Swedish Company Hovding Produces a Stylish Protector for Biking

By: Thomas Wade-West - Published: Aug 29, 2013 • References: facebook and hovding
If you enjoy biking but hate wearing a helmet, Swedish company Hovding has produced an airbag for cyclists to be used as a substitution for the traditional bike helmet. The airbag is designed as a stylish hood or scarf-like device that wraps around your neck while riding. In the event of an accident, the airbag will deploy, safely protecting the head and neck of the cyclist.

The website notes that the airbag provides comfort and gentle shock absorption, and can “withstand multiple head impacts during the same accident.” The Hovding device is chargeable, equipped with an on/off switch and LED lights to indicate battery life. The collar is waterproof, easy to clean, and customizable with additional shells that can change its appearance based on your outfit.