Learning to ice skate I was the only one on the rink sporting a helmet. Sure I felt self-conscious but hey, I thought better safe than sorry after hearing more than a few gruesome stories and actually seeing someone fall backwards on her head. But I have to admit I didn’t warm up to my helmet, it was merely a necessary and unattractive safety precaution.
Then I discovered Helmet Band-Its. Although originally intended for skiing, these simple faux-fur bands wrap around any helmet and voila … instant chic. Now I’m wearing a fabulous hat for skiing, skating, and biking.
Helmet Band-Its was designed by Robin Dorman, who became a helmet safety advocate after sustaining an injury in a skiing accident. As a stylish woman herself working in the fashion and design industry, Ms. Dorman was inspired to create an accessory that would make a fashion statement while promoting helmet safety.
What I like about the Helmet Band-It is the versatility it offers – each band spruces up my sporty look and when off the ice/snow/road it can be worn as a headband or a collar. The faux-fur is super soft and comes in a variety of colors from black to pink, leopard print, lynx, and chinchilla. Also available are matching cuffs. Added bonus? Helmet-Band-Its are made in the USA.
Adding flair to safety – that’s genius.