We are Quintessential Design, a diverse team driven by the belief that there is only one SMART goal when it comes to helmets. We have designed a helmet that thinks about your safety, so you can stay focussed on your ride. Quin is the smart helmet that finally brings motorcycle helmet safety up to speed with the 21st century, and makes it accessible to every rider.
Quin Helmets use technology to deliver essential safety solutions, focussing on three main areas. These are:
All this tech comes comes seamlessly integrated in a range of 3 helmet models and in 6 Unique design options. Each Helmet has been designed with unique riding cultures in mind.
OH... and Quin Helmets are super light weight.
Simply put, Quin Helmets provide modern safety essentials without asking you to compromise on style, comfort or performance. It's technology ... your way.
Quin is committed to providing the most essential safety for riders. This means providing features that every rider needs and can make use of. If you haven't noticed ...
The power of Quin's innovation lies at the heart of the helmet: The Arc Chip™. No bigger than a coin, The Arc Chip™ has a range of sensors that help detect any force from a crash to a slight bump.
Helmets haven't been upgraded to provide connectivity that serves riders well. Most bluetooth is retro-fitted, making it bulky, obtrusive, and low-performing.
On the other hand, there are new entries trying to test sci-fi, futuristic tech that is still too experimental to be classified as safety-enhancing. This technology is not yet fully developed, leading to manufacturing failures still stuck in R&D.
Quin Helmets redefine modern safety essentials, providing unobtrusive technology, rider-focussed safety, and beautiful design.
Quin Helmets have invisibly integrated bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, giving you handsfree access to the apps you are most likely to use - phone calls, music, maps navigation, intelligent personal assistant and more.
The Quin Arc Chip™ allows Quin helmets to be ever evolving. Through DFU (Device Firmware Upgrade), Quin helmets upgrade via system updates that are easily loaded by running the Quin Firmware Upgrade through the micro-USB connection. Riders can also upload personal audio preferences for calls and music.
The IntelliQuin™ smart system makes Quin Helmets the first motorcycle helmet to offer integrated Crash Detection and SOS Beacon.
IntelliQuin™ Crash Detection uses smart algorithms that measure speed, rapid deceleration and the peak g-force. Upon detecting and double-authenticating a crash, the Quin Helmet triggers a Crash Alert to emergency contacts.
The IntelliQuin™ SOS Beacon is a first-of-its-kind system for riders who need help on-the-move. Harassment or crime are just a couple of instances when you may be in trouble, but stuck without the option to stop and make a call for help. The IntelliQuin™ SOS beacon allows you to get help at a push of a button.
The SOS Beacon sends your live GPS location to nearby responders who can respond and coordinate with your location to provide support. It also triggers the IntelliQuin™ BLACKBOX, which auto-records ambient sound. This recording can be used to review the problem, and in serious cases, can be used as evidence of crime or harassment.
The Quin App is the bridge between the user and the helmet. The App not only supports the core safety functionality of Quin Helmets, but also provides health data during a crash, safety tips, biker news and more.
The App acts as the Rider's setup and trouble-shooting assistant for their Helmet, giving step-by-step guidance on pairing and more. It also lets the Rider know if they have a problem with their connection before they ride, by using the geo-fencing feature of our proprietary firmware. These core functionalities will be included in the first version App available for free for Quin Riders.
The Quin App will also feature additional features like ride analysis, custom maps for weather and motorcyclist traffic, social and more. These non-safety critical features will be rolled out in the 2.0 version.
Smart is cool, but the basics are still the basics. Quin Helmets are engineered to offer the safest options possible for hardware. Quin Helmets have been tested for DOT and ECE, which are the universal American and European standards respectively.
This is an important and exciting brag for us, because our helmet mold was expertly designed to both accommodate integrated technology, AND ensure the integrity of structural safety. ECE applies for all of Europe as well as Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Style is really, really important to most motorcyclists. Getting rid of all the unnecessary gadgets and keeping the design clean and simple gives Quin Riders options to stay in control of the style of their ride.
Quin full face helmets have quick-release windshields, chin straps, cheek pads, and chin skirts. These are essential safety features to ensure emergency medical assistance can be provided when needed.
Every rider know that Ventilation is incredibly important. Quin ventilation system puts you in control of your temperature.
