If you are like me, riding a bike is a fun activity. I have no desire to slap on the spandex, and try to look like I’m racing in the Tour De France. For those of you that do, I’m not going to tell you not to. It’s just not my thing. If I am commuting to work on a bike, or riding to the store to pick up a few groceries, the last thing I want to look like is fallen bicycle hero Lance covered in Lycra. Frankly I haven’t been in the kind of shape to pull off Lycra for some time now, so I’m doing everyone a favor.
One of the things that I have noticed about biking gear, is that all the helmets available look pretty much the same. They all have a similar look. Vented, edgy designs that look like skateboard or hockey helmets. Once again there is nothing wrong with that. If you’re into it, strap on and ride on, I just think there is room for something else. Something like the SAHN Classic line bike helmet.
Classic line is a series of helmets designed by Matt Kelly and Sen-Huy Tan form Vancouver British Columbia. The team has created a helmet “for those who may or may not define themselves as cyclists, but have a desire to look better while moving in and around the urban landscape, both on and off the bicycle.” The helmet comes in a series of mute tones ranging from robins egg, off white to a matte black. The helmet itself features a simple style that reminds me of motorcycle helmets from the late 50’s and early 60’s. It features a subtle brim to help shield your eyes from the sun. The rest of the shape is a simple round shell with the SAHN logo unobtrusively on the front right.