LaZer Monaco Carbon Helmet (XS Only)
Great modular with tons of features
This helmet ticks a very large amount of boxes.
It is extremely lightweight for a modular
It comes with a photochromic shield
It comes Pinlock ready with a lens
It has the Micro-Ratchet chin strap
Love all of those features. The chimney vent works well but I can't figure out which position does what on the chin vent. I don't really notice a discernible difference between the three positions...
Other than that I have only two gripes:
1. There isn't quite enough room for my chin but that is a personal thing so it might not apply to all.
2. I sometimes have issues with the chin release sticking. I will have to jiggle the helmet around a bit before pressing the button actually releases the chinbar
All this said, I got the helmet on sale and it was a great deal. At full price, the problems with the vent, chin space, and chinbar release would be more upsetting.
August 24, 2015
very noisy helmet.
this helmet is very, very loud on the right side. It appears the air flows up through the neck lining and into the helmet. If I place my hand in the right spot along the outside neck lining, I can make the noise stop, but that requires I take my hand off the throttle.
It is only the right side of the helmet, so I am guessing the lining/inserts are lop-sided (or my head is ).
August 3, 2015
Best modular for the buck!
I bought this helmet for my wife. She has had problems with her shoulders and neck in the past, so I knew something lightweight was the key. This helmet fit the bill perfectly! Her other helmet is an HJC Climax and is much heavier. We did end up ordering the "Medium" size cheek pads, just because the ones that came with the XS helmet was a bit too tight. Also, the Monaco is a much smaller profile than most, thereby reducing wind drag, not to mention the awesome Transitions lens that comes with it.......now I'm the jealous one! I love my RF-1200, but when I decide to get a modular it'll be a Monaco.
July 27, 2015
Transitions Lenses No Longer Available
This helmet is now a closeout (06/23/15). I purchased it in December because of the transitions lens feature. I wanted to buy a replacement transitions lens, but it hasn't been available for months. I emailed Lazer customer service in the middle of April, and he claimed that the only place to get a replacement lens in the USA was Revzilla, and Rezvilla's order of transitions lenses were ready to ship. Well it's been two months, these are closeout and I still don't have a replacement lens. This is lame. I could have just as easily purchased a Bell. Another note: Lazer will not sell me a replacement lens directly. I regret buying this, stay away. Lazer doesn't stand by their products.
June 23, 2015
This a great helmet, very light and the flipup is very useful.
The helmet is narrow at the bottom and being stiff it can be difficult to put on, but once on, the fit is comfortable. The helmet has more wind noise than expected especially with the top vents open. The top vents work excellent with great cooling. The chin vent adds virtually nothing. but if you crack the vent slightly the helmet is fine.
Love the ability to flip-up in town or at lights. The pin lock lens works great also.
May 25, 2015
Awesome helmet for neck issues
I went with this helmet because I wanted a light full face modular motorcycle helmet. While the fit is a little tight in the cheeks, overall the fit is absolutely great. My head measurement's had me falling between the Xsmall and Small, and based on Revzilla's excellent customer care suggestion, I went with the small. Good thing I did because the X-small would have been impossible. Awesome helmet. I wore it on a 4 hour ride and hardly felt it at all. The noise level is much lower than my older helmet. I am very happy with my purchase.
May 4, 2015
great helmet, bunch of sweet additives
I hate wearing helmets so I tried to find one that I couldn't tell was on. I wanted light weight and wide peripherals. I couldn't have asked for a better helmet. my only complaint would be that the cheek pads that come with it are too ("small") tight and can cause my cheeks to hurt. other than that from all the research and personal experience in my opinion this is the best helmet for the price.
April 22, 2015
Nice helmet but seems to lack durability
My overall review:
Helmet - decent fit, tight, but once it is on, it fits comfortably and feels secure.
Face shield - the transition works very well
Durability - POOR. Not even 5 days of usage (I am talking a a total of 160 minutes of actually wearing the helmet for my commutes) the seal around the face shield tore.
Would I recommend this product or purchase again - NO. I have had other less expensive and less quality helmets prior to this one that lasted for may years and never had a seal tear.
I purchased this helmet in the off season (December 31, 2014), it was on sale with good price and decent reviews. Overall this is a nice helmet, I tried it on when I first received it and the fit was as described by the reviews provided by others. I thought that given the LaZer name and the fit and finish, this would be a keeper for sure. I started my riding season April 13th and not even 5 days into the season the seal around the face shield tore. Seriously disappointed in this. Not sure what to do here with this and I am doubtful a return would even be an option since I am past the 30 day return policy. I would not consider purchasing a helmet online in the off season again since the return/repair for me at this time may be challenging.
April 17, 2015