Designed for commuting, urban use and mountain biking, the new Hedkayse One is extra-durable, so that it can survive much more daily abuse than other helmets.
With most standard polystyrene cycle helmets, it’s one strike and you’re out – and that may not even be a crash: something as simple as dropping the helmet can cause it to fracture and need replacing, with even hairline cracks in the structure being risky.
But Hedkayse has looked to increase durability with its new Hedkayse One helmet. It’s made of a proprietary polymer material called Enkayse, that’s much tougher than EPS. Hedkayse says that it can withstand over 80 hits in an approved lab test, whereas a standard helmet may fail after just two. It is durable enough to withstand being run over (opens in new tab) by a car or thrown off a cliff (opens in new tab) (neither recommended), so cyclists should never have to replace their helmet again.
The Hedkyse One helmet has passed the relevant EU safety standard, with certification in the US and Australia expected in the next few months.
The Hedkayse One is also foldable for easy storage and can be adapted to fit any head size, with a patented strap design to change its fit. Folded, it measures just 13cm across and has a volume of 2.5 litres. It has an antibacterial liner to help keep out sweaty odours.
Hedkayse has the One helmet available to pre-order (opens in new tab) now on its site, with delivery planned for April. Price is £149.99.
As with other helmet designs, you can attach an action camera or a light to the helmet. Hedkayse claims a weight of 450g, with the new helmet available in five standard colours as well as custom options.
Look out for a review on the Cycling Weekly website, coming in the next few weeks.
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Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.
He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.
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