Safety Firsts

We crack the evolution of the safety helmet

Jan 26, 2012
Outside
Outside Magazine
Helmets

Clockwise from top left: POC Receptor Backcountry MIPS, Current, Pro-Tec Mirage, Team Wendy W, E.D. Bullard Hard Boiled, Enhanced Combat helmets   

False Sense of Security?

Helmets make everything safer, right? Not always. Consider these statistics.

From lowly styrofoam to the bulletproof thermoplastics of America’s next armed conflict, the breakthrough designs that have helped keep our brains safe inside our noggins. Plus: Is your helmet lulling you into a false sense of security?

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