One of the perks of attending an event like Frostbike is getting the scoop on new products, like the soon to be released Lazer Z1 helmet. Behind a locked door off the main showroom floor, we were treated to a glimpse of Lazer’s lightest, best-performing helmet ever.
And now that the wait is over and it’s available to the public, we can finally start gushing about it. Serving as Lazer’s flagship model, the Z1 supercedes the outgoing Helium model. We’re glad to see that the biggest improvement on the Z1 over the Helium is a significant reduction in weight—which was the only real knock against the Helium. The Z1 features a refined version of Lazer’s innovative Rollsys retention system, which tightens and loosens the fit with a dial on top of the helmet. The new system saves weight while providing the same amazing fit Lazer helmets are known for.
The front of the helmet sports a construction aesthetic dubbed ‘T-Pro,’ short for ‘temple protection.’ This extra coverage gives the Z1 an advantage over many top-end road lids that don’t offer the same coverage.
As a nice value-adding feature, the Z1 ships with a detachable cover that Lazer dubs the Aeroshell. The supplied Aeroshell cover can be easily clipped over the top of the helmet to block the Z1’s vents and keep you protected from the elements, in addition to offering a slight aerodynamic boost.
The Z1 also incorporates magnets that mount to the back of the helmet, allowing it to neatly store a set of Magneto sunglasses—which are already designed to integrate seamlessly with Lazer helmets.