Lazer first dropped hints about their new helmet, the Revolution, at the Sea Otter Classic earlier this year, but at the time the company was reluctant to reveal any specifics about its design. With production just around the corner (the helmet is expected to be available by late January 2016), the final shape has been settled on, and it turns out that it will include a removable chin guard. The helmet is currently undergoing the testing required to be granted ASTM-DH certification, but Lazer says that it has exceeded the standard during their in-house testing.
• Removable chinbar
• Three levels of coverage
• Ratcheting visor
• Goggle compatible
• Expected to be ASTM-DH certified
• Price: TBD
• Available January 2016
The helmet's chin piece is attached via a total of six bolts (three on each side), so converting it will take a few minutes, and probably wouldn't be something a rider would want to do more than a time or two on a ride, but it does make the helmet more versatile than a traditional half shell. When the chin bar is removed there are two options for the area around the ear, allowing riders even more options when choosing how much protection they want on a ride. With the chin bar removed the Revolution can be configured to offer full or partial coverage for the area around a rider's ears.
Over twenty vents are designed to keep air flowing on hot days, and a ratcheting rear dial allows for one handed fit adjustment. There's also a ratcheting visor that can fit goggles underneath it, and the ridge at the rear of the helmet is designed to keep the goggles' strap from slipping out of place. The Revolution will be available in an array of colors, and there will be a MIPS equipped version as well. Pricing and the final weight are still to be determined, but if all goes as planned Lazer say it will be one of the lightest ASTM-DH certified full face helmets on the market.