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natalie.

fantastic!

Tanner

The problem that I've always had with helmets is that they don't really look good on me. Helmets just aren't designed for the shape of my - and I'm sure many other's - head.

Wonder if the hat helmet would fit better, or just look like I'm wearing a hat on the tip top of my head.

Jolene

Hello! While I agree that these helmets are much more stylish than others, the main reason that helmets are covered in that shiny plastic is to keep it from sticking to the road. If a helmet is not smooth, it won't slide. If you come off your bike and don't slide, the force is transferred to your neck/spinal cord and you can end up with serious damage.

natalie.

fantastic!

bryan

If it takes a hat disguise to convince people to wear a helmet; I'm all for it.

It only takes one crash for you to suffer brain damage and give your spouse the pleasure of changing your adult diaper for the rest of their life.

Anna @ D16

I was going to say the same thing as Jolene --parents are always warned to not put any kind of covering on children's helmets for this very reason. Surely the same thing is true for adults.

As cute as these helmets are, I doubt they offer adequate protection. It's possible that they could make an accident much worse.

To bad... :(

Allison G

Not to be a buzzkill—these folks have the right idea, for sure! —but in the states, one shouldn't get on a bike without a helmet that is Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) approved. Sor!

Riding in Denmark has got to be a far more dignified affair, where everybody is used to seeing cyclists everyday, but here we're still the minority in the land of huge cars.

Even with CPSC standards there are risks. A friend of mine, 33yo, is in a nursing home (probably for the rest of his life) from a bike crash on a rural WA road. He can't recognize his family, or talk, or feed himself or anything. He simply hit a pothole and although he was wearing a helmet, helmets only go so far. Rough. Very rough.

Parker

I remember as a kid, there was a helmet disguised as a hat that I wanted. It wasn't really disguised because the thing was still way larger than a normal hat. This thing does look better however, but I doubt it's still actually not obviously a helmet.

Kyle

Also dope --
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kylef/2552056274/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Michael

I really like this summer hat/helmet version by the danish duo Claydies... even thogh it´s not in productions:

http://spottedbynormanncopenhagen.com/2008/04/21/summer-hat-bicycle-helmet/

Julianne

Little excuse now to forgo a helmet for fashion's sake...

moiremusic

Been watching these for a few months. For those in the US, it looks like this British store will ship to you:

http://www.50cycles.com/yakkay-helmets.shtml

Jackie Kramer-Arden

The good (or bad) news is that most other western countries have much higher health and safety standards for products. This is probably very safe!

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