Lazer’s Impala MIPS is the sort of helmet you actually forget you’re wearing while on the trail. With MIPS safety and the great construction of Lazer Helmet’s you really can’t go wrong with this affordable mtb helmet.
Lazer Impala Review
As mentioned above, this helmet is light-weight coming in at a 315g (0.69lb) for the small size. One would expect the Lazer Impala Helmet to weigh more with the inclusion of the MIPS layer and EPS impact protection found throughout.
Lazer Impala Fit
Per the Lazer Helmet sizing guide, I went with size Medium. The medium out of the box fit well and would have been easy to tighten or loosen thanks to Lazer’s Advanced Turnfit System. Most helmets have a similar dial to adjust on the back, but what sets this helmet apart from some of the others is the ability to tighten vertically and horizontally against your head.
The Impala Helmet is available in sizes: Small, Medium and Large.
Having the protection of MIPS is great, as long as your helmet stay in place. With the Advanced Turnfit System, you can guarantee a nice secure fit throughout your ride.
For the GoPro, Rylo crowd that likes to capture your ride in POV style, cameras can easily be mounted and attached to the top of the Lazer Impala MIPS Helmet.
With the ability to adjust the visor on the fly, tons of ventilation and a featherweight feel, Lazer’s Impala Helmet will allow you to spend more time on your saddle.
And for those of you not familiar with MIPS. It’s a no-brainer to use, a must have for action sports per say. In the event that you crash (which happens a lot on a bike), MIPS has a gel-like material that mimics the fluid inside your brain. This allows for your head and brain to move in a more natural feel instead of slamming against the helmet which can lead to concussions which is just another word for brain damage.
When MIPS helmets first came out they had a high price tag. No Lazer has figured out how to introduce MIPS into their Impala Helmet at a fraction of the price. How’s $139.99 sound for this sort of peace of mind and protection for years to come.