LaZer Kestrel Carbon Light Helmet
Have not ridden with it yet only test fitted. I read reviews that it ran small and I normally ride with XL from ICON. Decided to still get a Large because I wanted a tight fit. The fit is perfect, snug exactly how it should be.
March 2, 2015
Great looking helmet
This helmet is by far the lightest and coolest looking helmet that I owned. I wish it came with an extra tinted faceshield though.
February 16, 2015
This helmet is one of the lightest I've seen at 3 lbs. and one of the most inexpensive carbon fiber I'm come across. Pairs great with the Lumino transition face shield.
February 16, 2015
Can't wait for it to break in....
I am a big fan of lightweight carbon fiber helmets. My old helmet is a Marushin full face, which I bought in the Netherlands for 200 Euros (about $300 at the time.)
For the price, I feel this is a great buy. I intend to buy a Sena bluetooth set-up, modify the (hopefully broken-in) cheek pads, and enjoy tunes while I ride.
The helmet is quiet and I am optimistic I will stay satisfied with this purchase.
I can't say enough good things about Revzilla's employees. They are extremely helpful and gracious with their customer service.
February 12, 2015
The fit was a bit narrow at first, specially around the cheeks. However a call to Revzilla customer support gave me the idea to flatten the cheek pads under a heavy object and it worked. The fit is much better now and at the $199 discount price this helmet is a bargain. You get a light carbon fiber helmet with pin lock anti-fog visor that works to perfection. Good design, great look, well built. I'm loving it.
January 29, 2015
Good lightweight helmet!
I got this helmet for the carbon fiber and so that I can put the Illumino shield in it.
This helmet is a good light helmet for not a lot of money. It seems to run a little bit small. I normally wear a large, and I was able to get my head in a Large, but it was pretty darn tight, so I opted to send it back and get the XL. Glad that I did.
It lets a lot of air in, but it is also pretty loud. I was planning on getting a bluetooth communicator for mine, but am wondering if I am going to be able to hear it if I do. I guess I can play with some earbuds and see if I have a hard time hearing with them in.
Also, this helmet looks really good if you like the CF look. The have aligned the CF mesh so that it is symmetrical. I think it looks sweet!
January 26, 2015
Amazing with the Lumino visor
When I first wore this helmet it was so much better than my previous cheap one, I fell in love with it. I didn't come with the Lumino lens in the box, I had to get one later, but it was really worth it. Used it for commuting, worked perfectly. The only thing that bugged me with this, was the top vent switches, too hard to operate with gloves on. Everything else like visor seal, aerodynamics, weight (carbon fiber - do like!), Pinlock (!) is superb. And if I ever decide to buy a modular, I'll go for the Lazer Monaco Carbon. Lazer is doing a great job with carbon fiber and Lumino visors. I'm replacing my Kestrel because I dropped it from my tank and I've been wearing it for 3+ years.
January 24, 2015
Good fit if you have a pinhead
I got this helmet because my other helmet weighed like 5 pounds so I got this helmet because everybody said it was really light and stated that it was an intermediate oval head shape which my last helmet was which fit right but was just uncomfortable because it was so heavy. So I put the helmet on and I could hardly get it past my chin, I had to pull the front of the helmet down to make it fit right which was really uncomfortable and immediately started to feel pressure points on my forehead. Somebody stated it fits true to size so I got my size which didn't fit. Somebody else stated the field of view in this helmet is good because there is a big opening for the visor but since the helmet sits so high on your head your whole downward view is going to be diminished. The nose guard/breath guard is utterly useless just blocks your vision even more don't know why anyone would want one on their helmet. The chin curtain is only made for riding in cold weather. If you want to ride with your visor open a hair you can't really do that because it still stays open about an inch on the closest setting. The helmet looks really big too when you have it on so I don't get why it is so tight. Its light and the padding is soft which is the only good thing about it. Look at the picture it is really narrow front to back...
January 8, 2015