The Silo is a new, environmentally conscious helmet option that features an exclusive new foam liner technology based around E-PLA, or Expanded Polylactic Acid. This “bio-foam” liner is derived from corn, with the potential to be made of grasses or other plant-based materials instead of petroleum-based materials. It offers a lower environmental burden than traditional expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, yet it performs like conventional EPS foam when managing impact energy.
“When the helmet is damaged or ready for replacement, you can disassemble the
components for recycling and composting to
further reduce environmental impact.”
In addition to a revolutionary liner, we’ve carefully considered each component of the Silo to reduce potential impact to the environment. Compared to traditional helmets, the Silo uses fewer non-renewable resources, lowers global warming potential and increases the potential to localize source materials with manufacturing. And when the helmet is damaged or ready for replacement, you can disassemble the components for recycling and composting to further reduce environmental impact. Available early 2016.
Learn more about the Silo here.