Crumple Zone

By The Editors
July 11, 2013 9:00 am

Bicycle helmets are ugly. We can agree on that, right?

They tend to be bulbous, like mushroom caps. And rare is the man who’s excited a woman while resembling Toad from Super Mario.

Here to obviate your concerns: the crowd-funded helmetiers CLOSCA, makers of stylish and collapsible derby caps that also protect your dome.

Like a traditional bicycle helmet, CLOSCA’s cap is made of impact-resistant polymer, but the whole noggin-wrapper collapses into a book-like object for easy stowage.

And because discerning bicyclists demand it, CLOSCA’s cap comes with your choice of interchangeable covers — from the leatherette to the tartan to the woven toboggan.

They’re also certified by U.S. and E.U. safety standards, so the only thing you’ll be skimping on are some wasted space and a few awkward glances in the coffee shop line.

Or maybe you’re into waiting around to tell guys in caps that the princess is in another castle.

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