A new collection of budget-friendly recycled cycle helmets for children has been launched by Dashel. The Re-Cycle helmets are made with recycled plastic and can be recycled at the end of their use.
Many parents and kids will already know of the company Dashel thanks to the CBeebies TV series, Maddie’s Do You Know?.
Recently (before the lockdown), presenter Maddie Moate visited one of the Dashel factories to see how the brand’s carbon fibre cycle helmets are made.
Now the company has launched a cheaper helmet for children that is more suitable for growing heads. The helmet can be adjusted in size so that it has a longer use.
The new Dashel Extra Small helmet, which is ideal for cycling and kick-scooting, has a ring dial adjuster, allowing it to fit heads of approximately 50cm upwards. When the child outgrows this, the ring dial can be taken out and swapped for internal pads.
Each helmet comes with two sizes of internal pads, so you can increase the size of the helmet in increments up to 56cm. (The Extra Small size, with the helmet adjuster, will be available once lockdown passes.)
When the helmet is eventually outgrown it can be passed down to a younger sibling with the adjuster dial put back in again, or sent back to Dashel for recycling. Customers will receive a discount for the next size up in helmet in the range.
There is also a Small size helmet for children with 53cm heads (average age five and upwards). Details on how to measure your child’s head are on Dashel’s website. Parents will be able to purchase the adjuster dial retrospectively, if required.
The new children’s helmets are available in Dashel’s core colours of sage green, blue, red and black, plus two new colours, exclusive to the children’s range, yellow and turquoise.
Every colour can be customised with stickers, which are included free with the helmet, as a launch offer. At launch there will be “reflective stars” and”colourful rainbows”.
- Magnetic closure to prevents skin being trapped
- Loop for affixing a light at the rear of the helmet.
- Safety tested.
Catherine Bedford, founder of Dashel says: “All Dashel helmets have been rigorously safety tested, and, like any helmet, it’s important to fit it correctly.
“The helmet needs to sit level across the forehead, just a couple of finger widths above the eyebrow. The harness must be adjusted to be close fitting so the helmet doesn’t flop around.
“By choosing a safety tested helmet and fitting it correctly, you can be sure you are protecting your child’s head while they are cycling or kick-scooting.”