VIO brings ground-breaking light and panoramic visibility to the urban jungle and wanderlust gravel backroads with an industry leading 360˚ LED light system. Featuring an innovative headbadge that doubles as a headlamp that produces 200 LED lumens of headlight and a 65 LED lumen side and rear red and orange light band, the VIO can be be seen from over 500 feet away meeting most state guidelines as a bicycle light. Literally at it’s core, the Vio boasts an exclusive and patented Exo-skeleton technology, making the VIO the lightest 360 LED helmet in the world. Vio boasts a two piece in-mold construction with Duo Density EPS foam. A denser outer layer of foam shields against initial impacts and a softer inner layer cushions the brain after initial impact, providing the ultimate in protection.
A Crown of Light
This helmet comes equipped with MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System), which allows the innermost layer to move slightly within the shell to dissipate energy in a crash, reducing the risk of brain injury caused by rotational forces to the head. The orange and red LED lights on the sides and back put out 65 lumens of light too, which is as much or more than most bike-mounted taillights. The Nutcase logo on the front also lights up as a 200-lumen LED headlight, which isn’t quite enough to illuminate a desolate backroad but might suffice for streetlamp-lit city streets. Altogether, you get 360 degrees of visibility to drivers and other cyclists at night and in bad weather. Those lights last for three straight hours before needing a recharge via a USB cable. You can have the lights off completely, flash, glow steadily, or pulse slowly. —Matt Jancer -WIRED MAG.