Foldable Bike Helmet Stretches to Fit Your Oddly Shaped Head

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Helmets are a crucial piece of safety equipment, but unless they fit just right, they can get uncomfortable. This new helmet by Carrera aims to solve that problem by stretching laterally to fit your fat (or not-so-fat) head.

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The design is inspired by old, leather helmets that had a bit more give to them. With its flexible frame, the helmet manages not only to stretch to fit your specific dome, but also can be compressed down for storage or travel. It also functions as an actual helmet, of course, and claims to be just as effective as any non-stretching helmet out there.

No word on when it'll be available or how much it'll cost, but it seems like a novel way to make helmet-wearing a little less uncomfortable, and it's stylish to boot. I guess you could just go back to leather, but something like this is probably a better bet. [Bless This Stuff]

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DISCUSSION

WillRogers3000
WillRogers3000

Alright, so if you get hit in the front or back of your head, you're fine...the back of the helmet anchors the front, vice versa...but if you get hit on either side of your head, won't the helmet contract a little? Head squashing is still possible in this thing?

Not that people are constantly at risk for getting their heads squashed...