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Item # LZR000Q

Lighten up.

Enhanced ventilation, a revamped retention system, and additional temporal protection are just a few of the features packed into Lazer's new top-shelf Z1 Helmet. No stranger to outfitting the best cyclists in the world with head protection, the Belgian manufacturer builds from the proven Helium and Genesis designs to deliver its lightest and best-fitting helmet to date.

First glance of the Z1 reveals a deeper shell structure along the temporal zone than that of the Helium, in what Lazer calls its T-Pro design. Standing for "temporal protection," T-Pro adds material around the temples, which then cuts away at the frontal zone to keep vision unobstructed. Constructing this area, along with the rest of the lid, is Lazer's proven RBS (Rigidity Brace System). Lazer likens it to a car's roll cage, in that during a crash the cracked EPS stays together to provide some additional protection.

In terms of ventilation, the Z1 has 31 strategically placed vents, allowing massive doses of cooling air to flow in the front of the helmet and over the head, before exiting out the back. Not surprisingly, this ventilation design contributes to the Z1's claimed 220 gram weight (size medium) which is a 40 gram savings over the Helium in the same size.

Lazer also spent time rethinking its retention system, which now adds even more adjustability for an ultra-precise fit. Called the ARS (Advanced Rollsys System) it features a top-mounted dial connected to a band that tightens symmetrically, evenly distributing pressure across the head. Furthering this is its "head basket" cradle at the back of the head, featuring five up and down positions for an optimal hold.

The Lazer Z1 Helmet is available in sizes Small to Large and in the colors Blue Silver, Flash Orange/blue, Matte Black, Vanilla Grey, White/red, and White/silver.

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

Tech Specs

Shell Material:
in-mold ABS
Ventilation:
32 vents
Fit Adjustment:
Advanced Rollsys System, adjustable chin strap
Certifications:
CE - CPSC - AS
Claimed Weight:
[size Medium] 220 g
Recommended Use:
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

Size chart

Lazer

Helmets
 SMLXL
Head Circumference 20.5 - 22in
(52 - 56cm)
21.7 - 23.2in
(55 - 59cm)
22.8 - 24in
(58 - 61cm)
24 - 25.2in
(61 - 64cm)
How to Measure:
Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.

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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.

Avg. ride time: 29m per week
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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.

Avg. ride time: 4h 32m per week
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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.

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.

Avg. ride time: 2h 42m per week
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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

Avg. ride time: 3h 31m per week
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Is there a MIPS version of the Z1 coming?

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

Lazer Z1 Helmet Review

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a beautiful well built and detailed helmet. The fit system is well thought out and second to none. Plenty of large vents for good air flow. I am a Giro Aeon believer, but I would give the Lazer a leg up.

Weight issues

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

I just received my size large Z1 in white silver.' Very nice looking and very well made. My large weight is 282 grams on a certified scale-only 12 grams over 270 grams on helmet tag. My 2010 Lazer Genesis weight is 354 grams-nice weight loss! I also weighed a new Giro Aeon large that did not fit me-256 grams. The Aeon does not have the quality look or feel of a Z1. This is my third Lazer helmet . No outside use yet- too cold in Chicago!

Avg. ride time: 5h 21m per week
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Heavy but nice retention system

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

282g in size M. This is 50g heavier than my Giro Aeon and a mind-blowing 62g heavier than the claimed weight. Weightweenies beware.

Otherwise helmet looks nice and rather round on my head. I like it in Orange (high visibility) but it seems too expensive for what it offers compared to the competition. At this weight/price, I'd get an Evade for real aero benefits.

Thanks for the scoop on the weight. That's a dealbreaker for me, especially at that price point.

You're welcome. I ended up getting a Specialized Prevail which weighs at 227g and fits me a lot better than the Z1.

I have the Prevail and it's a great helmet. I wanted a MIPS helmet though (I've had a few concussions), and bought the Helium.MIPS Which is very comfortable but sort of wide on my head, like a mushroom. I would like the lowest volume, lightest MIPS I can buy. And I think basically, whichever of the Giro Synthe or the Lazer Z1 gets out first will probably end up with my purchase. I know the Synthe is supposed to be on it's way in the fall. It would be nice if they did the Z1 in MIPS.

The Z1 is available in MIPS! It also can integrate a very discreet roadie taillight for emergency rides (used mine yesterday in the early morning). Lifebeam also coming soon so no more chest strap for my heart rate. I choose ventilation over weight discussion any day.

Do these fit similar in size to Giro...

Do these fit similar in size to Giro helmets? I currently wear Giro Atmos in medium. Bike shop said these typically run smaller than Giro, so I would most likely wear size Small in the Z1 (they didn't have the helmet in small or medium for me to try on). Can anyone shed some light on what size would be best? Comparing the size charts showed that they are about the same..... Thank you.

Best Answer

I recommend you measure your head's circumference in centimeters, and buy the appropriate size. My head is 57 cm, so I would wear a medium Giro (55-59 cm) but would need to wear a large Lazer (57-60 cm)

Y'know, a bit like the claimed weights sometimes being a little off the actual weights, I have found that the claimed size measurements can be a little off. The other thing is that it doesn't take into account head shape. If I were you, I'd find a store that sells them, try them on there so you know what size and brand fits you better, and then you can order online.

Y'know, a bit like the claimed weights sometimes being a little off the actual weights, I have found that the claimed size measurements can be a little off.  The other thing is that it doesn't take into account head shape.  If I were you, I'd find a  store that sells them, try them on there so you know what size and brand fits you better, and then you can order online.

Trying them on in a store and then ordering online is a cheap tactic. Stores have money tied up in their stock. Instead of using the stores money to try helmets, you order the helmets you want to try online and pay the $6.95 return shipping to competitive cyclist.

Anyone know how Oakley Radar's fit on this...

Anyone know how Oakley Radar's fit on this helmet?

Best Answer

Hey Colo Jr. -



Being somebody who wears Radars on almost all of my rides compatibility of them with helmets is very important to me. My coworker Trevor rides the Z1 and I had a chance to try it on. There is definitely plenty of space for your Radars and to fit comfortable. If you have any additional questions on fit or sizing let me know at slukas@backcountry.com.



Cheers!

Sarah

Avg. ride time: 9h 4m per week
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Passes the Test (Actually crushes it)

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The 3 signs of a good helmet:



1. Holds your glasses with ease, no painful fumbling around and a secure fit for your shades.

2. Can't tell it's even there; comfort, comfort, comfort, and adjust-ability.

3. Looks good; because what are you doing if you don't look good!



This helmet gets on A+ on all fronts. Holds your glasses securely with ease, with no fumbling around or worry about them coming out. (I wear Smith Pivlock's for reference). So lightweight, you hardly even know it's there. And the Advanced Rollsys System on top is easy to adjust to get that perfect custom fit. Finally, this helmet looks good; reeeealll good. Gotta be rolling in style.



Best helmet I've ever owned. Highly, highly recommend.



If you have any questions on function, sizing or the like, please feel free to get in touch at tjackson@backcountry.com

Passes the Test (Actually crushes it)
Avg. ride time: 13h 37m per week
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I'd also like to know the sizing for the...

I'd also like to know the sizing for the Z1 and whether or not the helmet will come with the aeroshell like I've seen on some Euro websites selling these. -Thanks

S : 52-56

M : 56-59

L : 59-61



Courtesy of Lazer's Facebook page for others looking for the answer to this question. Still like to know about the aeroshell!

I didn't get an aeroshell with my helmet, but not sure if this is a mistake? It's an excellent helmet though!