Foldable bike helmet lets you stash your headgear in your bag

Everybody's been there before. Nobody wants to wear safety pads or helmets. Especially helmets. They mess up your hair, and can't even be stowed away without hogging up space. This bike helmet folds up and fits inside any bag. Problem solved!

Designed by Agence 360's Patrick Jouffret and in collaboration with engineer Philippe Arrouart, the "Overade" helmet ensures you have no excuse for not wearing a helmet to protect that skull.

Prototypes for the helmet began in 2010, and production is expected to begin this year.

There aren't any details on how much protection it provides compared to a regular bike helmet and whether or not the sliding/folding mechanisms can be dangerous when impacted, but so far, it looks like good.

Lance Armstrong probably be giving up his $15,000 custom Giro helmet, but at least city folk won't have any reason to whine about helmets anymore. Just stuff it in your purse.

Via Design Boom

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