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Nutcase Helmets is all about making helmets fun and safe. Whether you are skiing, skating, riding, paddling or zipping around on your scooter or motorcycle, Nutcase Helmets takes pride in creating a helmet for every personality!
Engaging in cycling, skating, snow sports and many other outdoor activities is a fun way to get the most out of life. In many countries, it is the law for certain ages to wear a helmet for certain activities, such as bicycle riding or ski sports.
Many people choose to protect their brains with a helmet regardless of what the law states.
Outdoor activities are fun and safe for many people. However, many activities also involve some degree of risk. Bicycle-related injuries, for example, do not always have to involve traffic or collisions with cars. They can occur in isolation or may involve other bicycles, pedestrians or bystanders. They may simply be accidental, circumstantial or unlucky. Falls and riding injuries are common and often unreported. A helmet can help prevent brain injury, especially among children.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides information about common bicycle injuries click here.
For your state and local laws for bicycle helmets, click here.
To find out about ski helmet safety, click here.
According to Colleen Coggins, Chief Information Officer for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: “Bicycle helmets are the single most effective piece of equipment to reduce head injuries in the event of a crash.”
In general, children should not ride in bike seats or trailers until they can support themselves and the weight of a helmet. Teach your children about bike, board, water and helmet safety as soon as possible!
- U.S. CPSC Safety Standard – Helmets used for cycling for Persons Age 5 and Older (Bike/Skate, Little Nutty, and Little Nutty Snow & Bike)
- ASTM F1492 Safety Standard – Helmets used for Skateboarding and Trick Roller Skating (Bike/Skate).
- ASTM F2040 Safety Standard – Helmet for Recreational Snow Sports (Snow and Little Nutty Snow & Bike)
- CE EN 1385 Safety Standard – Helmet for Canoeing and Whitewater Sports (Water)
- DOT FMVSS No. 218 – Safety Standard for Motorcycle Helmets (Moto)
Consumer Reports Helmet Review, May 2012
In May 2012, Consumer Reports (CR) reviewed nine different bicycle helmets in the United States including the Nutcase Gen2 Street helmet.
That helmet received a low score in their overall test. We requested test details so we could analyze results and investigate improvements. Unfortunately, CR was not willing to share a detailed report, making it difficult for us to respond to specific issues. We re-tested our helmets at multiple facilities and our Gen2 Street Helmets consistently passed all safety requirements. Additionally, our Gen2 helmets passed the certification standards for each market around the globe.
It is important to note that not all of CR’s testing criteria were safety-related; the assessment included aspects like ventilation and weight. These kinds of criteria, by nature, disfavor the Nutcase Street type of multi-sport, hard shell helmets.
Early in 2014, we launched the Nutcase Gen3 Street Helmet. We designed our new Street helmet to offer as many features as possible relating to protection, comfort, and style. The Gen3 Street helmet meets the CPSC, CE EN-1078, and AS/NZS 2063:2008 standards for bicycle helmets and the ASTM-F1492 standard for skateboarding & trick roller skating helmets.
August 2015, Nutcase Gen3 Street Helmet receives the distinction of being “the best helmet in impact protection” from the German consumer reporting magazine, Stiftung Warentest.