I found the Liv/Giant Allure Helmet to be decidedly average for road use. It's billed as a trail helmet and maybe the complex ventilation system of internal channels and 18 external vents work better on the trail, but on the road I didn't find the internal airflow any different from more budget models.
The Allure is a reasonably featured, reasonable weight lid, but I didn't find anything to particularly recommend it. At 340g it's mid rather than light weight, and the EPS leaves a fair amount of exposed foam.
In terms of comfort, the back adjuster dial was effective but the basic nylon straps had no additional padding for under chin protection. Head padding was also minimal which was fine for short to medium rides, but I'd not want to be out all day in this lid.
The removable visor is able to be adjusted through 12 degrees and though it felt reasonably flimsy, it didn't break in use.
The Allure is available in one size, stated on the label as 50-57cm and on the website as website claim of 53-60cm. My 56 cm head was fine and the helmet felt like a 'one size fits most' offering fit for the average sized head.
This helmet is available in just one colourway, a crackled white with turquoise undertones.
Don't get me wrong, there's nothing bad about this helmet, it just doesn't have anything that makes it stand out from the vast choice in this price range.
Pricy for the (lack of) features - basic entry helmet. Choose it if you like the colour.
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Make and model: Giant Allure Womens helmet
Size tested: 50-57cm
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Liv Allure is a lightweight, rigid and durable womens trail mountain biking helmet - featuring under-wrap EPS protection with a 3-way, 12-degree adjustable visor for on-the-fly adjustments.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
* Two micro-thin in-mould polycarbonate shell construction
* 3-point, 12-degree adjustable visor with snap-pin assembly for removal
* Locking cam buckles
* Heat sealed padding
* Internal nylon EPS stabiliser
* Giant CINCH 5™ full-ring fit system
* 18 vents
* Certification: CPSC, CE-EN 1078: 2012 & ASNZ
* Colours: white
Quite a lot of exposed foam.
Basic lid for short to medium length rides.
Exposed foam is easy to knock on and off the bike.
In the mid-band for weight.
Minimal padding and lack of chin pad affect long term comfort.
Cheaper lids with similar feature sets are available.
Did you enjoy using the product? It's just a helmet.
Would you consider buying the product? No.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? No.
Age: 36 Height: 5'7 Weight: size 16
I usually ride: Trek 7.5 WSD My best bike is: Turquoise Cruiser
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: A few times a week I would class myself as: Novice
I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, general fitness riding, Leisure