We got a first look at the Kali Protectives Maya helmet back at the Bike Press Camp event and also at Interbike. The production versions are now ready and Kali has released some new photos and a killer video of Jeff Kendall Weed rockin’ the new lid.
The Maya is a full coverage all mountain/enduro style helmet that uses Kali’s cone shaped multi-density EPS combined with a softer density foam around the head. This produces the lowest foam density of any Kali helmet ever. What does this mean? The official word from Kali explains, ” While helmets typically utilize a foam density between 100-120 g per cubit liter, the density in our Maya is around 70 g. The benefit to using this softer foam is that it dissipates impacts faster and more efficiently.”
Besides safety, the Maya also has cool features like an integrated camera and light mount and a flexible, break-resistant moto style visor (dubbed the “FlexyBill”). The helmet also has an antimicrobial liner with bug netting, floating dual closure system for easy adjustments and 12 vents with internal channeling for increased air flow. That Maya’s claimed weight is 350 grams and the best part may be the price. The Maya is a top level helmet that costs a scant $100. It is available in S/M and M/L sizes and comes in Matte Black, EnduroBro Blue and White/Black Duo. The helmet is shipping now.
- COMPOSITE FUSION PLUS Technology: incorporates cone shaped multi-density EPS foam for improved impact dissipation
- Uses softest density foam in the mountain bike segment, because softer is better
- Break resistant FlexyBill visor
- Integrated Camera/Light Mount. Works with GoPro, Contour, and Light & Motion
- Antimicrobial liner with integrated bug netting
- 5 Forward and 7 rearward facing vents, with deep internal channeling for ventilation
- Dual Closure Fit System which auto height adjusts
For more information: www.kaliprotectives.com