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Closca Fuga bike helmet collapses like a camping cup

Closca Fuga bike helmet collap...
The Closca Fuga in its flat (left) and on-the-head states
The Closca Fuga in its flat (left) and on-the-head states
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The Closca Fuga in its flat (left) and on-the-head states
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The Closca Fuga in its flat (left) and on-the-head states
When it's on your head, the Fuga looks sort of like a cross between a jockey helmet and those hats worn by the 80s band Devo
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When it's on your head, the Fuga looks sort of like a cross between a jockey helmet and those hats worn by the 80s band Devo
Once you take it off, the Fuga's three concentric articulated rings can be pushed down to nest inside one another
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Once you take it off, the Fuga's three concentric articulated rings can be pushed down to nest inside one another
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Bike helmets take up a lot of room in a bag, which is why we've already seen ones that can be folded like an accordion, a taco, or an armadillo. Closca Design's Fuga, however, takes yet another approach – it telescopes down from the top.

When it's on your head, the Fuga looks sort of like a cross between a jockey helmet and those hats worn by the 80s band Devo. Once you take it off, though, its three concentric articulated rings can be pushed down to nest inside one another. There's no word on exactly how that collapsing process is initiated, although one would assume that a button has to be pressed first, or something.

Once you take it off, the Fuga's three concentric articulated rings can be pushed down to nest inside one another
Once you take it off, the Fuga's three concentric articulated rings can be pushed down to nest inside one another

To that end, the helmet reportedly does meet safety standards for the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. As an added benefit, the spaces between the rings also act as cooling vents, allowing air to pass through as you're riding.

The Fuga is currently available for pre-order in black or white, priced at €72.00 (about US$78).

Source: Closca via Technabob

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3 comments
Gadgeteer
"There's no word on exactly how that collapsing process is initiated, although one would assume that a button has to be pressed first, or something."
I wouldn't assume that. Seems like it holds its open shape simply by having the head inside pushing up in the middle and the straps pulling down on the ring that forms the rim. Take it off and there's nothing to keep it from flattening out. Just like a baseball cap can be flattened when it's not worn.
Martin Hone
Helmets usually rely on styrene foam to absorb impact - the outer is mainly to reduce penetration, so how does this helmet design work ?
unklmurray
Well,Martin,why don't you buy one and yer questions will be answered........they are kinda pricey....I thought my current helmet was spendy at $40.00.......8 years ago....LOL