My Hövding story– Anneli
Hövding has over 300 000 users spread over a number of different countries and our airbag helmet has protected thousands of people in bicycle accidents so far. Below are some of all the thousands of Hövding stories out there.
It happened in the morning when I was on my way to work. I have my usual bike route that I’ve cycled for years so it’s a familiar route for me. I suddenly found myself on the ground, but it all happened so fast that I didn’t react when my Hövding deployed. Two cyclists helped me to get up on my feet and they asked: “What’s on your head?” and it was not until then I realized that my Hövding had deployed. Thanks to the Hövding, I got away without any serious injuries and I managed to get to the hospital on my own. Without it, I would probably been knocked unconscious.
”It all happened so fast that I didn’t react when my Hövding deployed.”
Did you feel any discomfort when your Hövding deployed?
No, not at all. I actually felt nothing when it deployed, and I didn’t realize at first that my Hövding had deployed until the other cyclists asked what I was wearing on my head.
Have you changed your cycling behaviour after the accident?
No, I haven’t really changed anything in my cycling behaviour after the accident.
Why do you think some people are sceptical about wearing a bicycle helmet?
Hmm, it’s a difficult question but I think people find it annoying to have one more thing to bring along on the bike ride apart from their bags etc. I also think that some people might be vain. Age is probably also a significant factor; it wasn’t mandatory to wear a bicycle helmet in the past. Young people today, who have grown up wearing bicycle helmets, probably find it natural.
Would you recommend Hövding?
Yes, I would recommend Hövding based on the fact that it is a safe and flexible product that is easy to use.