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.

  • A racing helmet with European pedigree
  • In-mold shell boost impact diffusion
  • Fit adjusts across multiple axes to ensure comfort
  • Highly ventilated shell shuttles cooling air on hot days
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Not confidence inspiring

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large

I've owned two Lazer XC02's prior to this and figured I'd spend a few more bucks since I liked those helmets so much. The XC02 was unisized so I measured my head before purchasing this. It measured 24.5" (half an inch larger than the large), but I ordered the large anyway. This thing fit my head like a lampshade... It's huge. Try before you buy. I was able to get adjust it and get it snug feeling but it's not confidence inspiring, half inch gaps can be seen between my head and the inside of the hard shell in places.

Weight feels good, straps lay flat, breathes well, color looks good, but I don't recommend getting this helmet if you have a small frame. I'm a large human being and it still feels like an alien head.

The picture compares a medium kask proton (purchased from competitive cyclist and the girlfriend loves it), and the large lazer helium (to illustrate how big it is).

If you have problems with sizing (like I did) work with Competitve Cyclist and they'll get you sorted!

Not confidence inspiring

Lazer Z1 helmet

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

I had used many top-of-the-line model Giro helmets for nearly 25 years. But almost two years ago I tried on the Lazer Z1 and it was much nicer. Made the current Giro top model seem ultra cheap by comparison. So glad I made the switch to the Z1 because the fit is much more precise, adaptable, and comfortable. Very good ventilation and fabulous retention system. Looks much better too! No mushroom head.

Pretty cool

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I needed a new lid for this season and after everything I've heard (a few of my friends have this helmet), decided on Lazer. Fit is great, lots of venting..color is ok. Works like a helmet should.

Perfect fit (except color)

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

This is probably the best fitting helmet for my "difficult" head (rather narrow but elongated). Size L fits perfectly (59-60 cm head circumference). I like how it covers the back of the head and also the temples. Lots of adjustments and perfectly flat straps without the danger of getting them twisted. I had the black camo/orange version but sadly had to return it for a silly reason. It just wouldn't be safe where I live now (Aggieland; Texas A&M) since the front pretty much looks like a Longhorn (UT Austin) and orange is a difficult color around here as well, people prefer maroon ;)

Perfect fit (except color)

I know it ain't august yet, but how does it feel w/ the heat?? (from Corpus Christi area.)

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