Helium Lazer Helmet Review


Not only do I have my review of the Helium Lazer helmet today, I also have details on how you can win one of your own.  Be sure to check out my thoughts and opinions as well as the video about what I think of this cycling helmet.

I have been in serious need of a new helmet for some time now, and after soliciting suggestions from my Cycling 360 buddies (Victor and Rob), I knew that the Helium from Lazer Sports was the one I should be getting.  Through the magic of social media and the great connections I have over at Google +, I was able to get in contact with Chris Smith from Lazer Sports and hook myself up with one of their helmets.  Actually, I did one better….I’ve asked them to hook you up with one as well.

There really is only one reason we all wear helmets, and that’s to protect our melons.  But along with that, most cyclists are looking for something light, comfortable, good looking….and, of course, something that helps out our performance if possible.

The Helium is Lazer’s top of the line road cycling helmet, but they have a whole whack of other helmet options to match with the type of riding you do and what might suit you best.  Choosing a helmet has a lot to do with personal preference and each brand has their own gadgets and characteristics that make them unique.  Here are some of the features that Lazer offers with their helmets:

The Lazer Rollsys® system: a fully integrated mechanism which surrounds the head completely. By turning a smooth thumb wheel – situated on top of the helmet – the Rollsys® system permits an accurate and progressive peripheral sizing adjustment.

Magic Buckle: I wasn’t sure about the buckle system on the helmet when I first got it, but after riding with it a couple of times I see the beauty in it.  The small magnetic buckle makes it super easy to strap on or off the helmet with one flick of the hand.

X-static®: The padding in the helmet is designed to keep your head cooler when it’s hot and warmer when it’s cold.  Lazer says that the combination of X-static padding and the airpads provide the most efficient method to keep your helmet well ventilated.

Rigidity Brace System: Different models of Lazer helmets have different molded reinforcement structures to improve impact resistance.  In the Helium they use an integrated roll cage for maximum reinforcement.

Okay, so here is my totally honest take on the Helium Lazer Helmet including my pre and post first ride experience:


Final Word:

I totally trust the opinion and recommendations of Victor (@bicyclelab) and Rob (@rgrissom), so I knew I was going to like the Helium before even trying it.  But after checking it out for myself, I have nothing but good things to say about this Lazer Helmet, and feel completely comfortable recommending it to all of you.

Win Your Own Helium Lazer Helmet

This contest is now closed.  Congratulations to jeffvolkmer who wins a new Helium helmet from Lazer.  Thanks to all of you who checked out the review and entered to win.  Big thanks also go out to Chris and the good folks over at Lazer.

Here’s what you’ve really been waiting for, right?  Your chance to win a hot new helmet of your own.  We have 4 ways for you to enter to win a Helium Lazer helmet.  You get one entry for each method you choose so you feel free to get all four entries in to win:

1.  Leave a comment letting us know what helmet you presently wear.  Yep, that’s it.

2.  Follow @lovingthebike and @lazerhelmets on Twitter (if you are already, cool, you can still use this option) and then tweet out the following: “I just entered to win a new Helium from @lazerhelmets and @lovingthebike.  You can too: http://wp.me/p1oH5M-1YJ #Cycling #Helmet“.

3.  “Like” the Loving the Bike and Lazer Helmets Facebook Fanpages (here’s the links: https://www.facebook.com/lovingthebike and https://www.facebook.com/LazerHelmets). Then post to your Facebook page the following: “I just entered to win a new Helium from Lazer Helmets and Loving the Bike.  You can too: http://wp.me/p1oH5M-1YJ“.

4.  Add Loving the Bike and Lazer Helmets to your Google+ Circles (here’s the links: https://plus.google.com/116632371954283972593 and https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116632371954283972593/114514119854134289797/posts). Then post to your Google+ page the following: “I just entered to win a new Helium from Lazer Helmets and Loving the Bike.  You can too: http://wp.me/p1oH5M-1YJ“.

