Louis Garneau P-09 Time Trial Helmet Unboxing

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First look at the Louis Garneau P-09 Time Trial Helmet

Louis Garneau was kind enough to send me their P-09 time trial helmet, as well as their Course LGneer skinsuit, to review this summer.  And while the fickle spring weather in Ontario keeps me inside, I thought I would give you a first look at the Louis Garneau P-09 time trial helmet and what all comes in the box.Louis Garneau P-09 Course time trial helmetThe Louis Garneau P-09 helmet comes in a standard, nondescript box but what all comes in the box is very impressive.

Louis Garneau P-09 Course time trial helmetLouis Garneau developed the P-09 time trial helmet in collaboration with the aerodynamic gurus at Alphamantis so you know you are getting a fast helmet.  Louis Garneau has worked with Alphamantis to develop a number of their aerodynamic products including the Course LGneer Skinsuit.

Louis Garneau P-09 Course time trial helmetOnce removed from the outer box, the P-09 helmet sits nicely in the packaging protected by foam and the supplied draw string closed helmet bag.  The visor case is tucked in neatly behind making the whole packing a very neat setup.

Louis Garneau P-09 Course time trial helmetLouis Garneau includes a draw string closing helmet bag to protect the P-09 from scratches when you are transporting it to and from races.

Louis Garneau P-09 Course time trial helmetThe Louis Garneau P-09 time trial helmet is available in 4 colour options: Black/Blue, Black/Red, White/Silver/Grey and Splash, which is the one pictured.  Its a very striking paint job that will standout from the crowd of Star Wars themed black helmets.

Louis Garneau P-09 Course time trial helmetThe most unique feature of the Louis Garneau P-09 helmet are the dimples that cover the frontal surface of the helmet.  These dimples work to reduce drag in the same way that the dimples on a golf ball work.  The P-09 also features a removable front vent plug which opens up a large vent for those longer races such as Ironmans.

Louis Garneau P-09 Course time trial helmetLouis Garneau really showed that they care about the longevity of their products by including a lens case with the P-09 helmet.  A solid foam case with a zipper closer, you wont have to worry about scratches during transport effecting your vision on race day.

Louis Garneau P-09 Course time trial helmetInside the case, the P-09’s lens sits securely along with the included lens bag for a further layer of protection.

My initial impressions of the Louis Garneau P-09 time trial helmet are really good.  It says a lot about a company when they put this much thought into their packaging.  Louis Garneau clearly cares about the care and longevity of their product with the inclusion of a helmet bag, lens case, and lens bag, items that are often not included with more expensive helmets.

Once the weather gets more cooperative I will be doing a complete view of the Louis Garneau P-09 time trial helmet so stay tuned for that by following The Wannabe Racer on Twitter and Instagram.

In the mean time, check out these tips on how to improve your time trialing.