Safe and comfortable.
With 37 vents, the Louis Garneaue X-lite Helmet not only provides protection during a crash—it keeps your noggin cool when pushing hard. An ergonomic, anatomically correct fit, easy-to-adjust fit system and ultra low weight help keep the X-Lite as unnoticeable as possible when spinning pedals.
- One-handed Spiderlock SL rack-and-pinion adjusting system quickly and easily provides a comfortable, ergonomic fit
- Ring-shaped Super MSB technology at the base of the helmet reinforces the perimeter for enhanced protection
- Washable, sealed adjustment padding for enhanced durability, and optimum comfort
- Tough in-mold construction provides impact protection without excess weight
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Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I had this helmet for a year and a half and was recently in a very bad crash. My hit slammed against the pavement hard. I was moving forward in a group going about 22 mph and I went down hard enough that my Zipp handlebars broke! The helmet absorbed the impact of my head and I didn't have as much as a headache.
I will be purchasing the helmet again, but not just for safety. From what I understand, the safety features are similar in most helmets sold because of federal regulation.
The helmet is incredibly light and comfortable. It's cool and the most easily adjusted helmet I've found. Super easy to adjust from no headgear to something for cold weather.
Another review suggested that it felt cheap and the buckles never held. I can say, for a fact, that mine held without issues when being slammed to the ground with enough impact that my Zipp handlebars broke.
Not perfect but solid overall
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Over 1 year with this helmet. You'd be hard pressed to find a comparable helmet for the price and very low weight. I use this on race days, typically not for training. No problems with vents, straps or comfort. My one gripe is that my glasses don't slide into the forehead vents. I wear Oakley Radar Paths, and they fit perfectly on my day to day helmet (Giro Ionos). So when I wear the X-Lite and want to put up my shades, they go behind my head. Not a huge deal, but I do wish it fit the oakley earpieces better.
Louis Garneau X-Lite Helmet
Fit and forget it.
Super light, great venting and you will forget its on not long after you start your ride. Its very simple to make it very light and I really like it.
louis garneau x lite helmet
Louis Garneau clothing etc. has always been a favorite of mine. This is why I hesitated not to purchase the x - lite helmet. 1st the positive.
It is light and breathes well. But......that is where it stops. I must say the rest is sad. The parts which secure the helmet to your valuable head are very thin and skimpy at best. The worst part is the buckles at the ear drops and at the chin. These are the worse I have encountered in any and I mean any helmet. I ride approximately 130 to 150 miles per week. I have owned many helmets. The cinch buckles on this helmet never and I mean never hole their place. My 1st stop is approx. only 10.5 miles and I must adjust and cinch the chin strap (tighten) and most of the time the ear drop buckle also. It is very frustrating to deal with the skimpy and cheap buckle system on this expensive helmet. Save your money and look for another is all that I can recommend.