At first glance, the Hovding Airbag Helmet comes across as slightly unusual. For starters, it looks more like a scarf. You might be wondering, as I did, how it would be able to protect you properly in the case of an accident.

In reality, the Hovding Airbag Helmet is approximately 8 times safer than the current, traditional bicycle helmet. Its technology works exactly like an airbag does. It is activated in an impressive 0.1 seconds if any abnormal movement is detected, by a device that records movements 200 times a second. It is no wonder that the Hovding has protected 4383 cyclists in accidents all over the world so far. Certainly, it seems to be living up to its auspicious tagline- ‘the world’s safest bicycle helmet isn’t a helmet’. The product has been so successful, in fact, that the demand for it has been 3 times greater than expected!

Ever convenient, the Hovding needs no prior assembly. You simply charge it up (which takes 2-3 hours), zip it up, and clip the zip to the activation port. Another technologically impressive feature of the helmet is its Bluetooth connection, which will automatically notify your ICE contacts in the event of an accident.

If you have concerns about durability, do not fear- the Hovding is made of a special ultra-strong nylon fabric that won’t rip of tare even when scraped against the ground. It protects almost all of the head without obstructing the cyclist’s field of vision.

It is ground-breaking that this standard of protection can also be so stylish. The Hovding was designed to be wearable by the masses, and it comes in a variety of styles and colours to suit a wide range of tastes.



  • Straightforward to use
  • Fast reaction time
  • Variety of styles and colours
  • Bluetooth connection
  • Durable fabric

4 stars