Trees give us oxygen, fruit and shade. Life.
They’ve provided protection since day one.
Now there are these. The wooden helmets from Coyle Designs.
We first saw one in person protecting the friendly dome of our buddy Chris from Topanga Creek Bicycles. That’s him up there. Chris, being a small businessman who supports offbeat brands, met Dan Coyle at Sea Otter and not only thought the helmets were cool but knew he needed to put his money where his mouth was about supporting small business.
It’s not an easy purchase – they’re not cheap. But unless you’re a helmet geek who scours the blogs for the next hot helmet design and has to have it right away, you use a helmet for a long time. And each one of these is hand made from a single piece of wood. Given the time you’ll own it and the time that went into making the thing, it ends up being worth it.
And judging from the crowd around Chris any time he stops on the trail, it’s the best icebreaker going.