The Coyote is a comfortable, well-ventilated mountain bike helmet with extended rear protection.
- Fit System: TS+ Turnfit Plus fit system
- Construction: In-Mold
- Ventilation: 21 vents
- Safety Certification: CE – CPSC – AS
- Sizes: Small, medium and large
- Weight: 335g (Size M)
- Colors: Matte black & matte green yellow
- Availability: Now
Established as a family business in Belgium in 1919, Lazer helmets began as a manufacturer of leather motorcycle helmets. To this day it is based in Antwerp Belgium in the famed Flanders region. Their latest mountain bike helmet, the Coyote, has just landed in South Africa and I have spent a few weeks testing it.
The Coyote is a great all-rounder in that it’s suitable for almost any mountain bike trail. The decently sized fixed visor, extended rear coverage and smooth finish on the outer shell gives the Coyote a high score with the SAFETY and STYLE departments. I like the way the outer shell blends in seamlessly with the EPS foam liner, it is ‘in-molded’ and is without any rough edges. Overall, the construction is both solid and stylish.
The ADJUSTABILITY is through what Lazer calls a ‘Turnfit Plus” system which offers both vertical and horizontal adjustment to ensure an excellent fit for everyone. This 360-degree approach to adjustment provides a consistent and even spacing around the riders head. The Coyote doesn’t feature a lot of padding, but it’s all in the right place and the COMFORT levels are high. A one-piece strip of padding wraps all the way around the forehead keeping sweat off the face. The straps are positioned quite close to the head and
The Coyote weighs 335grams and has 21 large air vents. I found the VENTILATION very good. The sizeable air vents are pretty good at for strapping on lights and action cameras. The longish peak provides good shelter from rain and harsh sunlight. A slightly raised brow area provides ample space for all sizes of eyewear and goggles. The rear of the shell has a slight indent that the goggle strap sits into. If you are climbing with goggles there is enough real estate under the fixed visor to hold the strap in place.
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