Look out MIPS because Lazer has developed an all-new impact protection system. Introducing KinetiCore, the world's first fully-integrated rotational-impact technology incorporated Controlled Crumple Zones. The seamless integration of a helmet's shell and KinetiCore results in less weight and more ventilation.
The launch of KinetiCore technology results from over 10 years of research, testing and refinement by the Lazer team. With the growing awareness of rotational-impact injuries and the need for more advanced protective systems, Lazer set its sights on fully-integrated technology built into the helmet and not added on as an extra (like MIPS). With much R&D, iterations, refinements, testing and safety sign-offs, the fruits of labour bestowed Lazer with KinetiCore.
With the new technology comes KinetiCore's Controlled Crumple Zones, a unique set of EPS foam blocks built into the helmet, which is designed to buckle in direct and rotational impact, redirecting energy away from the brain - much like crumple zones on cars.
Lazer's new KinetiCore technology comes with additional rider benefits. Rather than adding in rotational impact protection, the construction integration means less plastic is used to make each helmet, which is great for eco-consciousness. That integration also results in a lighter overall weight, which is more comfortable for the rider, especially on long days out.
You can expect to see Lazer's new KinetiCore technology rolled out across its wide range of helmets, including the Jackal. Lazer's off-road offering is now available in four colourways and three sizes. The medium size is claimed to weigh 340g, which is 50g lighter than the Fox Speedframe Pro that Jessica tested and around 40g lighter than the Specialized Tactic 4.