If you’ve ever flown to a track weekend on a commercial airline, you know the paranoia of which I speak: no one really trusts baggage handlers, especially with vital items like helmets, which are supposed to protect your head. I don’t want a safety item like that to be accidentally mangled en route and be rendered…
The F-35 is a tour de force of bleeding edge military technology. Also it violently jars its pilots and knocks their displays out of view on takeoff, as a new government report examines. Now the multi-trillion dollar plane needs its landing gear fixed or completely replaced.
After multiple investigations, the Department of Justice found that a company that employed prisoners to build U.S. military helmets produced thousands of defective products, putting combat soldiers at risk.
In the good old days, men were “men,” America was apparently “great,” and the only helmet anybody needed was a dashing cow-skin hat with cute little ear flaps. Then a lot of people died, and over a century later, heads go racing with the comfort of padding, radios and water straws.
A heads-up display in a motorcycle helmet is a cool concept that has yet to make it to mass-market, mostly because of its tremendous complexity and cost. (One high-profile company’s alleged spending practices didn’t help either.) But that hasn’t stopped inventor Andrew Artishchev from dedicating himself to the idea,…
In 2014, San Francisco tech startup Skully raised hype and money to build a Tony Stark-style digitally augmented motorcycle helmet. Almost $2.5 million later, the company’s shutting down. Now a lawsuit from within the company gives us some hints as to why: founders allegedly blew the R&D money on lap dances and fast…
The Hydraulic Press channel gives and gives, and all we ask for it in return is for it to remind us of our own impending mortality. So here’s what it would look like if you got your own head (in the form of a watermelon) pressed, wearing nothing but a motorcycle helmet for protection.
Preliminary data from state highway safety offices around America shows annual traffic fatalities for motorcyclists going up an estimated 10 percent in 2015. That meant about 450 more bikers killed on the road last year than the year before for an expected total of just over 5,000. Here’s what we know.
One of the F-35's most interesting features, at least on paper, is the jet’s helmet. It is so deeply integrated into the aircraft’s sub-systems that it even gives its wearers something akin to x-ray vision. But much like the F-35 itself, the helmet and its integration have been mired in developmental issues. Now the…
Bell released information about the new Bell Star racing helmet last October, which has some incredible new features that make it the most important helmet to be released in decades. This new video for it explains more of the features and, more importantly, has some insanely beautiful riding shots.
The $400 K-5 is AGV’s “sport touring helmet,” which means it’s appropriate on most road-going motorcycles from basic uprights to screaming sportbikes. With a snap-down sun visor and space for an audio system, it’s got enough nice features to be interesting.
The state of Michigan repealed its mandatory helmet law in 2012. Now, with three riding seasons having passed since then, we finally have enough numbers to prove that it’s stupid and causing more people to have more serious injuries.
I don’t know about you guys, but if I invented a product that the whole world was waiting to see and was having some difficulties getting it into the hands of consumers, the last thing I would do is alienate those patient enough to stick with me. Skully, the brand behind that fancy but long-delayed heads-up-display…
Buying a motorcycle helmet is a very tricky process. Most helmets are impossible to find if you want to try them on, plus everything fits differently, and most of the descriptions provided by helmet-makers are indecipherable and incoherent. Luckily for you, I get to try a lot of them out firsthand—and I’m here to help.
Last week, we told you about how helmet company Bell made the biggest leap in helmet development in 50 years. Looks like it isn’t the only one fighting the good fight. Now, helmet makers 6D have something very interesting on the horizon too.
Bell announced a new helmet called the Pro Star and it is, without a doubt, the most important development in the last 50 years. This helmet doesn’t just protect your skull, it protects what’s inside it.
Motorcycle helmets are loud. Like, deafeningly loud. But, thanks to bluetooth communications company Sena and the Noise Control Helmet, they don’t have to be any longer.
Shoei has finally confirmed that the Spirit III they announced several weeks ago is coming to the U.S. as the Shoei X-14. A little digging, and a tip from a super secret tipster, have revealed some interesting features that will make this helmet great for all riders.
The most fundamental item of motorcycle gear is also, frequently, the most misunderstood. Let’s clear up the conventional wisdom and marketing obfuscation, then put the best, safest helmet possible on your head.