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LINN APSBy LINN APS
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LINN APSBy LINN APS
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DKK 27,714
pledged of DKK 600,000pledged of DKK 600,000 goal
67
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 29 2016 10:23 AM UTC +00:00

About

HEL is a new and innovative version of the classic skater helmet from Danish company LINN. Every little detail of the helmet is made with a dedicated focus on high safety, comfort and design. HEL keeps you ‘hel’, which is the Danish word for ‘complete’ and ‘unbroken’.

We designed HEL as a high quality bicycle helmet for everyday use. With HEL high comfort meets the clean and timeless expression of Scandinavian design. Our mission with HEL is to make the practical bike helmet a natural design element in your everyday lifestyle – just like putting on a coat that goes perfectly with your choice of shoes or matching your outfit with your mood.

In the HEL collection you will find both bold and more subtle color schemes making sure that you can always find a HEL that matches your style; whether you wear it on your way to work or going to that Saturday night out. You can find four selected HEL styles in this Kickstarter project.

Please check out the project here below starting with our product values.

We are designers and engineers - we wish to create innovative and intelligent products with awesome and powerfull features.

HEL is outstanding in matters of fit, ventilation, weathering features and ease of use and all these features increases the level of comfort felt when using the HEL Helmet.

We want you to look good when you use LINN products. We design our products based on a Scandinavian design tradition, where functionality and a reduced and beautifullly simplistic design goes hand in hand.

HEL is a re-interpretation of the classic skater helmet. With a distinct outline we have reduced the look to an iconical elliptic shape referring back to Danish design tradition.

 As the products from LINN are all used when you move around in traffic or otherwise outside your home, safety is a common denominator of the LINN products: being safe and feeling safe.

The HEL helmet features the new ABBS Technology - Absorbtive Brain Buffer System - which is a ground breaking technology developed by LINN for the LINN HEL helmet and its Kickstarter project.

The ABBS technology is a shock absorbing component added to the EPS lining of the HEL helmets shown in orange above. The ABBS discs absorbe impact and rotational energy and transforms this into heat. The risk of brain damage resulting from impacts is heavily reduced

The ABBS technology is based on proven technology from high tech engineering for shock and vibration damping for sensitive industrial equipment and the ABBS technology is also used in both icehockey and American football helmets.

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As everyday users of safety gear we know that it is important that our gear is easy to use and comfortable to wear. Intuitive functions and surprisingly pleasant features gives the user an agreeable experience.

Magnetic closing buckle eases the open and close of the helmet, interchangeable visors for a sunny or rainy day or even snowy conditionss, great ventilation for a cool and fresh ride, comfortable and adjustable fit and sweat wigging lining.

  • The changeable visor comes in two sizes; the short visor is always included when you buy a HEL helmet and it guides airflow to the hidden ventilation channels during cycling. The longer visor is made in transparent material and also protects your eyes from sun and rain.
  • The circular ventilation systems inside the helmet are placed at the most critical points for heating.
  • A comfortable sweat absorbing material is used for the inner cushions and chin pad cover.
  • 6 oversize ventilation holes on top and in the back of the helmet help to renew the air inside the helmet and make sure excess heat can easily escape.
  • Adjustable neck dial secures a perfect fit and easy adjustment on-the-go.
  • Magnetic FidLock buckles is used for closure.
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 In the design proces we worked with a variation of shapes and developed a clean ellipse, that did everything we wanted it to; the subtle clean shape is appealing in itself and it allowed us to accentuate the ventilation as a design element. To us the HEL bicycle helmet is an innovative and well designed interpretation of the well-known ‘skater’ helmet.

 Normally the helmets you find on the market are all based on a round head shape, but nearly all Scandinavian heads are either oval, square, heart, oblong or diamond shaped. HEL is developed to match most of the headshapes above, which means its a bit more oblong. We call it Scandinavian fit but it will likely fit most of You out there.

 Size M is already availabe for production and final production items are in stock. Size S & L tooling will be founded via Kickstarter so we need your help. Every part of the helmet is scaled to the specific sizes ensuring the helmet will fit perfectly and keep its proportions.

We’re on KICKSTARTER because we need your help to scale up the manufacturing and bring our helmet to market in three sizes!

We have the molds for size M ready, but we need molds for size S & L as well to get the helmet out there. HEL is made with Scandinavian fit in mind meaning a more oblong inner shape as described more in detail under ‘HEADSHAPES’.

As we scale the sizes every part of the helmet changes to make sure all sizes have a perfect fit and visual expression. It’s normal to scale the helmet size only by changing the inner mold, but that’s a big shame as it leaves you with a huge outer shell for a size small helmet. If you care about design, sizing a helmet should be done properly.

 We need your support to start production and you’re just a few steps away from getting your own HEL helmet. Just deside wich design you want and back it up. As helmet sizing obviously is important to us, please follow the instructions below to get the perfect size for you.

As a backer you will get updates about the project and helmet production. Once we reach our project funding goal you will recieve a survey asking about helmet size and color option according to the model you have backed.

