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Thousand is a design-driven lifestyle brand with one mission: to reinvent the bike helmet
Thousand is a lifestyle brand with one mission: to make a bike helmet you actually want to wear.
Thousand is a lifestyle brand with one mission: to make a bike helmet you actually want to wear.
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OUR SECRET POPLOCK (Magnetized) 

Our secret PopLock (patent pending) is the most convenient and secure way to leave your helmet behind. Just pop the top, and lock. And best of all—we're backing it with our Bike Thief Guarantee. If your helmet gets stolen while locked to your bike, we'll replace it. See our FAQs for terms and conditions.

OTHER KEY FEATURES

  • Vegan Leather Straps Reinforced with nylon webbing 
  • 7 Air Vents + Internal Cooling Channels & Liner + Brim We did the research. Get great ventilation without the sci-fi design
  • Magnetic Buckle Say goodbye to pinched fingers
    Vintage Moto Meets Modern Minimalist
  • Premium Matte Rubberized Finishes 
  • Available in 3 rich colors + a KickStarter-only "Stay Gold" edition (hand painted)

Helmets are an age-old industry with limited experts and planet-friendly options—and we want to change that. We've used environmentally-friendly alternatives, tracked the origin of our materials and found manufacturers with integrity.

Why Thousand?

We didn’t wear helmets, but after the loss of a friend, we wondered why. Especially after researching the statistics. In the US, there are roughly 1,000 bicycle-related fatalities in a year. That’s why we created Thousand to design helmets that we’d actually want to wear and therefore help save lives.

Design Inspiration

We were inspired by everything from vintage motorcycle helmets to Jack Kerouac's travels. From 7 a.m. commutes, to Sunday rides by the beach.

PRODUCTION PLAN

At the end of this project, we will send you a survey so you can select your helmet size. Check out the drawing below to get an early start!

Thousand is a group of social entrepreneurs, design junkies, and storytellers. We're obsessed with everything from value chains to color ways. 

Risks and challenges

PRODUCTION TIMELINE
We have established a relationship with one of the top helmet manufacturers in the business and will have boots on the ground to oversee every major production milestone. Thus, while we don't foresee any major production issues, we recognize that unexpected hiccups can happen. We promise to be transparent and to keep our backers updated on any potential delays.

IMPACT TESTING
We've designed our helmet to exceed all US (CPSC) and European (EN1078) Safety Standards. Though we're unable to complete our certifications until after production (by law), we are confident that is our design will exceed all testing requirements.

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    THOUSAND MARKET BAG
    - Designed and made in Los Angeles by Danny Blanton.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
    - $20 off for our first 100 backers! ($85 retail value).

    Color Options: Carbon Black, Thousand Navy, or Moonlight White. Free Shipping in the US.

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    FIRST BATCH
    - Be the first group to receive a Thousand helmet. $10 off ($85 retail value).

    Color Options: Color Options: Carbon Black, Thousand Navy, or Moonlight White. Free Shipping in the US.

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    SECOND BATCH
    - Receive a Thousand helmet at $10 off ($85 retail value).

    Color Options: Color Options: Carbon Black, Thousand Navy, or Moonlight White. Free Shipping in the US.

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    THIRD BATCH
    - Receive a Thousand helmet at $10 off ($85 retail value).

    Color Options: Color Options: Carbon Black, Thousand Navy, or Moonlight White. Free Shipping in the US.

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    KICKSTARTER ONLY "STAY GOLD" EDITION
    - (1) "Stay Gold" edition helmet. Hand painted.

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    COMBO PACK
    - (1) Thousand Helmet (Carbon Black, Thousand Navy, or Moonlight White)
    - (1) Thousand Market Bag

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    SECOND BATCH

    KICKSTARTER ONLY "STAY GOLD" EDITION
    - (1) "Stay Gold" edition helmet. Hand painted.

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    COMBO PACK
    - (1) Thousand Helmet (Carbon Black, Thousand Navy, or Moonlight White)
    - (1) Thousand Market Bag

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    THOUSAND DUO
    - (2) Thousand helmets: one for you + your friend or partner in crime. Up to $50 off (up to a $180 retail value)

    Color Options: Carbon Black, Thousand Navy, Moonlight White, Or Stay Gold. Free Shipping in the US.

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    THOUSAND DUO

    SECOND BATCH
    - (2) Thousand helmets: one for you + your friend or partner in crime. Up to $50 off (up to a $180 retail value)

    Color Options: Carbon Black, Thousand Navy, Moonlight White, Or Stay Gold. Free Shipping in the US.

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    THOUSAND DUO

    THIRD BATCH
    - (2) Thousand helmets: one for you + your friend or partner in crime. Up to $50 off (up to a $180 retail value)

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    CUSTOM HELMET + MARKET BAG
    - (1) Have a favorite saying? Or style of art? We'll create helmet with custom artwork for you. Artist @seantulgetske
    - (1) Thousand Market Bag

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    BUILD A BIKE WITH GLO + THOUSAND COMBO PACK
    - (7) hours of consulting with our founder Gloria (finding the right frame, accessories, building…etc)
    - (2) Helmets
    - (1) Thousand Market Bag.

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    CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
    - Ever been on a scavenger hunt or geocached? Explore your city (California/NY/Michigan or Texas Residents only) with our founder Gloria by bike. She'll create a curated hunt thru your city for you and your friends. Includes dinner and a show.
    - (2) helmets
    - (1) Thousand Market Bag.

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    THE EVERYTHING PACK:
    - Explore your city by bike with our founder, Gloria, for a weekend. She's create a curated experience for you and your friends. (She'll fly to you. US residents only).
    - (1) custom built bike (Gloria will decide the parts)
    - (2) Thousand helmets
    - (2) Thousand Market Bags

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Funding period

- (30 days)