Soft, foldable helmet

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jamesbradbury
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Soft, foldable helmet

Postby jamesbradbury » 13 Nov 2015, 4:37pm

For those who wear a helmet this looks like an interesting, comfortable, but rather expensive development.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/headkayse-a-game-changer-in-cycle-helmet-safety#/

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Re: Soft, foldable helmet

Postby [XAP]Bob » 13 Nov 2015, 7:02pm

"Exceed EN1708"

So does a rolled up bit of newspaper..


Makes it slightly less bulky to carry around...

Not really a game changer any more than a radical new design of shoelaces is a game changer for motorist safety...
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Re: Soft, foldable helmet

Postby Bicycler » 15 Nov 2015, 1:57pm

I did like the idea of it being able to withstand multiple impacts. Judging by the number of people whose lives have been saved multiple times by helmets it would appear that there's a market for such a feature.

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Re: Soft, foldable helmet

Postby pjclinch » 15 Nov 2015, 4:58pm

As some wag noted on road.cc's Facebook page, a multiple use helmet would be little use because you couldn't show off the shattered remains to prove your life had been saved...
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Re: Soft, foldable helmet

Postby Tonyf33 » 15 Nov 2015, 9:00pm

I'm getting a turban and growing my hair for my visit to Australia next year, far more effective :lol:

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Re: Soft, foldable helmet

Postby Eammno » 23 Nov 2015, 2:19pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:"Exceed EN1708"
So does a rolled up bit of newspaper..
.


I doubt it, EN1708 is about welded joints :?

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Re: Soft, foldable helmet

Postby [XAP]Bob » 23 Nov 2015, 2:27pm

Eammno wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:"Exceed EN1708"
So does a rolled up bit of newspaper..
.


I doubt it, EN1708 is about welded joints :?

Yeah, typo... 1078.

Reducing trivial impacts in such a manner that they look serious.
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Re: Soft, foldable helmet

Postby Cunobelin » 24 Nov 2015, 6:36am

The world's first repeat impact protection helmet, which conforms to world safety standards.


So it also passes Snell B90, B95, ANSI, CPSC........ excellent news

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Re: Soft, foldable helmet

Postby pjclinch » 26 Nov 2015, 9:36am

Cunobelin wrote:
The world's first repeat impact protection helmet, which conforms to world safety standards.


So it also passes Snell B90, B95, ANSI, CPSC........ excellent news


It just says "world safety standards", not necessarily the ones you want. It may well be e.g. fireproof and not suffer corrosion from chlorine gas at specified values...
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