The Oasiz may not be a new name on the trail, but Lazer has
given the helmet some choice upgrades for 2013. It retains the Lazer Roll-sys
system, the dial on top that controls the internal retention system and results
in the most consistent and easily adjusted fit on the market, the Rigidity
Brace System that gives the helmet a light internal structure to create
integrity even after multiple impacts, an adjustable rear cradle and full
coverage for all-mountain riders in a light weight and ventilated package. In
fact, the Oasiz feels more like a XC dome than a ‘hucker’s lid.
For 2013 the Oasiz is getting an integrated GoPro mount, a
fitting real world upgrade with the kind of innovative thinking we love from
the Belgians at Lazer. Utilizing the removable plastic cap at the rear of the
helmet the mount is very low profile helping the helmet maintain it’s good
looks when not running a camera but putting the camera in the optimum spot for
a good camera angle once mounted. The Oasiz will also ship with a standard top
cap in case you’d rather run no mount at all.
The first 2013 helmet to get the mount will be a new color
to, Flash Yellow. This is the fluorescent yellow hue we’ve seen invading the
European road and trail scene for a couple seasons. Lazer use a two stage
process to achieve this color, they begin with a yellow shell and then paint
the over it with the Flash Yellow color which creates much more pop and depth
than simply paint over white. You may or may not be a fan of the new color trends,
but this Flash Yellow is much more than the neon hues of the eighties. Regardless, we'd chose this every day over the Lopes signature models. Sorry, Brian.
Look for the Flash Yellow 2013 Oasis with the GoPro mount to
begin turning up in your local shops later this summer with the rest of the
Oasiz line getting the GoPro mount very soon.
2013 Lazer Oasiz