Nutcase Classic Helmet
Regular readers of the magazine are most likely familiar with Nutcase helmets, as they’ve been advertising for a couple years now. But it’s only been recently that a box of their helmets arrived on our doorstep. The first on the chopping block is this Union Jack themed classic helmet from their street collection.
Minus the graphics, the classic helmet looks very much like a standard skate/bmx helmet. And that’s not terribly far off the mark, as it features the industry standard ABS shell with an EPS foam liner. It’s got 11 small vents in the traditional skate/bmx helmet pattern, and meets US and European government standards for helmet safety.
The quality of the construction is above average for this style of helmet, and the straps are notably nice. The thing that really sets Nutcase helmets apart from the competition is the unique magnetic buckle. It’s a bit hard to explain, but essentially the clasps slide together sideways, and the magnet keeps them in place. Rest assured, once the buckle is secured, it isn’t coming open accidentally. The nice things about this system are that it’s easy to operate, even with gloves on, and you’ll never pinch your skin closing the buckle.
The Classic helmet retails for $50 and comes in an array of styles and colors. Visit www.nutcasehelmets.com for more info.