This new bike helmet looks like a baseball cap

in technology •  6 months ago

The revolutionary new bike helmet is now available for pre-order.

Cycling safety startup Park & Diamond made waves throughout the industry last year when their innovative baseball cap bike helmet took the top spot in the Red Bull Launchpad program. Now, after much anticipation, the Brooklyn based company has started taking pre-orders for the bike helmet on Indiegogo. Those looking for the best deal will want to grab the early bird price of £60/$79, at 50% off the full retail price.

The Park & Diamond helmet looks and feels just like a baseball cap and form-fits to your head for greater comfort and safety. Like a baseball cap, it can also collapse down to the size of a large bike water bottle, making it easy to store in a backpack, messenger bag or large handbag.


A bike helmet that is comfortable, stylish, portable and safe


Park & Diamond's co-founders, David Hall and Jordan Klein, were driven to create the revolutionary new bike helmet following a tragic event. In 2016, Hall’s sister was the victim of a hit-and-run bike accident while she was on her way to campus. She wasn’t wearing any head protection and spent four months in a coma. Thankfully, she made a full recovery but it inspired the pair to create a baseball cap bike helmet that was both functional and stylish so that more people would wear one.

“My sister was the victim of a hit-and-run accident while cycling through the intersection of Park & Diamond near Temple University. She wasn’t wearing her helmet,” says Hall. “Rachel, who is healthy now, spent four months in a coma, and we named our company after that intersection.”

Studies show that 97% of cyclists who died in an accident were not wearing a helmet. However, despite the growing awareness around cycling safety, many cyclists are still choosing not to wear a helmet while riding. Following a research phase, the Park & Diamond team found that there are three main reasons for this: traditional bike helmets are uncomfortable, unattractive and inconvenient to carry. The Park & Diamond helmet is designed to solve all three of these issues while also providing improved protection.

“Now my co-founder Jordan and I have used our engineering backgrounds to design a bike helmet that everyone will want to wear” explains Hall”. The Park & Diamond helmet provides the highest level of protection and comfort—plus, it’s portable enough to be carried in your backpack or handbag.”

A bike helmet that looks like a baseball cap

The Park & Diamond helmet features an outer skin that looks and feels just like a baseball cap, making it a fashionable choice for most cyclists. The hope is that this will encourage more people, particularly those that ride their bike for commuting or sightseeing, to wear head protection and improve their safety. Initially, the helmet is only available in black, but there are plans to release multiple colours soon. Additionally, the outer and inner skins can be removed, hand-washed and swapped out for a different skin to allow cyclists to personalise their helmet.

Between the inner and outer skins is Park & Diamond’s proprietary shell, which collapses to the size of a large water bottle. Unlike other collapsible helmets, Park & Diamond’s shell features a unique geometric design that provides greater energy absorption and dissipation while allowing it to collapse down with no wasted space.

Unlike traditional rigid foam helmets that bounce and crack on impact, Park & Diamond’s helmet shell does not bounce when it hits the surface. This is because it is designed to immediately absorb and dissipate energy. With Park & Diamond’s baseball cap helmet, energy from an impact is dissipated and directed away from the rider’s head. This means that the helmet surpasses all current U.S. CPSC and EU EN-1078 certification standards.

Technical specifications

  • Size: Available in three sizes, offering a secure, personalised fit for each user (Adult Small, Adult Medium and Adult Large)
  • Folded Size: When folded, the helmet will easily fit into backpacks and large handbags.
  • Material: Proprietary composite material
  • Weight: 227 g/8 oz.
  • Colours: Available now in black, with additional colours to rollout at a later date.
  • Protection & Safety: Helmet offers UV protection and meets U.S. CPSC and EU EN-1078 safety standards.

Availability

The Park & Diamond baseball cap bike helmet is available for pre-order on Indiegogo and will begin shipping in early 2019. Pre-order pricing starts at $79. Stay posted for a hands-on review following shipping.

