LaZer Kite GL Helmet
Great Styling and Fit
I have owned Bell & Suomy full face helmets... The Lazer offers a great helmet "Bang for the Buck" ... it is one of the lightest and nicest designs I've seen in awhile.
June 29, 2015
Good deal with promo Price
Excellent Shape / Look / Comfort / Construction quality. Need to be used with earplugs as it gets noisy over 70 mph ! Good ventilation (Ihave been riding over 90 F and lots of humidity and it had good ventilation (and the noise !) Cannot have it all but very good deal for price paid.
June 22, 2015
More than worth the price, and looks super-sexy !!
"Revzilla never fails to deliver the best ! Thank you so much for the prompt delivery, although I was upset that I had to pay extra for express delivery but I had no choice bcz I had someone flying from US to India and I had to get this delivered before he could leave. Anyhow, I was stunned by how killer the helmet looks in flesh than on website. Red and white combo being my perfect choice became even more perfect with the way this helmet looks. So sexy and sport straight out of a future movie. The red is so rich. Then comes the build quality which is absolutely visible the moment you take this thing in your hands. I was skeptical about quality bcz there werent too many reviews on this helmet, but then I saw the other variants that had very positive comments, and I went with the gut feeling. For me, since getting this in India is an extremely painful process, I had to give it a shot about the right size, I ordered SM, although I should have ordered MS, but I guess this will break-in in some time and should fit well, goodbye balaclava. I havent had a chance yet to test this out on road, so most of my review is based on the looks and how it feels in hand. It very comfortable to wear though, the vents looks practical and I think should do what they are supposed to do. The lid definitely is better from all the other in line, I ordered a smoked screen too. Pinlock were a brilliant addition and I installed the fogfree screen from day 1.
I'm eagerly waiting for my benelli tnt600 to get delivered soon, and then I'll test this out on road as well. All in all if anyone is looking for this helmet, I'd say definitely go for it, you wouldnt regret.
Once again Thanks Revzilla !!"
June 15, 2015
I really wanted to like Lazer.
any helmet that takes inspiration from cars and airplanes should warrant a bit of reconsideration. The Kite tries to be a great touring helmet in my opinion, and fails miserably. The front top vents open by maybe half a centimeter and contribute only noise, not ventilation. they interrupt the aerodynamics of the helmet and even when closed, create quite a bit of drag. The front chin vents drag air in the front and instead of over the face, down around the chin and out the bottom of the helmet. The rear vents dont appear to do anything either despite their imposing size. The biggest problem most riders will find is that this helmet is fine at 55mph or less, but once you hit 70 the aerodynamic ridge on the sides of the helmet channels air up near your ears, making this helmet deafening.
Any helmet that offers pinlock is fine, but a helmet that offers pinlock AND a lens is suspect. In Lazers case the problem is that their visor seal system is so good, it causes excessive fogging so you have to use pinlock or the helmet becomes useless pretty quick. Whats worse is the seal compounds issues clearing humidity with the pinlock lens in cold weather/high humidity conditions seen in the south or midwest. the result may be common for all pinlock, but seems more problematic given the seal employed by Lazer. Clouds form inside the pinlock portion while water pools at the bottom of the helmet and spatters against your lips..ew.
Lastly, for a carbon helmet, its actually pretty heavy. plastic chin strap buttons lend a sense of cheapness and last-minute afterthought to the assembly, complemented by an irritating plastic grip strap on the whole mechanism you'll rip apart out of frustration. If you wear glasses, take a dramamine because you'll loathe how this helmet makes them dance up and down while riding. This is partly due to the fact that the helmet compensates for its enormous shell size with ample amounts of less-than-firm padding in an attempt to make the helmet 'customizeable' in size through pads. this overpadding means you'll put up with the helmet slipping around quite a bit when you change lanes or look over your shoulder.
April 21, 2015
Nice for the price
Very happy with this purchase. Light and quiet. Fits my narrow head better than my previous helmet. Comfortable.
January 27, 2015
I've owned several brands and styles of lids and this is by FAR my favorite! Very comfy, super light, wide vision and great little trick features. The pinlock visor is top notch and very durable. I also upgraded to the Lumino with transitions and it's awesome! No 2nd visor, no sunglasses digging into the side of my head and no clunky internal visor. Easy peasy. Trick little vent features that work great to move air. Super slick color and nice reflective touches as well. One of the quieter helmets I've haid. LaZer make top notch gear!
January 23, 2015
pros: Great airflow, sharp and sexy looks, no fogging while in the winter or anytime really, comfortable it fits like a glove,
con easily scratches
This helmet fits really good and has good air flow. The pin lock lens that comes with the helmet is awesome no fog which is really good for winter. Shape and design is awesome and looks super sharp to me I love the angles. However, with the black helmet (not sure with the the gray finish or another of the special finishes) its really easy to "scratch", but they can be rubbed out and buffed, kinda annoying though.
October 3, 2014
Great bang of the buck
ok, been wearing this helmet for about 2 months now and wanted to wait before I made a review for it. So here it goes and I will try to break it down as best as I can.
I love this helmet and the way it looks. Nothing on the market is as aggressive as this helmet is. It looks like something a fighter pilot would wear. My helmet is the matte black, which is more of a dark gray. But I love it overall. Very simple color and the angles on the helmet come to life with the color.
So far nothing bad. I am coming from a bell helmet and this is a league ahead of that helmet. The padding is perfect and fits me snug. It did break in and now fits my face well. I have cleaned the padding once and it was easy to remove and put everything back into place. The matte finish on the helmet does attract dust and other smudges easily, but wipes off easily as well. The lens and the removal process is quick and easy. Also the quality of the mechanism is awesome. Feels like it would last for a long time. The only issue I had was when I dropped my helmet on the ground. It hit the top vent on the back of the helmet and cracked the blacked shroud. I glued it back together and I don't think that it was a fault of the company, just a clumsy hand by me.
I was able to get the photochromatic lens for free with this helmet and I love it. It changes very quickly and does cut the glare down. It states that it reduces by 30% which seems right. In bright, direct sun light (where the sun is smacking you in the face) I do wish the tint was darker. But, what can you do, can't block all of the sun. But while wearing for normal wear, I love it. I don't need to use my sunglasses anymore. Also the pin lock is amazing. The weather that I have driven with this helmet so far as produced 0 instances of fogging. Love it. I really do, and will never go back to a non-pin lock system.
As I hit on this earlier, the lining of the helmet is great. Broke in and fits me like a glove. I did order a MS size but had to send it back for a ML size. Fits me great. The only issue is sometimes that while wearing headphones, if not positioned correctly, they start to hurt my ears after sometime. But I don't think this helmet was designed for headphones or even speakers. I might try that, but right now, the system I have works well. The airflow could be a little better, is my biggest complaint. I feel the air flow from the front vent, but not the top ones. Also the chin spoiler, you access the vent through a hole in the spoiler. Which in turn, while riding, sends air through that hole. It gets chilly as the temp drops. I have driven with this helmet on during temps around 100 degrees to 40 degrees, in rain and high winds. So far so good. It does get a little warm during the hotter times and cold with that vent hole in the spoiler. In the rain, which was a down pour, my head was nice and dry, no leaks anywhere, even around the lens. In high winds, this helmet cuts through it nicely. I don't get side to side movement or buffeting. It feels great while riding when your head doesn't go side to side or you are fighting the wind. The helmet, compared to the Bell, is very quiet. And I like the noise that does come in, gives me better awareness of what is going around me.
So overall, I am very happy with this helmet. I think it is great helmet for the price and has many options that more expensive helmets have.
October 8, 2013