Dux Helm Creates First Bicycle Helmet w/ Retractable, Replaceable Lens
Dux Helm is a new company with what they claim is the world’s first bicycle helmet with an integrated retractable lens.
Even without the lens, the helmet starts off with basic (and expected) safety and performance features like an in-molded shell, Coolmax padding, large and plentiful vents and even a mesh bug guard at the front. Colors are white, silver, black, blue, green, red and yellow (shown). The lens is available in smoke, amber, clear and reflective blue or purple. Retail will be $179 and include one lens, additional lenses running $35 each.
UPDATE: Claimed weight is 285g for the CPSC version. A CE model for Europe will follow soon.
The company is based in Vancouver, BC, and will kick sales off in Canada and the US in November via their website until a proper dealer network is set up. See it in action in video and more pics after the break…