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Nutcase helmet shoot on Tilikum Bridge in Portland

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Nutcase Helmets has partnered with us to give one winner a Metroride MIPS- Helmet. Enter to win below.

A classy alternative for a lightweight, well-ventilated helmet complete with Nutcase’s signature magnetic buckle. This helmet comes equipped with Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS-) which is designed to add protection against the rotational motion (or kinematics) transmitted to the brain from angled impacts to the head.

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Sea Otter Classic 2017: Nutcase Helmets

I caught up with Meghan of Nutcase Helmets at this year’s Sea Otter Classic. Although Meghan could not go into detail, it looks like Nutcase is starting to introduce MIPS technology on some of their helmets. We will just have to wait and see how many models adopt this technology.


I also got my hands on The Zone helmet, a full coverage helmet with a bit of flex in the dome to be able to fit any type of head.


Nutcase is all about having fun while protecting your head. The Constellation helmet is a new addition to their fun lineup of helmets. For you stargazers out there, this helmet design features the Northern Hemisphere constellations.


Look for more Sea Otter coverage soon!


Nutcase launches Tracer helmet for town-to-trail cyclists

The Tracer is the newest adult helmet from Nutcase Inc., the Portland-based brand known for colorful helmets designed for the urban cycling revolution.

A lightweight, in-mold helmet that provides full-coverage, the Tracer offers innovative features as well as high-energy colors and reflectivity that make this helmet visible even at high speeds and at night.

Channel venting allows air to flow when riders need it and the CoolControlTM on-the-fly vent closure mechanism blocks the air on chilly mornings or rainy days when they do not. Meghan Sinnott, brand manager for Nutcase, says this feature is “the most universally appreciated thing about this helmet.” They’ve gotten great feedback from commuters who like to wear it because their commute is chilly in the morning but warms up in the evening. “With this helmet, they don’t have to bring a cycling cap to keep warm.”

Nutcase helmet shoot on Tilikum Bridge in Portland

The removable cloth visor shields riders’ eyes from sun and rain, while the adjustable retention system, multiple pad sets (3mm, 6mm, 9mm), and magnetic buckle all provide a customized fit.

“It’s going to be my next helmet because it fits better than any Nutcase helmet has ever fit me!” says Sinnott. “It’s not as round as our Street helmet and not as narrow as our Metroride.  It’s also incredibly light.”

Nutcase helmet shoot on Tilikum Bridge in Portland

The collection comes in six colorways: Aurora Green, Eclipse Black, Glacier Blue, Ember Red, Spark Yellow, and Shadow Grey.


The Tracer is now available on and in retailers nationwide. It is offered in sizes S/M (52-56cm) and M/L (56-59cm). MSRP $89.95


See new Nutcase designs for our littlest cyclists

Nutcase has made quite a name for itself by producing colorful and distinct bicycle helmets. The brand has, thankfully, some vibrancy, personality and uniqueness to the world of cycling head protection. Commuting cyclists all over the world can be seen wearing one of the many, many styles of Nutcase helmets.

The Portland, Oregon-based brand just announced a whole collection of new designs for younger cyclist – from the young to the, like, one-year-old-young cyclists. The company’s press release notes, “From baby’s first ride to every fun-filled family bike trip in between, Nutcase has the entire family covered with helmets that feature dozens of graphic designs, fitting each rider’s personality.”

Here’s a breakdown of the new collection:

Baby Nutty

Nutcase Baby

  • Certified for children ages one year and older.
  • Available in XXS (47-50cm)
  • Easy-to-use elastic fit system for a custom as-they-grow fit
  • 11 vents for airflow
  • Additional pad set included for optimal fit
  • Six new designs

Nutcase Baby


Little Nutty

Nutcase Little

  • Certified for children ages five years and older
  • Dual-certified for both bike and skate
  • 360 degree reflectivity
  • Removable visor
  • 11 vents and internal channeling for maximum airflow
  • 15 new designs

Nutcase Little

And for the parents/adults…


Nutcase Street

  • Dual-certified for both bike and skate
  • Durable, injection molded ABS shell with protective EPS Foam
  • 360 degree reflectivity
  • Removable visor
  • 11 vents and channeling for maximum airflow
  • Soft chin pad for extra protection and three sets of pad for a customized fit
  • 25 new designs

Nutcase Street

The new helmets will be available at your local bike shop and on the Nutcase web site sometime in February, but there are some available on the Nutcase web site right now…for a limited time.


Nutcase announces 2016 Unframed artists

It seems few artists can resist the canvas of a blank bicycle helmet. Nutcase Helmets’ annual artist series continues to grow, with more than 200 submissions from 19 countries for the 2016 Unframed Artist Series. Though judging was difficult, eventually three artists were chosen to design helmets that will go on sale in 2017.

The 2016 artists chosen are Collin Sekajugo of Uganda/Rwanda, Kyle Confehr of the USA and Yan Yan Candy Ng of Hong Kong/Australia.

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Learn more about the Unframed artists at the Nutcase website, and learn why wrapping an artwork onto a spherical shape isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Like all Nutcase Gen 3 street helmets, Nutcase Unframed helmets feature the a spin dial system for a custom fit, magnetic chin strap buckle, 360-degree reflectivity and removable visor for comfortable, all weather riding rain or shine.


On a spontaneous bike ride and need a helmet? There’s an app for that

Philadelphia launched its new bike share program today and all across the city residents will realize just how easy it is to get from A to B by bicycle. But what if you’re suddenly inspired to hop on board but you don’t have a helmet? Nutcase Helmets has partnered with the Uber driver service to provided delivered, on-demand helmets via the Uber app.


Each rider who requests one of the new Nutcase Metroride helmets today will make a donation of $10 to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, with Uber kicking in a matching $10 donation. The Metroride is Nutcase’s new commuter helmet with a nifty Fidlock closure, removable visor, reflective straps and a super adjustable, one-size-fits-all closure. It’s available in a huge array of colors and designs, though only the classic grey and black version will be available via Uber. It retails for $80.

Requests are limited to two helmets per request and will be available until 4 p.m. or as supplies last.



Nutcase wants your art on its helmets


Earlier this year Nutcase partnered with three international artists to create special edition helmets. They also joined Nutcase at the two major cycling industry tradeshows in Germany and the United States to create murals that were auctioned off to support World Bicycle Relief. The helmets they created will be available for a limited time in early 2015.

Now it is setting its sights higher for the next round, issuing a call for artists around the world to submit their work for a chance to create one of the next round of limited-edition helmets. Plus if your work is chosen you’ll be invited to the major tradeshows for another live art creation project and awarded some cold hard cash.

The artwork doesn’t have to have a bicycle on it. It doesn’t even have to be about bicycles. But it does have to convey the fun and freedom of cycling as well as mesh with the irreverent and zany style on all of Nutcase’s products.

Visit the Nutcase Helmets website for a helmet design template and an entry form. Good luck!


Express your style with new Nutcase helmets


The folks over at Nutcase Helmets sure know how to have fun. While keeping your melon safe is serious business, no one does it with more color than the Portland-based company. They have a few new products debuting this week, including the Unframed series and the new Metroride model. Since they are right down the road, I went over to visit the offices and check them out.

See the new helmets here.

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