Airbag “Collar” Protects Helmet-Free Cyclists From Head Injuries

by , 10/24/10

Hövding, eco-friendly helmets, bicycle helmets, bike helmets, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, sustainable style, wearable technology, Sweden

Even if it means a life saved, a number of people often forgo the use of a bicycle helmet for the sake of looking cool. If you’re one of many who just can’t stand to spoil a perfectly wind blown ‘do, then the Hövding bicycle “collar” just may be the bike safety accessory you’ve been looking for. Disguised as a stylish yet subtle piece fit for any outfit, this collar is able to deploy a full-on head-protecting airbag in case of impact. Curious about the effectiveness? Check out a video of a biker taking a spill wearing the Hövding after the jump!


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  2. Fosscati October 26, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    This is quite the silliest invention since powdered water or ejector seats for helicopters. Imagine wearing this vinyl thingy around your neck on a long ride with salty sweat running over the abrasions the vinyl would leave on your skin. You would end up looking liked you had been half-hanged. Is that better than helmet hair? I doubt it.
    Also that lady in the picture looks such a dork with that balloon on her head.

  3. Dlbingo October 24, 2010 at 9:28 pm
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