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Description

Light and airy, with reinforced impact-protection.

Weighing just over 8.8-ounces and featuring 33 oversized vents with moisture evacuation channels, the Louis Garneau Quartz II Helmet offers ultra-light, incredibly airy protection from nasty spills on the road. Its Super MSB technology places ring-shaped plastic along the base of the helmet to reinforce its perimeter in the case of a heavy impact. The lightweight composite skeleton provides extra structural support upon impact. Further shielding your noggin from heavy blows, you'll find the helmet's In-Mold construction fuses the polycarbonate outer shell to a foam liner for impact-absorbing protection.

X-Static XT2 antimicrobial padding dries quickly and resists funky odor build-up when you're sweating profusely. The Spiderlock Pro II closure system stabilizes the helmet without causing pressure points or uncomfortable bunching. Plus, it quickly tightens with the simple spin of a dial for easy on and off. As a bonus, you'll find included reflective decals for added safety when you're riding in low-light conditions, such as dawn and dusk hours.

  • Super MSB technology (ring-shaped plastic protection at base)
  • Lightweight composite skeleton reinforcement
  • X-Static XT2 antimicrobial padding
  • 33 oversized vents with moisture evacuation channels
  • Spiderlock Pro II closure with quick-tightening knob
  • Reflective decals included

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5 5

Very nice helmet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've mostly been a Giro guy since I gave yp my old Bell bowl in the mid 80's. I was impressed by the reviews of this helmet and the sale price. Now I'm really impressed by the helmet and thrilled with the sale price. Great system for fit adjustment and strap adjustment. Didn't come with the light that was advertised, though. Holds my Contour HD camera with not problem . Nice color (grey/hi-viz yellow) and very good air venting. It's not the lightest helmet I've had but at 225lbs I'm not the lightest rider. I've used it in warm and cold weather for 16.5 mile daily commute and the adjustment to allow a cycling cap or beanie is really simple and efficient I've been using it for about two months.

4 5

Great deal at $60 but the ad is wrong

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Quartz II is a very nice helmet and the removable safety light is unique. The helmet fits well and seems very well thought out. I find it to be perfectly adequate for my daily rides. It weighs 300+ grams though, NOT 250 as claimed in the ad description. So if you think you are getting a ultra-light helmet, like I did, you will be slightly disappointed.

Great deal at $60 but the ad is wrong
5 5

Great fit for a large head

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I wear a size 8 hat so finding a helmet that fits can be a problem. This helmet in XL fits perfectly and so much better than my previous helmet.

4 5

Comfortable, vented, included tail light

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a solid helmet from LG. The quick dial tightening system is always appreciated, and it makes fitting the helmet on very easy, and you can adjust quickly during a ride. My helmet shipped with a red flashing taillight button that velcros to the adjustment knob at the back. I always use this when riding around rush hours and have definitely noticed cars paying more attention to me because of the light - which has virtually no weight impact whatsoever. I always keep the light on there even when I don't turn it on, and the velcro is strong enough that it feels like the light is built into the dial. I've rode with the light blinking for a combined 1000km and it's still going strong.

The straps are fairly easy to adjust, but with my particular head shape, there is some extra webbing that seems to slap me in the face on descents. I could cut it, but it's not that big of a deal.

I've never crashed with it, so I can't talk about safety, and let's hope I don't have to update this post with new info on that front...

3 5

I'll keep it, but buy something else

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Before buying this helmet, i thought the focus on ventilation of helmets was, well, a big wank. They all have vents. I was wrong. I live in Adelaide, Australia, where summer is very hot and very dry. I feel absolutely no ventilation at all. My 10 yr old, upper mid range specialized helmet is far, far superior (and a tiny bit lighter). Other than that, this helmet is very comfortable and stays put. There is one section of the retention system that looks rather thin and prone to snapping, but hey, i haven't done it yet. I'll keep this helmet for two reasons. 1) winter is inevitably coming 2) my wife will lose it if i buy another helmet now.

4 5

Incredibly Well Ventilated Helmet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I seem to go from helmet to helmet trying out just about anything I can get my hands on, and having spent several summers riding in Arizona, the Quartz stands out as one of the most well ventilated and breathable helmets I've worn. The vents on this helmet are massive and really allow air to cool you off. Louis Garneau's retention system isn't my favorite, but once the helmet is on it's' fairly comfortable. One nice feature is that the fairly thick padding on the front of the helmet. White helmets always looks pro, but the matte helmet is pretty cool. too.