LaZer Monaco Carbon Helmet
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
Very good helmet
I bought two helmets, and both of them are very good, they are light, quiet, and I feel safe when I use them.
April 7, 2015
I've had this helmet for some time now. I've taken a few rides with it, the longtest being a few weeks ago. I took about a 2.5 hour ride.
The helmet is super light, doesn't tire my neck, and it does good in the wind. There's plenty of airflow and I love the clicking latch of the chin strap.
I have only one complaint. When nearing the 3 hour mark my ears start to get annoyed towards the top outer lobe.
Other than that complaint, I absolutely love this helmet. I can't get over how light it is and I love having the monochromatic tint! ( Think that's what its called.)
p.s. the "Bang for the Buck" part is probably just me being cheap. I rated it at its "regular" price. Though I did catch it on sale for about $200 off.
March 27, 2015
I Got a Small Head
Great helmet for the money I think. Does a pretty good job of cutting sound. I wear a 6 1/2 to 6 3/4 hat size (depending) so I got the size small. The cheek pads were real tight and ended up ordering the size medium cheek pads and that made it a perfect fit. After wearing it a few hundred miles, it fits a lot better. Be careful with the liner snaps however. They are a little fragile. I broke on the cheek pad side when I changed those out, on the second one I did.
March 16, 2015
Only one thing to say.
This is the best helmet in the market
March 9, 2015
Nice and light
I've had this for a comfortable months and this helmet is as good as advertised. Its very light so that'll make it very hard for me to convert to another modular helmet. The visor works great in the sunlight and the style looks good with my cbr650.
February 27, 2015
Great Helmet the carbon fiber looks extremely cool
After expending almost 2 weeks looking for the perfect modular helmet. I found it, the monaco is light, looks cool, the Lumino photochromic works great. I wear glasses and in order to remove the helmet, I need to go to full face remove the glasses and then remove the helmet. I will strongly recommend this product.
February 25, 2015
Great Valued Helmet
I ordered the XL as the Large was all out but was debating on getting the XL anyways from reading past reviews. Well the XL fits me good. This carbon fiber helmet rocks! It looks awesome, super light, and very durable. I had been shopping around for quite some time for a decent modular helmet. It came down to the Shoei Neotec and this Razor Monaco Carbon Helmet. I chose this Razor because of all the features that come standard with it for the cost, vs the Shoei would be double the price if you added the same features (pinlock lens and Lumino photochromic faceshield). Not to mention that it is lighter. I did remove the Razor's Bluetooth wiring from inside and installed the Sena SMH10 which fit great. The noise level is ok but I do have a pretty loud Harley V-Rod. I also installed a snap on the chin strap so that the excess doesn't flap around. Well I would greatly recommend this helmet for anyone looking for a new modular.
February 23, 2015