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.
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.
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!