overade foldable bike helmet by agency 360
overade foldable bike helmet by agency 360 overade foldable bike helmet by agency 360
jan 31, 2012

overade foldable bike helmet by agency 360

‘overade’ is a foldable urban bike helmet



‘overade’ is a foldable unisex helmet, designed by patrick jouffret of french design studio agency 360 in collaboration with engineer philippe arrouart. the device provides as much protection as a standard bicycle helmet but folds up to a compact, easily transportable size when not in use. small enough to slip into a purse or backpack, the design aims to address the low percentage of urban bicyclists who utilize helmets. first prototyped in 2010, ‘overade’ is expected to enter commercial production within 2012.


you might also be interested in the ‘hövding‘ automatically inflating airbag helmet, first covered by designboom, which likewise proposes a design solution to the problem of low rates of bike helmet usage.



overade foldable bike helmet by agency 360 full view of the helmet extended, red



overade foldable bike helmet by agency 360 side view of the helmet collapsed, black



overade foldable bike helmet by agency 360 back view of helmet, red



overade foldable bike helmet by agency 360 additional view of helmet folded, black



overade foldable bike helmet by agency 360 paper model



overade foldable bike helmet by agency 360 prototype pieces

  • The design looks beautiful fully opened.
    But, if the design’s intent is a foldable helmet that fits into a purse or backpack, it has failed.
    The size metamorphosis doesn’t seem to make much difference. A full helment in a backpack or purse leaves the helmet interior for holding other items just as a folded helmet would leave room around it.

    faf says:
  • @faf, that means there are other ideas that need to be explored )

    Kuroda says:
  • The concept and the whole idea of folding a bike helmet so that it isn\’t as big to carry around is an awesome idea. The folding mechanism that is used if very well designed and can fold very tightly. Even though I do not ride a bike anymore, I feel that this helmet will used by many people due to its great style and even the materials that are used

    Dom D says:
  • Amazing! I would defintly buy this as soon as it comes out.

    Dexter says:
  • Love the idea but I am worried about its safety. If it takes an impact, what is the chances it will fail and start going into the collapsed position while on the person’s head.

    Zach says:
  • during IMPACT, maybe your head will also fold.

    Heckler says:
  • i’m worried at those screws..

    joen says:
  • cool

    mirae says:
  • awesome Idea, can you make one for snowboarding?

    ddog says:
  • what is I crash and the helmet folds in on my head?

    It had to be asked says:
  • i wont mind having one for non biking activities. but the brim on the front is hideous. can it be removed?

    wingtorn says:
  • Make it an entire Iron Man Helmet and I’m SOLD! 😀

    Klappstuhl says:
  • The idea is there, but the result might not exactly what dome people expect.
    Why not design an inflated helmet, or a helmet that can be integrated with a bicycle (become part of it)

    sony djuana says:
  • Hi,
    awsome – excellent for commuters leaving their bikes at the station.
    The only thing I would definetely improve is the air intake aperture area in front – it will be too hot in summer. The upper side is very good, back is too closed also. I had an old similar helmet and dumped it.
    And it should never ever brake when it just falls off the bike – happens all the time.

    Dirk16 says:
  • No test outcomes are shown.

    ziggo says:
  • Is the collapsible helmet available to buy? and where?

    Mara Urshel says:

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