Thanks to their air-leveraging design, infl8 helmets are 8x more compact and up to 4x more protective than a traditional helmet.
Pressurised air is trapped in tailored and ultra-resistant textiles, which have the ability to be highly protective when inflated, and foldable when deflated.
Air pressure can be adjusted with our signature valve.
The average deceleration value at impact in an object protected with a layer of pressurised air is up to 4x higher than any other solid material.
These results are verified by our engineers in internal labs as well as by third-party certifying laboratories.Learn more
Thanks to its protective layer of air, Infl8 technology protects better than any other protective material.
Products equipped with Infl8 technology can be inflated to ensure protection or deflated to be easily transported.
After a shock, Infl8 technology returns to its original state and can be used again. The product life is longer than ever.
The tests run in-house and by independant institutes have shown that the Bumpair cycling helmet, which incorporates infl8 technology, is more protective than any other helmet on the market.
The Bumpair helmet was recently awarded the 2022 French road safety innovation prize, in the two-wheel category.Learn more
Yes absolutely ! They meet the requirements of the CE standard EN1078, on personal protective equipment for cyclists. To certify this, a series of crash tests (sidewalk anvil, flat anvil, tearing) were carried out by an independent French laboratory specializing in safety checks for consumer products intended for the general public.
It depends on various factors impacting deterioration including sudden changes in temperature, sun exposure, and intensity of use. Inflation and deflation frequency also influences the lifespan of the helmet. Like for all helmets, we recommend changing your helmet every 5 years, under the condition that no red light appears at the pressure indicator.
Before each ride, you should always check with the built-in pressure indicator on the back of the helmet that the helmet is inflated to the correct optimum protective pressure of 2 Bars or 29psi. Indicator lights allow you to translate this pressure:
- Flashing red = lower than 29 PSI = DANGER pressure too low
- Steady green = 29 PSI = SAFE pressure ok
- Fixed red = greater than 29 PSI = DANGER pressure too high, risk of damage to the helmet and bursting
Unlike a rigid helmet which must be changed after the slightest impact, a helmet equipped with Infl8 technology is made up of a volume of pressurized air which absorbs the impact without altering its protective capacity. As long as the pressure gauge tells you the correct operating pressure and you don't see any damage to the overall shell of the helmet, then it's compliant and protecting you.
Infl8 technology allows helmets to stay inflated to the same pressure without air loss. However, we recommend that you check the pressure using the pressure indicator before each use.
It all depends on your needs. You can choose to leave it fully inflated at home or work, to partially deflate it to store it in your bag, or deflate it completely — it’s up to you!