Single-Impact Styrofoam

Biking

Pro-Tec Mirage     Photo: Courtesy of Pro-Tec

Expanded polystyrene is the same popcorn-like material that cheap beer coolers are made 
from. The Pro-Tec Mirage went into production in 1985 as a replacement for leather “hair net” helmets. Styrofoam absorbs the impact of a 
fall by crushing—so your skull doesn’t have to.

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