Lazer Wasp Air bike helmet review
Brutally docked tail, but still plenty of aero benefit – and comfy to boot
Although not quite a genuine stubby-tail, the Lazer Wasp Air has been fairly brutally docked and is suitable for a broad spectrum of riding positions.
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The lens is an integral part of the helmet but can be moved forward to expose two vents to aid cooling. This increases its suitability for longer and hotter races and, at 420g for a medium/large, it isn’t prohibitively heavy.
With the visor locked into its closest-to-the-face position, you can still pop the helmet on fairly easily without risking nose damage, while the extreme rear cutaway makes accessing the adjustment dial very easy. It’s comfortable and is plenty cool enough for warmer events.
Verdict: Versatile shape, adjustable venting, good in transition and surprisingly cool, 88%