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Old 05-13-18, 08:12 PM
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Folding Helmet ?

I came across this one while searching :
https://www.morpherhelmet.com

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Old 05-13-18, 08:42 PM
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Good to know that they finally came out. I am not sure how precarious the flat shape is - practice will show. We have Overade Plixie helmets and are reasonably happy with them. I think I managed to get them at about $70 apiece, with even one visor thrown in, but usual US price tends to be $100+. Before we used Motorica folding helmets that I fished on Ebay for about $20 apiece. However, it was difficult to mount visors on them and they sat a bit awkwardly on the head, hence we moved on. Morpher seems not to mesh well with a visor either.
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I got the Kickstarter helmet about a year-ish ago (they are offered on Amazon now). The padding dug into my temple and was very uncomfortable (I vaguely recall reading somewhere that they fixed that issue in the post-Kickstarter offerings). I never got used to it, so I use the traditional helmet. One of these days I am going to try the Plixi, Brooks, and Closca helmets (in that order).
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I just got a very cool folding helmet yesterday. I will take some photos of it tonight and post them. The fold is more like a paper fan, but the helmet is pretty comfortable and feels very solid and secure.
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I just got a very cool folding helmet yesterday. I will take some photos of it tonight and post them. The fold is more like a paper fan, but the helmet is pretty comfortable and feels very solid and secure.
Does it look like the Fend helmet that was on Kickstarter? There are now many offers of inexpensive helmets that look identical on Ebay and AliExpress.

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The padding dug into my temple and was very uncomfortable (I vaguely recall reading somewhere that they fixed that issue in the post-Kickstarter offerings).
This sounds like a general problem with the folding helmets where the folding gets in the way of fit. Our Motorika helmets had a tendency to slide to the side of the head as their folding style implied a spherical shell shape. By the way this review includes Motorika Snapit.
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[QUOTE=2_i;20339518]Does it look like the Fend helmet that was on Kickstarter? There are now many offers of inexpensive helmets that look identical on Ebay and AliExpress.


It looks like this:
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Nice Helmet because you can keep it folded and carry anywhere. And also don't need much space for this one.
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Nice Helmet because you can keep it folded and carry anywhere. And also don't need much space for this one.
And...it fits on my big head!
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oh, different in shape as well. Thanks!
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