2014 Kali Shiva - World's Lightest DOT Certified Full-Face Helmet? 5

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Claimed to be the World's lightest DOT certified helmet, the Kali Shiva also meets the new ASTM downhill standard and CPSC. To our knowledge this is the only helmet to ever do so. What does that mean? There goes the argument over whether a moto helmet or bike helmet is better for downhill use. Now you can do both in one. It weighs less than 1,000 grams, which is also lighter than the vast majority of bike-specific lids. Compared to the weight of standard DOT helmets it's massively less. Pretty impressive.

The helmet has been seen before but recently underwent a few changes to the chin bar area to stiffen things up. What you see here is very, very close to what will go to production. The helmet uses a carbon shell, improved integrated airflow system, and washable antimicrobial pads. What makes it really cool, however, is how Kali pulled off the remarkably low weight and slim profile...

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    9/3/2013 8:29 PM

    Yeah.. Ive been Wearing Kali DOT helmets to race DH and also ride moto the last 3 years, Ive landed on, smashed my face off rocks, been thrown into the ground at 30 plus mph, with 0 head injuries, i can say Ive seen many similiar helmets that are claimed to be on par or better than Kali fail resulting in several severe head injuries and concussions.. your call folks.. my heads staying in one of these..

  • prestondh

    8/30/2013 4:02 PM

    that helmet is so sick

  • Gweggy

    8/30/2013 5:25 AM

    great, but it still is unbelievably ugly! Even if it weight 1g I wouldn't trade it for my D3

  • Daniel_Layton

    8/30/2013 12:25 PM

    And taste is personal. I think that helmet looks awesome

  • El_duderino

    8/30/2013 8:30 AM

    I pick companies pushing helmet innovation and technology over a fancy paint job any day!