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Video: Airbag cycling helmet deploys - as rider puts coat on

Hovding's makers claim innovative product is quick to react - they weren't kidding...

How quickly does the Hovding inflatable cycle helmet from Sweden deploy itself? Well, the answer is "very" judging by this Instagram video - although it may be a bit too sensitive as it is triggered by a cyclist putting his coat on.

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The man in the video - posted to Instagram a few months back, but flagged up on Twitter today by @Cyclegaz - takes it all in his stride, although for a moment it appears he's about to go into a Basil Faltyesque crouch strop.

 

AS IT HAPPENED #hovding #airbagged

A video posted by abc3d (@abc3d_) on

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We have asked Hovding for a comment.

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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