LaZer Monaco Window Pure Carbon Helmet
Great lightweight touring choice
I was looking to get a good modular helmet for touring, one that preferably had a carbon or partial carbon shell construction to go with my ride. The Lazer Monaco really fit the bill, was on sale and had a plethora of positive reviews. Easy pick in my book.
It didn't disappoint, and is my current go-to lid. Extremely light for a modular, or any helmet for that matter, with good air flow and not as noisy as I thought it would be. Tight in the cheek and ear area, but broke in after a few rides. Still best to go a size up if between sizes. Nice design on this particular Window graphic model, though the shell size may be a bit big looking on a smaller rider. Durable and made of premium materials throughout, but one nitpick is the rubber seal above the brow has started to peel off a bit because the shield rubs against it when opening and closing. Did a little DIY with rubber cement and fixed that minor issue in a jiff.
The best feature of this helmet is hands-down the photochromic lens. I honestly don't want to purchase another helmet that doesn't have this feature after experiencing it. I've been spoiled. All in all, this is one of the best deals for a modular out there and I would recommend it to anyone in the market for one.
March 4, 2015
I've now out a little over 1500 miles in this helmet and am able to review in certainty. The top padding is inadequate and I have to wear a skull cap or it starts to hurt after a very short time. The shield is AMAZING and PERFECT! The placement of the ear cutouts is a bit forward and tends to tug on my ears. The trigger to release the flip up is very cheaply designed and already is becoming difficult to press the button far enough to release. The aerodynamics are fantastic. I can turn for a headcheck at 100 no problem. Overall, I am satisfied but would never pay full retail due to the minor nuances
February 23, 2015
I love the transition lens.
The fit of the helmet feels great. This is just what I was looking for in a helmet. The price of the helmet was worth it. The transition lens is great tried it out the day I got it works great. I love the helmet
February 23, 2015
Lots of Bang for the Buck - does run tight
The Lazer is tight - My Scorpion and HJC run a little larger when new for the same equivalent sizing. When I first put it on - thought I was going to get a headache (my check bones touch) gradually fitting better. Unless careful my ears get boxed.
1. Size runs tight (have high cheek bones)
2. View great- the chromo lenses works wonders
3. Glasses fit no problem
4. Lazer bluetooth install (ok) could be better (very tinny) boom needs better mount point)
February 16, 2015
Excellent touring choice....
Magical tinted screen that is completely fog free with the insert, this is a true all conditions helmet. Extemely light and with the best ventilation I've experienced in a helmet it almost feels like you are going without. Initial quality exceeds my Shoei. Only downside is that it is a bit noisy but as we should all use earplugs or com system not really an issue.
February 11, 2015
A little small otherwise excellent
I loved the look and the weight of the helmet. I think if I was buying again I would buy the size bigger than I would measure as it squeezed the cheeks a little. It feels like a quality helmet and cradles your head well. It is not as quiet as the the two best flip lid helmets, however it is also no where near the price. I would have preferred the flip down tinted visor however I have to say that the photo chromatic visor worked a lot better than I thought it would and I was pleasantly surprised. Overall a very good helmet just consider a size larger.
February 2, 2015
The best helmet I have owned
I've owned a number of helmets over the years...some really expensive...some cheap as you can buy and this helmet is by far the best bang for the buck you can buy. Super light, flows air very well, fits my sena smh-10 really well and the transitions lens & pinlock shield is the best in the business.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for an excellent modular helmet.
February 2, 2015
Still unsure about this helmet
Bought this on sale and its a great value. Best shield ever with light sensitive shield and pinlock, really good. From there however, I'm not thrilled as yet. The fit is small. I'm a large in Shoei and. Arai but the large was way too small for me. Sent it back for an XL and it was better. Still has spots that will require more breaking in as it is not comfy. The removable ear pads, which I can't imagine keeping in unless someone simoly doesn't have ears, still don't recess far enough for the Sena SMH10 speaker without being on my ears. Not good. Also the boom mic moves significantly every time I open and close the helmet as the front of the helmet Is very close to my mouth.
I suspect it will become comfy enough over time, and I may dig out the speaker holes a bit deeper, and I may find a place for the boom mic. But we'll have to see over time.
Beautiful helmet though.
February 2, 2015