Louis GarneauHeros MIPS RTR Helmet

Safety gets an upgrade.

A lightweight, versatile design and easy adjustment meet the protection of MIPS in Louis Garneau's versatile Heros MIPS RTR Helmet, which is equally at home training on the roads or protecting you throughout the tense miles of a race. Garneau relies on tried-and-true In-Mold construction to shape the Heros MIPS, fusing together a layer of EPS foam to a hard composite shell for protection without bulk. Within this shell sits an additional inner liner that Garneau names Super MSB, which is essentially another frame serving to reinforce the helmet in the event of a crash. These inner liners work with the 22 vents that Garneau carved into the Heros MIPS' shell to facilitate airflow without sacrificing structural integrity.

We're happy to see Garneau adopting MIPS technology, including it as the innermost layer of the Heros. MIPS, or Multi Directional Impact Protection System, refers to Swedish technology added to the helmet in the form of a thin inner liner that rotates slightly upon impact to absorb the brain-damaging rotational energy created in certain crashes. To make sure you're able to take advantage of the helmet's safety features, Garneau includes its Spiderlock 4D adjustment system, allowing you to adjust the width and height of the helmet for your head to achieve as secure of a fit as possible. Plush X-Static removable antimicrobial padding and adjustable straps round out the Heros MIPS RTR's adaptable, aerodynamic design.

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Good helmet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I bought this helmet as a replacement after an 88 year old ran over me with her minivan. I bought the fluorescent yellow in an effort to avoid getting clipped again. So far it's worked. As for fit and comfort, I don't even notice that the helmet is there, which is high praise. Seems well-made and it's definitely visible. It is very easy to fit.