LaZer Monaco Window Pure Carbon Helmet
A home run from a rookie company. This is a very light helmet and very comfortable. The photochromic shield that darkens in the sun gives you an easier way to ride without glare and having only one shield gives you better, clearer vision. The pinlock anti fog layer does a great job. The ventilation is the best I've had and it makes for a Summer helmet that doesn't cook your head. It's quiet enough, maybe not quite as quiet as my Schuberth C3pro but you're going to wear earplugs anyway, right? One important thing, it you don't have a narrow head, you MUST upsize. I've been XL on all my other helmets but had to return the Lazer XL for an XXL. I'm really liking this helmet. For the warmer days, it's now my helmet of choice over the C3pro.
July 4, 2014
Size wise I am a medium in every helmet I have purchased. So after reading the reviews for this one I went up a size to large. And it was the right call. It is still a pain in the rear to get it off but when it's on it is far lighter and more comfy then my Nolan 104. A bit loud even when closed. So I up graded my sena to ear plug speakers. Makes a world of difference.
July 1, 2014
Best helmet in 20+ years
Peripheral vision & cooling the best I've experienced in 20+ years.
I had to purchase thinner cheek pads to avoid painful removal of helmet
Noisy - but worth living with - considering air plugs!
May 12, 2014
Extremely light modular with enough features to justify the price
Let me start by saying in the 29 years I have been riding, this is the first helmet I purchased that cost more than $200. I tend to look at safety ratings over brand names and have had no problem wearing a helmet from Z1R or SparX. That being said, I love my LaZer Monaco.
I recently moved and wore an open-face helmet while waiting for the rest of my stuff to arrive. I prefer a full face but have to show ID when going to work, so a modular is a perfect fit. Not wanting to buy a new helmet that is heavier than my existing ones, the Monaco jumped to the top of the list. I get the added benefit of a flip-up AND it's lighter, but that's not all.
You might question rating Bang for the Buck as Good on a helmet with this price tag, but look at everything you're getting. The photochromatic faceshield works great and negates the need for an internal sun visor (and the extra weight one would bring). The pinlock lens means no problems with fogging, ever, and both of these are included.
Moving on with the review, the Window paint and graphics look sharp. The helmet is a good fit for my new sport touring bike. The Monaco is comfortable and the fit is normal except for the cheek pads. I measured carefully and purchased a Medium, but even with the chin bar up, the helmet was a little too tight in that area only. I rode a few hundred miles to account for break-in, but ended up swapping to the Large cheek-pads (which are actually smaller than the Medium). Now the helmet fits me perfectly.
The airflow from the top vents can be felt instantly through the mesh liner. The helmet is quieter than the one it replaced. With no internal sun visor or glasses, the photochromatic faceshield seems to disappear and sometimes it feels like you're wearing a half-helmet with no faceshield at all.
I am very pleased with this helmet and the only thing I would change is the micrometric buckle. I don't have any issues with the micrometric buckle on the Monaco, but it's not my style. Call me old fashioned, but I just prefer D-rings.
May 1, 2014
Nice, light helmets, but one gliche
Wife bought it and so did I. We ride 2-up. My plastic visor works fine partly open, as I am closer to the windscreen, but hers keeps popping up. Won't stay at any of the in-between notches except for fully closed or fully open. Disappointing for her.
Yamaha Super Tenere
April 22, 2014
Love my new helmet- No more heavy head!
I have only worn this helmet twice, so it isn't even broken in yet, but already I love it. It is very light and doesn't make my neck tired as my old full face did. It is a sleek looking helmet . I added some girly cling decals to mine and it looks awesome! The fit is quite snug. I measured a small, so I ordered a small to start. The head fits me perfectly, however the cheek/jaw area is super tight. Not so much that I get a headache though, so I am waiting to see if the pads break in. If not, I will order some M cheek pads. Nice airflow. The transitions visor is great. Better than the 2 year old one I have on my old helmet. The latch is easy to open and close. Because it fits so snugly with my ears in the perfect place, the noise level is lower than what I was used to. I do wear earplugs and have the Sena Bluetooth in my helmet, and had to turn down the volume from what I usually would have it at in my old full face helmet.
The only thing it doesn't have that I would like is the easy-off visor, just because it's easier for cleaning. But with the transitions visor, you never have to switch so it's not a big issue.
March 31, 2014
I think it's a great helmet, exactly what I was wanting
I had to get a size larger than normal, but if you are looking for a very light helmet with great looks, this one you will want. Revzilla was great to deal with also in returning the x large and sending the xx large.
March 17, 2014
Expensive but good value.
The helmet shell curves inward and is too narrow at the opening where the chin straps attach, making it verry difficult to get the helmet on or off without feeling like my ears are going to be ripped off. Originally ordered a Large (my normal size for 23.5" head) but had to return it for XL. the helmet loks great and the quality justifies the price. I like the Transitions photochromic face shield but it doesn't get dark enough in bright sunlite (I prefer my Shark Evoline helmet with seperate clear and tinted shields). The helmet is light and comfortable once it's on and the quick release chin strap is a nice feature. Overall, a great helmet. Revzilla Customer Service and return/exchange policy are the best!
January 27, 2014