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My Hövding story
- Douglas Sjögren

Hövding has over 200 000 users spread over a number of different countries and our airbag helmet has protected over 5000 people in bicycle accidents* so far. Douglas is a Hövding rider who've shared his personal accident story with us.

*Bicycle accidents reported to Hövding.

Hövding has now protected me in three accidents during the course of 1.5 years. My first accident occurred when I was cycling on wet leaves and my bike skidded. I was later involved in two similar accidents where I was hit by inattentive car drivers. The first two accidents had definitely resulted in concussion and maybe something even worse if I hadn’t worn my Hövding. I am convinced that I got away with very minor injuries because I wore a Hövding and not a regular bicycle helmet.

 

Did you feel any discomfort when your Hövding deployed?
I have never felt discomfort when any of my Hövdings has been deployed. You only hear a small ”poff”, and then in the blink of an eye, your head is covered and protected by the airbag.

 

Have you changed your cycling behavior after the accident?
I am more careful now and I am trying to be more attentive when I cycle on, for instance, wet leaves. In addition, my trust in other road users has decreased.

 

Why do you think some people are skeptical about wearing a bicycle helmet?
I think the main reason is that people do not want to bring along their bicycle helmet between the bike rides. Nor do they want to lock their bicycle helmets to their bikes since it can be exposed to rain or theft.

 

Would you recommend Hövding?
Yes, I don’t think that any other helmet protects the head as effectively as Hövding. It not only protects your head from knocks, Hövding also stabilizes both the head and neck.

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