Crash sensors and double shells: these are the latest bike helmet features
POC Kortal – Dutch quality standard
The Kortal by POC is a mountain bike helmet for enduro use. In addition to the new MIPS Integra system, which is thinner than the classically used MIPS, it's equipped with a Recco reflector and an NFC Medical ID chip. You can store your most important medical data and emergency contacts in this chip without needing a battery. The Recco reflector makes it easier for emergency services to find you in remote areas. Instead of the usual EN 1078 standard, the Kortal Race MIPS meets the Dutch e-bike helmet standard NTA 8776, which tests for higher impact speeds than regular bike helmets.
- MIPS Integra
- NFC Medical ID
- Recco reflector
- E-Bike Ready (NTA 8776)
- Fold up visor
Giro Aether Spherical – two shells are better than one
The Aether Spherical from Giro is a real performance-oriented road racing helmet. It features the MIPS Spherical System. Two EPS helmet shells rotate inside each other like a ball-and-socket joint, reducing the rotational forces in the event of a crash. The advantage of this system? As it doesn't feature the classic MIPS liner made of plastic, it offers improved ventilation and a higher quality, more comfortable inner material. The road/gravel helmet Helios Spherical is equipped with the same system.
- MIPS Spherical
- AURA reinforcement
- 21 vents
Abus Aventor QUIN – the one with the crash sensor
Crash sensors in bike helmets are still a rather new invention. Abus's sensor technology is called QUIN. The integrated acceleration sensor detects the impact of a fall and triggers an emergency call including location data on your mobile phone via Bluetooth signal. You can deactivate this emergency call within a countdown period that you define. If you don't deactivate it, the emergency call goes to your stored emergency contacts. The Aventor road bike helmet is ideal for performance-oriented cyclists, as it combines maximum ventilation and low weight.
- QUIN crash sensor
- Multi shell in-mold construction
- Ponytail compatibility
- Very good ventilation
- Fine adjustment system