Helmet Solar X
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The Solar X has been designed by Ignazio Bernardi, with the technical consultancy from the greatest Italian helmet developer.
The result is a helmet with a very modern look.
The 2 pilots pilots Piccard and Borschberg of the Solar Impulse 2 have chosen this helmet because it is light, solid, reliable and it has the certification EN 966.
We are very proud to have contributed to this incredible mission.
So we called the helmet "SOLAR X" in honor of this unique adventure.
The 3 mm thickness polycarbonate shell has the advantage to be very light but still very strong.
The polystyrene is reinforced with one more layer of polycarbonate
to achieve the hard penetration test of the E.N. 966 certification.
Between the shell and the polystyrene there are 2 channels with their wholes for the air flow
You can open or close the entrance of the air into the helmet just with one hand and while you are flying
The visor is an option.
It is made of polycarbonate with anti-scratch and anti-fog treatment.
2 types are available:
There are 3 available sizes with wheel regulator for a perfect fit
of the head circumference from 53 cm to 61 cm.
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.
3 internal paddings are adapted to the 3 sizes determinated by the wheel regulator situated in the back of the helmet. They can be replaced by larger or smaller padding pieces included the wheel regulator, 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 send a new padding free of charge, independently from where you bought the helmet.
The important advantage: you can easily remove the padding and replace it with a new one or just wash it.
For the first time we don't use the normal rubber to cover the edge of the shell
We found the method to stich a strip of fabric around all the helmet
The result is just unique and beautiful
The stainless steel wire sidepieces are plastic-coated
We are the only usig this unique solution.
The chin strap is millimetrical adjustable.
The Solar X helmet is certified only with attached ear defenders
or electronic headsets.
We use the best ear defenders on the market and we mount them perfectly onto the helmet.
The advantages of wearing a headset fixed to the helmet
Ear defenders, or alternatively electronic headsets fixed to the helmet, are mandatory for EN 966 certification.
The Solar X is certified only with attached ear defenders or electronic headsets.
The Solar X has been tested by the italian laboratory Newton a company authorized by the Italian Ministry of Transport.
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.
Look at the complete EN 966 test report
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.
Download the manual for all our helmets (Pdf)