Vozz Helmets is proposing a reinvention of the common motorcycle helmet design — instead of pulling it over your head and using a chin strap, the helmet splits vertically in two parts that pivot around a hinge and then locks in place with a little pressure.
This design has actually been around since 2005, but it has taken several years for the idea to hit the production stage. The concept allowed for a redesign of the helmet’s underside, resulting in more chin protection. It’s said that once the helmet locks into place, it will fit perfectly and it can’t be accidentally removed. The tighter fit and more chin coverage means less air can enter from under the helmet, resulting in less aerodynamic lift at higher speeds, and more heat insulation for a warmer ride. And in the event of an accident, the helmet can be separated into two parts, making it possible to remove the helmet without moving the neck or applying any pressure to the head. The helmet is available in three different shell sizes, several different colors, and will retail for $888. [Purchase]
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