Lazer Century MIPS helmet review

Lazer puts a reversible aero panel and a blinkie in its mid-priced Century helmet

Lazer Century MIP helmet
(Image credit: Paul Norman)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Lazer Century helmet is a well made lid with some clever features, although they up the weight which might not please all riders.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Clever added features

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    MIPS liner

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Turning the rear light on and off is fiddly

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    Quite heavy

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Lazer has a habit of providing additional features on its helmets - think the LifeBeam optical heart rate monitoring you can slot into some of its helmets to free you of a heart rate strap. That innovation shows in the Lazer Century helmet too.

Like the Lazer Bullet, the Century can swap between a more aero and a more vented format. Whereas the former has a sliding vent, the Lazer Century’s venting is swapped by means of a panel held on the helmet using magnets. All you need to do is to pull it off and flip it round and, hey presto, you’re maybe a bit more (or less) aero. Lazer says that opening the vents increases airflow by 11%, although it doesn’t tell us the drag reduction when they’re closed.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.