Looking for a helmet that checks off most boxes in terms of safety, affordability & looks? Look no further— Lazer Compact DLX is in the house!
Ah, helmets. Choosing one, for me, is not as simple as black & white. There are a few factors to consider; chief among them would be 1) Will it keep my noggin safe? 2) Will my noggin look good with it?
So imagine my delight, when a good friend of mine presented me with a helmet that ticks off those two boxes, and then some.
At first glance, the Compact DLX didn’t grab me right away, looking at it while sitting in its box. After pulling it out, though, I was won over by its understated elegance and robust feel.
The Compact DLX exudes subtle sexiness right out of the box. Its clean lines and tight profile suggest sleekness without looking too much like something out of sci-fi movie. I especially appreciated that – the last thing I wanna look like when I’m riding is something straight out of TRON Legacy.
Spark of Joy
The white & black color scheme perfectly underpins the Compact DLX’s unassumingly stylish look. I can actually see myself riding this both on the road & on the trails – a perfect one-helmet-for-all-rides. For you Marie Kondo disciples out there, this will definitely spark joy.
Another thing that sparked joy for me is the weight. I’m used to wearing a bulky multi-sport helmet and the extra weight on my head. The Compact DLX is way lighter though, coming in at roughly 0.5kg on my bathroom scale.
Out there on the road, the helmet felt like nothing on my head, allowing me to freely look around with ease when going on turns and watching out for obstacles.
Speaking of light, another noteworthy safety feature is the LED safety light located on the adjusting nozzle of the retention system. After a quick scan of the handy user’s manual, the light was easy to locate and activate. Night urban ride? Stay on the safe side with the Compact DLX.
Snug With No Bugs
The Compact DLX sat snug on my head – no bobbing, no sagging. The retention system did its job very well, staying put through every bump.
And while I encountered no bugs (or so I think) during my ride, the Insectnet mesh looks like a good idea for when one actually needs it.
To top it off, the webbing didn’t hamper any of the airflow, allowing for full & proper ventilation of my head. I rode right after lunch, with the summer sun shining angrily, and the Compact DLX kept my head cool amidst the heat and traffic.
White Takes Flight
Out on the road, the Compact DLX performed very admirably. After years of riding heavy multi-sport helmets, I must say the feathery weight made for an uber-comfy ride. I actually felt the lightness of the helmet contributed largely to my overall riding pleasure.
I rode my gravel bike over bumps and humps and the Compact DLX stayed right where it was supposed to be. I’d classify it as a bona fide “Plug & Play” piece of gear – just plug it on your head and start playing.
If you’re on the lookout for a versatile helmet that checks off most boxes in terms of safety, looks & affordability, check the Lazer Compact DLX out.
* straight out of the valley, Macky is a professional bassist who writes for fun and cash. He’s got loads of biking adventures that his mother shouldn’t know about.
** You can get your Lazer helmets in these bike shops:
- V. QUERUBIN MERCHANDISING #102 L.Guinto St., Lucena City, Quezon, Region IV-A, 4301 (042) 797-0564
- GLORIOUS RIDE BIKE SHOP #88 Anonas St. East Kamias , Quezon City, Manila, NCR (02) 434-64-26
- LJC Bike parts and Accessories KM 40 Lutgarda Garden Village, Pulang Buhangin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan
- BIKEWORX BIKE SHOP 146 Manabat St., San Antonio, Binan, Laguna, Region IV-A (0908) 885-2811;
- JOHN WILKIE’S BIKE SHOP 358 Jp Rizal St.Calumpang, Marikina City, Manila, NCR (02)668-24-07
- Hometown Sales Center Poblacion Tigbi, Tiwi, Albay, Region V