Related: If you're looking for a traditional bike helmet that's comfortable and lightweight, check out our review of the Kask Mojito road cycling helmet.

This post is also available on my website at: adaptnetwork.com/gear/park-diamond-baseball-cap-bike-helmet-indiegogo



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Another amazing shit post, second in the day, forced in the front page by @benadapt with the help of bid votes. If you plan to force shit posts on the frontpage, I guess all I can do is force real shit in the top of your comments!

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What's wrong with this post @trumpman?

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This poop is pretty popular on Wikipedia too. So what'so wrong about it?

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This post is 100% original content and is one of the most popular posts on my website at the moment.

There is no Wikipedia content in the article. I don't understand your point man.

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The poop I posted is 100 % copied from Wikipedia and it's one of the most popular wiki poops ever! What's so hard to get?

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Sorry - let me clarify.

What 's your problem with my post about the baseball cap bike helmet?

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With the post per se? Nothing. My problem is that you force your posts on the front page with bid bots. That is your right of course. As is mine to post poop on them.

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Cheers for clarifying. Fair enough. 👍

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dude just accept your post sucked and the helmet is not revolutionary, i agree with @trumpman your post sucks and you need to realize steem is not a blogg9ing platform its a blockchain where we are trying to get real work done and no one wants to read your stupid bike helmet post, peopel need to learn about how steem works and understand useful things like how to help @ned fix the hf20 account creation and maybe help him with his new UI to onbaord "normies" as he so calls them....

your post sucks and its not original because you didnt invent the helmet, its just regurgitated crap

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Steemit.com is a blogging platform built upon the Steem blockchain. Currently the main use case of Stream is to facilitate this.

Why would "normies" come to the platform if they can't blog on it? If they want digital money that's censorship resistant just use Bitcoin.

Also, you are also using Steemit.com to blog about random things. So...????

impressive

Love the idea! I want to order one for my brother.

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Glad you like the post @mikemarnard.

You can pre-order the helmet here: http://adaptnet.work/uRrn7x.

Expected shipping is early 2019 and the current best price is $84 for the ‘Early Bird’ deal.

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Thanks, I am thinking about it. Just checking which size fit him.

This is nice. Fashion meets safety! Can't wait to have this. I hope they will sell these in stores soon.

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Glad you like the post @josephparker.

You can pre-order the helmet here: http://adaptnet.work/uRrn7x.

Expected shipping is early 2019 and the current best price is $84 for the ‘Early Bird’ deal.

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Thanks, @benadapt! I will pre-order for sure...

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No worries. 👍

I like this. I will surely buy one for my sister and brother...

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Glad you like the post @drakedowney.

You can pre-order the helmet here: http://adaptnet.work/uRrn7x.

Expected shipping is early 2019 and the current best price is $84 for the ‘Early Bird’ deal.

I love the idea, it is an elegant and practical innovator, where I can get one is ideal for me

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Glad you like the post @witorr.

You can pre-order the helmet here: http://adaptnet.work/uRrn7x.

Expected shipping is early 2019 and the current best price is $84 for the ‘Early Bird’ deal.

It is a good post and it should be posted under steemhunt they love gadgets first comment is very disturbing using bots is your own choice and you pay them it is normal I think a person should have this much freedom

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Thanks @lovepreet2511 - appreciate the support.

Nice!

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Glad you like the post @wstanley226. 👍

Have you put this on @steemhunt ? Seems like a good product for it.

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I like the concept bro!

Cool! very unique concept. Stylish and at the same time safety.

That's cool. Just be nice if they could make it more stylish. Looks a bit like a Polo hat.

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Yeah, it does remind me a bit of an equestrian helmet. But, I think they did a pretty good job considering the style limitations of a bike traditional helmet.

Hopefully, I'll get the chance to review it early next year, so stay posted for that.

for that amount, it's a good deal.

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sometimes, we can only invent useful things after a tragedy.

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WOW que locura como avanza la sociedad

this is cool huh. safety in a fashion way

Wow un casco en forma de gorra!
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