Helmets are recommended for cycling. But what do you do when it’s hot? Many helmet suppliers stress the vents for cooling but it takes technology to produce the coolest cycling helmet.
Aptly named CoolHead have announced the launch of their Kickstarter campaign to provide the coolest cycling helmet designed to reduce body temperature while providing state-of-the-art head protection.
As many cyclists and other athletes know, heat can be fatal if precautions are not taken. When the outside temperature rises above 82 degrees Fahrenheit, the body begins to experience issues starting with cramps and exhaustion. If a body reaches 104 degrees Fahrenheit, it begins to affect vulnerable nerve cells, many of which are in the brain. CoolHead’s unique design takes on this issue with its special, patented material that only requires a small amount of cold water; CoolHead’s design and technology have proven to reduce heat to 15 – 20 degrees Fahrenheit lower than normal body temperature for hours.
Sergejs Zelinskis, Founder of CoolHead, explained to SpyCycle: “I’ve faced many race and training days alike when temperatures have reached dangerous highs, putting myself and other riders at risk. After years of being driven inside to train or risking my health in high temperatures, I set out to develop a helmet that would solve this problem once and for all.”
Features of the Coolest Cycling Helmet
CoolHead is built on a high-grade, extra thick PVA with evaporative technology to deliver unparalleled results. Other features of this cycling helmet include:
- All white helmet colour to reduce heat absorption;
- Optical shield with magnetic attachment, wind tunnel aided design, cooling comfort padding, and slimline buckle, which can easily be taken off or flipped inside of the helmet when not in use;
- Aero-dynamic design for perfect airflow, which also aids in increased rider speed;
- Cushioned, comfortable buckle;
- Small opening on the back of the helmet to restore cooling material with cold water on the go;
- Lightweight at only 10 ounces (280g); and,
- Availability in two sizes.
Importantly, CoolHead has already received the top-tier safety certifications, EN166, EN170 and EN1078, proving it not only significantly cools a cyclist’s body, but also provides the best protection available.
Zelinskis went on to explain “When we reach our Kickstarter campaign fundraising goal, all CoolHead helmets will be manufactured in Miami, Florida, assuring top quality production. Those who back us early will be able to receive these industry-leading helmets at 33% off their retail value.”
Like so many brilliant ideas, this is based on a simple principle. Centuries ago the Romans knew to cool wine using evaporating water. Years ago in the heat of high summer in Spain, I wore a water-soaked bandana with moisture holding particles (the sort of thing that goes in flower baskets!) and the cooling effect was phenomenal. Keeping the brain, the most important part of a rider’s body, cool is essential and this helmet promises hours of reduced heat while cycling: as much as 8-12°C below average body temperature. This really is the coolest cycling helmet!