Review: Lazer Oasiz All Mountain Helmet with Built-In GoPro Mount

Helmets

I have been riding with the Lazer Oasiz All Mountain helmet for several months now and it is a solid choice if you are looking for an all mountain style helmet that offers a bit more protection than a standard XC type lid. Like the Giro Xar or Hex or the Fox Flux, the Oasiz helmet extends down more in the back of the head. The high viz yellow (called Flash Yellow by Lazer) is very eye catching and is quite the trend, these days. If you aren’t into the super bright color, the Oasiz is also available in a whopping 8 other color schemes (including 3 Brian Lopes editions). The standout feature is really the built-in GoPro mount. No more messing with straps or velcro, just snap your GoPro in and out. Super Easy!

The Oasiz is constructed by using an in-mold technique with 3 main pieces. The shell has plenty of vents (21 to be exact) and is CE – CPSC – AS certified. The GoPro mount is also removable (via screws) if you want to use just a standard cap. The weight is 285 grams for a size medium. Speaking of sizes, the Oasiz comes in only two sizes: medium (52 – 58cm) and large (59-61cm).

The Lazer Oasiz helmet features:

  • All Mtn designed top helmet
  • Magic buckle (magnets for retention)
  • Rollsys® Retention System (easy to use roller that tightens and loosens the fit)
  • Adjustable head basket
  • Lightweight (260g)
  • CoolMax padding

In this video, Chris from Lazer Sports shows us the highlights of the Lazer Oasiz (and Nirvana) helmets:

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Besides the built-in GoPro mount, other cool features are the Rollsys rentention system and the “Magic” buckle. The Lazer Rollsys system is a wheel located on the top of the helmet that tightens or loosens a cable that snugs up the inner contact points (of the head basket) around your head. It is simple and easy to use and produces no pressure points and the helmet stays secure.


The Magic Buckle uses magnets instead of the standard clip-in buckle, to secure the straps. When we first saw this design a couple of years ago, we were somewhat skeptical about the security. But in two years of using various Lazer helmets with this feature, we have never had the buckle come loose. Besides the magnets, there is also a side facing latch type interface that helps keep the connection secure (check the photos in the gallery for a close-up view).

If you are not hot on the Flash Yellow, the Oasiz is available in Black Mat, Pink Silver, White, White Red, White Silver and 3 Brian Lopes Replica colors Black Bronze, Dark Grey Silver and Dark Titanium Sand.

Review: Lazer Oasiz All Mountain Helmet with Built-In GoPro Mount Gallery
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Lazer Oasiz - Lopes black bronze

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Lazer Oasiz - Lopes dark titanium sand

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Lazer Oasiz - Lopes dark grey silver

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Lazer Oasiz - Lopes pink silver

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount

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Lazer Oasiz - cap off

If you don't want the GoPro Mount, it can be easily changed.
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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount top view

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount back view

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount right side view

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount

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Lazer Oasiz - magic buckle

magnets bring the buckles close to each other, latches make it extra secure
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Lazer Oasiz - magic buckle inner view

magnets bring the buckles close to each other, side facing latches on the inside make it extra secure
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Lazer Oasiz - removable mount

If you want to switch the GoPro mount for a standard cap, you can. Removes via 2 - 3mm allen screws and two snaps
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Lazer Oasiz - shown with the cap/mount off

the GoPro mount is easily removed with two - 3mm allen screws and two snaps
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Lazer Oasiz helmet - colors

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Lazer Oasiz helmet - flash yellow w/GoPro mount

Overall, the Lazer Oasiz helmet is a great choice for an All Mountain type helmet that has a nice fit and lots of style. If you are a GoPro user, the built-in helmet mount makes this a definite must. The only downside we found was that running the helmet with the added weight of the camera on top, the straps can start to loosen up a bit over time. Other than that nit-pick, we encountered no problems or issues.

The MSRP of the Lazer Oasiz helmet is $145 but the “street” price is lower. The helmet is available at your local and online Lazer helmet dealers now.

Strengths

  • secure fit and excellent coverage and protection
  • ventilation is plentiful
  • Rollsys system is easy to use and works well
  • lots of style/color options
  • Lopes approved!

Weaknesses

  • added weight of the helmet cam can cause the straps to loosen over time
  • limited sizes

Overall Rating: 4.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

For more info: www.lazersport.com

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 14 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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  • Albert says:

    GoPro mount only? why not Contour? or even better the possibility for both?

  • Gregg says:

    It was probably a numbers thing, Albert. They had to go with the most popular helmet cam and right now, that is definitely GoPro. But sure, as a fellow Contour owner, I’d be stoked to see a Contour option too.

  • ypocat says:

    with the gopro mounted on top of your head you look like you escaped from teletubbies – one of the reasons I have got contour.

    +1 for a countour version.

    • proedgebiker.com says:

      I gave up on contour when after 2 over priced cams they still refuse to follow the industry standard of 170 @ 1080p

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