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Closca Fuga Review: The Collapsible Bike Helmet Revisited

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16 months ago I reviewed Closca’s first attempt at a folding bicycle helmet, following a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Despite being hopeful of the product bridging a style gap in the helmet market, I was left disappointing with the bulkiness and design of the helmet. It felt like it could have been so much more… 

And, on that statement, Closca are back – and with a point to prove.

Introducing the Closca Fuga.



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Closca Fuga Folding Helmet
  • ✅ Safety First: Closca helmet can only be folded when there is no interior volume, and, of course, they never fold in the event of an accident, working as the other helmets against impact. Impact...
  • ✅ Foldability and Portability: Thanks to its patented folding design, these helmets reduce their volume by 55% in less than a second. This allows them to be easily transported in bags or backpacks...
  • ✅ Adjustable Comfort and Lightweight: With a rear adjustment system and padded cushions, the Closca Helmet fits perfectly to the head, while its invisible ventilation system adapts to all seasons of...

 

Closca Fuga Design – Collapsible Helmet

As you can see from the video above, the all-new Closca folding helmet is a much sleeker design. And after getting my hands on one too, the quality is drastically better than the previous model.

Closca Fuga Folding Bike Helmet

The folding functionality is impeccable – just as it was on the original model, in fairness. It takes no more than a second to make the helmet wearable, or flatten it down again for storage. It folds down to around 5cm thick, about half the width of the full size helmet, making it great for stowing away in bags.

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The helmet has kept an element of the original cap design, offering a subtle bill once again at the front of the helmet – useful for keeping the sun out of your eyes (perhaps more of a problem for those at Closca, who are based in Valencia, than those from the duller climes of the UK). However, this bill is fastened with high-quality Velcro and can be easily removed if it’s not to your taste.

Helmet Bag

One slight downside of the helmet is that I feel it could be a little more comfortable on the interior, despite its use of some padding. It’s by no means terrible and after a few minutes of riding you won’t really notice it, but it doesn’t match up to ‘sportier’ helmets in this regard – although this balances out overall when you look at the functionality and design of the helmet.

Safety

Closca Fuga is made of sturdy stuff. It is also fully compliant with European and American safety regulations.

Overall

The Fuga folding bicycle helmet is a huge step forward for Closca. It’s a classy looking product that functions excellently. As I mentioned earlier, the helmet could be a bit more comfortable, but this isn’t hugely distracting or particularly detrimental to the overall product.

This helmet comes in at a fairly substantial €120 (c. £105), but if you’re tired of lugging around a bulky helmet, the Closca Fuga could be worth the investment for you.


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