The interior lining of every Quin helmet is color-matched with quilted stitching. The liners are also removable, and washable ensuring the helmet stays hygienic.
All Quin Helmet models feature a luxe-matte finish. It looks and feels buttery soft, but wears every bit as well as standard finishes.
If you are a Harley lover, cafe-racer addict or a sport bike aficionado, we have 3 open face models that will rev your engine. If full-face is your thing, we have both a standard and carbon fibre option for you. Our nude carbon Quin Ghost helmet has already been on the race track for Formula 3.
The Quin Ghost is a nude carbon fiber, race spec helmet developed especially for our racers. The Ghost is everything a racer needs - safe, comfortable, light weight, and light on design graphics. It’s so unobtrusive, it’s like it’s not even there… a Ghost.
The Quin McQ is designed and named after the King of Cool himself, Steve McQueen. The McQ is our open face model and comes in 3 design options. It mixes classic race patterns with a minimalist, modern twist.
The McQ's retro-meets-racer vibe harkens to both classic British designs of the 1960’s and modern Japanese-style influence on bike culture.
The Quin SpitFire is an aggressive full face helmet that is both mean and minimalist. Whether you ride in studded leather jackets or wool blazers, this versatile helmet will suit your style.
The SpitFire comes in 2 design options, providing 2 spins on dangerous-but-dapper style.
We don't outsource design, engineering, electrical embedding, and other parts of R&D, that can rack up a big bill through paying third party innovators. We are an all-in-one team, innovating every part of the helmet from scratch. This cuts down costs enormously, and helps us make sure our helmets work smoothly from the inside out.
Safety is a key performance metric for Quin. Our price point has been determined by including accessibility to safety into the calculations.
We have partnered with some of the best teams possible to bring Quin Helmets to life. Thanks to our digital marketing partners at NUUK Digital and the amazing PR team at Proper Propaganda.
We are proud to have our fulfillment plan certified by Floship, a leading crowdfunding fulfillment provider. We have calculated the optimal means of shipping Marlin to all markets in a fast and cost effective manner. For proof of certification into the fulfillment plan please click here.
Risks and challenges
Quin Design has taken extensive measures to mitigate risks including: Completing advanced stage production preparation; ensuring necessary expertise on team to respond to demand; planning for fulfillment; and more. We are proud to boast a hands-on board comprised of entrepreneurs across different fields, with extensive expertise in areas of technology, safety and (most critically) risk management.
This is our first Kickstarter project, but not the first safety product or helmet that our team has created. Our team brings diverse expertise to the creation of Quin Helmets, the most significant being our Founder's experience in creating the Kranium Paper Helmet; the world's safest helmet by 3 times. He has designed for Ferrari, Ford, and his helmets are worn by Formula 1 teams. In total he has been working in the Helmet innovation space for the last 8 years and brought helmets to market.
The manufacturing partner of Quin Helmets is the world's largest helmet manufacturer. Our technology components are sourced from manufacturers who supply for companies like Panasonic. Only the highest quality design, materials and processes have been used to create Quin Helmets.
Quin has already completed R&D, prototyping, factory tooling, and created a line of manufacturer samples that have been put to the test by average motorcyclists to a Formula 3 champion. Quin Helmets are ready for mass production.
The Quin App is in its final stages of development, and will be complete well before the delivery timeline. The development of the app benefits from the advice from industry experts in mobile application development, as being developed by a global standard team with expertise in transport-based apps. We have partnered with one of the leading app developer, Divami to bring the Quin App to life.
We have come this far in the production process prior to coming to Kickstarter because giving backers confidence in the Quin brand is critical to our mission. We have already planned execution and fulfillment of Quin Helmets backed through Kickstarter to ensure that we avoid any surprises or delays.
We are committed to the highest standards of excellence in safety and transparency alike. We will keep backers updated at every step of the way, and in case any changes, delays, or other incidences occur; we will inform our backers immediately and honestly.
We have several lines of communication open for anyone with questions or a need for trouble shooting. Our first platform for communication during the campaign will be Kickstarter, but our team is reachable on email, through our website www.quin.design , Facebook, Instagram, and other social platforms. Our brand is visible, and committed to accountability.
With regards to shipping, We have partnered with Floship who are the largest Crowdfunding fulfillment centers. They ship all over the world and have an extensive expertise on Crowdfunding fulfillment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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