Ideal for commuters and cycle hire users, Headkayse’s fold system lets the owner quickly and efficiently reduce the size of the helmet to 50% of its original size, taking up just 2.5 litres of bag space which will fit neatly into a rucksack or case, compared to an average bike helmet which takes up to 5 litres of space. The brand recently surveyed a group of 1,000 Londoners and found that 60% hiring a bicycle in London aren’t wearing a helmet and, when questioned, 40% cited their bulky size and inability to put them in your bag – the Headkayse is designed to diminish these problems.
The Enkayse material that the helmet is made from has been developed after years of research and trial from the brand; it has been extensively tested by a recognised world leader in testing and certification of Personal Protective Equipment. Formed of semi-rigid foam, it acts differently to traditional cycle helmets made from Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), which only perform once and have little forgiveness when exposed to low-volume impacts. Acting and managing exceptionally well with high and low velocity impacts and multiple times, the HeadKayse is especially important for children who fall from much lower heights on their bike.
George Fox, the Technical Director of Headkayse, said: “We set out to create the safest and most convenient bike helmet and we believe we have achieved this with HeadKayse.
“For the last 40 years, cycle helmets have been made from expanded polystyrene which is effectively thousands of small rigid air bubbles, which under a particular level of impact break compress to dampen the eventual impact with objects, providing sacrificial protection. EPS is stiff, brittle and permanently damaged on even small impacts - as recommended by the manufacturer the helmet should be replaced.
“But what if materials could provide protection without the sacrificial degradation - a multi-hit helmet? That’s what we have created, with a new material, Enkayse that achieves the very highest standards with repeatability and is foldable to boot.”
By supporting HeadKayse on Indiegogo you will be one of the first people to receive the revolutionary helmet and at a fraction of the price. There are also family and group packages available. Crowdfunding will close on 20th December so there is still time to bag yourself this innovative piece of technology.
Once it meets its target, Headkayse will retail at £90 as a universal and stylish fit, thanks to its soft & flexible design which adjusts and moulds in-use to every head shape and size from kids to adults.
To contribute and find out more information on Headkayse:https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/headkayse-a-game-changer-in-cycle-helmet-safety
HeadKayse is currently seeking £60,000 in crowdfunding to kick off production on Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/headkayse-a-game-changer-in-cycle-helmet-safety
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