The city bike niche is privy to some of the most unique and fashion forward designs that industrial design students and think tanks can muster. This fold-able helmet concept by Carrera is yet another attempt in this vein to promote and merge safety with the daily practicalities of city commuting.
The press claims the helmet was inspired by the old pistard helmets made in leather but it resembles an accordion in both appearance and function. An elastic fitting system affixed to the interior of the helmet allows the lid to expand to fit even the most awkwardly large or oddly shaped heads. This design allows the helmet to mold specifically to the riders head and appears to offer excellent ventilation (and many crevices for your hair to become entangled.)
When you’re done? The helmet folds into a slightly smaller package for storage…. or you can strap it precariously under the saddle of your color matched fixie. Awesome.
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