The light Icaro helmet: only 390 grams. Incredibly light and strong. (varies with size)
The light Icaro helmet expressly made for the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.
We sponsored the helmet to 20 participants of this incredible competition.
The video above show Paul Guschlbauer (AUT1) wearing the Transalp helmet at the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.
The weight of helmet depends from the size: 388 grams for the XXL and 400 grams for the XS.
NAME AND DESIGN
In the Red Bull X-Alps 2013 competition it was for the first time mandatory to wear a helmet with E.N. 966 certification. The pilots searched for a helmet that was as light as possible, and they found the TZ model without ear defenders or electronic headsets. Clement Latour, who finished second in the race, was wearing this slightly modified helmet of just 390 grams.
The 3 mm thickness polycarbonate shell has the advantage to be very light but still very strong.
The carbon look is just a perfect serigraphy.
The polystyrene has a density of 90 g/cm3.
- XXL 388 grams (thinner, lighter padding)
- XS 400 grams (thicker padding)
Originally the helmet was 340 grams as shown on the video below. For more safety we increased the density of the polystyrene and the wheel regulator was added to change size easily.
INTERCHANGEABLE INTERNAL PADDING
Different sized internal paddings are adapted to different head sizes. They can be replaced by larger or smaller padding pieces, thus varying the helmet size.
You just choose your own size of ICARO tailored inner helmet lining for a safe, perfectly comfortable head fit.
It can be changed in moments in case a different size is needed.
If the helmet is not a perfect fit, we can arrange a new padding.
The important advantage: you can easily remove the padding and replace it with a new one or just wash it.
COVERING SHELL EDGE
For the first time we don’t use the normal rubber to cover the edge of the shell
We found the method to stitch a strip of fabric around all the helmet
The result is just unique and beautiful
NO VISOR CAN BE INSTALLED
However, with each helmet we supply two pieces of hook and loop fastener which can be fixed at the back of the helmet. In this way, you can keep normal ski goggles in position.
The shell is one size (XXL, 64cm). It has a built-in wheel regulator for fine-tuning the fit.
There are different size interchangeable internal paddings available, covering head circumferences from 56 cm to 64 cm:
- S (56cm)
- M (58cm)
- L (60cm)
- XL (62cm)
- XXL (64cm)
The size of a helmet is always described by the inner circumference of the internal padding.
The size number therefore corresponds to the head circumference in centimetres.
CERTIFICATION E.N. 966
The helmet Transalp is a slightly modified TZ, it has the same certification.
The TZ model has been tested by the italian laboratory CSI a company authorized by the Italian Ministry of Transport and recognized by the German TUV.
All our helmets are designed especially for free flight and micro light pilots, in accordance with the European standards (EN 966).
Our helmets were designed and built specifically to be as light as possible. However they optimize safety for hang glider, paraglider and micro light pilots, as shown by the information above.
For more information about the E.N. 966 test please read our page About safety.
Look also at our very interesting video we made during the EN 966 test of the helmet Rega
ICARO HELMETS MANUAL
Download the user manual and maintenance guide for all Icaro 2000 helmets:
Icaro 2000 Extreme Sports Helmets User Manual (PDF file, approx 166 KB)