Gear: These Helmets Combine Safety with Style

These Helmets Combine Safety with Style

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
August 5, 2013
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Helmets are one of the most important pieces of equipment a serious driver or motorcyclist can buy. After all, they have to be designed to protect the most important, fragile part of a person’s body. They are absolute necessities for track driving or riding.

However, until recently, helmets were not exactly what you’d call stylish. Form definitely followed function, and with the exception of custom paint, no real thought was given to the aesthetics or overall feel of the piece.

Jérome Coste changed all that in 2007 when he started Ateliers Ruby. Ruby, which manufactures high-quality driving and motorcycle helmets, set out to marry razor-sharp design with incredible protection, and it’s definitely succeeded. The inner lining of the helmet isn’t neoprene or the usual foam, but beautifully colored and tooled leather. The emblem itself is highly polished and inlaid in chrome and enamel. Ruby’s paired with several major design and fashion houses over the last few years to bring jaw-dropping paint schemes to the helmets as well. Overall, the helmets bring a new standard of quality and style to a utilitarian product. You can even customize your helmet to fit your aesthetic.

Ateliers Ruby’s only outlet at the moment is a boutique in the middle of Paris, but for those of you outside of France, you can either find an authorized dealer or order a helmet online.

Click here to see more helmets at ateliersruby.com.

1. Belvedere Wendover: $1100

2. Pavillon France: $1130

3. Pavillon Auteuil: $1040

4. Castel Ill Studio: $1700

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Becca Clason
Becca Clason

Sure, the helmets might be expensive, but they are still very stylish and beautiful and should be appreciated for those things alone.

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay

That’s right! Plus, they don’t carry the 40 year-old sweat and dry rot lurking within the original Star I pulled out.
Patina.

Gianni Burrows
Gianni Burrows

Wow, crazy prices! Just buy a [url=”http://www.bellhelmets.com/powersports/helmets/street/custom-500″]Bell Custom 500 [/url]for $140. Bell has also started selling a new version of the [url=”http://www.bellracing.com/helmets/vintage-series/star-classic”]Star[/url] from the 70’s to coincide with the release of Ron Howard’s Rush.

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay

Found this one in the garage today. We don’t need no stinking [i]new[/i] version. 😉

Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson

Very nice but you can get a[url=”http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/p2837/buy/riding-gear/helmets/dot-helmets/biltwell-bonanza-helmet-gang-green-metalflake-dot-approved/”] green flake helmet and bubble visor[/url] for $150. Nothing cooler than that.

japanophile25
japanophile25

Over a grand? No way. You’d have to be insane to pay those prices for a helmet thats just a Bell knockoff. You could afford to buy two or three Bells AND a custom paint job for what youd pay for that. Just my opinion though.

Ryan Lopez
Ryan Lopez

i think i would buy a vintage helmet instead, your going to die so go die in your favorite car