Have You Seen This Stunning Park & Diamond Folding Bike Helmet?

[NOTE: Park & Diamond seem to be expereincing a lot of delays and production problems currently, so I wouldn’t recommend ordering one right now. However, there are more foldable bike helmets that you can buy at the end of this post.]

We all know the main advantages of a folding bike helmet. They give you just as much protection as the more traditional models, but when you’re not cycling anymore, you can collapse them down so they don’t take up anywhere near as much space.

And while they may cost a bit more than the average helmet (which, reports say, reduce the risk of injury by about 70 per cent), you shouldn’t undervalue the important of feeling both safe and comfortable as you cycle.

But while you’re at it, why not look the part as well as keeping your head well-protected? Well soon, thanks to this incredible design from Park & Diamond, which has exploded on to the bike helmet market, you will be able to:

What Is The Park & Diamond Foldable Bike Helmet All About?

Created by ex-Space X engineers, the Park & Diamond helmet acts just like a traditional model, only it gives you the look and feel of a trendy baseball cap. Don’t worry, though, because it’s just as safe to wear as any other headgear while cycling, so you won’t be compromising your safety for looking cool with one on your head.

Don’t just take our word for it, either; the helmet has an enormous support group. It’s not ready to order yet, but even still, more than 25,000 people have donated a total of in excess of £2 million to its funding.

Features Of The Park & Diamond Foldable Bike Helmet

For a start, aside from being collapsible (obviously), this foldable helmet is a comfortable and breathable piece of kit, with stylish and replaceable skin and hand-washable layers. Weighing just eight ounces, it is also extremely light, so once it’s rolled up nicely in its custom cylindrical carry case, and stored away in your bag, you will find it takes up hardly any space as well as being particularly portable.

And if you’re still unsure as to how good a job it will do at keeping your head safe on your bike, the don’t be. It complies with standards of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Canadian cycling helmet CAN-CSA-D113.2-M and EU EN-1078 safety certification standards, so you can cycle freely knowing its practicality has already been ratified.

When a typical bike helmet bounces, the EPS foam protective material releases the energy back to the rider’s head during impact, which increases the total momentum change experienced. With this greater momentum change, there is a greater likelihood of a head injury.

By contrast, the Park & Diamond Bike Helmet’s protective material absorbs and dissipates three times more elastic energy, so far less energy is being transferred to the head, thus lowering the risk of an accident.

What’s more, Park & Diamond gives you the freedom to customise your folding helmet depending on which limited edition colours and patterns you prefer, so you can tailor your own headgear more in line with your own personal tastes.

Colours available include tan, maroon, black, navy and grey, and comes in sizes of either small (54-56cm), medium (57-59cm), large (60-62cm) or extra-large (63-65cm).

Any Other Recommended Bike Helmets?

If you’re a commuter, then while they may cost a little more than you’d usually pay, a folding bike helmet is absolutely perfect, primarily due to just how little of your space it will take up.

For a similarly stylish look, we’d recommend the Closca Helmet Loop (reduces in volume by 45 per cent when folded, provides constant air flow) for about £60. For the best value folding helmet, this model from Overade (folds away to 21 x 11 x 16cm in seconds, comes with its own fabric pouch) is excellent, costing between £49.99 and £60.

READ: Top 4 Foldable Bike Helmets

Most Stylish
Closca Folding Loop
Biggest Volume Reduction
Overade Folding Bike Helmet
Good Value
Carrera E00466 Foldable Helmet
Closca Bicycle Helmet for Adults, Foldable Helmet LOOP. Bicycle Helmet and Electric Scooter/Scooter for Women and Men (Unisex). Patented Design. (Pearl/White, L)
Overade Foldable helmet Plixi Fit - for bike, kick scooter, electric unicycle, e-bike - Meets CE standard, same protection as classic helmet - Volume divided by 3 when folded (Blue, L/XL (59-62 cm))
Carrera E00466 Foldable Helmet Purple Medium Large 58-61cm
Price not available
Price not available
£42.99
Most Stylish
Closca Folding Loop
Closca Bicycle Helmet for Adults, Foldable Helmet LOOP. Bicycle Helmet and Electric Scooter/Scooter for Women and Men (Unisex). Patented Design. (Pearl/White, L)
Price not available
Biggest Volume Reduction
Overade Folding Bike Helmet
Overade Foldable helmet Plixi Fit - for bike, kick scooter, electric unicycle, e-bike - Meets CE standard, same protection as classic helmet - Volume divided by 3 when folded (Blue, L/XL (59-62 cm))
Price not available
Good Value
Carrera E00466 Foldable Helmet
Carrera E00466 Foldable Helmet Purple Medium Large 58-61cm
£42.99

 

Pete Reynolds

Pete is the co-founder and editor of Discerning Cyclist. He commutes by bike daily from his home to his co-working space. Originally from Wirral, UK, Pete now lives in Spain. When visiting a new city, Pete loves nothing more than to explore it on two wheels. See Pete's Muck Rack profile

2 Responses

  1. Elliott Alexander says:

    It might seems the Park & Diamond company is one big scam. If not a scam, it is not being managed for the customers’ benefit. First of all, you pay for the helmet on IndieGogo and there no guarantee you will ever get the product (read the terms of your purchase). Second, I read the comments of the people who have purchased or rather invested in the company and many of them want refunds, but cannot get the refund. Third, I see the P & D helmet advertisements plastered all over the internet- seems the managers/owners are spending all of their income on trying to expand their already oversubscribed project, rather than supplying products to the existing investors. I wanted to purchase one or two of these helmets, but I refuse to throw my money into an empty pit. I’m afraid most or all of these investors are out of their money. Buyer beware. Do not throw your money away with this product. If you pay them for product, please read the terms of the contract as they are under no obligation to provide the product to you. If the company declares bankruptcy, your money is gone and you get no helmet.

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