Whether you’re racing or going out for a casual cruise, you’re probably strapping a helmet on before heading out the door. In this roundup, we have a limited edition road helmet from Lazer, stylish designs from Thousand and Poketo, and an updated smart helmet from Lumos.
Lazer beams through 100 years of crushing it!
Lazer has a heritage of innovating and designing within the industry that stretches back to 1919. To celebrate their 100 year mile mark, they’ve released a special edition of their Century helmet. The design features victories that we’re either milestones for the brand or moments that inspired the team to push the limits further. It features an ATS retention system with a shell that has 18 vents with Twistcap flaps making it more aero or breathable. The $160 limited edition has a 2 tone black body with gold accents and is available in sizes S-L.
Thousand Helmets gets inspiring designs by Poketo
We got some limited edition summer colors earlier from Thousand, now we’re getting a special edition collab with the designers at Poketo! The two brands were introduced while working in the same neighborhood and their shared connection with art and design. These limited edition designs are on Thousands classic lockable helmet. They include Color Blocks, Coral Reef, and Memphis Movement (left to right). Each helmet retails for $95 and is available in sizes S-L.
Lumos launches new smart helmets
It has been a minute since we covered the original Lumos back in 2015. The company is back at it with 2 new models and updated safety features. Both helmets have Bluetooth connectivity and a bar mounted remote to activate turn signals. Its rechargeable 1800mAh battery is rated for 10+ hours of runtime. Also, each model an integrated accellarometer to automatically activate its brake light. Riders with long hair can make use of the hairport for added breathability and comfort.
The Lumos Matrix has 22 white LEDs up front for oncoming traffic, and 77 RGB LEDs in the rear. The rear lights are programmable through the mobile app with a number of attention-grabbing patterns and turn signals. It weighs in at 580g and comes with 2 different pad sizes. The Matrix is available in standard ($250) or MIPs ($280) options, in black or white and in a 54-61cm universal fit.
The Lumos Street features a simplified rear light panel with 84 LEDs and the same 22 white LED front panel. Turn signals are customizable through the mobile app. And the fit is customizable with the 2 included pads. It weighs in at 580g and meets CPSC, F1492, EN1078, and AS2063 safety tests. The Street is available in standard ($230) and MIPs ($260) options, in black or white, and in a 54-61cm universal fit.