Lazer Announces New Jackal MIPS Helmet

Dec 14, 2020
by Mike Kazimer  

Lazer's new Jackal MIPS helmet is positioned at the top rung of their lineup, with an extensive list of features designed to meet the needs of the modern trail rider.

The Jackal has the extended rear coverage that's become the norm for this style of helmet, with a ratcheting dial that's used to fine tune the fit. The position of that dial can also be shifted up or down to adjust how the helmet sits on a rider's head. A magnetic buckle keeps the helmet in place, and can easily be operated with one hand.
Jackal MIPS Details

• 19 vents
• Adjustable visor
• Removable helmet camera mount
• MIPS liner
• Weight (size M): 390 grams
• Price: $179.99 USD

Textured portions at the rear of the helmet keep goggle straps from slipping.
A magnetic buckle allows for easy one hand operation.

As the name suggests, there's a MIPS liner to help reduce rotational impact forces, and the helmet earned a 5-star rating (the highest possible) from Virginia Tech, who conduct their own independent safety testing.

Other highlights include a three position visor that can be raised enough to accommodate goggles underneath, with a textured portion at the back of the helmet to keep the strap of those goggles from slipping out of place. A camera mount is included, which attaches via two velcro straps. Those straps are designed to rip and release during a crash in order to help prevent any accessory-related injuries.

There are seven different color options, although in North America riders only have matte black, matte blue, and dark grey to choose from. Weight: 390 grams (size M). MSRP: $179.99 USD.

Photo: Laurence Crossman-Emms

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  • 145 0
 That magnetic clip has one positive and one negative
  • 85 0
 A polarising feature
  • 3 67
flag tacklingdummy (Dec 14, 2020 at 6:23) (Below Threshold)
 What is the negative? I have a FidLock on my helmet. It is very cool.
  • 16 1
 @tacklingdummy: I get your name, but a magnet has two poles positive and negative.
  • 69 0
 @tacklingdummy: you don't need a helmet as that one went right over your head
  • 4 0
 You know what they say, opposites attract.
  • 11 0
 @OnkleJoachim: Yes, it did.
  • 50 0
 Looking forward to when shirts start being designed with a NIPS liner. Can't stand that chafing!
  • 20 1
 I have that magnetic buckle on my Fox helmet. I love it. I wish I could install a magnet into my head and have the whole helmet snap onto my skull. Makes me think of all the other things that should be magnetic. Magnetic pedals and shoes. Magnetic gears. Maglev suspension!
  • 3 0
 magped is here for you!
  • 24 1
 Looks like a helmet.
  • 4 0
 Hmm. I am still confused as to where the battery goes. Maybe this is one of those new lasers that doesn't need a battery
  • 15 0
 Maybe he's got it pushed up, but that visor looks ridiculous on that dudes head
  • 8 0
 air brake
  • 7 1
 It's just me, or has the trail helmet market became the most boring, saturated, indifferenciated segment of them all?
They all look the same, tend to cost around the same (then, who pays RSP anyway?) and even share the same safety tech (MIPS).

How do people even select which one to buy? Would be picking whatever's available at you showroo...err.. LBS so you can select you size to order online be a safe bet?
  • 21 0
 To me, differentiation is fit. Lots of helmets do look the same, but depth/shape/etc changes so much from brand to brand, and even model to model.
  • 4 0
 @GPP2117: yep, I have a head that looks like it was designed in a wind tunnel, some brand fit others don't even come close, even when they look almost identical.
  • 3 0
 @GPP2117: Reebok needs to come up with a pump helmet. That way it would fit all types of domes.
  • 1 0
 @rrolly: Bell already did that, a long time ago.
  • 1 0
 Fit is paramount and many brands still have not mastered the art of the headform of fitting a globe of head shapes, innovations in fit and comfort are the real differentiators I think.
  • 1 0
 Yep, I just went to buy a new helmet, really wanted a TLD A2, walked out with a fox speedframe, not my favorite helmet for looks but it fit my head so well that I had to get it. The TLD lid was totally mismatched to my head shape. @GPP2117:
  • 9 0
 Can't we gat a shark with a fricken lazer helmet attached to its head!
  • 3 0
 “ matte black, matte blue, and dark grey” Ooft, going all out with the wild choices for North America!
  • 2 0
 We're going through an earth tone faze, please leave us be as my old ass self loves it.
  • 3 0
 Finally a Lazer helmet that doesn’t make you look like a rebel X-Wing pilot
  • 2 0
 I’d be more excited if it was really light, didn’t have a wobbly MIPS liner inside it, and had a six size range with narrow and normal options.
  • 3 0
 Those straps are way too short, and it's the wrong shape, and the buckle looks really fiddly - it'd never fit a shark.
  • 3 0
 Lazer that $ right outta your bank.
  • 3 0
 A jackal. Jackal. It’s a jackal. It looks like a jackal. Jackaaaal.
  • 1 0
 Am I the only one who hates the magnetic strap things? My ski helmet has them and I can never get it on or off without removing my gloves.
  • 2 4
 I look forward to something not MIPS ..... In testing it may seem better ... In use ... It doesn't seem to stay in place .... Rotates off your head no matter how much you crank it down { head Ache } Also most of the new Helmets look like" flat cap" ivy league old Man Hats ???????? My 2 cents
  • 2 0
 First time I've not seen Johnny smiling! Haha
  • 1 0
 I was interested until I got to the pic of it on a person.... Meh... I'll stick to my fitty dolla Fixtures.
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 I'm not sure if this is as dope as the band it shares a name with.
  • 2 1
 I saw them in around 1994 when they were supporting Aerosmith. I’d never heard of them before then.
  • 3 0
 @MikeW75: Hard to mess with a band that does chainsaw solos. Hahahahaha!!!

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