The Elios helmet design melds the classic hard-shell concept with lighter foam interior. The ABS shell protects from penetration while the expanded polystyrene (EPS) inner dome provides further protection but limits weight. A push knob on the back adjusts the cradle size. The shape is a subtle departure from the higher sitting dome helmets and echoes the move to more ergonomic, form-fitting designs.
- Ventilation holes.
- Integral headlamp clips.
- Both CE and UIAA certified.
Microshell helmets are made of a thin polymer sheet over a foam liner; Hardshell helmets have a hard polymer outer shell and a foam liner; when the liner is being bonded to the outer shell during the manufacturing process, it is Molded in the shell.
|Fit system||Adjustable dial|
|Inner material||EPS (expanded polystyrene)|
Most helmets are tested and certified for a specific sport. Some helmets are approved for multi-sports, but only after passing the safety tests for both sports (i.e., snowsports and cycling).
Cetification is established by a variety of governing bodies who set impact standards. Most helmets are certified or approved for a specific sport, except in the case of multi-sport helmets (i.e., a snowsports helmet might also be approved for cycling if it meets the cycling safety standards).