By Andrew Liszewski
For part of the world, Christmas vacation means a few days spent skiing, sledding, skating and enjoying other snow-related activities. But as fun as they might be, they also seem to come with a greater risk of injury and sickness thanks to the freezing temperatures. So the Ribcap allows you to kill two birds with one stone when it comes to keeping yourself safe.
Not only will this woollen beanie keep your heard warm, but it also comes with sewn-in protectors to reduce the risk of head-related injuries. The padding it uses is made of a unique foam material called ‘StructUre’ that’s not only 100% breathable, but is also capable of instantly becoming rigid in the event of a collision. Here’s a brief description of how it works:
The impact of energy rich electrons includes a rearrangement and creation of additional molecular cross-links within the Structure™ foam, this results in a transition of the foam from a flexible into a semi-rigid or even rigid state.
So if you wipe out while on the slopes you’re still going to get hurt, but by wearing one of these you’ll be reducing the risk of a life-threatening head injury. If you’re interested, the Ribcaps come in a variety of styles and colors and range in price from about $85 for a kid sized version, to about $120 for an adult sized one.