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The airbag

The airbag is designed like a hood and made in a one-piece woven polyamide that won’t rip when scraped against the ground.

Hövding protects nearly all the head, while leaving the field of vision open. It is kept around the user’s neck by a zipper holding it together in the front and keeping the airbag in place during inflation.

The airbag fixates the neck and provides extremely soft and gentle shock absorption. The pressure remains constant for several seconds, making it able to withstand multiple head impacts during the same accident. After that the airbag slowly starts to deflate.

The gas inflator that inflates the airbag is a so-called cold gas inflator that uses helium. It is placed in a holder in the back system of the collar on the cyclist’s back.