- Cool and well vented
- Retention system not as refined as others
Price as reviewed:
With great ventilation comes low weight; and the Lazer Blade cycling helmet has 22 vents and a staggeringly low weight. In fact, it weighs far less than many more expensive helmets I’ve tested.
I was able to put the helmet to the test in Gran Canaria, and at 25 degrees on multiple 10 kilometer climbs it felt perfectly comfortable. I road tested it back-to-back with the Kask Mojito and it manages to retain that lightweight climbing essence of far more expensive helmets.
With low weight also comes an unobtrusive fit, and it’s easy to forget that the helmet is even on your head. It avoids the perched feeling that a lot of cheap helmets fall foul of; instead the Lazer Blade sits snugly. It’s helped by the Rollsy fit system, a good retention system, that’s employed across Lazer’s range.
It’s a unique system where the barrel adjustment sits across the top of the head rather than a more traditional dial system that sits on the back of the skull. It’s less accurate in that there are no pre-determined clicks like you find on Giro’s Roc-Loc system.
The helmet’s support around the back of the head (the bit that cradles the skull) is also adjustable but it’s less slick than on other lids. Whereas on other helmets you can usually just grab the plastic and pull it down, on the Lazer Blade you can only do it by taking the helmet off first.
It also doesn’t have the same amount of adjustment as competitor helmets, but despite this I never struggled to get an accurate fit with my size small.
It’s perhaps not as slick as its more pricey competitors, and there is no MIPs or additional equivalent safety features. But in my opinion, it’s the performance that matters, the Lazer Helmet is unrivalled at this price point.
The Lazer Blade ticks all the boxes. Good fit, cool ventilation, a low weight and, ultimately, a cheap price. Which in our books makes it a definite winner.