Rides on hot days can be miserable unless you have an air-conditioned bike helmet. The ACH-1, by Feher Helmets, is the world’s first publically available self-contained air-conditioned motorcycle helmet. The helmet uses a convection system in the back of the helmet that brings air in and cools it. Then it funnels that air through your helmet, keeping your around head 12–18 degrees cooler. Not only is the air cooled, it’s also filtered. The helmet uses the same technology used in cooling seats in vehicles for Rolls Royce, Lexus, GM, and others.
The helmet also uses tubular space fabric to help improve airflow. It also helps pull out condensation, which promotes greater comfort. All of this, and the helmet still meets or exceeds both US DOT FMVSS 218 and ECE 22.05 helmet safety standards. The helmet is made of multi-layered fibreglass for the shell, which has been reinforced with synthetic fibres for greater strength. It also stays lightweight—they didn’t just strap on a bulky air conditioning unit that weighs more than your bike. Weighing in at just 1,450 grams, the ACH-1 also comes with an anti-scratch and anti-fog coated face shield.
You can enjoy the freedom of riding even more by liberating yourself from the heat of the day.