So as we close in on our funding goal keep an eye out for emails from us at info@linn-industries.com. The shipping costs vary*, so please select your country when supporting. If your country’s not on the list email us at info@linn-industries.com

The team behind HEL is all about creative and technical profiles dedicated to forward thinking and making products for people in motion. We drizzle our Nordic design aesthetics into the mix to make a really strong cocktail.

At LINN we make products that keep you safe, comfortable and good looking in everyday traffic. And you inspire us. People in motion are a constant source of inspiration for us and living in Aarhus its all happening just outside our doorsteps.

Aarhus is well known for being one of the most forward thinking cities in the North and we experience and take part in modern cycling culture every day.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LINNHEL

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/linn_hel/

Risks and challenges

We have spent many months developing prototypes of HEL and ended up with a perfect product in size M. We know the process from point A to Z and have prepeared everything.

We know our manufacturers in Asia very well and have had a great cooperation for the last 4 years with other projects. It takes around 45 days for molds in one size to complete and be ready for mass production. This way we can ensure production and delivery goes smoothly once this fundraiser is completed. If anything comes up, we will solve it quickly and effeciently.

*) Excact shipping fee will be determined once the Kickstarter campaing is completed based on the current shipping rates at the time.

IMPACT TESTING

LINN HELMET is designed to exceed European EN1078 Safety Standards. Though we're unable to complete our certifications until after production.

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    Pledge DKK 79 or more About $12

    NEW REWARD - ABBS Technology Add On

    If you want to add the ABBS technology to your LINN HEL Helmet, please pledge this reward

    The ABBS ships together with your HEL helmet

    Check out the ABBS video and Descriptions for further info

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    Pledge DKK 299 or more About $45

    NEW REWARD #1 - EARLY BIRD (40% off)

    Help us make HEL a succes by pledging for your favorite design

    Included is 1 helmet, 1 short visor and 1 long transparent visor in matching colors

    We will show you our greatest appreciation by taking 40% of estimated retail price

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    Pledge DKK 349 or more About $53

    NEW REWARD #2 - EARLY CAT (30% off)

    Help us make HEL a succes by pledging for your favorite design

    Included is 1 helmet, 1 short visor and 1 long transparent visor in matching colors

    We will show you our greatest appreciation by taking 30% of estimated retail price

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    Pledge DKK 359 or more About $54

    HEL - ONE - SUPER EARLY BIRD. Help us make HEL a succes by getting your favorite single color design. Included is 1 helmet, 1 short visor and extra 1 long transparent visor in matching colors.
    You are among the first 500 supporters and we will show you our greatest appreciation by taking 40% of estimated retail price.

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    Pledge DKK 399 or more About $60

    NEW REWARD # 3 - EARLY DOG (20% off)

    Help us make HEL a succes by pledging for your favorite design

    Included is 1 helmet, 1 short visor and 1 long transparent visor in matching colors

    We will show you our greatest appreciation by taking 20% of estimated retail price

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    Pledge DKK 419 or more About $63

    HEL - TWO - SUPER EARLY BIRD. Help us make HEL a succes by getting your favorite two colored design. Included is 1 helmet, 1 short visor and extra 1 long transparent visor in matching colors.
    You are among the first 500 supporters and we will show you our greatest appreciation by taking 40% of estimated retail price.

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    Pledge DKK 449 or more About $68

    NEW REWARD #7 - REGULAR CUSTOMER (10% off)

    Help us make HEL a succes by pledging for your favorite design

    Included is 1 helmet, 1 short visor and 1 long transparent visor in matching colors

    We will show you our appreciation by taking 10% of estimated retail price

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    Pledge DKK 749 or more About $113

    NEW REWARD #4 - 2 HEL Helmets (25% off)

    Help us make HEL a succes by pledging for your 2 favorite designs

    Included is 2 helmets, 2 short visors and 2 long transparent visors in matching colors

    We will show you our greatest appreciation by taking 20% of estimated retail price

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    Pledge DKK 989 or more About $149

    HEL - DUO - MIX 2PCS - UNLIMITED. Help us make HEL a succes by getting two helmets, 1 for you and 1 for your friend. Included is 2 helmets, 2 short visors and extra 2 long transparent visors in matching colors.
    We will show you our greatest appreciation by taking 40% of estimated retail price.

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    Pledge DKK 1,299 or more About $196

    NEW REWARD #5 - 4 HEL Helmets (35% off)

    Help us make HEL a succes by pledging for your 2 favorite designs

    Included is 4 helmets, 4 short visors and 4 long transparent visors in matching colors

    We will show you our greatest appreciation by taking 30% of estimated retail price

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    Pledge DKK 2,749 or more About $414

    NEW REWARD #6 - 10 HEL Helmets (45% off)

    Help us make HEL a succes by pledging for your 10 favorite designs

    Included is 10 helmets, 10 short visors and 10 long transparent visors in matching colors

    We will show you our greatest appreciation by taking 45% of estimated retail price

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Funding period

- (45 days)