This is one of the priciest pieces of pilots’ head gear ever constructed. The F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS), with the tremendous price tag of $400,000, is so advanced that it lets pilots see through their own airframe.
The new Star Wars hardware keeps trickling out. This is the new stormtrooper helmet, an updated model that looks way more modern but also less menacing than the original one. The left one is an actual unit in a warehouse. The right one is a render. They look nice but I have a question for all of you:
It's starting to look like the soldiers of the future could almost fight in space. The Army's latest helmet concept, specifically designed for chemical-biological protection, includes a respirator that keeps the air clean and cool, like a mini air conditioner built right into the mask. It also looks very badass.
This German helmet, from the mid-16th century, has a rather unusual adornment on its mask. Was the wearer known as the Cock Knight?
The wonderful Swedes and their obsession for road safety have struck gold once again: behold the invisible bike helmet that magically appears over a biker's head whenever there's a potentially dangerous accident. Genius.
It seems like something out of Halo, but this new futuristic soldier helmet discovered by KitUp! is now being tested by the US Army. Called the Helmet Electronics and Display System-Upgradeable Protection, it's a modular variation of the current head gear, with face-protective 9mm plating and Heads Up Display powered…
Move over, Glass, there's another AR solution for motorcyclists. A startup out of Russia has ideated a helmet with a HUD that claims to solve all your navigation needs.
If you love the convenience of the hands-free, dual beverage drinking hat, but you prefer tankards to plastic cups, Instructables user DucttapeNinja explains how to convert an ordinary drinking helmet into a medieval helm worthy of a true beer guzzling warrior.
Predators aren't all that concerned with blending in with human society (why blend in when you can cloak yourself?), but if one was looking for a bit of the steampunk aesthetic, it might don this metallic helmet.
There are some significant barriers to entry in a triathlon. Physical fitness is one thing. What about all that gear?
Today's high tech football kit may be magnitudes more protective than the bits of molded cow skin you see here but they're not nearly as intimidating. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 early examples of these bad ass cranial caretakers.
It's not enough to just ride a bike these days—you've got to be able to take calls, check the GPS, and skip tracks on a playlist. But with one hand on a gadget with the other on the handlebars, and you're asking for an accident. The new Cardo BK-1 is a two-speaker Bluetooth headset that mounts on your bike helmet so…
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.
All winged insects look more or less the same: a main thorax that's split into three segments, two legs on each segment, and four wings. But there's one exception, and it's spectacularly weird. Meet the massive "helmets" of treehopper insects.
Look, nothing ruins your chances of getting a date like being repeatedly stabbed in the face. That's why we invented helmets—and the practice of screaming "NOT IN THE FACE!" Our friends at Oobject.com have some excellent examples of the former.
A pitcher is in a pretty vulnerable spot on the baseball field: right smack dab in the middle of the action, straight in the line of fire. Easton-Bell decided that because of that potential danger, there was need for a new pitcher helmet that could absorb some of the potentially violent contact. The goal was to…
Did I say 1980s? I meant 2011sies, sorry. I bet the sweaty Daft Punk guys are looking at DJ Kid Chameleon's Macintosh Plus and iPad helmet in envy—especially if there's a fan component squeezed in there.