The Tech Is Inside, Get Outside
Current helmet safety standards are based on experiments conducted in the early 1960s (which may or may not have involved throwing dead bodies down an elevator shaft), long before we understood the long term effects of concussions, or began thinking of rotational injuries.
To pass these standards, helmets constructed by traditional methods must have hard shells and foam, which can compromise their ability to perform at the low to medium speed impacts which can lead to concussions.
Our Composite Fusion technology allows us the merge the helmet shell and foam, which enables us to use a thinner shell, reduce the helmet weight, and eliminates the double spike in G’s from traditional helmet construction.
Additional technologies like our Composite Fusion Plus and Composite Fusion Three, make use of geometrically shaped multi density foams, to put softer foam where you need it, and to better dissipate energy over a larger surface area.
Under the Hood
Here’s a cutaway of a normal helmet, see the gap between the shell and the inner foam? No bueno. That’s what creates the double impact curve seen on the graph above.
This is Kali’s simplest in-molding design. Notice the gap has disappeared. Also, the shell is much thinner, allowing the impact to get straight to the energy-absorbing foam. With shells, less-is-more.
Composite Fusion™ Plus
Now let’s talk foam. Above you can see two foams working together, gray and white. Those gray triangles are actually cone shapes that help dissipate energy.
A Literal Rocket Scientist
Your head is in good hands. Owner Brad Waldron started out in aerospace R&D before pursuing his passions for riding and material science at the consumer level. For Brad there’s no point waking up in the morning if he’s not building the safest, smartest products possible. He knows materials, physics, and manufacturing so that you don’t have to.
Brad also frequently visits the Kali factory to personally oversee every new design. He just doesn’t have the stomach that other companies do for errors and imperfections introduced at the manufacturing level. It’s this commitment to quality that makes Kali a better helmet, period.
What They’re Saying
“Kali is distinguishing itself as an innovator in the realm of safety.”
“Moto-level protection in a well-ventilated, lightweight and compact package.”
“Brad is always trying to figure out how to make a better helmet.”
“This isn’t voodoo or magic, it’s scientific testing … these products are the way forward.”
“Over half a pound lighter than the competition.”
“Superb fit and adjustability … lightweight, comfortable and safe for high speeds.”