The Pentagon's New Super Helmet For Soldiers Sucks, For Now

After 14 years of warfare that has been pock-marked with improvised explosive devices, the Pentagon has come up with a motorcycle-like infantry helmet that is meant to protect soldiers from both shrapnel and concussive blasts. Sadly, this new technology is anything but ready for combat. » 8/27/14 1:25pm 8/27/14 1:25pm

Heads Up, Bikers: A Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet Is On Its Way

Before he let himself go, Marlon Brando was pretty much the pinnacle of American masculinity. Too bad that Halo didn't come out until a few months after the actor already finished his final role in the 2001 thriller The Score, then. Because you know what he could've used 48 years earlier on the set for The Wild One? A… » 6/25/14 4:22pm 6/25/14 4:22pm

Trying Out a 3D-Scanner That Makes Helmets Custom-Molded to Your Head

It's not hard to find a badass-looking helmet for your adrenaline-fueled hobbies. The trick is finding one that fits correctly. For decades, that's meant buying a standard (S/M/L) size lid and rearranging the padding to conform to your noggin. Recently, I got to try out a much better way. » 4/12/14 10:48am 4/12/14 10:48am

Watch a Motorcycle Helmet Become a Pinstriped Masterpiece in Minutes

Pinstriping is an old school hot rod style that's become an art form all its own. At an event hosted by Bell Helmets, we got to watch master striper Skratch crank out eye popping custom-painted motorcycle helmets with nothing more than a brush, a rock-steady hand, and a laser-precise eye. » 3/22/14 2:21pm 3/22/14 2:21pm

Lewis Hamilton goes to Brazil in a Senna helmet

Lewis Hamilton contested the season’s last Formula One race on Sunday in this yellow-and-green helmet, which is even more Senna-esque than his regular yellow helmet. Hamilton, who is something of a Senna incarnation on his good days, is looking to end his stormy season on a roll: hot off his victory in Abu Dhabi, he… » 11/28/11 9:30am 11/28/11 9:30am