Coming straight from California, Thousand brand helmets have made a remarkable appearance on the French market. Indeed, its vintage helmet look fits perfectly into the current trend.
The Thousand brand itself is not afraid to have adopted the slogan “Bicycle helmets that you will really want to wear”.
But what are Thousand bicycle helmets really worth?
Do they bring more than a different look compared to their competitors? Short presentation.
The bike helmet that makes you want to wear it
I've always worn a helmet while riding a bike, and I believe everyone should. Users do not always realize it, but cycling, especially in the city, is an activity that can be dangerous. The same goes for electric scooters and hoverboards, some models of which can reach a significant speed. When you take into account the urban obstacles and the traffic, it is better to go out protected.
Yes, but now, a bicycle helmet is often ugly. I've always thought aero helmets looked great on Tour de France riders, but that feeling changed drastically with my little dress to go to work.
The Californian brand Thousand is changing the game by offering a vintage bike helmet that allows you to be well protected while having style . Sounds silly to say, but we needed it!
Extensive attention to detail on this vintage helmet
What is striking at first glance is the brand's attention to detail. And it starts with the delivery of the helmet, which arrives in a small cotton bag. On each color, the finish of the helmet is matte and has a good grip to the touch. The protective rubber on the outside also allows for easy washing.
The helmet is available in 7 different colors : blue, carbon black, monochrome black, white, gold, green or artic. Three different sizes are also offered.
The fastening straps are made of vegan leather and go all the way around the head for a snug fit. The buckle itself closes magnetically. The magnetic closure system is therefore practical, can be closed with one hand, and it stays in place.
A comfortable and trendy Thousand helmet
Even if it is good to have a nice helmet, it must also be pleasant to wear. The Thousand brand offers removable padding with each helmet, which can be added for more comfort.
The design of the helmet also allows it, unlike sportier looking bike helmets which are riddled with openings, to prevent hair from getting caught in the holes and ruining a morning blow-dry, or worse, getting ripped out. the hair.
Thousand bike helmets with a vintage look are still equipped with a ventilation system . Seven openings are present on the back and the top of the helmet. In use, the system turns out to be rather ingenious. Indeed, it keeps the head cool, while maintaining a certain degree of insulation when it's cold.
Another notable advantage of these openings is the fact that they do not let the rain through. By wearing a Thousand helmet , you stay dry. In addition, the presence of a small visor at the front makes it possible to limit the arrival of rain on the face, and therefore to become completely blind on the road when it starts to rain a little hard.
Extras that make the difference
The Thousand brand could have decided to stop there for their range of helmets, but instead they decided to add little extras that make the difference.
Indeed, the logo comes out of the helmet to reveal a hole that allows you to attach the helmet to its lock and leave it with your bike or electric scooter unhindered. Simple but brilliant isn't it?
However, we must warn you, your Thousand helmet is likely to attract all eyes, and you might be tempted to keep it with you for more attention...
A little more about the Thousand bike helmet brand
The Thousand brand originates from California and aims to reach a much wider population than sports cyclists.
A bit like a bonus, the Thousand brand is committed to the environment . The manufacturing and supply chain has been designed to allow complete traceability of each element, and the producers have been chosen for their professional integrity. The choice of a vegan leather strap also makes it a product that does not contain elements of animal origin.
Thousand has also set up a partnership program with the international organization 1% For The Planet , which supports environmental restoration projects, particularly in Amazonia and Southeast Asia. The organization also sets up mechanisms to promote mobility in developing countries.
Finally, the brand makes efforts on the amount of cardboard used to ship helmets around the world. The boxes are optimized to use less raw material and can be easily reused by customers.
In conclusion on the Thousand Helmet
The range of urban helmets offered by the Californian brand Thousand blows a breath of fresh air into a market that, let's be honest, really needed it. We love the retro look of this vintage bike helmet reminiscent of the bikers of the 1950s and 1960s in the United States , which fits perfectly with the current trend.
The Thousand helmet is also made with quality materials that will really protect you if something goes wrong on the road, which is not always the case with products paying particular attention to style. All the helmets in the range are also EN 1078 and CPSC approved . It is therefore a very appreciable quality that really makes Thousand helmets bicycle helmets or scooter helmets that can be worn in complete safety.
Weebot is an official reseller of the Thousand brand in France.