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

  • Is the collapsible helmet available to buy? and where?

    Mara Urshel
  • No test outcomes are shown.

    ziggo
  • 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
  • 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
  • Make it an entire Iron Man Helmet and I’m SOLD! 😀

    Klappstuhl
  • i wont mind having one for non biking activities. but the brim on the front is hideous. can it be removed?

    wingtorn
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