Louis Garneau – HG Carve 2 Cycling Helmet

February 7, 2016 - Comment

Keeping your cool is important when obstacles like trees, rocks, and cars are whipping past at eye-watering speeds, so Louis Garneau gave the Carve II Helmet a whopping 29 vents to help your head stay happy when you’re riding hard under the hot sun. Throw in some highly absorbent and quick-drying AirDry padding, and you

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Keeping your cool is important when obstacles like trees, rocks, and cars are whipping past at eye-watering speeds, so Louis Garneau gave the Carve II Helmet a whopping 29 vents to help your head stay happy when you’re riding hard under the hot sun. Throw in some highly absorbent and quick-drying AirDry padding, and you have a lid that’s perfect for sweltering days on the trail or the road. Staying cool is key, but a helmet’s chief job is to keep your dome safely inside of your skull. The Carve II accomplishes this by combining a U-Bar plastic-ribbed exoskeleton, a Super MSB impact-dispersing ring, and In-Mold composite construction to absorb and spread forces in frontal, lateral, and rearward impacts. For these systems to work, the Carve II has to stay locked on your head, which is where the Spider Pro II dial adjustment system comes in –just put the helmet on, twist the knob, and the flexible internal frame will tighten snugly around your head. The finishing touch is the removable V-Pro visor, which gives you some sun protection and brown-pow cred on the trail but snaps easily off when you take a ride on the road.

Product Features

  • Shell Material: in-mold composite
  • Multiple Impact: no
  • Ventilation: 29 vents
  • Fit Adjustment: Spider Pro II
  • Visor: yes, removable

Comments

zombie says:

Five Stars Love it! Excellent fit and ventilation. Product shipped quickly and both packaging and helmet arrived in excellent condition.

dawgdoc says:

… have a large and it fits well and is easily adjusted. For most of the year I ride … I have a large and it fits well and is easily adjusted. For most of the year I ride with thin sweat bands under the helmet. In the coldest part of the winter I will wear different thicknesses of balaclavas, anywhere from t-shirt thin headcovers to ones as thick as a medium fleece. The helmet has adjusted easily to go over the various headcoverings I wear. It has proven light and well ventilated. 

sonofjohn says:

Okay, but not perfect for me This helmet was only okay. It looks pretty sharp and seemed to promote good airflow. I know it doesn’t say it has an adjustable visor, but i didn’t like the fact that it wasn’t adjustable. While the retention system was okay, there were a couple of things i didn’t like about it. First off, it appears the straps are anchored into the back (instead of sliding), so i didn’t feel like i could adjust the position as well as i wanted around my ears. Secondly, while the retention system dial adjusted…

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