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IB15: Kali takes road style and safety to a new low (price), plus brilliant reflective urban helmets!

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Kali has just dropped the bottom out of the road helmet market with the Ropa, a sleek, well ventilated and lightweight helmet that, at just $65, won’t require any additional protection for your wallet.

To bring the price down, it doesn’t get the dual density Cone Head construction of the higher end Phenom, but it’s still made with inmold construction to create a solid, one-piece structure. The single density foam is minimal without giving up safety ratings, and 24 well sized vents should help it move a lot of air over your head when it launches next spring. More details, actual weight and a look at their new reflective urban/commuter lids below…


Big exit ports sit just above their dialed MicroFit closure.


Internal channels and padding keep it comfy.


Claimed weight is 250g, and it hits it spot on on our scale. It’ll come in the two colors shown here plus a Black/White combo.


The new Danu Reflective helmets are good for your head and your conscience. The tough ABS/polycarbonate blended shell is filled with recycled EPS foam and the straps are made from recycled water bottles. Above, under normal light, and below with a flash…



The silver reflective was even more impressive, and all of these were taken under tradeshow lights. We suspect real world results in the dark would be even better. The reflectivity is 360º, making you more visible from any angle. Even better, it’s all colored with an eco-friendly water based paint.


Ten vents and internal channeling help keep you cool, and a magnetic Fidlock snap makes putting it on and off a simple, one-handed affair. It comes with an integrated visor and adjustable fit padding. Retail is just $70.


Non reflective models are also available for $60 with all the other features carrying over.


Often, big full coverage commuter helmets are heavy, but this one comes in at 279g, keeping it within spittin’ distance of modern road helmets. These ship in spring 2016, too.


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