An Interview with Kali Protectives' Founder Brad Waldron

Coming from a successful career building some of the most well-known fighter jets currently in existence and later as director of engineering at Specialized, Brad is the type of CEO that loves to get his hands dirty. Not from the comfort of his air-conditioned office but in his R&D “lab,” deep in the back of this cavernous warehouse. There he plans and prototypes the next big thing, hidden behind rows of helmets, in front of panels of whiteboards that he absolutely cannot live without — so much so that all the walls in his office are covered with them from top to bottom.

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Backyard Build 2017 - FINISHED

The jumps are shready!

Nick Bruce's Worst Crash Ever

Nick discusses the incredibly rough crash he took during the Dave Mirra Best Trick contest at X Games 2017, the importance of wearing a good helmet, and the next evolution in helmet construction from Kali Protectives.

This Is Your Brain - Composite Fusion and Helmet Shells

What does your brain look like in a Kali?

The Lunati - Product Spotlight

A helmet ready for any off-road adventure

The SAHA - 2018 Urban Collection

Eco-friendly head protection.

The JAVA - 2018 Urban Collection

Designed with e-bikes in mind.

The DANU Reflective - 2018 Urban Collection

Escape your car. Explore your city.

Backyard Build 2017 - Before

The Kali Backyard is getting a much-needed facelift.

The CITY - 2018 Urban Collection

Not your average urban helmet.

2018 Urban Collection

From work to play, we've got you covered.

New Helmet Day from Seth's Bike Hacks

Seth of Seth's Bike Hacks goes through all the details of his new Kali Maya helmet.

Maya Helmet Launch

Kali Protectives Maya Helmet Launch Video

Viva Helmet Launch

Introducing the Kali Viva Helmet

Riding Iceland with Jeff Kendall-Weed

Jeff Kendall-Weed goes out for a rip in Iceland.

Interceptor - Designed for performance. Engineered for impact.

A helmet that combines performance and engineering excellence.

Kali Road Warrior Goes Rouge Enroute to Moab for Outerbike

Fall Outerbike marks the close of the KRW season and it couldn't have been more scenic

An Interview with Kali Protectives' Founder Brad Waldron

If you want to talk about helmets, fighter jets, motorcycles, carbon fiber and beer in one conversation, Kali Protectives’ head honcho Brad Waldron is your guy.

Jordie Lunn - Rough AF 2

Jordie Lunn returned to his second home, the deep woods of Vancouver Island, to dig and build fresh new line lines.

Shiva 2.0 Carbon vs. Avatar X Review - Loam Wolf

What exactly is the difference between a $300 helmet and a $550 helmet? Let’s find out.

Eurobike and Interbike - 2017

Recently, the Kali crew made the annual trip to Friedrichshafen, Germany for the Eurobike trade show, and to Las Vegas for Interbike. The 2018 line was officially on display and retailers, media, and consumers from every continent kept the Kali booth packed for the duration.

2018 Helmet Collection Highlights

Kali Protectives is proud to unveil some highlights from the 2018 Collection. 

Jordie Lunn - Rough AF

Veteran freerider and longtime Kali athlete Jordie Lunn has been hard at work sending it deep into the wilderness of Vancouver island. Fresh lines and sometimes no lines, not many people are on the rivet like this guy, especially on the big bike.

Eric Lawrenuk - Night and Day on Cypress Mountain

One new helmet, two colorways, one video release. We waited for the precious fog and then dragged the big lights and the gen onto Cypress mountain. For 36 hours the same trail was shot over and over which allowed us to layer day and night (and both colorways) into a 1:30 shred edit.

Concussions & Real World Data

At Kali we have one priority above all - we want to make anything we manufacture as safe as possible. Where advancements in helmet safety can be made, we make them.

Interceptor Review - Pinkbike

These days, you can't throw a stick into the forest without hitting a rider who's wearing some type of enduro-inspired helmet, and for good reason.

Get in the Van! - Jeff Kendall-Weed

A neighborhood yard sale leads to an epic adventure on Vancouver Island.

Escape to Hurricane - Jeff Kendall-Weed

Jeff escapes the rainy PNW winter for the warm red rocks of Hurricane, UT.

Shiva 2.0 The Second Coming

Eric Lawrenuk tests out the new Shiva 2.0 full face helmet, carving a fine line between light and dark on Cypress Mountain.

A Day in Telluride - Jeff Kendall-Weed

What would you do with one day in Telluride, CO?

3-Days in the Pacific Northwest - Jeff Kendall-Weed

Three days, three amazing places to ride in the Pacific Northwest with Jeff Kendall-Weed

Maya Review - Pinkbike

The first helmet to emerge from Kali's new design studio is the Maya, a sharp-looking extended coverage half shell.

Air Chair Trail with Jeff Kendall-Weed

Jeff shows us one of his favorite Bellingham trails.