Prepare for the next evolution in on-snow safety: Anon introduces WaveCel® technology in new helmets
In January 2021, Anon will introduce WaveCel® technology into their helmet line with the launch of two new models: the Merak WaveCel and Logan WaveCel. The brainchild of a biomechanical engineer and an orthopedic surgeon, WaveCel is a new safety material designed to reduce the chance of head injuries caused by common snow sports accidents. This technology will be exclusive to Anon within the winter-sports market for the next three years.
“Working with the Anon Team to bring WaveCel Technology into snow helmets has been an amazing journey over the past two years. Both teams were committed to make the safest helmet possible, and we love the result”, says Michael Bottlang, founder of WaveCel.
WaveCel®: How it Works
Unlike traditional foam helmets, which are designed to primarily protect against direct impacts, WaveCel was developed to account for how most accidents actually happen: ungracefully, with twists, turns, and angled impacts. WaveCel is a collapsible cellular material that behaves like a network of hundreds of interconnected shock absorbers between your head and the helmet’s outer shell. Due to its unique structure, this material reacts in three distinct ways to help transfer and absorb energy upon impact. Its cells flex to help divert forces away from the head; crumple to help absorb impact energy, much like the crumple zone of a car; and glide to help distribute rotational force, an increasingly recognized cause of brain injury. As a result, WaveCel technology reacts to help reduce forces sustained upon impact, whether they are direct, oblique or rotational in nature. WaveCel’s construction consists of a dual-density copolymer that is bonded together with UV activated glue into a flexible cellular matrix. It’s the first advanced helmet technology to receive funding from the US National Institute of Health.
Merak WaveCel and Logan WaveCel
Anon has integrated WaveCel liners into two brand-new helmet models: the Merak WaveCel and the
Logan WaveCel. In addition to this exciting new safety technology, these helmets offer additional premium features, such as an in-shell 360 BOA® Fit System for quick, micro-adjustable fit at the turn of a dial, magnetic Fidlock® buckle, Polartec® Power Grid™ lining providing the ultimate in comfort and warmth, and a unique range of colorways. The Merak WaveCel helmet (priced at €320) and Logan WaveCel helmet (priced at €220) will be available for purchase for European consumers through select retailers from January 20th, 2021.
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