Are you a helmet hater? Read this!

 My husband and I have worn hard shell bicycle helmets since they first came out, back in the eighties. We endured mocking laughter and calls of ‘Turtle Head!’ – fairly apt for those first lumpen Bell Bikers. But we did a lot of riding, and valued our brain cells. Now, of course, nearly everyone dons a bike helmet as a matter of course (except in Holland, land of the bicycle, where the only ones wearing helmets are the tourists). Still, there are some hold-outs, people who find the head gear uncomfortable or unfashionable, or that it musses their hair.

Now, an innovative Swedish company  http://www.hovding.com/ – is there any other kind? – has come up with a solution, so every cyclist can protect his or her bean: a fashion-fabric collar, sort of like an Elizabethan ruff, that conceals an airbag.

Read more about it here: http://www.coolhunting.com/tech/hovding-invisible-bicycle-helmet.php

The $600 price tag might seem a little steep, but compared with a head injury? Beans.

– Barb

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One response to “Are you a helmet hater? Read this!

  1. Very cool!!! I would definitely wear one…..now if I could just come up with the cash for it!!!

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