The New ICON Airframe Pro Is The Lightest Mass Produced Helmet On The Market

ICON released a new helmet this week that they think is about to take the gear world by storm. The new ICON Airframe Pro was built with one mission in mind: be the best helmet that ICON, or anyone else, has ever made. While that sounds like quite a challenge, keeping the weight of a medium down to 1450 grams is one… »9/04/15 6:00pm9/04/15 6:00pm

The Corsair X Is The Future Of One Of The Very Best Helmet Brands

Arai has been considered one of the best mass-market motorcycle helmet brands since forever. Their gear doesn’t come cheap, but it consistently rates high for comfort and quality. The 2016 Arai Corsair X, which you can take a close and complete look at here, will be the foundation of their future lids. »7/16/15 6:30pm7/16/15 6:30pm

The New Materials That Are Revolutionizing Helmet Safety Right Now

Modern helmet construction hasn't changed significantly since the adoption of styrofoam impact absorption in the 1960s. But new materials and construction methods are improving safety, in some cases absorbing 30 percent more energy than their styrofoam equivalents. And you can buy helmets made from them today. »3/18/15 6:42pm3/18/15 6:42pm

Formula One Takes Important Action Against Mid-Season Helmet Changes

In a bold move, Formula One has gotten straight to the cancer killing its appeal to fans and removed it before the season even starts. Starting this year, drivers will no longer be able to change their helmet designs mid-season. No longer will you, the fan, have to put up with drivers trying to express themselves. »2/18/15 4:16pm2/18/15 4:16pm

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 4:22pm6/25/14 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 10:48am4/12/14 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 2:21pm3/22/14 2:21pm