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Monday, February 27, 2012

This Folding Bike Helmet Is an Urban Cyclist’s Dream Come True [Gizmodo]


Cycling in cities is a great idea: it's quick, cheap, and you even get some exercise. But the number of people that don't wear a helmet is frankly terrifying. Maybe this folding helmet will help change that.
Designed by French studio Agency 360 in 2010, but going into production this year, this folding helmet is called Overade. According to Patrick Jouffret, the designer, who worked alongside engineer Philippe Arrouart, it offers as much protection as a standard helmet but folds up when not in use. We've seen folding helmets before, but they've looked pretty crappy — this one actually looks nice.

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