Aside from simply looking good, the Lazer Helium Road Cycling Helmet is a new and true top-of-the-line road helmet from Lazer Sport. It has all that the Genesis helmet offers and more, with the addition of the necessary improvements and extra features that pro cyclists call for.
Often seen on Vini Fantini-Selle Italia and Lotto-Bellisol riders, the Helium provides a close fit while spreading the helmet’s pressure evenly so the helmet feels like it’s barely there. Taking the place of double-layered tethers are thin ribbon-like straps with quick release and an easy adjustment system.
Unlike other cycling helmets, the Helium doesn’t need a multitude of vents, as the 19 large vents and ample channels will suffice to keep you feeling cool, fresh, and comfy even when riding under the heat of the sun!
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Key features of the Lazer Helium
The Helium boasts of a rounded silhouette which gives it that close fit to your head when worn. Unlike many of its competitors, the retention system of this Lazer Sport helmet requires less pressure to retain a snug fit effortlessly.
This is a major plus for those long hauls and indicates its ability to accommodate different head sizes and shapes with ease. Despite its close fit, the Helium spreads the pressure evenly across your noggin so there’s very little pressure felt when wearing it.
Compared to the dual-layered tethers of most road helmets, the Lazer Helium is equipped with ultra-thin straps that are similar to a ribbon. These straps provide a nice, smooth feel so you won’t feel irritated while on the road.
As for the adjustment, it’s fairly easy thanks to the quick release strap under the chin, locking buckles under the ears, and the rubber strap that keeps hold of excess material. Exclusive to this Lazer helmet is a secondary rubber strap on the right side of the ribbon-like strap, which indicates a phone icon and may be used to thread your earpiece through.
While most of its rivals boast of 20 vents or more, the Lazer Helium with its 19 vents still provides excellent ventilation. These air openings and channels allow fresh air to thrust through, over, and out the rear of the helmet to keep you feeling cool and comfy with every ride.
From the outside, these vents appear to be pretty small, which can make one wonder how it’s capable of providing great ventilation. But if you turn the road helmet over, you will see how large the holes and channels actually are.
On the inside of the Lazer Helium are X-Static pads. These wicking pads are anti-microbial so you can rest assured that your delicate skin is safe from unwanted irritations. The pads are also machine-washable, but can also be washed with water and air dried for convenience.
At the helmet’s brow is a supple material dubbed as the Airpad, which have channels that correspond with Lazer’s Rollsys retention belt for improved airflow. This allows it to stay cool constantly, just like a pack of soft ice!
Additional information About The Helium
The Lazer Helium Road Cycling Helmet is available in three sizes: medium (54 to 56cm), large (57 to 60cm), and XL (61 to 65cm). It weighs approximately 299 grams and is covered by the company’s 1-year limited warranty on parts and service.
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Final thoughts on the Lazer Helium Road Cycling Helmet
Finding the right balance of protection and comfort is the hard thing to do with any cycling helmet, but the Helium seems to have found that sweet-spot. It is also a very stylish helmet, and with the range of colors available you should be able to find one that really matches your requirements. The Lazer Helium is a safe and comfortable helmet to wear, and also available at a really competitive price for top of the line cycling helmets too.