Lazer Wasp aero helmet - in brief review£299.99

Speedy and striking TT headgear

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The striking looking Wasp was super fast in the wind tunnel in both positions – we'd guess that's thanks to the tail design, which doesn't rely on being flush to your back.

  • Pros: Fast, well vented, great vision
  • Cons: Heavy, fiddly visor and retention device

For the same reason, that long tail doesn't catch in the wind when you drop your head down.

The sprung retention device – which we found more effective than when we first tested this helmet – is still slightly fiddly to get on.

The shallow visor keeps your face cooler and gives a fantastic field of vision, but pulling it forwards to open the useful vents is tricky and has to be done one side at a time, though you’re unlikely to move it during a race. The Wasp is heavy, too, but we didn't notice it much even on long training rides.

This article was originally published in Procycling magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Jamie Wilkins

Deputy Editor, Procycling / Editor, Urban Cyclist, Procycling Magazine
Rides fast everywhere, all the time. Jamie started riding age 12, first on mountain bikes, progressing through cross-country and downhill racing (followed by motorcycle road racing and a dark time as a runner). A dedicated roadie since 2007, Jamie has dabbled in road racing, crits and time trials, but has the most fun simply riding hard with a couple of friends, chasing daft average speeds. Needless to say, Jamie values pure performance above all else and loves aero kit. Fiercely honest in his reviews. Has a chain-cleaning fetish.
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 185cm / 6'1"
  • Weight: 71kg / 156lb
  • Waist: 79cm / 31in
  • Chest: 96cm / 38in
  • Discipline: Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Mountains, rolling stuff, flat and windy, hacking through the city…
  • Current Bikes: Ridley Noah SL 20, Scappa Purosangue, Canyon Speedmax 9.0 SL
  • Dream Bike: Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 LTD, in red, please. And a Pashley Guv'nor.
  • Beer of Choice: Recovering teetotaller, still working this one out
  • Location: Bath, UK

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