QRide doesn’t want to keep anything down on the QT, instead it wants to include a QR code on cycling helmets as a way for emergency responders to access the information via a smartphone app. This could include emergency contact details, medical alerts, prescriptions or allergies on the online ID record. Although developed with cyclists in mind, QRide stickers can attach to just about any type of helmet.
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Brain buckets are a good idea for contact sports, cycling, skiing and yes climbing. While cats may land on their feet climbers all too often might land on their head. The Black Diamond Vector helmet is designed for those situations.
It is ideal for long routes, alpine climbs and other “weight-sensitive missions” and has a “barely there” feel to it. The geometric, co-molded EPD foam and polycarbonate shell provides full-coverage protection along with plenty of ventilation. This is a truly a diamond for the rough.
Want a cycle helmet that makes a statement? Look no further than the KAWS Limited-Edition bike helmet, which is being offered by the New Museum Store and Safe Street Funds to promote bicycle safety. Limited to just 500 helmets, these are produced by renowned artist KAWS for Bern Watts.
Those who partake in multiple sports know that the same equipment doesn’t always cross over, but the new Cébé Trilogy helmet might just live up to its name. This helmet doesn’t actually offer triple the protection, but it can provide protection for three sports. It was designed to meet European standards for mountain biking (CEN 1078), skiing (CEN 1077) and mountaineering (CEN 12492).
Since a winter helmet isn’t the same as a summer helmet, the Trilogy’s modular design allows it to adjust as the season’s chance. A visor can be added for summertime mountain cycling, while ear pads and vent plugs can be used when skiing or snowboarding, and with a few change outs be ready for anything in between.
Poc has introduced the new Crane helmet, which features a low eight and dent-resistant construction with two-density EPS liners. The stiffer outer line can deal with high energy impacts while the inside can provide added protection from lower energy hits.
Beam It Up
Is Lazer going to introduce an aero cycling helmet? The company provided a one-piece aero helmet to a few pro riders this year. The helmet was called the Helium FAST, but now rumors are circulating that the company, which is the oldest bicycle helmet maker in the world, might be making a consumer version. We’ll have to watch and see.
Dora the Explorer would probably be inspired by Balazs Ficzer’s DORA helmet, which while still only a concept could be the future of helmets. It features front and rear LED lights as well as turn signals. The video below shows some other things that the DORA – the helmet not the cartoon girl – might be able to do. Video after the jump
With opening day for Major League Baseball just weeks away fans might not notice a big difference that might help keep players safe. This year will see the widespread introduction of a new batting helmet. Rawlings, the official provider of helmets to the MLB, is providing teams with the S100 Pro Comp.
This is the latest helmet designed for batters, and it is just a fraction of an inch larger and about an ounce heavier than traditional helmets, but its carbon fiber shell promises to be about 300 percent stiffer and 130 times stronger than helmets made of plastic. It is designed to provide protection against balls thrown at speeds up to 100 miles per hour – compared to the 68mph of the older helmets. Read the rest of this entry »
Weekend Reading List (02.16.2013): Run in the Sun, Sinead Had Speed?, Tri on the Rise, Helmets for Kids
Run in the Sun
From Men’s Health: Why You Should Move Your Workout Outdoors
Winter blues are reason enough to seek out the sun. But here’s another: People with adequate levels of vitamin D—produced when your skin is exposed to the sun’s rays—have about half the risk of developing type 1 diabetes, according to a new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
The Nutcase Crossover helmet, which is distinctive for its glittery gold finish, will make the transition and let users cross from winter to summer. This bicycle helmet features removable fleece ear flaps, which can provide plenty of warmth during the cold winter commuters, but can also be removed as the weather turns. While it probably doesn’t offer enough ventilation for summer riding, it is ideal for those cooler days.
Much has been made about concussions and football helmets, but now the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences is looking to expand its ground-breaking research to include hockey, baseball, softball and lacrosse. The five year plan will look to rate helmets worn in those sports and determine the ability the helmets have to lessen the likelihood of a concussion resulting from head impact.
The ratings for the helmets will begin with hockey in the fall of this year, followed by youth football in 2015, and then baseball, softball and lacrosse in 2016.
At the SIA Snowshow in Denver last week Giro introduced a new “soft-shell” helmet for the snowsport industry that can survive multiple impacts and still keep the wearer protected. The Combyn helmet can flex and bend under pressure and like “Stretch Armstrong” return to its original shape.
The helmet reportedly utilizes a patent-pending liner made with foam to absorb impact, with two outer layers of foam that are designed to take both “high and low energy shots” and be flexible yet durable. The helmet features eight vents, and removable goggle retailer. It will comply with the CE EC 1077 safety standard. It will be available in August for next year’s winter sport season.