One of the annual traditions of Cyclocross Magazine is reflecting back on a year filled with reviewing products and award those that struck us as the best of the best in the realms of cyclocross, gravel and cycling gear. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be releasing all of the awards one day at a time. Be sure to keep checking back to see what products are most worth your hard-earned dollars. Issue 28 also has the Editors’ Awards and the Readers’ Choice awards, so be sure to order your backcopy today, which is also available on Uberflip, in the App Store on iTunes, and on Google Play for Android.

The Lazer Helium cycling helmet. © Cyclocross Magazine

The Lazer Helium cycling helmet. © Cyclocross Magazine

Continuing with the unveiling of our 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards, we move straight to noggin’ protection with the award for the Favorite Helmet, which goes to the Lazer Helium.

The Helium has been around for a long time, and has certainly been a long-time favorite to boot. Although helmets rarely get their moment in the sun on the podium, especially on the world stage, the Helium model has seen its share of World Cup and World Championship victories.

The Lazer Helium cycling helmet, now with MIPS, just one of the many changes the model has seen over the years. © Cyclocross Magazine

The Lazer Helium cycling helmet, now with MIPS, just one of the many changes the model has seen over the years. © Cyclocross Magazine

The model has seen a few changes as well, including the addition of Lazer’s Rollsys Retention System over three years ago, an aerodynamic shell that also acted as a shield against bad weather, and even a LifeBeam model with an integrated heart rate monitor.

Need more details? Check out the video below from Lazer’s website, posted to YouTube:

Lazer Helium Specs:

Price: $200
Vents: 19
Weight:
290g (Medium)
More info:
 lazersport.com