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The Fend Helmet Is Serious About Folding Down


It’s never a bad idea to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle, but their bulk makes them hard to carry after you’re done riding, and this makes it unappealing for many. To make your life easier, The Fend helmet is able to fold down to 1/3 of its original size, kind of like an accordion. Its proprietary hinge means it won’t collapse in case of an accident, and is designed to exceed all US CPSC and European EN1078 Safety Standards. It features excellent ventilation and a plush interior liner for added comfort. A $79 pledge will get you a helmet of your own, with expected shipping in May 2017.


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SNAP Longboard Folds In Half For Easy Transport

Longboards are great for cruising city streets with relative ease. Not for us, of course: we’d end up dead or dismembered. But that’s not relevant. What is important is to mention that while longboards are great, they’re not easily transported in cramped environments due to them being, well, long. The SNAP longboard however features two specialized hinges that trim its 38 inch length down to 19 when folded. That’s compact enough to fit in a backpack or a carry-on bag. The drawback of course is that if you want to use the board as more than a cruising vehicle, you could run into trouble; it stays straight and solid as long as the wheels are planted on the ground with your weight on top. If for instance you plan to grind it down a rail slide, they might fold up on you and that’d be bad. Then again, longboards aren’t meant for that kind of stuff anyway.

The company sells the board bare so you can fit your own hardware on it, or fully decked out with 83mm wheels, 180mm trucks and ABEC 9 bearings. It’s $140 for the former and $190, the latter.

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