Last year we reported on the introduction of a new technology in the snowsports market with the debut of two WaveCel-equipped helmet models from Anon. Now Anon has expanded their WaveCel helmet line with the addition of a third model, the Windham WaveCel, which is available in both youth and adult sizes.
The Anon Windham WaveCel helmet in Navy.
The brainchild of a biomechanical engineer and an orthopedic surgeon, WaveCel is a collapsible plastic matrix that can respond in a variety of ways to impacts: crumpling, flexing and gliding to distribute the rotational forces that are often the causes of concussions and other brain injuries. It’s a relatively new entry into the field of impact protection, joining competitors like Koroyd and MIPS in offering safer, more sophisticated alternatives to the old foam-padding helmet model.
WaveCel is a cell-like plastic matrix that fits under the shell of your helmet. Its unique structure makes it capable of reacting in different ways to different kinds of impacts.
Alongside the freeride-oriented Merak and Logan models introduced last year, the Windham expands Anon’s WaveCel-equipped helmet line with a model that sports a more freestyle look and feel. The Windham also comes in youth sizes, making it the first WaveCel snowsports helmet available for kids. The adult model retails for €190, while the kid’s version is available for €180 online.
The kid's version of the Anon Windham WaveCel comes in Mint, Mountain Stone, Black and Tropical Black (sold out, not pictured).
The adult Windham Wavecel helmet is available Maroon, Purple, Sophy Hollington White, Black, Gray and Navy.
The Anon Windham WaveCel helmet also comes equipped with an in-shell 360-degree BOA fit system, Fidlock buckle and Polartec Power Grid fleece lining for added warmth and comfort.
Both the youth and adult versions of the Windham WaveCel are available now in-store and online. More information is avaiable at anonoptics.com.