Thanks to their architecture leverage air, infl8 helmets are 8x more compact and up to 4x more protective than a traditional helmet.
Pressurised air is trapped in tailored and ultra-resistant textiles, which have the ability to be highly protective when inflated, and foldable when deflated.
Air pressure can be adjusted with our signature valve.
The average deceleration value at impact in an object protected with a layer of pressurised air is up to 4x higher than any other solid material.
These results are verified by our engineers in internal labs as well as by third-party certifying laboratories.
Ease of transport by deflating it: Once deflated and reduced to its minimal volume, the helmet with infl8 technology fits in a pocket or bag.
It is therefore easier to always carry it with you.
During an impact, infl8 helmets compress to cushion the impact before returning to their original shape and can be reused again compared to traditional helmets
Thanks to its protective layer of air, infl8 technology protects better than any other protective material.
Products equipped with infl8 technology can be inflated to ensure protection or deflated to be easily transported.
After a shock, infl8 technology returns to its original form and can be used again. The product life is longer than ever.
The tests run in-house and by independant institutes have shown that the Bumpair cycling helmet, which incorporates infl8 technology, is more protective than any other helmet on the market.
The Bumpair helmet was recently awarded the 2022 French road safety innovation prize, in the two-wheel category.
Helmets equipped with infl8 technology meet the European requirements of CE standard EN1078, on personal protective equipment for cyclists. The series of crash tests (sidewalk anvil, plate anvil, tearing) are carried out by an independent French laboratory specializing in the safety checks of consumer products intended for the general public.
The lifespan of a helmet equipped with infl8 technology depends on various factors responsible for deterioration, including sudden changes in temperature, its degree of exposure to the sun and the intensity of its use. The inflation and deflation frequency of the helmet also influences the lifespan of the product. We recommend changing your helmet every 5 years if all the lights are green until then. Like all helmets for that matter.
Before each trip, you must always check the pressure indicator located on your inflation device to ensure the helmet is inflated to the optimum protection pressure of 2 Bars or 29psi.
Unlike a rigid helmet which must be changed after the slightest impact, helmets equipped with infl8 technology are composed of a volume of pressurized air which absorbs the impact without altering the helmet's protective capacity. As long as the pressure indicator tells you the correct operating pressure, then the helmet is compliant and protects you.
The helmet is designed to remain inflated at the same pressure without loss of air. However, we recommend that you check the pressure with the pressure indicator before each use.
It all depends on your needs. You can choose to leave it fully inflated at home or at work, to partially deflate it to store it in your bag or to deflate it completely during your outings; that's the freedom the Bumpair helmet brings!