Our Low Density Layer (LDL) padding system addresses both low-g and rotational impact forces by placing soft gel pads throughout the interior of the helmet. These specially designed viscoelastic gel pads are softer than EPS and can compress and shear in all directions. As a result, they reduce rotational impact forces by 25% and low-g linear impact forces by 30%
WHAT IS IT?
Composite Fusion is our proprietary in-molding technology that merges the shell and EPS foam liner together. It is the innovative helmet safety technology upon which Kali Protectives was founded in 2006.
Today, it is a family of in-molding technologies that allow us to make helmets with better impact energy management and increased dynamic range.
WHY IS IT BETTER?
Composite Fusion eliminates the air gap between the shell and EPS foam liner. The fused shell and liner are stronger and work together to absorb g-forces more efficiently. STRONGER WITH A PURPOSE.
Another thing I really like in a gravel bike helmet (although of course, this helmet is made for the XC MTB crowd) is a small visor. On the road, I am not so interested in one as speeds are higher, the wind is more of a factor, and I am typically not trying to ride in sun dappled conditions. But the small visor works really well for me on the typical gravel bike ride. If you would prefer not having a visor, then there is the Kali Therapy, the same helmet sans visor.
About The Author: Grannygear hails from SoCal and spent most of his cycling days as a mountain biker from the formative years of mountain biking all the way up to the present day. His day job is in the tech sector, but he has spent time writing about off road 4X4’s, 29″ mountain bikes, and cycling in general. Grannygear and Guitar Ted have worked off and on together since 2009 after a chance meeting at Interbike. With gravel cycling on the rise, Grannygear has been exploring how this genre’ works in SoCal and now does guest pieces for RidingGravel.com in his spare time.