Is Cardboard the Future of Bicycle Helmets?
Found via London Cyclist, design student Anirudha Surabhi has created a helmet that’s four times stronger than conventional helmets…and lighter! What’s his secret? Corrugated cardboard.
The design is called Kranium has reportedly already been licensed to many of the major manufacturers and should be available soon (we’re guessing in Europe, anyway). The cardboard is combined with a waterproof acrylic to make it sweat and waterproof, which makes it less likely that you can successfully cut and make your own. Instead, they’ll measure your noggin, cut it out to fit, then you pick out the candy-coated shell of your choice so you won’t look like a vagrant riding a stolen bike.
Impact test video comparison (Quick, Giro, look over there!) and another pic after the break…