Last year we heard word of the Overade prototype bicycle helmet development in France. Though the details were fuzzy at the time, we looked forward to the official release, and to the production model. Now, the details are in and official release date is set for spring.
With a four step compacting process that cuts the helmet down to a third of its size, it seems pretty self explanatory and easy to use. The outer shell is a fairly standard ABS with a dark grey polystyrene on the inside. They’re offering it in white and black. Sizes are S-M (54-58cm) or L-XL (58-61cm) and weight is between 350g and 400g depending on size. List price is $97 for the helmet on the Ulele page. They also offer two accessories, a helmet cover and a visor. For the helmet plus one accessory, pricing is $116. For both accessories pricing is $129.
Granted, the Overade hasn’t received any safety certification at this point, but they claim it’ll pass the test for the European standard EN1078 when the helmets ship. Folding and accessory details after the break…
For the full rundown and history of the helmet, and ordering information, visit the Overade’s Ulule site.