Closca’s Collapsible Bike Helmet

The Kickstarted bike helmet, now available to the public, folds flat to store easily between rides

What deters many from strapping on a helmet before biking to the grocery store or utilizing a city’s bike-share program is oftentimes the burden of carrying around the bulky (but potentially life-saving) accessory after the bike is parked. Here’s where the foldable bike helmet from Valencia, Spain-based start-up Closca comes in, one of the few European models that complies with US safety requirements. The Closca …

Sahn Classic

Equestrian-style helmets for the urban bike rider

After working for 10 years at Predator creating protective gear for water sports and skateboarding, designer Matt Kelly wanted to work on a different kind of project. Partnering with Sen-Huy Tan, a friend and a noted industry designer, the duo set to work designing a helmet that balanced protection and style, and came up with the Sahn Classic. Launched out of the pair’s studio in …

Hövding Invisible Bicycle Helmet

Changing the way cyclists view safety and style with an innovative airbag hood

by L.S. Winkler In 2005, Swedish designers Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin began work on a joint masters thesis in response to new laws requiring cyclists under the age of 15 to wear a helmet while operating a bicycle. The new law left many Swedish cyclists wondering if helmet laws for adults would soon follow, so the duo behind Hövding used the public’s concern as …