Lazer Century helmet review

A cool helmet with integrated LED light

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £130
Black Road cycle helmet

Our review

12 forward-facing vents make it a great helmet for summer rides
Pros: Comfortable, versatile, integrated light
Cons: The LED light can fall out of its mounting

The Century uses the same cradle system found on Lazer’s premium helmets, such as the Z1 and the Bullet.

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The occipital lobe cradle sits at the base of your skull and offers 3.5cm of vertical adjustment and plenty of horizontal adjustment through the rear dial.

The X-Static pads are generously plush and run around the brow, and there are three one-piece pads from front to back. The straps are light and soft to the touch.

On the bike the Century is a comfortable lid. The shape is generous in both width and length, and it breathes well thanks to the 12 forward-facing vents.

These are also well channelled internally, making the Century a great helmet for warmer rides. The main central vents are covered with Lazer’s Twistcap, an insert that attaches magnetically and allows you to run the large front vents open or closed for better aerodynamics (or just when it’s cold). For maximum airflow you can leave the Twistcap off completely.

Helmet weights are not really much to worry about, but for those who do care, the Century tips the scales at 315.4g (L). You need to add another 10g, though, for the bonus that the Century is hiding.

The large chrome-surround exhaust port at the rear has a lens running through its centre. Inside the helmet’s crown is a port that takes an LED light (included) and this micro-USB rechargeable unit illuminates the lens for night-time visibility. It’s certainly a clever idea, but on my test helmet the light occasionally dropped out of its mounting and rattled while I rode.

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Lazer Century specifications

  • Vents: 18, incl 12 forward facing
  • Construction: In-mold
  • Fit system: Advanced Turnfit System
  • Available sizes: S, M, L
  • Extras: Integrated LED light