LaZer Kestrel Z-Line Lumino Helmet
Good bang for your buck...
I find the weight of this helmet and the auto-tinting anti-fog visor to be the best selling points. What one is getting are top of the line features for an above average price.
February 17, 2014
Great functionality for the value.
First thing is that the helmet runs a tad small, i had to go from a MS to a ML which are 2 separate shell sizes. I wear a L in Scorpion btw. When i got my helmet i noticed that it was a rounder profile then my EXO and was very differently fitting. The helmet fits on your head very securely but due to the padding there are some uncomfortable spots, it is not earphone friendly due to no ear wells. How ever it has nice ventilation and a detachable chin flap for those cold days. The lumio transitions visor exceeds expectations and gets dark enough to block out any annoying brightness's. Over all i would get one size larger if you were ordering this helmet. Its a great price for a sub 250$ helmet and i prefer it over my EXO any day.
January 27, 2014
Fit is great, I have a MS and it fits like a glove without any pressure points. The shield is definitely the best thing about this helmet and it is amazing. I threw the pinlock lens in the first time I used the helmet, and I havent touched it. You can day to night in all conditions without ever touching the shield. Also the baseplate/shield integration is great, as demonstrated in the video. This was a huge upgrade for me over my previous helmet which got jammed in the up or down position all the time. My only complaints are minor: there are only 2 shell sizes, so the shell may be a bit bigger than other helmets depending on the size. Also the strap system is a little bulky, but I got used to it pretty quickly.
Overall, I got a great high-quality helmet with amazing features for a steal.
October 21, 2013
Great deal on an excellent helmet.
Compared to my previous helmet, a cheaper three-quarter unit:
- Much reduced wind noise around my head. I now experience a remarkably quiet ride, especially when I add ear plugs.
- Transitions face shield works great, even on a partly cloudy day, rapidly darkening and clearing as the sunshine comes and goes. Very comfortable riding east to work around sunrise and west back home.
- With the Pinlock, I ride to work on a chilly morning without any shield fogging.
- Snug fit at XL on my 60.5 cm head, but not uncomfortable. I expect it will wear in to a better situation.
I was worried about riding upright in this helmet but the Q&A feature on the site provided valuable feedback and dispelled my fears. However, ventilation was marginal until I figured out which settings generated open vents. A crack-open setting for the face shield would be a useful addition for urban riding.
September 25, 2013
Got this on a ridiculous special. Wish I'd bought 2. The helmet visor has the transitions/auto-tint thing going on, which works amazingly well. Great field of view. It's super light and directs the air a lot better than my last helmet. I ride a naked bike (04BMW Rockster) and sometimes the neck needs a little assist. Haven't been sore since I got this. Longest ride so far is 8 hours continuously around the Shenandoah Valley.
I think the only thing that I would change is the chin strap position. Sometimes, it rubs into my neck. All in all, a steal of a deal.
September 16, 2013
This helmet is bang for the bucks.
Transition visor came with pin lock plus the plush comfort liner all in for just above USD 200. This truly bang for the bucks. The transition & pin lock works. The ventilation is good for 30°C humid weather in Singapore. At times I'll open up the visor during long wait at the red light. The helmet looks a little big at the jaw area thou. Well it's Belgium, not Italian ;)
July 22, 2013
the visor sells this helmet.
Overall i love this helmet. Styling is nice with the shape and paint. Interior is soft and easy to remove the pinlock transitions visor is by far the coolest part of this helmet i live in Louisiana which is crazy humid and i can't fog the shield;Ive tried. The visor transition begins as soon as you walk outside. Its as dark as it gets within a minute. Completely clear when needed. I ordered the "smaller" 2xl cheek pads and couldn't feel the difference. Revzilla rocks.
May 6, 2013