Cool Bike Helmets From Spain

UPDATED November 2014: Closca helmets are now for sale in the Bike Pretty shop.

UPDATED September 2014: The Closca Folding helmet was successfully funded on Kickstarter in July 2013. Since then, the helmets have also been certified by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

 "Where can I find a cool bike helmet?" That's the number one question that readers ask me. The search for a good-looking, comfortable helmet is never-ending. Fortunately, more and more designers are responding to the need for stylish helmets. 

I was recently contacted by Closca Helmets. It's a young company that has developed a very clever folding helmet with interchangeable covers. They recently launched a Kickstarter campaign where you can pre-order a helmet and cover for $70.
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The compact design is easy to stash in a backpack or tote bag. Which is perfect if you use a bike share program like NYC's brand-new Citi Bike system.

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Even better, the helmets are styled to look like cute caps.

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In the meantime, watch this cute video showing how the Closca helmet suits the life of a stylish cyclist. Hot tip: mute the soundtrack and listen to your own tunes.

A couple of notes on safety: The Closca helmets are certified according to European Union regulations. They have not yet been certified in the US, but they are working on it.

UPDATE: The Closca Folding helmet was successfully funded on Kickstarter in July 2013. Since then, the helmets have also been certified by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.