The contest is open until Friday at Noon EST and we’ll be randomly picking a winner using random.org.  Good Luck.

If you have any questions about the Helium Lazer helmet, be sure to let me know and I promise to provide you with my honest and unbiased answer.

Enjoy Your Ride
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77 Responses to “ Helium Lazer Helmet Review ”

  1. Jamar Guthrie on February 25, 2017 at 4:06 am

    Drink more on Robot energy

  2. Mark Gresham on May 22, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Hi Just bought a new 2012 Lazer Helium after my “Katusha Helium” bit the dust after an 45 klm crash.
    Both knees/right shoulder/right side of my back and my left hip and left hand all badly bloodied.
    I was on an early morning bunch ride,bike Kuota Kom is ok but my front/rear lights now lay where they fell.
    But my head and my life is intact thanks to this wonderfull Helmet.Yes,it is beyond repair with numerous cracks and abrasions through the Helmet but it did the job it said it would do and that is all that matters.
    Thankyou to Lazer,you have a client for life
    Kind Regards Mark Gresham-Newcastle Australia

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on May 22, 2012 at 8:14 am

      Hi Mark, thanks for your story. Man, it’s good to know that were okay after that and also good to hear that the Lazer helmet helped you out. All the best.

      • Darryl is Loving the Bike on May 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm

        Oh, and Mark I just wanted to let you know that I passed your comments onto the guys at Lazer as well.

  3. Steve Morrell on January 27, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Wearing a Specialized Decibel now…. Love to try a new lazer and have all the other roadies asking where I got such a sweet bucket.

  4. Tristinmorgan on January 26, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I currently wear a giro transfer…. a hand me down from my fiance when I started riding lol.

  5. Poloplayer340 on January 26, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    i currently wear a limar its a good helmet but its desperate time for a new one

  6. Bryan Odeen on January 26, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Right now, I just have a cheap Bell mountain bike style helmet. Bought it a few years ago and haven’t had the money to upgrade.

  7. Elizabeth Boese on January 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I have Giro with fast-pink coloring 🙂  Would love to try out Lazer

  8. Larry Ryan (Buzzy1952) on January 26, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    I have worn a Lazer Genesis for 4 years.  I love it.  It would be nice to win a Lazer Helium so I can upgrade.

  9. Bobhodges78 on January 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Just bought my first bike so I am helmet less.

  10. Paulinemayo on January 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I currently wearing a Bell, been using it for 3 years now. I would love to give one of those a try!!!

  11. Kendall on January 26, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    my current helmet is a Rudy Project Sterling.  I’ve looked at the Lazer Helium, and have a friend who loves his. 

  12. Mollygoeslightly on January 26, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Giro! Great post, been looking for a new helmet

  13. Mollygoeslightly on January 26, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Giro! Great post, been looking for a new helmet

  14. Mollygoeslightly on January 26, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Giro! Great post, been looking for a new helmet

  15. Laughlinnm on January 26, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I wear a Bell Array

  16. Nicole Dorholt on January 26, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Giro ionos

  17. Gmrviper on January 26, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I use an old bell helmet. Not even sure the model

  18. Cheryl on January 26, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Currently wearing a Lazer Genesis…love it..but would love to have this new Lazer helmet!

  19. Athobo on January 26, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I presently wear a Giro helmet.
    [email protected]
    Want to give Helium Lazer a grand old try!!

  20. Jceresoli on January 26, 2012 at 9:24 am

    that is a  really nice helment

  21. Ryan on January 26, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I wear a Giro Atmos (Crowd Edition)

  22. Sonny Williams on January 26, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I wear a Cannondale Ryker. An excellent helmet. Has thwarted many a tree branch!

  23. cindy tucker noblet on January 26, 2012 at 8:42 am

    i’ve had a limar helmet since 2009. 

  24. Thunderdan on January 26, 2012 at 4:28 am

    I currently wear an older Bell helmet  never landed on my head so its like new!

