For a £70 helmet with MIPS, the Louis Garneau Raid is incredible value.
Although it is a little odd that the brand charges more for larger sizes of the Louis Garneau Raid — the medium and large are £5 more expensive than the small — they’re still great value, especially for an in-mould helmet with this level of protection.
The Raid doesn’t quite extend down the back compared to most, but the Raid does feature Super MSB technology, which is basically a protective ring round the base of the helmet.
The Spiderlock 4D retention device moves up and down as you adjust it, but we found it often slipped over the occipital bun (the part of the skull that sticks out at the back) causing the helmet to feel perched.
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The one-piece X-Static pad reduces odour, and there’s also a thicker option included, for tweaking the fit. The peak has three positions, and we could just about get a set of goggles underneath in the highest position.
A bit XC-focused but a cracking value lid.