Bike commuters know how this story goes. You head out to work or to meet up with some friends and you wonder to yourself, do I really want to bring my helmet? After you park your bike and lock it up, you’re just going to have to put it in your overstuffed bag anyway. No longer do you have to risk your own safety for convenience. Thanks to the Fend Collapsible Bicycle Helmet, you can now fold down your gear for easy, space saving storage after a ride.
The Fend manages to combine a rare set of qualities into just one helmet; it is safe (meeting both U.S. and European safety standards), attractive (guaranteed goober-proof design), and comfortable to wear (think really protective pillow). The hard outer ABS shell comes in either matte white or black, while the interior multi-impact expanded foam boasts a nice soft lining for comfort. All things said, it is an ideal solution for those who don’t want their helmet to take up valuable space in their bag and don’t want to risk riding without one on their head. These are expected to retail for $120. [Purchase]