If you’ve ever forgone wearing your bike helmet (tisk tisk!!) to preserve your hairdo or because you think it looks dorky to wear one, you might think about investing in a Hovding helmet. The so-called “invisible bike helmet” was created by a Swedish company to offer style-savvy cyclists an alternative to the bulky, sporty helmets that are most widely available.
The Hovding is worn as a collar around the neck, only to inflate into a helmet if you crash your bike. I personally love the way they styled the models and can totally see these helmets being worn all over San Francisco if not for the hefty price tag of 400 Euros (roughly $550 USD).
Do you guys wear bike helmets? Or care how they look? Aside from the vanity aspect, we love the idea of actually being able to stuff this into your bag when you’re not wearing it.
Okay, full disclosure: these last two photos are just for eye candy – I mean, does that guy look like Ryan Gosling, or are we crazy???
Learn more about Hovding here. They even have videos showing how it works, pretty neat!