Manufacturer: Louis Garneau
Model: Dial Fit Helmet
Category: English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Purchase: I bought this helmet when I started riding, because I needed something that would fit me for a while and because it was not very costly. I think that it was around 40-50 dollars at my local tack shop.
Likes: The dial fit system made this helmet last me a really long time. Though Louis Garneau is not a riding helmet manufacturer, this was quite a good helmet and was SEI/ASTM certified. The dial fit was superb, providing me long use of this helmet in comfort. It was easy to clean and did not get dirty easily. The padding inside was comfortable. The dial fit was of good quality and never broke down. It provided me with long years of use without having to buy another and another because they did not fit anymore! I am so happy, now that helmets are 70 dollars or more!
Dislikes: The helmet looks a bit like a mushroom on your head. It is comfortable and light, it just is not the most elegant helmet to look at, but we all know that safety comes way before beauty. I don't think this would be the best helmet for doing some shows, but works like a miracle for good schooling since it doesn't really matter if it gets dirty! Also, another boring flaw, is that I don't think they even make this helmet anymore, so there are probably not too many out there.
Quality: The construction of this helmet is quite good, and has never had any problems. It is made of velvet or velveteen, something like that, but it looks like a nice schooling helmet. I have had this helmet for a few years by now and is looks almost like new! Nothing is wrong with it, it is not at all fussy, does not require thorough cleaning, (hardly requires any cleaning at all) and will certainly fit you for a long time!
Summary: This helmet is good for starting riders who are on a bit of a budget, want something that will fit them a long time, is certified, then this helmet is the one for you!
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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