Limar has always hung their hat on low gram counts and has consistently produced helmets billed as the “world’s lightest“. Although not the most stylish designs on the market, their latest models have seen substantial improvements to the retention system, ventilation, and user features.
The newly announced Limar Ultralight Lux is not the lightest helmet they have ever released, but at just 200 grams for a size medium—it’s close. Whereas previous ultra-light helmets in the Limar line have achieved their low weights due to a paucity of bells and whistles, the new Lux comes standard with a bug net behind the seven forward facing vents and includes a three-function LED light mounted to the rear tension dial. For those of us who used to zip-tie lights to our helmets, the new crop of integrated LEDs offer great convenience and peace of mind.
Available in two sizes and five colors, the Lux is built using Limar’s proven in-molded Monoshell construction. The one-piece outer layer keeps weight and bulk to a minimum, yet still allows enough structural rigidity to accommodate the 22 vents. The Lux may not be the lightest Limar, but the added features and performance are worth the extra 30 grams.