After Quentin Henquel suffered a bad skull fracture from a sporting accident, he and his friend Loic Bocquel, decided they needed a single helmet that would allow them practice all of their favorite sports safely. In 2006, the duo joined the Innovup incubator at the Ecole des Mines D'Ales to develop their idea for a multisport helmet. Three years of R&D and many prototypes later, the KIP helmet line by va2or was born.
The KIP helmet can be used in any sport from cycling and snowboarding to kayaking and skateboarding. The helmet uses materials such as carbon fiber, fiberglass and fiber Titanium or Aluminum, to ensure high compression resistance while being lightweight at the same time.
Two sets of adjustable internal foam pads perfectly adapt to the head of each user thanks to a patent-pending construction. A dual ventilation systems ensures proper heat dissipation whether skiing or BMX biking. The use of highly impact absorbent expanded polypropylene offers greater protection and durability than current helmets on the market for any individual sport.
The KIP helmets will be available this coming Winter 09/10 season.