Name and Design
In 2013 the Red Bull X-Alps competition made it mandatory to wear a helmet with E.N. 966 certification.
Pilots searched for a helmet that was as light as possible, and the Icaro TZ paramotor helmet without ear defenders or electronic headsets became a favourite.
Out of the popularity of the simplistic, super light, design the Transalp helmet was developed.
Light but Strong
The 3 mm thickness polycarbonate shell has the advantage of being very light but still very strong.
The polystyrene has a density of 90 g/cm3
No visor can be installed. However, with each helmet we supply two pieces of Velcro which can be fixed at the back of the helmet. In this way, you can keep normal ski goggles in position.
The are 5 available sizes with wheel regulator for a perfect fit of the head circumference from 53 cm to 64 cm.
- Small (cm 56)
- Medium (cm 58)
- Large (cm 60)
- Extra large XL (cm 62)
- XXL (cm 64)
The size of a helmet is always described by the inner circumference of the internal padding.
The size number therefore corresponds to the head circumference in centimetres.
Interchangeable internal padding
Internal paddings are adapted to the 3 sizes determined by the wheel regulator situated in the back of the helmet. They can be replaced by larger or smaller padding pieces included the wheel regulator, thus varying the helmet size. You just choose your own size of ICARO tailored inner helmet lining for a safe, perfectly comfortable head fit… It can be changed in moments in case a different size is needed. If the helmet is not a perfect fit, we send a new padding free of charge, independently from where you bought the helmet. The important advantage: you can easily remove the padding and replace it with a new one or just wash it.
Covering shell edge
For the first time we have not used the normal rubber to cover the edge of the shell. We found a method to stitch a strip of fabric around all the helmet, resulting in a unique and beautiful finish.
Certification E.N. 966
The Transalp helmet is a slightly modified TZ, it has the same certification.
The TZ model has been tested by the Italian laboratory CSI a company authorized by the Italian Ministry of Transport and recognized by the German TUV. All our helmets are designed especially for free flight and micro light pilots, in accordance with the European standards (EN 966). Our helmets were designed and built specifically to be as light as possible.
- Helmet grams 388 for the size XXL
- Helmet grams 400 for the size XS
Originally the helmet was 340 grams, for increased safety we increased the density of the polystyrene and we added the wheel regulator to easily change the size.