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My Hövding story
- Jens

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.

After over 35 years without any kind of bicycling accidents I was pretty sure nothing could harm me on my two-wheeler. My dear children thought somewhat different, and bought me a helmet for father’s day.

I got the Hövding, charged the battery and went cycling. On day number two of using it my bike was fast and I was doing about 25 km/h, suddenly when the road was turning, my front tire lost the grip and I was on the way to the pavement with high speed. 

I did not have any time to react, not even let go of the steering handles. Head first then shoulder and finally the hip. After the fall, I found myself with the bike on top, still holding the handles and annoyed over the sound. A weezing sound, which I first thought was a flat tyre. The sound was my life savior – The Hövding was wrapped around my head and the sound was the air leaving the airbag. I survived without any severe injuries hitting the ground with the head first in 25 Km/h. Suffered only bruises and 2 bended ribs.

 

Did you feel any discomfort when your Hövding deployed?
Actually no, I landed on my head and didn´t realise I was wearing it until I noticed the weezing sound and the light pressure on my neck.

 

Have you changed your cycling behaviour after the accident?
Yes a little bit, when wet and slippery and a lot of old leafs I take down the power to a minimum in corners.

 

Why do you think some people are sceptical about wearing a bicycle helmet?
I can see myself as a very bad example. Believing you are immortal. Especially when you put electrical power to a bike you should protect your head. I realized the hard way after an accident that could have been fatal if not wearing my Hövding.

 

Would you recommend Hövding?
Absolutely, it´s an easy way to protect yourself in style.