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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.

This has been the precedent from day one - innovation was the foundation for Kali's inception. Our core technology, Composite Fusion, was the result of over 3 years of R&D and tooling, well before we even produced our first helmet. Composite Fusion is the DNA found in all of our helmets - it allows us to make them smaller yet lighter and stronger.

How do we measure our success? By consistently implementing development strategies that address the challenges behind reducing brain injuries. We collect, analyze and share as much helmet crash performance data as possible. We do whatever it takes, using any and all available proven technologies to ensure our helmets continue to lead the way.

 

Two Challenges in Reducing Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

1. Reduce linear acceleration

2. Reduce rotational acceleration

 

Linear concussions are the result of direct impacts that stop the head moving forward. Your brain, however, continues moving and collides with the interior of the skull, causing damage to either the frontal lobe or occipital lobe, or both. Rotational concussions result from lateral (oblique) impacts that spin the brain on its axis causing brain structures to tear.

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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.