Want something different? A unique venting pattern or brim shape? Want something truly special? Maybe you are looking for a paddling or baseball or ??? helmet or maybe you know someone who has a head size or shape that is impossible to find a fit for?
Most helmets are built from molding processes that allow very little flexibility. Our manufacturing process is different.
Because we can change sizes and shapes easily BEFORE our blanks are put into the machine and because much of our building process is done by hand AFTER the helmet comes out of the machine we are able to do some 100% novel, "just isn't available anywhere else" kind of stuff. And while this flexibility costs more we think its more than worth it. It takes us more time than it takes to build the kinds of helmets that we are most accustomed to. But it allows us to build creatively, build with wood and build to the specs of the customer.
The Custom Commissioned process is just that, a process. The product is determined by you and we name it after you (or whatever you want to name it!) By choosing this option you enter into a creative process whereby you dictate what features you want and how you want to combine them. We will talk with you about your vision and work directly with you to design and build the vision you create. Its our pleasure.
All of our products feature our patented technology using wood as a "First Line of Defense" taking advantage of inherent structural properties that allow it to absorb energy in the event of a significant impact, adding protective redundancy to the EPS foam or Low Density Cork system that lies beneath. Additionally, in models with wood and cork together, there is a wholly organic helmet shell and liner that naturally resists the effects of UV degradation that synthetic helmet materials are more vulnerable to. This means you won't need to toss a weather worn and sunburnt helmet in the trash every few years only to buy another.
Each model is offered "Standard" built with a high quality, kiln dried, dense grain Douglas Fir harvested and milled sustainably by a small operation in Western Oregon. Each shell is reinforced with HMVK Polyurea impact shielding. Look into our Exotic Woods Options to explore any of our models in a greater diversity of wood species. Low Density Agglomerated Cork is a durable, resilient material that has more than proven itself in high abuse applications such as flooring and shoe beds and soles.