One of the main challenges for a cyclist is finding a helmet that doesn’t look like it belongs in Lance Armstrong’s gym bag. The NYC Helmet, designed by Yves Behar as part of Fuse Project, all but solves that conundrum. Made of a polystyrene inner shell (with ventilation holes large enough for u-locks) and soft fabric cover with integrated straps, the helmet visually is a great integration of the rough utilitarianism of a skater’s helmet and the sleek utilitarianism of a runners hat. The fabric cover is available as an orange visor or as a gray flannel style with a neck flap.
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