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A good entry level contender with some nice features, the Comet from LAS is a helmet that will make you happy with the quality and even happier with the price.
The Comet comes with its own helmet bag, which is handy if you hang it in a bike shed or otherwise want to keep it clean.
At 308g it isn't the lightest of helmets, but once it's on your head, you barely notice the extra few grams, and actually soon forget that it's there.
The Comet has a completely removable pad system, which means cleaning it is really easy. The pad is a decent thickness, wicked away my sweat and felt secure on my head. Adjusting the fit is done via the click wheel at the back and the chin strap. A couple of tweaks and job done.
Ventilation is achieved through a total of 22 vents all over the helmet. They work very well and will keep your head cooler on all but the hottest days. I noticed how well the ventilation worked on climbs where I did sweat, but cooled quickly.
There is a detachable visor, so you can use it or not depending on your personal preference. I think it looks better with it, but this is my taste and it's nice you have the choice.
The chin strap is easily adjustable and I had the right fit in no time. LAS have added a chin pad as well which adds another level of comfort to the helmet. The lock is easy to undo with one hand. Simplicity is the beauty of this helmet.
Inside the helmet there is an insect net, cool little feature that keeps the bugs out. As someone who literally ended up with a bee in my bonnet once, I like this aspect.
When looking at a helmet, I think initially we are drawn to aesthetics and the Comet is a decent looking bit of kit. Of course it has to be comfortable too, and the Comet is that. It's not the lightest helmet but it's far from the heaviest and perfectly acceptable for £34.99.
Well-priced helmet with some good features
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Make and model: LAS Comet helmet
Size tested: Size 54-58 Medium, Matt White/Red/Black ,
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
The LAS Comet is aimed at road cyclists. The manufacturers say that the helmet has a"New EPS (expandable polystyrene System) for a safer and lighter helmet and X-light Roll-fit adjustment system". The helmet is fairly light and is very easy to adjust.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Sizes: M (54-58), L (58-61)
In moulding technology
Polythene inner pad
Weight: from 250g
The helmet is well made, feels like it has a good quality finish and should last until you need its protection.
I found the helmet comfortable and the ventilation worked well.
It's well made so I don't see any reason why it wouldn't last.
It's not the lightest, but for the price, you easily forgive a few grams.
The padding works well.
For the price I feel the helmet is good value.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
The helmet kept my head cool when riding hard rides and hills. It was very comfortable too.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
I liked the comfort.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
Age: 34 Height: 158cms Weight: 61kg
I usually ride: Giant defy My best bike is:
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: A few times a week I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,