  25. Igo Tan on January 26, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Low end Bell, but love a new one!

  26. Jamie_bg on January 25, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    My wife currently has a Specialized from when she purchased her Hard Rock back in college. Please help!

  27. zkgraff on January 25, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Just a Bell “Solar”. Time to upgrade!

  28. Anthony Varney on January 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Sadly I’m still using a Giro Monza as a crash took out my good helmet last season so it would definitely be a welcome change. It’d be nice to get rid of the pressure headaches my current helmet gives me.

  29. Aykayem on January 25, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Not sure what brand I wear – was something I got on special at Aldi store (supermarket type place that sells reasonably good stuff) … looks ok, seems to be comfy enough … but I might change my mind about that if I try wearing something top quality like a Helium Lazer instead 😉

  30. Jessi on January 25, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I currently have a Limar Ultralight Pro but I’ve been wanting a Lazer for a while. I lost the adjustment wheel on the back of my Limar and customer service never got back to me about replacing it.

    I also have a Bern but only use it on the coldest days here in Mpls.

  31. Jamie Siegrist on January 25, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Right now I’m wearing a Giro Surface winter helmet because it gets cold here in Minneapolis. During spring, summer, and fall I have Giro Hex that I wear, but noticed a crack so I will be in the market for a new one come spring.

  32. Liz Q on January 25, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I’m wearing an old Bell that really needs replacing. Would love to win, and  I followed all accounts/pages etc . I did not do the spam part however sorry,  people complain to much and i loose friends

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on January 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      No problemo, Liz…..we’ll still include those as entries into the Helium giveaway.  Good Luck.

      • Liz Q on January 26, 2012 at 7:46 pm

        Excellent! My helmet is rather old and cracked looking, i have long  lusted after a new one :/

  33. Bikeboy999 on January 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Hey, I normally wear a Go Pro and Dinotte light system on my helmet. Is there any way that the review could show attaching lights or cameras, using velcro straps.  Not every ride is a fast one.  🙂  Daddy Pinata.

  34. Zach Jacob on January 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Not sure… I wear a Bell something or other. It’s a cheapy, so this would be an upgrade for sure!

  35. Valerie Theberge on January 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I very old Louis Garneau helmet.

  36. BobS on January 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I wear a Giro Ionos, it is my second Giro and I really like it, light and comfortable.

  37. Antoine RJ Wright on January 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I have no clue what helmet I have; but after my big accident this summer, I know I need a new one. Here’s hoping that I win one.

  38. Jonathan Yuhas-Student,STW on January 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Bell Sweep

  39. Joe Papp on January 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I presently wear one of two Giro Ionos helmets – either a blue/black/white version or … a Livestrong model. http://www.josephpapp.com

  40. jeffvolkmer on January 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Right now I am wearing a Giro Saros, but it is definitely time for a new helmet.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on January 27, 2012 at 11:14 am

      Congratulations, Jeff.  You’ve been selected as the winner in our Helium Lazer Helmet giveaway.  Please send your helmet size and mailing address to [email protected]

  41. kim on January 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I wear a Bell helmet now; it’s old and I look ridiculous in it.

  42. Anonymous on January 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I have a lower-end Bell currently. A friend has a Lazer and loves it.

  43. Chris Olson on January 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Giant Ixion

  44. Chantall Redd on January 25, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Wearing a Specialized Max 

  45. Anonymous on January 25, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I have a Giro Atoms and I hate it…

  46. Andrea (@psyclechick) on January 25, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I just bought a Kask K.50 Evo – fit is pretty good overall but I find it can cause a bit of a pressure headache on a longer rides due to the way the rear support/adjuster is – although that could be due to a slightly fatter head 😉 (helmet was fitted to me in the bike shop however)

  47. Koifla on January 25, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I have a Giro aero avantage2 very hot.

  48. Derek on January 25, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I’m currently wearing a specialized but love the look of the Lazer.

  49. Keith Edmiston on January 25, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Got myself a Lazer and love it!  Could always use one of these though…nice helmet.  Thanks!

