Lazer Z1 Helmet

Lighter than Helium.

Known for their bikes, the Belgians are not to be left out of the accessories market. The Lazer Z1 Helmet is a step above its Helium and Genesis designs with more protection in a lighter design.

The shape of the Z1 moves the shell of the helmet down across the temple zone at the sides of your head for added impact protection. This T-Pro design uses Lazer’s RBS design (rigidity brace system) to hold the shell together in the event of impact to further increase protection to your noggin. At the same time, the front sweeps back up to allow for a full range of vision.

More protection has no benefit with a poor fit, which is why Lazer uses its Advanced Rollsys Adjustment System to ensure that the helmet wraps your head with equal tension from all sides and culminates in a vertically adjustable cradle at the back of your head. The chin strap is adjustable to provide a secure fit as well as comfort.

  • Designed from in-mold ABS
  • Advanced Rollsys Adjustment system
  • 32 vents
  • 220 grams (size Medium)
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Helmet

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

I have always enjoyed the fit of various Lazer helmets and decided to upgrade to a Z1 after putting 3 years on an O2. Love the comfort and style of the Z1, feels as though I am not wearing a helmet at times. Only had 6 rides on my Camo/Flash Orange helmet before crashing yesterday. Helmet did it's job and absorbed the impact while splitting up the middle. Love this helmet and just ordered a replacement.

great buy

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: large

looks good. adequate vents. lightweight.

Lazer Z1

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

The Helmet Fits Great an the Air Flow is Really Nice an you Hardly notice it on your Head , it is that Comfortable . The Color i bought was the Orange an it is really a Snappy Orange i Love it Matches the Trim on my Bike , SO a Thumbs Up Here

It's all about the fit

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

I tried every make and model out there - Giro, Specialized, Bell, POC and this Lazer fitted better than all the rest. Love it. Highly recommend.

Comfy and light but a little loose

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

I ordered the Medium which is typically my size in every helmet, this one is a little bigger than I would have expected and there doesn't seem to be a way to really tighten it up too much. Other than that it seems well made and is very light and comfortable, with a bandana or cap underneath it's a great fit for me.

Sandy, At Lazer we would prefer you get the correct size! Why don't you call me at our office and we can discuss how to solve that for you! Peter

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What a change...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I have had this for two weeks. It is a little over 100 grams lighter than what I am used to and that difference is everything. The helmet simply disappears now and I feel nothing. It is easily adjusted, fits comfortably and is simply not noticed. I have been on two 5+ hour rides plus several shorter rides.

Great fitting helmet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I ordered this and Giro at the same time- kept the Laser. It's a very well thought helmet. Excellent fit, maybe one of the best fitting helmets I have ever owned. It also has a very clever adjustment system with a "roller" on the top of the helmet that can be adjusted while wearing the helmet.

I agree with you, the Advanced Rollsys Adjustment System is a great feature. My wife loves it!

Lightweight but white/blue looks cheap

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Have cobalt blue bike and this helmet caught my eye. The white outside finish is dull instead of glossy and the blue part is simply blue dyed styrofoam which is ok but it reminded me of standard blue styofoam instead of a unique blue finish to the inside. For the same amount of money, would prefer LG course helmet which is similar in weight and size.

You should see the new blue black version shipping into stores next month!

Lazer Stalwart

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I've been a Lazer fan for years and wore the Helium and Genesis before moving onto the Z1. I'm a huge fan. Fits my abnormally large head quite well in large and the strap/retention system stays in place and is easy to adjust.

Does this helmet have the same fit as the lazer o2? I like the shape of the lazer helmets but do not like the straps. Are the straps smaller / softer on the z1?

I returned a Z1 for this reason. I hate feeling choked by the strap. It is too short and not adjustable.

best fitting helmet I've owned

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

I have owned 3 helmets over the past year, and a different helmet every year previously. They included Bell, Giro, Smith, Garneau... But I have to say that the fit to the R1 beat them all. My head can be a little hard to fit, not the size, I'm always a S, they just don't fit perfect, they are ok, but the Z1 set a new level in fit and comfort. I would definitely recommend the Z1!

*Crash tested*....unfortunately.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I have had the sad experience of testing the Z1 to the limit. In addition to all the other positive remarks below, I would add that it's a winner in the safety department. The extra protection provided by the additional temporal coverage is a great feature, as is the Rigidity Brace System. My Z1 cracked in multiple spots, but stayed in one piece. I walked away (well... i was driven away) with a minor concussion. I would have been interested to see how things might have turned out with the MIPS version now available, but I'm happy to be here : ) I definitely "Put it through the wringer"!

*Crash tested*....unfortunately.

Ed, Are you okay and riding again? Have we replaced your Z1 on a crash program yet? New colors coming this month!!! New Bullet also shipping soon. Feel free to contact me at Lazer USA (call Shimano 800 number).

Is the "Flash Yellow" Lazer z1 color really more "Floro Green" than yellow? Looks more green than yellow on your site? Wondering if if matches my Tarmac stripe?

Hi Christian! Having owned the Flash yellow Z1, I can say it's really close to your Tarmac colors. Mine matched my other fluo-yellow stuff really nicely.

Lazer Z1; no other helmet for me

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used the Z1 on road and MTB and love it. When temps drop I add the aeroshell and I don't even need a beanie (sometimes ear covers). This is my 2nd Z1, just because I race for different teams on road/MTB/triathlon and wanted a different color scheme. Most recently wore this helmet for Xterra WC in Maui, and it gave me no issues, barely knew it was there.

lazer z1 helmet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

had never tried this brand of helmet but real like it fits well and has a lot of security when you are riding down the rode

Great Helmet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my favorite helmet to date. I've used all the usual suspects (Giro Aeon, Specialized Prevail) but the Z1 fits better and is a lot cooler. The buckle stays put and the roller thing on the top makes adjustment easy. Top piece of equipment, worth the price.

Does this helmet have an up/down adjustment similar to Giro, Kask, etc? Also, can you comment on the stiffness of the Rollsys dial? It looks as though it would feel loose. I'm just more familiar with the loud ratcheting of Giro adjustments.

Best Answer

Derek - it does have an up/down adjustment but it does not sit as low on the back of the head as a Giro/Kask helmet does (i've owned them as well). the Rollsys is actually pretty stable on mine, i may make minor adjustments before a ride, but have not had a problem with this during a ride, nothing different then the other helmets i have owned/tried.

When will you have the aero/ rain shell accessory?

We don't have plans to stock those but can special order them, Email me if you would like me to do that for you. Shae@backcountry.com

Is there a MIPS version of the Z1 coming?

Right now the only road option with MIPS is the Helium.