Helmet maker Limar is set to start selling its Velov brain protector on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. The commuter-oriented helmet that was launched in Europe several years ago, but was just approved for the U.S. market in 2014, has four removable panels, allowing the rider to customize look and function.
The idea is that on hot days you’ll snap off some or all of the panels for better ventilation. But when the chill of fall and winter comes (or when a thunderstorm interrupts your commute) you can snap the panels back into place for better protection from the weather. In 2012, the helmet earned an International Forum Product Design Award.
Additional features include in-mould shell construction, antibacterial pads, and a four-position retention system. MSRP is $105. Available in brown or silver/white, and sizes Medium or Large. For more info, check out the video below or visit albabici.com/limar