LAVARDA: that’s the name of the new touring helmet from ALPINA, which is inspired by the Vardar river. It is predestined for cycling tours and its sophisticated ventilation concept, low weight and modern design make it a winning choice.
Everything a good touring helmet needs: Lavarda helmet from Alpina
The LAVARDA offers you 100% safety every second, maximum protection, the best possible comfort and optimal ventilation – these are the criteria that a high-quality touring helmet must meet. Wide ventilation openings from the front to the rear guarantee ideal temperature control. At the same time, fly screens in the front openings prevent inspects from getting to your head.
The visor is integrated into the design of the helmet and guides cooling air inside, like a funnel. In addition, it offers the best possible protection in the field of vision. Since it can be removed, the application area of the helmet is even bigger.
The LAVARDA’s fit is ideal for slim heads. The helmet fits comfortably thanks to the soft padding. The Run System Ergo Pro, which can be combined with the height-adjustable Custom Fit System, allows for a perfect adjustment to your head shape.
The weight also ensures that it is very comfortable to wear. This is due to the inmold production where the upper shell is thermally connected with the Hi-EPS. This results in a solid surface connection, which is responsible for a very sturdy design. No matter how far the path is, no matter how much the route exhausts you – you’ll have one less problem on your next trip when you have the new ALPINA LAVARDA on your head.
Features - Lavarda
- Run System ERGO+
- Antibacterial interior
- Fly Net
- Airflow Venting
- Ceramic Shell
- Shield Protect
- Edge Protect
- Custom Fit System
- EN 1078
RUN SYSTEM ERGO+
Like its big brother, RUN SYSTEM ERGO PRO, ALPINA’s second-most sophisticated helm adjustment system features the pressure-distributing “head rests” plus the new control knob with enhanced ease of use. The only difference to the top-end model: The wing-shaped pads and the control knob are made of plastics.
Helmet pads made of a special padding material reduce the formation of bacteria and thus prevent perspiration odors.
For protection against insect bites, the front holes of some models are lined with a net.
AIR FLOW VENTING
ALPINA developers invest a lot of time and energy in continually improving the ventilation of our bike helmets. By using a wind tunnel tested configuration of the vents our engineers achieve a “Venturi” effect inside the helmet. It cools the head, reduces perspiration and increases performance.
That's the name for the outer shell of all ALPINA helmets featuring INMOLD manufacturing technology. This thin and light-weight material is extremely break- and scratch-resistant, UV-stable and antistatic.
The detachable shield protects against dirt splash as well as direct sunlight.
The inner shell of all INMOLD helmets is made of HI-EPS (High Expanded Polystyrene). It consists of a multitude of microscopic air pockets that absorb the forces occurring in an impact. In addition, HI-EPS absorbs neither water nor sweat.
Inmold helmets are produced by foaming the inner shell underneath the outer shell under high pressure and heat. Thanks to the complete bonding between the upper and lower shells INMOLD helmets are extremely sturdy and very light. In addition, they offer clearly more safety than spot-bonded helmets.
Tried and tested countless times, this is the buckle used in all Alpina cycle helmets. It features a red push button and multi-step automatic adjustment. It can be used one-handed, so for example you can loosen the strap when riding uphill and tighten it again for the descent, and it will not open in the event of a crash.
Edge Protect is applied to the bottom edges of the helmet using Inmold technology – delivering a true plus in safety in side impacts and protection against damage in day-to-day use.
Because heads vary in shape they need an adjustment system that is flexible. In combination with the Run Systems, Custom Fit ensures a slip-free, snug fit. The rear neck support can be adjusted to several angles of incline so that it fits snugly and without pressure points.
A helmet can only protect the wearer as effectively as it stays in its optimal position in case of a crash. The retention of the two under-ear straps plays a crucial part in this. ALPINA’s “Y-Clip” system guarantees adjustment with millimeter-accurcy – in a matter of seconds.