helmets

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.


Trying Out A 3D Scanner That Makes Helmets Custom-Moulded To Your Head

It’s not hard to find a badass-looking helmet for your adrenaline-fuelled hobbies. The trick is finding one that fits correctly. For decades, that’s meant buying a standard (S/M/L) size lid and rearranging the padding to conform to your noggin. Recently, I got to try out a much better way.


Is An Airbag For Your Head Really Safer Than A Bike Helmet?

Remember Hövding, the Swedish bike helmet released a few years back that looks like a stylish, poofy collar and supposedly inflates like an airbag upon impact? In a new video, the company explains more about how it works — claiming it’s actually much safer than a traditional helmet.


Watch A Motorcycle Helmet Become A Pinstriped Masterpiece In Minutes

Pinstriping is an old school hot rod style that’s become an art form all its own. At an event hosted by Bell Helmets, we got to watch master striper Skratch crank out eye popping custom-painted motorcycle helmets with nothing more than a brush, a rock-steady hand, and a laser-precise eye.


This Helmet Knows When It's Too Damaged To Protect Your Head

Helmets made with a liner material called expanded polystyrene will protect your head during a ski accident, but need to replaced after the first major impact. Helmet liners made from expanded polypropylene, though, can endure multiple impacts before needing a replacement. Using a series of sensors inside its liner, POC’s new Skull Orbic H.I. MIPS helmet can actually tell you when it’s time to buy a new one.


Engineers Are Tracking Football Helmet Data To Study Head Injuries

The prevalence of head injuries is the dark side of football. Now a University of Michigan engineering lab is installing sensors inside helmets which can help measure impact and spot potential brain injuries that might go undetected.