Pininfarina Air Flow Helmet Debuts at EICMA
Known for its work for renown automobile manufacturers (Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Alfa Romeo, Cadillac, etc.) Pininfarina has used the same philosophy when designing the Air Flow. The helmet was supposed to ‘cut through wind', so it has been optimized to favor the circulation of air in order to increase the comfort of its bearer.
The new concept helmet features an outer surface that is soft to the touch, as it is made of transpiring technical fabric. According to its manufacturer, this consists of a shell conveniently pierced in three areas (at the back and sides) in which three pierced and shaped inserts in technopolymer are set.
The comfort is also optimized on the inside, through a special design "by segments" which creates a series of grooves to facilitate the circulation of air and the transpiration of bodily vapor. The areas of contact with the skull have also been studied and a soft mesh material of increased thickness was used, that still allows the passage of the air and reduces the formation of hot points on the skin and increases the air circulation.
The helmet also has exclusive soft protection for the nape of the neck in polyurethane.