Prices include the mandatory basic Eco Black Ear Defenders AND it includes your choice of one visor. If you want to upgrade the ear defenders, see the options listed on their website. Be sure to contact us ASAP after placing your order to settle up with the upgrade charges before we order your helmet in from Italy.
We find they to fit a bit small, so it is recommended you order one size larger if you are at the top end of the sizing chart
The Solar X has been designed by Ignazio Bernardi, with the technical consultancy from the greatest Italian helmet developer.
The result is a helmet with a very modern look.
The 2 pilots pilots Piccard and Borschberg of the Solar Impulse 2 have chosen this helmet because it is light, solid, reliable and it has the certification EN 966.
We are very proud to have contributed to this incredible mission.
So we called the helmet "SOLAR X" in honor of this unique adventure.
Shell made of strong polycarbonate
The 3 mm thickness polycarbonate shell has the advantage to be very light but still very strong.
The polystyrene is reinforced with one more layer of polycarbonate to achieve the hard penetration test of the E.N. 966 certification.
Between the shell and the polystyrene there are 2 channels with their wholes for the air flow
Airflow inside the helmet
You can open or close the entrance of the air into the helmet just with one hand and while you are flying
The visor is an option.
It is made of polycarbonate with anti-scratch and anti-fog treatment.
2 types are available:
- Short, tranparent and tinted brown
- Long, tranparent, tinted brown and mirror
There are 3 available sizes with wheel regulator for a perfect fit of the head circumference from 53 cm to 61 cm.
The size of a helmet is always described by the inner circumference of the internal padding.
The size number therefore corresponds to the head circumference in centimetres.
Interchangeable internal padding
3 internal paddings are adapted to the 3 sizes determinated by the wheel regulator situated in the back of the helmet. They can be replaced by larger or smaller padding pieces included the wheel regulator, thus varying the helmet size.
You just choose your own size of ICARO tailored inner helmet lining for a safe, perfectly comfortable head fit….
It can be changed in moments in case a different size is needed.
If the helmet is not a perfect fit, we send a new padding free of charge, independently from where you bought the helmet.
The important advantage: you can easily remove the padding and replace it with a new one or just wash it.
Covering shell edge
For the first time we don't use the normal rubber to cover the edge of the shell
We found the method to stich a strip of fabric around all the helmet
The result is just unique and beautiful
Steel wire sidepieces
The stainless steel wire sidepieces are plastic-coated
We are the only usig this unique solution.
Micrometric chin strap
The chin strap is millimetrical adjustable.
Ear defenders or electronic headsets
The Solar X helmet is certified only with attached ear defenders or electronic headsets.
We use the best ear defenders on the market and we mount them perfectly onto the helmet.
The advantages of wearing a headset fixed to the helmet
- the ear cups can be flipped upwards quickly and easily
- on the ground you can thus hear normally
- in the air you can ventilate your ears whenever you like
If customers already have their own headset and they wish to use them with our helmet, we suggest to send us the headset so that we can fit it perfectly to the helmet.
If you have any doubt about the application of the headset, please send us a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
For safety reasons, we do not sell the helmet to pilots who wish to use a conventional arching headset worn under the helmet.
Your head would no longer be well protected! See our page about headsets.
Certification E.N. 966
The Solar X has been tested by the italian laboratory Newton a company authorized by the Italian Ministry of Transport.
The Solar X is certified only with attached ear defenders or electronic headsets.
All our helmets are designed especially for free flight and micro light pilots, in accordance with the European standards (EN 966).
Our helmets were designed and built specifically to be as light as possible. However they optimize safety for hang glider, paraglider and micro light pilots, as shown by the information above.
For more information about the E.N. 966 test please read our page About safety
Look also at our very interesting video we made during the EN 966 test of the helmet Rega
Look at the complete EN 966 test report
- Helmet: grams 550
- Ear defenders just to filter out engine noise: grams 230
- Electronic headsets with cable: grams 390