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Perhaps one of the main barriers to getting cyclists to wear helmets is the inconvenience of having to lug the protective gear around after arriving at a destination.

Well, the Morpher foldable bike helmet might just change that.

Jeff Woolf, the award-winning designer behind the helmet, has designed the Morpher to fold flat for easy storage. Of course, it’s not just compact; it’s been designed to exceed safety standards as well, making it a true alternative to more conventional helmets.

Right now, Woolf is trying to get the funding needed to certify and mass produce the helmet through an Indiegogo campaign.

If produced, a price tag upwards of $110 is expected. It certainly wouldn’t be the most economical helmet on the market, but it’s a deal when compared to the $600 Hövding “invisible” helmet.

via Inhabitat

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