Lazer Ultrax helmet review£69.99

Value helmet with built-in rear light

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Lazer have packed a decent number of features into the Ultrax, yet it's only a penny shy of £70. 

The retention system is different to a lot of other helmets, in that there's no circumference adjustment – it automatically adjusts to the size of your head. We found the pressure from the cradle to be just on the right side of tight, leaving the helmet feeling very secure. The cradle is height adjustable too.

Lazer have also equipped the Ultrax with an adjustable visor and an integrated rear light, which is handy for riding home from work in the evening or getting home from trails after a night ride. We've yet to run the battery down on it, but it's USB chargeable when you do.

The Ultrax's ventilation is on a par with many of other lids of its style. One niggle was that we found the straps rubbed a little on the front of our ears – there's a bit less space there than on some other helmets.

The lazer ultrax has an in-built rear light, which is usb chargeable : the lazer ultrax has an in-built rear light, which is usb chargeable
The lazer ultrax has an in-built rear light, which is usb chargeable : the lazer ultrax has an in-built rear light, which is usb chargeable

The Lazer Ultrax has an integrated rear light at the back of the helmet

Tom Marvin

Technical Editor, Tech Hub, UK
Tom's been riding for 15 years, and has always chopped and changed bikes as soon as his budget allowed. He's most at home in the big mountains, having spent nigh on 30 weeks riding the Alps, as well as having lived a stone's throw from the Scottish Highlands for 4 years. From 24 hour races such as the infamous Strathpuffer to the Tran Nepal, Tom can occasionally be found racing whatever interesting races he can find.
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 182cm / 5'11"
  • Weight: 82kg / 180lb
  • Waist: 81cm / 32in
  • Chest: 97cm / 38in
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Steep and super tech or fast and flowy
  • Current Bikes: Canyon Spectral, Pivot Mach 429SL, Mondraker Vantage R +
  • Dream Bike: Transition Scout
  • Beer of Choice: Gin & tonic
  • Location: Bristol, UK
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