If you’ve ever met the mad scientist behind Kali Helmets, you know that Brad Waldron is obsessed with making a safer helmet. But he also knows that even if a helmet is safer, not everyone can afford to shell out for premium level helmets. Because of that, the new Pace Helmet offers nearly all of the protection story of more expensive helmets, but at a much more approachable price.

Kali lowers the entry cost to protection with full featured Pace helmet

Kali lowers the entry cost to protection with full featured Pace helmet

In terms of cost, one of the biggest factors in being able to reduce the price of the helmet is in the LDL – or Low Density Layer. Kali had a protection breakthrough when they introduced their original LDL padding system which reduces rotational impacts by 25% and also low-G linear impacts by 30%. But that original LDL system was expensive to develop and therefore, expensive to put in a helmet.

Now, Kali has found a new material (that is currently nameless) which mimics the performance of their higher end LDL system, but with a lower cost. That means they were able to implement similar rotational and low-G linear impact protection in the Pace helmet which has just a $60 price tag.

Kali lowers the entry cost to protection with full featured Pace helmet Kali lowers the entry cost to protection with full featured Pace helmet Kali lowers the entry cost to protection with full featured Pace helmet

In addition to the protection story, the Pace is a good looking helmet with a full PC wrap on the bottom, deeper rear protection, and a dial fit system. More details should be available, along with the helmet, soon!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. As with Giro/Bell steadily adding MIPS to the entire range this is excellent news, the trickle down effect is steadily making helmets safer for everyone. Good work Kali.

  2. At this price point I would really like to add this lid to go with my new (steel blue) Pivot Trail 429! Any idea on a release date, sizing, and weight? This looks very promising with good protection at a reasonable price tag! As I’m not familiar with their protection system, doe this have that “loose/sloppy MIPS feeling”? Thanks!

    • Their LDL system does not have that loose feeling like MIPS as that was the same reason I didnt like MIPS. Now I will say it does seem to be more pressure pointy than say a nutcase helmet but about the same as most carved road helmets with huge vents. I currently run their interceptor so I have the boa system so ymmv but my past MIPS helmet was a bell super 2r.

      • Thanks for the reply. I too had a Bell Super, and that was my only MIPS experience. I did not care for it at all. For $60, I don’t think you can go wrong with this lid.

  3. Helmet with a visor – thats what I need, They are becoming rarer, and aligning to freeride strenght helmets – I just want vents and a visor for commuting. Bring it on Kali

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