Everyone knows that helmet is only used once (effectively). If you’ve had an unlucky day, your helmet can save you, but he sacrifices himself in the rider’s place for that.
But does it have to be this way? Apparently no. Here is the Headkayse, a product that discloses to be the first cycling helmet in the world that can repeat the impacts and can be used again after one or several impacts.
Unlike the polystyrene foam used in virtually all current helmets, the Headkayse is made of material developed and refined by the developers of the product.
They call the Enkayse material. It is soft, elastic, and according to developers, has the same performance at damping speed as EPS (expandable polystyrene), but other than EPS does not remain deformed after impact. The elasticity of the Enkayse is supposed to absorb impacts without permanent damage, and its outer layer is waterproof and resistant to penetration of sharp objects.
Here we have an urban helmet that can withstand blows and that would make other helmets useless, but how does it come out? A pre-production of Headkayse has exceeded all requirements of EN1078-standards for European cycling helmets.
The elastic nature of the Headkayse also means that you no longer need to be so careful with your helmet, so letting it fall will not get expensive. The softness of the Enkayse also works very well in small impacts-a bump on a tree branch, for example, should be absorbed more efficiently than a normal helmet.
It may not sound as good as it is to be, but the Headkayse is a one size fits all. Yes, thanks to a patented adjustment system, the Headkayse is supposed to fit from a child’s head up into an adult’s head. The design also means that it can be packed in a smaller version of itself, flattening and reducing its overall volume by 50%-which in theory should make it a great companion in travel.
This helmet is still in the initial phase, but the collection made on the Indiegogo website suggests that we will hear about it soon.
What do you think? Would you trust a reusable helmet? View hbbltd.com.