Today, not only do alpine climbers, mountain guides, skiers, snowboarders and skateboarders wear the protective cap but also trendy cyclists. Dutch skaters are just as keen on the warming protection as is the paraglider pilot Chrigel Maurer, World Cup winner, Swiss and European champion and Red Bull X-Alps winner 2009.
Ribcap is the first cap in the world that simultaneously warms and protects the head on impact. Thanks to sewn in viscoelastic protectors. “Ribcap prevents head trauma - Heads protected by Ribcap show up a significantly lower injury risk in all tested impact configurations” writes Rémy Willinger, head protection expert and professor in biomechanics at the Louis Pasteur University, ULP, in Strasbourg. In his institute he has thoroughly tested Ribcap through experiments as well as through computer simulation. The result: “Significant head protection possibility”.
While hard material either stays firm or shatters on impact, the viscoelastic material of the protectors alters its shape and as a result absorbs the impact energy. Softprotection means, that one doesn’t move around “clad in armour”. With Ribcap one does what one does with a clear view and hears what is happening. With Ribcap one feels well protected, but not invulnerable. As a result, Ribcap prevents an ever increasing acci-dent cause: overestimation of one’s own capabilities.
Ribcaps offer protection and warmth and fold easily in your bag or backpack. Ribcap fans can choose from attractive colors; either direct in Ribcap Webshop or from selected retail outlets at home or abroad.(www.ribcap.ch/Storelocator).