helmets

The Super-Materials Revolutionising Helmet Design Right Now

Modern bicycle, ski, snowboard, skate and motorcycle helmet construction hasn’t changed significantly since the adoption of styrofoam impact absorption in the 1960s. Finally, new materials and construction methods are improving safety, in some cases absorbing 30 per cent more energy than their styrofoam equivalents. And you can buy helmets made from them today.


Superhero Helmets Unfortunately Won't Make You Invincible On The Road

They’re not quite as detailed as that magnificent Halo Master Chief motorcycle helmet from last week, but these equally beautiful hand-painted helmets from Air Graffix also won’t require you to mortgage your home to afford one. They range in price from $US500 to $US800 depending on the amount of detail required to recreate a design, but you can also save a few bucks on the process by supplying your own helmet.


A Halo-Themed Helmet That Protects Your Head On Motorcycles Or Warthogs

It looks like NECA is ready to stop teasing its Master Chief-inspired motorcycle helmet and finally start shipping an actual product as early as July of this year. And while it might look like a Halloween or cosplay costume accessory, this helmet is officially DOT-approved and will protect your noggin’ whether you’re riding a motorcycle, Warthog or Scorpion tank.


Five Tips For Choosing The Right Motorcycle Helmet

Buying a new motorcycle helmet any time soon? There are a few things that you should know that might just keep you alive when you’re in the middle of the worst day of your life. The guys from Shark Helmets have shared a few tips with us that we wanted to pass along to you.


Volvo Created A Bike Helmet That Warns Drivers About Nearby Cyclists

Though they share the road, bikes and vehicles don’t always play nice together. So Volvo, known for making some of the safest cars on the road, has helped develop a new safety helmet that lets bikes and vehicles communicate so that both cyclists and drivers are aware of each other when in close proximity — even if they can’t see each other.


The Brutal Mechanics Of A Bike Crash Will Convince You To Wear A Helmet

Bike wrecks happen fast. In two milliseconds — that’s one-hundred-times quicker than a blink of an eye — a regular ride can turn into a disastrous noggin-buster. If you ever doubted the importance of strapping on a helmet before you roll out, cycle giants Giro explain what happens to your head and the mechanics of a crash.


These Philippe Starck Bicycle Helmets Look Too Good To Wear

With their slinky curves, space-age visors and sleek polished metallic finish, you’d be forgiven for thinking that these helmets were part of the costume design for a futuristic movie. Nope, they’re just Philippe Starck’s bicycle helmets.


Skully AR-1 Helmet Hands-On: The World's First HUD Motorcycle Helmet

With a 180-degree rearview camera, Bluetooth and futuristic styling, Skully Helmets is bringing a fighter pilot-style Heads Up Display (HUD) to your everyday motorcycle ride. We’re the first publication to experience Skully in the real world.


I Wore Part Of The US Army's Real-Life Iron Man Suit

The US Army is working on a real-life Iron Man suit, and the first prototypes are coming later this week. But yesterday I got a sneak preview of one of the many clever components. It’s not a rocket launcher or a bulletproof shield, but it does a very, very important job: Keeping Iron Man’s head up.


This Sci-Fi Helmet Could Give Firefighters Predator Thermal Vision

When firefighters have to enter a burning building, much of their job still involves blindly feeling their way through dense plumes of toxic fumes in search of those trapped inside. However, a novel new helmet design could one day give firefighters the ability to see through the smoke and hear beyond the roar of the flames.