Lazer Sphere MIPS helmet – first look

Lazer Sphere MIPS helmet – first look


Lazer has made a concerted effort to capture the highly competitive mid-level helmet audience with its new Sphere MIPS. The Belgian brand, known for some of the best road bike helmets on the market, went into considerable detail when it came to unpacking the biomechanical data of riders to promote better long-term comfort and overall cooling efficiency. The findings suggested most road cyclists tilt their heads in a forward-facing position at 15-degrees and this data was used to establish the Sphere’s ventilation blueprint and design properties. It certainly looks premium in execution but has Lazer cut any corners? 

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Lazer Sphere MIPS helmet

Lazer Sphere MIPS is available in six colourways, pictured here in matte black (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Lazer Sphere MIPS helmet

Lazer has done well to stitch in much of the brand’s premium DNA styling cues with the new Sphere helmet (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Lazer Sphere MIPS helmet

It boasts no fewer than 18 vents and tips our scales at 272g (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Lazer Sphere MIPS helmet

The fit-adjuster dial mounted on the top-rear of the helmet provides a better fit for all riders and head shapes (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Lazer Sphere MIPS helmet

Despite the helmet’s rather bulbous form, the straps sit flush against the face and are easily adjustable (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Lazer Sphere MIPS helmet

The decals on each flank and around the occipital area at the rear of the helmet have already shown signs of wear… (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Lazer Sphere MIPS helmet

…and may become increasingly tatty over time so care should be taken when wiping it down (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)

Design and aesthetics

There’s no mistaking the Sphere MIPS for anything other than a Lazer product – the company has a distinctive aesthetic and the designers have done well to stitch in much of the brand’s premium DNA styling cues. The helmet is available in six colourways – blue, matte black-purple, matte green, white, red and matte black (pictured here). While black isn’t the best colour for showcasing a product’s form, the combination of gloss and matte surfacing has helped add some level of depth and perspective to the package. 



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