In the Netherlands, most of us commute to and from work by bike. For these short rides we don’t usually wear helmets, even though it’s never a bad idea. After all, you never know how other people are going to behave on the road. But bringing a helmet everywhere is a hassle and it still feels strange to wear one on a normal city bike. Here’s where the Park & ​​Diamond foldable helmet offers a great solution.

An inconspicuous and foldable helmet

When you wear the Park & ​​Diamond foldable helmet, it actually looks like you are wearing a cap—and yet it’s just as strong as a regular helmet. It complies with all regulations (even exceeding some) that American law imposes on helmets. The designers, both ex-engineers of the rocket company SpaceX, had enormous success with their Indiegogo campaign. They had the goal to raise $50,000 through that campaign, and with 19 days to go, they have already secured over $750,000. And we expect that number to go even higher.

Besides the fact that it looks like a normal cap, there’s another advantage to this helmet: you can easily fold it and/or roll it up. It easily fits in your bag after use, so you don’t have to awkwardly walk around with it all day long.

The designers of the Park & ​​Diamond foldable helmet also have a personal mission after the sister of one of the founders was hit while riding a bike. As a result, she ended up in a coma for four months. The designers hope that with the Park & ​​Diamond helmet they can prevent such a tragedy from happening to others.

The helmet is offered at a great price. If you order it now, it will cost about€72. The helmets are expected to be delivered in March of next year.