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The brand Melon® Helmets is the winner of the current helmet test by the Austrian consumer association 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 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”, and Melon is the winner.

The helmets were tested in the categories “accident protection”, “handling”, “comfort”, “heat resistance” and “chemicals”. Basis of the 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”.

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.
Our 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."

"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

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HELMET TEST „Aktiv Radfahren“

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.


March, 26th, 2014, Essen: with their outstanding design and product features, Melon® Urban Active bicycle and roller sports helmets set new standards. An international, high profile jury of 40 experts thought the same and have awarded the Melon® helmet collection the Red Dot Award 2014.

The Melon® multi-sport helmet is, after all, not only stylish and great-looking but also fulfils all the requirements of contemporary urban and sports use with its symbiosis of retro design and high tech features. In this way, Melon® Helmets also preserve the popular skate style of the 80s for the future.

“We started out with the conviction that lifestyle helmets should have not only visual qualities but should also work – design for a greater feel-good factor, high tech for more safety and comfort. To now be the winner out of 4,815 entries from 53 countries is a very special award for our young, globally oriented brand and also the second international award within 6 months of our market launch. In this context we would like to thank our team, our international sponsors, families and fans – without their support we would not be here as winners of the Red Dot Award,” said the brothers and founders David and Michal Cervenka of the Essen based sports helmet brand Melon® Helmets.

The proven in-mould outer shell from professional bicycle racing combined with an extra reinforced polycarbonate construction ensures a weight reduction of at least 30% compared to standard helmets in this category*. Many extras ensure a high degree of comfort, user friendliness and safety: MACS Cooling System, breathable and washable COOLMAX® padding in three labelled strengths and three helmet sizes, adjustable straps, Fidlock® magnetic buckle, 3M reflex logos and integrated straps anchor.

From the 7th July 2014, the Melon® Urban Active Helmets will also be on display, together with the other prize-winning products, in the exhibition “Design on stage” in the Red Dot Design Museum in the world heritage site “Zeche Zollverein” in Essen.

Melon® Answers on Red Dot Evaluation Criteria the Seven Melon® Urban Active Statements


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
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!

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We did it and won the Oscar of the international Bike Industry, the Eurobike Award 2013. The Melon “Urban Active” helmet satisfied the grand Jury with it’s lightweight construction. Congratulations to all award winners of the various categories!
Many thanks to all supporters, like the awesome Melon-Team, Florian, Amy, Christoph, Bob, Patrick, Eli, Mr. Hendel, Rüdiger, Matthias “Itzi” with Betti and all Melonists and Melonettes, who believed in our vision!

We like to send a big “thank you” as well to our dealers for their time and feedback in interviews, on shows and at the phone and of course for your trustful pre orders, to bring many Melons early to market.

All of you are a part of our Melon-Story and this Award. We are happy to look in a common future for more adventures with great products and programs as a result.

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