Gallery: Closca Unveils Stylish Urban Bike Helmet That Folds Up for Eas...

So Closca has developed a fashionable helmet that urban cyclists won't be embarrassed to wear.

When it comes to bike helmets, safety should of course be the most important consideration. But it doesn’t really matter how safe a helmet is if nobody wants to wear it. So Closca has developed a fashionable helmet that urban cyclists won’t be embarrassed to wear. Unlike most sporty bike helmets, the Closca helmet comes in several different styles, and the company is encouraging cyclists to create custom covers for their own helmets.

When it’s not being worn the helmet can be packed down to under 50% of its volume, and it folds into a flat form that’s easy to stuff into a backpack. The makers of the Closca helmet insist that even though the helmet folds, it’s still very safe. “Our telescopic design with 3 parts joined together with a strap, these parts work as a team in a crash, as one part can push the others allowing a better shock absorption,” they explain. The helmet has passed all European safety standards, and the company is working to comply with American standards.

Closca is currently raising money through Kickstarter to manufacture the helmets, and so far they’ve raised a little more than $5,000 of their $45,000 goal.

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1 Comment

  1. jobeesh January 19, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    These don\’t look dorky at all! Just got it from Love it!

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