I ride 3-5 times a week on paved bike trails and road. I ride up to week long tours. This month (Sept 2020) I was riding the virtual Gold Star 500 when, due to a failure to communicate, I crashed with another rider at 20mph. We both went to ER. Me in an ambulance. Clavicle broken in two places, requiring surgery to plate and screw the pieces together. But no head injury at all! Even though my head bounced off the asphalt, my Z1 only had minor dings and not even a headache for me. Great product.
I love the Z1 fit. I have always done well with Lazer helmets. This is my first MIPS version. It sits a little higher on the head than the non-MIPS version. It is close but just a little different. Probably not a deal breaker for most as the shape is the same, just the cradle doesn't quite have that Kask-like snug fit down around the occiput. Also, I bought the large as the large fit me well in the Z-1 non-MIPS. This one has just a little play in the tightest setting. FWIW I have a long oval head, Kask fits me a little better, POC is OK, Giro terrible.
I purchased the Lazer Z1 MIPS helmet this past summer and what a difference! The helmet is so lightweight and with all the air vents making rides comfortable. (I ride between 30-60 miles daily with a couple of century rides). Itï¿½s so easy to fit to your head if youï¿½re wearing bandanna, Halo, or nothing. I added the back light to the helmet since I ride at night, a nice safety feature.
Bought last summer as i replace helmets every two years or less. On a descent, early morning, hit something in the roadway and launched at 27 mph....front right side of the helmet absorbed the blow...a slight laceration on my eyebrow from my glasses...no facial bones or teeth broken. Broke clavicle, scapula and 8 ribs...rushed to hospitaltrauma center and CTscan 45 minutes of impact...no issues other than pain but had i not had MIPS, and the helmet, who knows....any helmet that does this is a good helmet....so, can't rate anything but 5 STARS.
My Z1 MIPS from 2 years ago saved my noggin in a crash and I finally replaced it with the current year's model. The weight of the new helmet, despite what Lazer advertises on its website and is repeated here, is WAY off-it came in at 278g, which not even close to the 190g listed. B TD customer service verified for me that all their size small members weighed 278g. That's a 43% discrepancy!
It's also strangely some 30g heavier than the 2017 model I crashed (no pieces missing, just cracked foam).
I loved the fit, ventilation and temple coverage, but the BEST part was not having an annoying plastic framework to interfere with my ponytail.
I just wish it came remotely close to the advertised weight (or even the same as my old one), but couldn't justify spending this much money on a helmet that didn't really do anything more than the $80 MIPS helmet I already have, so I returned it.
Thanks BTD for the great customer service and easy return process!
I only have a handful of rides but its already hot enough in the mornings in Arizona to test out the air flow and flows more air through it than my previous Kask Protone. The fit is a bit different than the Kask, it hold firm onto my head but it just feels a little strange as it holds higher up. The rear retention system feels like it doesnt hold as firm but I couldnt shake it off my head with out the chin straps so it just feels a bit less secure but in actuality its absolutely fine. I also like the metallic greenyellow color, looks great and hopefully makes you more visible to drives
I ordered a size small in white to replace an older Z1 MIPS from 2017 that I crashed (MIPS really does work!). As a woman, I really appreciate not having to thread my ponytail through a tiny opening to put the helmet on-it's really why I wanted the same helmet again.
Unfortunately, the new helmet weighs 273g (39g heavier than the older one, and 43% heavier than the listed weight).
Nobody at BTD seems to want to answer my emails about weighing another small Z1 MIPS for me to see if this is just a fluke or if it's normal, so I guess I'll be sending it back.
My favorite Lazer helmet so far. Great fit and weighs less than my previous Helium helmet. Super comfortable, great ventilation and I recommend to anyone. Spend the $$ and get the MIPS.
This helmet pushes air down around the temple which is amazing. It hardly has any contact with your head when on. The mips layer doesn't touch your head and doesnt affect air flow.
I clearly bought this helmet because I wanted better ventilation and it delivered.
The fit on the Lazer Z1 MIPS helmet is amazing, no pressure points anywhere. Helmet is easy to adjust on the fly with one finger. MIPS system is a plus and the available accessories made the helmet a no brainier. After using other brand helmets for 20 years, the Lazer ZI MIPS helmet is by fat the best fitting helmet.
This seemed like a really nice helmet, but unfortunately I had to return it. My head is kind of oval shaped and even in the large size, this helmet was not big enough. It pressed on my forehead. So beware if you have an oval shaped head, otherwise, go for it, especially when it's on sale.