Hövding 3.0 Airbag Bicycle Helmet
Hövding 3.0 Airbag Bicycle Helmet is the world's safest biking helmet. Offering by far the best shock absorption capacity, it consists of two parts: a collar and a cover.
Wearing the airbag collar is effortless for the user, as remarkable consideration has been placed on design and modern-day demands. The collar is stylish and easy to wear around the neck, keeping the life-saving airbag helmet wrapped under covers until impact. For the urban cyclist, this makes wearing your favourite beanie or letting your hair flow in the wind possible.
The collar encloses an innovative airbag system that protects the head. The collar is made of black, waterproof, dirt-repellent functional fabric that rests comfortably around your neck. It is easy to put on, with a centre front zip. A hook on the inside of the collar allows you to hang up your Hövding.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Through advanced sensors and a unique algorithm, Hövding detects the cyclist’s movement patterns and reacts, inflating in 0,1 second in case of an accident. The specialized airbag inflates to cover your head and fixates the neck to provide you with the best protection on the market - up to 8 times better than a traditional helmet.
An independent Stanford University study found that Hövding airbag technology protects the head and neck 8 times more effectively than standard bicycle helmets (more info in the attachment above).
A number of tests conducted in 2016 in Sweden showed that Hövding’s unique design – an airbag that in the event of an accident expands to become both thicker and softer than a traditional helmet – reduces the risk of concussion up to eight times and almost completely eliminates the risk of skull fracture.
Hövding 3.0 is designed for cycling on two wheeled bicycles (standard models) in urban environments and on country roads. Not purposed for off-road biking.
PUTTING YOUR HÖVDING ON:
- Place it around your neck and pull the zip up under your chin. The zip needs to be closed for the collar to work correctly.
- Only activate Hövding when cycling. For activation, attach the button on the zip tag to the right-hand side of the collar. As soon as your collar has been activated, you will hear a brief tune. Similarly, deactivation works by unclipping the button. Hövding should always be deactivated when you are not cycling.
As soon as your Hövding 3.0 has been activated, the advanced algorithm reads your movements 200 times a second. In the event of an accident, the airbag inside the collar inflates in 0.1 second, giving you excellent protection. Hövding 3.0 is also equipped with a BOA adjustment dial, which makes it easy for you to adapt its size for the best possible fit.
One charge of the battery lasts for up to 15 hours of cycling. Charging is easy with a USB-C connector, the same connector that is used by many mobile phones. A charging cable is supplied in the packaging.
When you link your Hövding 3 to your smartphone, the Hövding app can automatically notify selected contacts if you have an accident. It can also tell you the battery status and give you information about personal and collective cycling data.
The airbag fixates the neck and provides extremely soft and gentle shock absorption. When inflated, the helmet will hold air for 6 seconds before starting to deflate. This makes it able to withstand multiple head impacts during the same accident. In the unlikely event that the helmet should inflate when correctly used during urban cycling but without an actual impact, a new Hövding will be substituted (against a receipt; 2-year warranty).
Please note that the product cannot be tested for inflation. The collar lights/sounds and the app will keep the user informed on the on/off status and battery life. Once inflated, make sure to replace your Hövding helmet with a new one.
Hövding is waterproof and CE-approved. The airbag is designed like a hood and made in an ultra-strong nylon fabric that won’t rip when scraped against the ground. The inflated airbag covers a much larger area than a traditional cycle helmet and is designed according to current accident statistics.
Weight 800 grams
This product has not yet been reviewed.