Melon® helmets rated "best" @Konsument.at13.08.15
The brand Melon® Helmets is the winner of the current helmet test by the Austrian consumer association Konsument.at and is able to compete against established international brands. Thereby the array of awards of the last 24 months continues. The stylish lightweight helmet received the Eurobike Winner Award 2013, the Red Dot Winner Award 2014 and has been tested by the independent Swiss EMPA institute on behalf of the TV magazine “KASSENSTURZ” as the best tested trend helmet in its class. In 2015 the Melon “Urban Active” was awarded as “the editors recommendation” in the DIN-test of the magazine “aktivRadfahren” in Germany. Now with the victory in Konsument.at the test hat-trick is perfect.
The testers examined the helmets stricter than ever before. In the latest test: 18 helmets of popular manufacturers. Only three of them, scored with the test result “good”. The helmets were tested in the categories “accident protection”, “handling”, “comfort”, “heat resistance” and “chemicals”. Basis of the Konsument.at test was the European standard for bicycle helmets CE EN 1078, which was complemented by an extended new test program. Previously (with the old test method), only the acceleration of the formhead in direction of impact has been measured. The new method is testing primarily how well the forehead and temple are protected by the helmet and whether the formhead is subject to a rotational movement during the fall. Both scenarios have a major influence on the severity of injuries. The test winner Melon stands out due to positive results especially in the category “handling and comfort”.
“Aesthetics, handling, comfort and safety are the aspects on which we place very high value during development by using high quality materials and high quality suppliers.” says Michal Cervenka, CEO and creative head at Melon.
Quality matters, with this the Melon Urban Active Helmet stands even the new extended testing methods achieving the score “satisfying” in protection of the forehead and temple areas and against turning movements of the head during a fall. A result which belongs to the best. Thus Melon already fulfills standards that might become future EU standards.
Melon also achieved a suprising result in the sub-category “ventilation”. In this test the warm, helmeted formhead is cooled down within an air flow and afterwards the temperature is measured again. From all tested helmets with a “Classic Shell Shape” just one other helmet ventilated as well as Melon did. Despite the closed helmet shell this result is almost in the racing bike-helmet league.
Michal Cervenka’s conclusion: “We are very happy about the fact, that after the multiple awards during the last years, 3 independet tests certify what our goal was from the beginning: Helmets do not have to look strange. Helmets can look nice, be light and still win such an important test. It remains a serious topic, which still can be fun: NO BRAIN NO GAME is our everyday practice.
HELMET TEST „Aktiv Radfahren“07.05.15
Setting the benchmark again!
The well-known independent German magazine „aktivRadfahren“ has tested twelve bicycle helmets, issue 04/2015.
The test was a lab test according to the EU standard EN1078 and was supported by helmet experts of Cratoni.
The Melon® Urban Active helmet received the mark „very good minus“ and the explicit recommendation of the magazine.
Thereby the Melon® Urban Active is the third-best helmet in the test and the best urban bicycle helmet with a closed helmet shell.
HELMET TEST SWITZERLAND - Melon Helmets are setting a benchmark in Urban Cycling18.06.14
Germany - Essen, June 2014. The Eurobike 2013 and Red Dot 2014 award winning Melon® Urban Active Helmet is one of the twelve most sold helmet brands in Switzerland. As such our helmet has been tested by the Swiss TV Magazine “Kassensturz”, the Swiss “Velojournal”, and “saldo”. Others to be included in the test were brands such as Scott, Giro, Uvex, Bern, POC, Kask.
The test was carried out by the independent and trusted EMPA Institution. We are happy to announce for the safety of all consumers, that all tested eight racing bike and four urban bike helmets fulfil the European Safety Standard CE EN-1078!
Being ranked and tested against our competitors, our own Melon® Urban Active Helmet scored highly in “practical use” and “safety” resulting in an end score of 5 points! Kassensturz: “Especially Melon is convincing among the lifestyle helmets!”
Melon® Helmets – company story:
The European sports brand Melon® Helmets (http://www.melon-helmets.com) was founded by brothers David and Michal Cervenka. The Melon® headquarters are in Essen, Germany. Already the Melon® Urban Active Helmet was awarded with the international well respected Eurobike Award and Red Dot Winner Product Design Award.
The brand distribution company Intelligent Mobility GmbH based in Europe’s largest metropolitan area has been developing, marketing and distributing special brands in the “fashion, protection and mobility” segment since 2006.
Based on a new understanding of bicycle culture and urban mobility, the team offers a coordinated portfolio for style conscious urbanites in the categories of bicycle, e-mobility, roller sports, lifestyle and sports and protective accessories. Hereby the team uses its own experiences from seven years spent working in helmet and brand distribution as well as from intensive cooperation with different cycling communities, sponsored team riders and the international dealers. The essence of all the insights gained was taken into consideration in the development of the Melon® Urban Active Helmet. “Melon® offers the cycling community a helmet with which you can identify on a multi-dimensional level as it represents a stylish and comfortable safety accessory of the highest technical level. The brand and design concept surprises and entertains to an equal extent which also leads to those who would normally not be interested in helmets developing an interest in safety in road traffic. We address the target group emotionally, our motto is our programme:
“No brain no game!” says Michal Cervenka. His brother David adds: “Melon® is the result of an evolution true to the motto, “Form follows function” with the aim of offering a cost efficient, high quality and diverse helmet with high tech features for the internationally new urban mobility needs – the people’s helmet.”
The brand name comes from the English expression, “Watch your Melon!”, the creative “Melon Helmet community” and the natural properties of the watermelon known as the “armour-plated berry”. The melon is, therefore, the perfect metaphor for the head, which is also documented online by the many humorous images of “Melonites” found under the search term “Melon Helmets”.
Further information on Melon® Urban Active Helmets on:
* Melon® Urban Active XXS-S 250g, SET UP excl. Spin Dial, with Spin Dial 260g
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