Head strong

Stay safe in style with this inflatable new bike helmet.

Bike helmets, while essential, can be bulky, uncomfortable and aggressively unflattering. Meet Hövding: a one-time use version created by two Swedish entrepreneurs that starts out resembling a collar and inflates like an airbag if the battery-powered accelerometers and gyroscopes detect a crash. In look and price — around $600 — it's the couture of bicycle gear. For more ways to improve your relationship with your bike, read:

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