POC is flaunting its latest helmet called the Myelin, which is constructed from 50% recycled material that’s recyclable at the end of its life.
The Myelin features a fabric weave shell with an interlocking construction where each piece holds the other in place, eliminating the use of adhesives and allowing the helmet to be separated at end of its life for recycling.
“We wanted to question the idea that safety and stability cannot clearly coexist in helmets. As a safety company our first priority is the safety of riders, but we want to respectfully use the resources of our planet. Therefore, we wanted to challenge the traditional way of making helmets, especially by starting with recycled materials, how it is made and how it can be made so that all materials can be recycled. We are very proud of Myelin because it marks a world where resource use and safety naturally merge and provide even more reasons to bike, which we Helping everyone contribute to a better and healthier life,” explains Claes Nelstam, Senior Designer at POC.
While the Myelin doesn’t feature MIPS or any other kind of rotational impact system, the eco-friendly lid does meet EN 1078, CPSC 12.03, and AS/NZS 2063 safety certifications, relying on a new fit system that was inspired by snap-fit designs found on baseball caps, allowing riders to fine-tune the helmet.
The helmet also has an EPS liner and a “network” of ventilation holes at the top to allow heat to escape.
Weighing in at 340 grams, the Myelin is offered in three size and three colo ways for $100 that’s available online, at select POC retailers and REI Co-op.
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