Virginia Tech, in collaboration with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, has released its latest testing results for bicycle helmets, revealing that Lazer helmets claim the most 5-STAR ratings of any manufacturer tested. Lazer helmets are now the top 3 rated road/multi-sport helmets and Lazer also has three 5-STAR rated mountain bike helmets.
Following three of its helmets being named to the 2019 ratings, six Lazer models have received the five-star rating in 2020, for a total of nine models given the top designation. Lazer's new ultralight G1 MIPS has landed at 9.2 STAR rating by Virginia Tech.
Lazer’s helmet models now with the 5-STAR ranking include: Sphere MIPS, Jackal MIPS, G1 MIPS, Impala MIPS, Z1 MIPS, Chiru MIPS, Century MIPS, Blade+ MIPS, Compact DLX MIPS, Urbanize MIPS, Cyclone MIPS, and Anverz NTA MIPS.
The Virginia Tech impact testing uses the STAR evaluation system to determine the helmet’s ability to reduce linear acceleration and rotational velocity of the head resulting from a range of impacts a cyclist might experience. Virginia Tech recommends the use of any 4- or 5-STAR rated helmet.
An overview of the Lazer 5-STAR rated helmets for sale in North America: