Have You Seen This Stunning Park & Diamond Folding Bike Helmet?
[NOTE: Park & Diamond has experienced endless delays and production problems since their campaign, which you can read about here. 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.