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A stylish, aero dynamic helmet that keeps cyclists from overheating in high temperatures while providing necessary head protection.
A stylish, aero dynamic helmet that keeps cyclists from overheating in high temperatures while providing necessary head protection.
A stylish, aero dynamic helmet that keeps cyclists from overheating in high temperatures while providing necessary head protection.
52 backers pledged $3,240 to help bring this project to life.

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REGULATION COMPLIANCE

Please note: Current safety certification EN 1078 is European safety testing standard which already has been achieved. Currently, we are undergoing CPSC testing (US safety standard) as well as AS/NZS (Australian safety standard). Based on our own facility testing we can already see that we will achieve these safety ratings without any issues. The official test results will be finished by March of 2018. 

WHAT IS COOLHEAD?!

CoolHead™ is a cycling helmet designed for reducing body temperature in the most important part of rider's body- the brain. It's unique design provides protection against penetration but it also ensures hours of reduced heat while cycling to a pleasant 15F° to 20F° (8C° to 12C°) below average body temperature.

WHAT IS IT FOR?!

We all like cycling but some days are just too hot out there. When cycling fast, the wind is moving across your body and can usually remove some of the heat produced. However, the summer months and warm climate zones present their own challenges to riders, so how can you ensure that you don’t suffer in the heat?! CoolHead is the answer.

 WHY USE CoolHead?

Without CoolHead riding in the heat can prove fatal. The human has a normal body temperature of 98.6˚F (37˚C). To maintain this temperature without the help of warming or cooling devices, the surrounding environment needs to be at about 82˚F (28˚C). High environmental temperatures can be dangerous to your body. In the range of 90˚ and 105˚F (32˚ and 40˚C), you can experience heat cramps, exhaustion, heat stroke or even death from overheating. 

When human body temperature gets above 104˚F, the most vulnerable tissues to heat strain in the body are nerve cells. And because the brain is comprised almost entirely of nerve cells, those are the most sensitive and vulnerable tissues. Blood flow to the skin increases, and that puts a strain on the heart and that's when heatstroke occurs. But not with CoolHead. Test showed that $240 top brand name helmet vs. CoolHead helmet riding in 85˚F+ high humidity weather at 20+mph temperature showed 11 degree difference on the inside of the helmet.  

CoolHead SPECIFICATIONS:

CoolHead is the only cycling helmet which can provide head protection and cooling comfort at the same time. The special patented material inside the helmet keeps cooler temperature for hours and it only requires little amount of cold water. We use high grade and extra thick PVA with evaporative technology. 

1. Water has a much higher specific heat capacity than air, making it a far better coolant than air.

2. More intimate contact between water and skin, compared to air and skin, results in a higher heat transfer coefficient which makes water again a better coolant.

3. In the case of fairly thin layers of water evaporative cooling also takes place in the case of water on skin. As latent heat of vaporisation is carried off the water will cool down and eventually skin will cool too due to heat transfer.

The more water you soak it with, the longer it takes to evaporate, which means the longer it stays cool for you! It will easily keep a cyclist in a comfortable temperature zone for at least two hours, if soaked with cold water.

To cool it off again all you need to do is to expose it to an open air. If stopped, simply add some cold water again. If riding, you can lift up the helmet and let some air flow between head and helmet padding and it will cool back off within seconds. This special material retains water, yet feels relatively dry to touch. The best feature of this helmet- it does not have any electrical wiring or need to charge to keep it cool. This helmet does not have any components with a risk of malfunction or failure. 

CoolHead color is white- the best color for not absorbing the heat from the sun. White light is the sum of all wavelengths, so sunlight hitting the object's surface is reflected back. Some heat is still absorbed based on the nature of the object's material, but minimal heat is absorbed, making white the coolest possible color.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

Optical shield with magnetic attachment, wind tunnel aided design, cooling comfort padding and slimline buckle.

The shield is held in place with three simple magnets. They create a solid connection and the visor doesn’t rattle. 

You can use the shield, take it off completely, or flip it upside down so it is attached to the helmet but out of the way.  The rear basket is adjustable to allow for the best fit possible.

It can also be used as a traditional EN-1078 Safety Standard helmet anytime without soaking it with water. It will serve it's purpose as a protective element against head injury in case of an accident. If you prefer to remove the magnetic shield you can use it with any other type of cycling glasses. 

The aerodynamic design creates the perfect airflow system which will cool off the material on both sides of rider’s head as well as increase the rider's speed. 

CoolHead helmet is equipped with cushion-type soft buckle strap for rider's comfort and safety.

Another cool feature is a small rear opening on the exterior backside of the helmet, which allows you to cool it off by pouring some water on-the-go. 

CREATION PROCESS

 

 

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REGULATION COMPLIANCE

Please note: Current safety certification EN 1078 is European safety testing standard which already has been achieved. Currently, we are undergoing CPSC testing (US safety standard) as well as AS/NZS (Australian safety standard). Based on our own facility testing we can already see that we will achieve these safety ratings without any issues. The official test results will be finished by March of 2018.

COOLING HELMET TEST

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SIMPLE IMPACT TEST

 

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 WEIGHT:

Total helmet weight including the shield: 10 oz ( 280 g )

SIZES:

There are two sizes available to choose from:                                         

Small / Medium ( 21.25" - 22.83")   Medium / Large ( 22.83" - 24.40" )

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PRODUCTION:

Estimated delivery: June of 2018.

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CREATOR:

Sergejs Zelinskis (Avid Cyclist / Innovator)
Sergejs Zelinskis (Avid Cyclist / Innovator)

 

    

NEW PROJECT UPDATE   

REGULATION COMPLIANCE

Please note: Current safety certification EN 1078 is European safety testing standard which already has been achieved. Currently, we are undergoing CPSC testing (US safety standard) as well as AS/NZS (Australian safety standard). Based on our own facility testing we can already see that we will achieve these safety ratings without any issues. The official test results will be finished by March of 2018.

COOLING INSERT BONUS

We have decided to award all our CoolHead backers who purchased a helmet by including second cooling insert as a BONUS add-on. Thanks again for backing our project!!!

                                                             

Risks and challenges

The only challenge is to achieve a MOQ pre-orders because the production cost is very different below and above 1,000 units. However, we will be able to bring this project to life even with low amount of CoolHead helmet backers.

We are very pleased to to report that our latest design have already passed our heat and impact tests. We have accomplished all the necessary safety certifications: EN166, EN170 and EN1078 and currently undergoing CPSC testing. That means that every unit we ship will provide cooling comfort and safety in one perfect helmet- CoolHead!
Please share our link or support this campaign. Using this helmet, we can avoid heatstrokes. Whether you are a professional or casual cyclist, this helmet is your lifesaver while riding in high temperatures.

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    Your help brings CoolHead one step closer to become a lifesaver, literally. For all backers, your help will always be remembered and appreciated.

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    You are an early bird!!! We want to thank and reward you for your support!
    For you (our special 100 super early birds) get one CoolHead helmet at THIRD OFF the retail price!

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