LaZer Kestrel Carbon Light Helmet
super light helmet!
I searched and searched for a super light helmet and read TONS of helmet reviews for a year before stumbling on to the Kestrel carbon. I have major neck problems and NEED a really light helmet ( less than 1450 grams). This one weighed in at 1410 grams! I have only had this helmet a little over a month, but have about 16 hours on it so far and I feel like its breaking in just right. I wear a 61cm, and I ordered an X-large and its right on, fits snug but not too snug. I have to say its very quiet, almost too quiet. With the shield in the first detent, the venting is perfect. I installed my Sena SMH 5 intercom and can talk no problem and hear fine. I also receive the occasional phone call while I'm riding and the person can't even tell I'm riding. My only negative is it doesn't have a lot of ventilation, especially for hot Florida summer riding. This will be great for cooler weather though. The upper vents I have to keep closed, otherwise I get a high pitch wind noise out of them. This may be from turbulence from my windshield of my DR 650. Overall the helmet is well built and solid feeling and the built in chin curtain works great. I should probably buy a spare, for when this helmet wears out. My luck, they will no longer make it when that happens....LOL
July 28, 2015
buy this helmet
Cant beat the price! I love the look, how the sun hits it and you see that great carbon fiber. Its light but strong.Visor is clear and works great at night and during the day, with great wide views.
July 27, 2015
good product for the price
when I first received it, it had a scratch on the top. im not picky at all so I didn't want to waste my time or energy returning it. when I first took it out of the box 2 things I noticed. 1) how super light it felt for a XXL 2) how tall it was from top to bottom. at first I wasent crazy about it because when I put it on it fogged like crazy. I also ordered the mirror visor that has NO pinlock system to it, so everytime I exhaled the visor would fog like crazy. so I went to my local auto part store and bought anti-fog from rainX and used that on my visor. after that it didn't fog at all. now it was time to ride. after 40mph there is a howl like sound from the wind which is kinda annoying but I got use to it. however, the peripheral vison, the weight of the helmet, and the aerodynamics of the helmet are great. I can very easily shoulder check at 70mph and my head doesn't bobble at all. For $200 this is a good helmet. but if your gonna compare it to a new model shoei or aria then you are going to be very upset. don't think your getting a $500 dollar helmet for $200. this is a $200 helmet. your getting what you pay for
May 11, 2015
Nice helmet, if it fits you well enough
First off, this is a good looking helmet for the money. It's lightweight and looks well made. I ponied up for the Transitions shield and it's pretty sweet. Not as dark as one would like but a nice piece of kit none the less.
Now for the fit, not so happy. It's on the tight side. The measurement chart said was on the smaller size for a large so that is what I got. Did I mention it's tight? Well if I didn't it is. Also my chin touches the chin bar at anything over 50 mph, and at over 90 forget about it, it's trying really hard to push my noise to the back of my head. One last thing, I seem to have a hard time finding the sweet spot with the strap. Either my Adams apple is getting squashed or the left side of my jaw is getting pinched. My feelings are that this is a really nice helmet for a good price, if it fits you well enough.
May 9, 2015
Great helmet for the price
I ordered mine with the transition lens. Fits a little snug for an XL but break-in should help. Great field of view and love the light weight. Little more road noise than expected but not "bad". Quality helmet for the price point. 'Zilla's quick shipping as usual.
April 11, 2015
Its on sale for a reason but its still a good helmet.
-The vents for airflow suck, they're hard to use and are not a tight seal when closed and not a very big opening when open.
-Without the pinlock insert the shield fogs up terribly.
-Theres not really any room for a bluetooth headset and you can't really cut out any of the padding because the padding is very thin all around and you can't cut a space in the shell either because the part that covers your ear is plastic piece that holds the cheek pads in place.
-Its not very easy changing the shields.
-VERY good price for what it is.
-Looks very nice and has several different shaded shields and pinlocks you can buy separately.
-I feel confident I can make a bluetooth headset work if i really tried and did some operation on it.
April 10, 2015
Best helmet I have ever owned! Looks great and fits great too! Awesome upgrade from Icon Airmada, can't wait to get the Lumino shield to even better this terrific product!
March 30, 2015
Great first helmet!
I bought this as my first helmet; it expanded quite nicely and no longer feel too much pressure on my cheeks (I have big cheeks). I like the safety of the D rings!
The air ports feel flimsy and somewhat unreliable. The overall airflow could be better.
Also, keep in mind there's no room for internal speakers, though you can attach some flat one behind the hear cushion!
March 23, 2015