Eley Kishimoto flash Ruby Signature helmet

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Eley_Kishimoto_ruby_helmet.jpgPhotos: Yorgo Tloupas

It looks like the second Ruby Signature helmet has been designed by Eley Kishimoto. Adapting their hypnotic Flash pattern, it’s also the first time we’ve seen a visor mounted to a Pavillon. While we like the visor’s retro-shape, its pivots — a huge reproduction of the brands’s usually subtle ruby-colored button —are a bit over the top, distracting from the helmet’s classy lines and interrupting the black and white pattern.
>Eley_kishimoto_ruby_helmet_1.jpgThe Ruby Pavillon is a luxurious take on the classic jet helmet. The
shell is constructed from carbon fiber for light weight and is limed in
burgundy nappa lambskin, chosen for its antibacterial qualities.

The Signature line is Ruby’s chance to collaborate with artists and
designers. In addition to a limited edition helmet, customers are
presented with an album of music composed specifically to accompany the
design, which is also displayed as album art.

Ateliers Ruby via Arkitip

  • http://setthemfree.tumblr.com sasha Pave

    Beautiful! Now will someone make a freakin’ full face helmet with bluetooth and active noise cancellation? I’m getting sick of ear plugs.

  • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes

    Noise cancellation would be a dream. Bluetooth notsomuch. I don’t want music, directions or phone calls interrupting my riding.

  • dimitri

    I’ve tried one of these helmets on lately in Paris. Beautiful finish but the fit is akward and it makes you look like an egghead. Last but not least: terribly expensive.

    For now I stick with my Sparco (club racing jet helmet). Perfect fit, no egghead and only $100.

  • Ben

    Re: Active noise cancelation. Maybe someone can correct me if I’m wrong, but the way noise cancelation works is by sending a counter wave to fill the peaks and valleys of the income sound wave, negating its sound. However, if the primary sound is at 80 db, even after it’s been canceled out, it’s still 80db hitting your ear drums, you just can’t hear it. Ear plugs are the best thing we’ve got. If I’m wrong, pleases correct me, as I’d love to be wrong.

  • dwolvin

    That’s what I have read also- the sound is still there, and just as damaging. Shame really, I was really looking forward to it, but I will stick with good earbuds for music, and plugs for serious rides…