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Kali thinks no one will ever give a shit about a DJ helmet... well that's just not true. Hardtails will always rule and skate-style helmets will always be the best looking half-lids out there. With three years in development, Kali's goal was create a half-lid that was as comfortable and low profile as a non-certified skate helmet, but integrated all of the top tier safety technologies from their motocross line.

The result is the Viva, which Kali claims is most technologically advanced BMX/Dirt Jump helmet ever made. It’s about the same size as a skate helmet, super light, and uses a layer of low density foam in conjunction with multi density geometrically shaped foam to dissipate a broad range of impacts – sort of like a crumple zone for your head.


Kali has in-molded this unique EPS cocktail into a durable dent resistant ABS shell, with a bottom polycarbonate wrap, and garnished the interior with a pad set designed to reduce sweat drippage. They use a unique "conehead" shaped EPS layer which helps dissipate impact forces laterally in order to reduce the likelihood of a head injury.

The Viva will be available in three colors (black, green and white). Kali wanted to make a helmet kids would keep on their heads and not just hang on their bars as soon as they were out of Mom's sight, but they also set out to make a true bicycle helmet that met CPSC and EN1078 standards and kept that traditional skate-style look and low profile.


Check out the video interview of Brad Waldron, the mad scientist behind the new lid.

Product Features

  • Low profile design to mimic non certified helmet look and fit
  • Polycarbonate wrap to extend foam life
  • Durable dent resistant ABS Shell
  • Moisture wicking padset
  • Extra padset included for sizing
  • Adjustable Straps

Retail Highlights

  • Retail price is $50 USD
  • Meets CPSC and EN1078 Standards
  • Available in 3 sizes: Small, Medium, & Large
  • Comes in 3 Colorways: Black, Green, & White


COMPOSITE FUSION: Unlike standard construction helmets where the foam is glued into a shell, we inject the EPS liner directly into the shell. The advantage is that it eliminates the gap between the shell and foam, which reduces the number of impacts the brain is subjected to in a crash. Rather than two impacts (ground to shell, shell to foam), there is only one impact with a COMPOSITE FUSION helmet.

COMPOSITE FUSION 3: We’ve improved on our original in molding technology by adding multi density triangular pyramids throughout the EPS liner, to better dissipate energy laterally. This allows us to reduce the size of the shell, and use a lighter density.

BMX rider and park destroyer Nick Bruce introduces the Viva helmet in this insane edit.

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