymer neck support and an anti-slip turn-wheel for precise and secure adjustment. At the chinstrap, the Le Tour comes equipped with cam-locking device that simplifies the process of dialing-in the helmet's fit. And lastly, Garneau also included sealed Airdry padding along the helmet's interior in order to provide you with a durable level of comfort.
And as if a helmet wasn't enough protection, the Diamond II features a reflective decals and a dedicated Le Tour visor. This visor was built specifically for the Le Tour helmet, and it provides the perfect amount of coverage in bright conditions. Additionally, Garneau designed the visor to be fully-removable. And when the visor is detached, you're able to fill the helmet's holes with an included set of plastic plugs.
The Louis Garneau Le Tour Helmet is available in one size and in the colors Black/grey, White/silver, and White/black/red.