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Cunning helmet that keeps your head warm in winter and cool in summer scoops design award

Limar’s new Velov attempts to solve the problem of wearing highly ventilated helmets in the winter when it’s cold and wet with removable plates that block out the vents, keeping your head protected from the elements. Come the summer you can remove them to enjoy the benefits of the vents.

And this novel design has scooped the creators of the Velov helmet an award from the prestigious International Forum. Established in 1953, they’ve been picking out key cycling products over the years and awarding them the coveted Product Design Award.

Pitched firmly at urban commuters the Velov looks like a good choice for year round use with the ability to block the vents during the winter months, when you really don’t want all that cold air anywhere near your head. It’s not a bad looking helmet either. It weighs 280g.

It’s available in two sizes, M (52-57) and L (57-62), and is CE and AS approved and CPSC pending. No word on pricing or availabilty yet.

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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lushmiester [170 posts] 3 years ago
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Looking at it and thinking how to mod it to carry lights (Leds) with power supply tucked into blocked off vents.

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nbrus [293 posts] 3 years ago
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I wear a skull cap under my helmet in winter ... it covers my ears, which would get really cold otherwise.

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Farky [183 posts] 3 years ago
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This looks really good in winter mode...questionable with vents exposed but I guess thats the option here not the covers.

Really good idea for the commuters its aimed at though a lot more could be done for lighting with built in leds on the plates as lushmeister mentions already.

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Paul J [839 posts] 3 years ago
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Pfft, more easily solved with a wooly hat.

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chinchli [23 posts] 3 years ago
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Not sure if it is really just aimed at commuters. Looks like a 'stealth' way to get around the issue of vented helmets with third party covers being seen as fairings.

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andyp [1438 posts] 3 years ago
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Tis the season of highly complicated solutions to problems which have already been solved very easily...