LaZer Monaco Window Pure Carbon Helmet
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
One of the lightest weight modular helmets
Love this helmet...but make sure you get extra screws that attach the visor to the helmet. Love the photochromatic type visor and the Pin Lock system really works!
December 16, 2013
Great helmet overall but a couple issues
I love the weight and style of this helmet....It's extremely lightweight and stylish...The modular aspect is great and when it locks down it snaps into place VERY securely. Love the self darkening shield but it fogs up VERY easily. I have not installed the anti-fog pinlock yet so hopefully that takes care of this issue. The only other issue to be aware of is that I normally wear a medium helmet but had to go to an ex-large to get a comfortable fit. The fit is not so much the padding inside but the fact that my chin hits the front of the chinbar when in place. The Large hit it very hard and I had to go to the Ex-Large. My chin still touches the front on the chinbar but it I can live with it as the rest of the helmet is just great!!! I'm hoping that once the back of the padding inside the helmet wears in a little that the chin issue may be less pronounced. Hopefully as I love this helmet for weight, airflow, aerodynamics (noise), and did I mention the weight???
December 16, 2013
Not nearly what I'd expected based on other reviews!
I've worn this now for a couple thousand miles and find some things to be very positive and others to be intensely negative. Good stuff includes the weight, shield, looks availability of intercom that will fit in it. Bad stuff starts with the fact that it is very hard to get on and off (it does get a little easier with time, don't know if we just figure out how to do it or stuff softens up). This was rated high for air flow and is one of my main concerns, but it doesn't seem to flow ANY air from lower vent and is VERY hot even with the chin curtain removed. It fits very close to my face below the visor and just doesn't allow any air movement at all. So with those caveats I would recommend this, not otherwise.
December 2, 2013
Helmet runs small
I usually order a size small. after measuring my head I was lead to choose a medium. When I tried to put it on it was like a vise grip on head. Though I did get the helmet on. I decided to return it for a size large. Two sizes up is a big difference.
Now that I know the right size I would recommend the purchase just to eliminate neck pain when touring. The helmet carbon look and graphics are mega cool.
I also purchased the Lazer link kit because I can talk with different manufacturer's blue tooth communication devices.
October 27, 2013
Excellent helmet but tight fight, esp. around the ears
This is a great helmet. Light, quiet and an amazing value for a carbon helmet. I only have two small gripes. First, although comfortable when on, it's very tight to put on. I wear a medium on my last helmet (Shoei Multitec) but went up to L on this and I even tried an XL because it was so hard to put on. If you wear ear buds (headphones) as I do, you will find it challenging getting on and off. My smaller nit pick is about the transition lens shield, not dark enough for total sun and too dark to wear under sunglasses. Still, this is a great helmet and the weight really makes a different on long rides.
October 22, 2013