Meet the ‘world’s safest helmet’.
The Kirsh helmet -- which you may have read about earlier this year.
Name after its inventor Jason Kirshon, the Kinetic Impact Reactive Safety Helmet or Kirsh for short, is lined with lightweight silicon that helps reduce impact by up to 60% when compared to standard helmets that use polystyrene or polypropylene ‘EPS’ foam.
Jason, who rides a Harley-Davidson Softail Rocker, says inspiration for his creation came from the fact that most helmets were too big, heavy or not safe enough.
This took him from garage to kitchen where he began work producing his patented prototype.
“We’ve surpassed all of the industry standards on testing so we’re far and away the safest helmet that you can possibly wear,” he says.
The slight brow-raiser of the Kirsh helmet is that it is a half helmet, which statistically isn’t exactly the safest helmet for riders to use. But its silicon lining could very well be used in any style of helmet.
But we’ll just have to wait and see, and in the meantime watch for updates on its official site.