Lazer is already a big supporter of women’s cycling, sponsoring several pro teams and putting together fundraising efforts like the Amy D. Foundation helmet.
Now they’re moving that support into the retail lineup with a fresh collection, called Moi, of women’s helmet colors. The models are all the same as the regular line, which includes their ponytail-friendly Rollsys retention system, but the colors, patterns and names changed up to match more of the women’s clothing and bikes on the market. Most use the white, black and lighter blues shown here, with just a few models getting a hit of coral (like the Summer) on them. No pink to be found anywhere. All of the performance and safety features carry over unchanged.
From Sea Otter, we have two updated mountain bike helmets and a bunch of new performance and lifestyle sunglasses…
The Moi helmets cover the gamut of uses, price points and styles, with each getting one, two or three color options.
The Oasiz mountain bike helmet gets a MIPS version, coming June 1 and will be $160, jut $20 more than the standard version. MIPS adds a thin plastic layer inside the helmet, between the shell and your head, that allows the helmet to spin more freely in the event of a non-linear impact (i.e. virtually every impact). In theory, this reduces trauma to the brain caused by rapid rotation of the head. Check out the official MIPS website for more info.
The Phoenix+ full face helmet gets a revised lower rear section to better integrate with neck protectors. There are also new gray, black and red colors.
Retail is just $100 and weight is claimed at 1,000g.
For those times when you’re off the bike, they’re slowly growing their casual sunglasses line alongside the sports shades. Both have 100% UVA/UVB protection and both will be available mid May 2015. On the right is the Waymaker Way1, which comes in mirrored lenses only for $50.
The Waymaker Way2 women’s style on the right is available in standard ($60) or polarized lenses ($85), which our pic-of-the-day curator Kristibee seems to be enjoying quite a bit now that the sun is out to stay.