Plixi Reduces Helmet to One-Third Its Size in Seconds
BAUNACH, Germany – Messingschlager has started distributing the Overade Plixi foldable helmet. The award winning helmet was designed by Philippe Arrouart and marketed by Clément Cailleau. It is already widely available in France and it is expected to be distributed Europe wide soon.
The main feature of the Plixi is that is can be folded to one third of its size in a few second, thus meeting the growing need for a easy to handle urban helmet. The main reason why commuters don’t use helmets is the hassle associated with them once the ride is over. Whether they are riding foldable, regular or electric bikes, urban cyclists’ expectations are different from other sports enthusiasts’ expectations. Plixi was designed to satisfy their needs, no matter what kind of biking they do.
Unwieldy and cumbersome
According Overade approximately 70 percent of cyclists don’t use a helmet, because a classic bike helmet is considered unwieldy and cumbersome. The pack size of bicycle helmets speaks for itself. As the Plixi can be reduced to one third of its size thanks to the patented folding mechanism it is said to fit in all standard bags, backpacks or briefcases.
The Plixi meets the EN1078 and CPSC certification and thus fulfils the European and American standards for bicycle helmets.