  50. Matthew Doyle on January 25, 2012 at 7:59 am

    As with many, running Specialized Echelon as my first “serious” road helmet.  Thanks for the review as the Echelon is nearing the end of its service life.  Love the podcast and keep it up.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on January 25, 2012 at 8:15 am

      Thanks for dropping by Loving the Bike, and good to have you as a @cycling360:disqus listener as well.

  51. Jessy Diamond on January 25, 2012 at 7:47 am

    My current helmet is a cheap department store helmet. It will do the job where it counts, but it is poorly ventilated and not really comfy. I could really use a better helmet.

  52. Craig Clark on January 25, 2012 at 7:44 am

    A Bell Sweep is what I currently wear.

  53. Ben on January 25, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Ive got a Rudy Project Slinger, a Zuma, and I’m about to get a Sterling as part of the 2012 kit for my team

  54. Don_ra2906 on January 25, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Just got a Bell Ghisilla to replace an LG Titan that just didn’t feel quite right…

  55. Anonymous on January 25, 2012 at 6:19 am

    I currently wear a Limar, but it could use a replacement…

  56. BarkEater77 on January 25, 2012 at 6:03 am

    I’m in a Bern Watts Hardhat at present. Bought it for skiing but it was pressed into cycle duty.

  57. BrennanAnnie on January 25, 2012 at 6:00 am

    A good helmet makes all the difference. Mine rubbed my beck raw in the aqua velo last year. To be fair my wetsuit had started the rub but still.

  58. Rob butler on January 25, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Kask Vertigo

  59. Marty @twittyboyd on January 25, 2012 at 5:58 am

    I wear a FOX helmet, now. Would love to win this one because if Darryl, Victor, and Rob recommend, it must be good! 😉

  60. Andrew_scully on January 25, 2012 at 5:57 am

    I wear a Specialised s-works, after splitting my last lid in 3 during a crash in the peloton last May. Ouch!

  61. Mike Neifert on January 25, 2012 at 5:40 am

    i presently wear a bell sweep xc. really like it, but would love to give this new one a whirl. 

  62. Mark Beaconsfield on January 25, 2012 at 5:24 am

    What! No baseball bats!!!! Hahahaha, just kidding. I currently wear a cheap department store bought helmet. I would love a better quality helmet, but unfortunately can’t afford one at the moment. Here in Australia, helmets are compulsory for all cyclists. A Lazer helmet is just what I need.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on January 25, 2012 at 8:14 am

      Hahaha, I just might have to do a follow up review with video of me as the Daddy Pinata.

  63. Richard moss on January 25, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Specialized echelon. Could do with an update…

  64. Wynnabah on January 25, 2012 at 5:12 am

    I’ve got a Specialized Echelon at the moment, horrible heavy thing I’ve had a for a few years.  Was my first Road helmet as it goes.  Padding is a little tired, terrible hot spots even during the winter and it looks a little like a minion from the Mushroom Kingdom!

    HOWEVER, I have just (yesterday in fact) purchased a Rudy Project Sterling lid with some left over Christmas money I had, lucky me.  I will endeavor to inform you all of it’s pros and cons after my ride on Saturday.

  65. Hazey_B on January 25, 2012 at 5:09 am

    Currently wear Lazer 02 helmet…love it but need a new one!

  66. josh morris on January 25, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Marvelous. I’m riding with a MET Forte at the moment.

  67. Tim Starry on January 25, 2012 at 4:57 am

    I’m curious to see testing data on how effective that “magic buckle” is when subjected to crash forces.  

    • Tim Starry on January 25, 2012 at 4:57 am

      you know, because helmets are about protecting the melon and not about being cool, fashionable or convenient

      • Darryl is Loving the Bike on January 25, 2012 at 8:13 am

        Thanks Tim….it would be nice to see the testing data from the buckle.  It is as strong as any other buckle system I’ve seen, and I’m hoping they would have done some serious testing with it before releasing it.  I’ll check with Chris and see if they have any.


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