World’s first A/C motorcycle helmet
The helmet is an essential part for any rider riding a motorcycle. Riding in the hot and humid climate is sometimes irritating and may spoil the ride. It is also an uncomfortable experience for most of the riders. The solution to this problem is an invention of Feher ACH 1 helmet by Steve Feher. It is the world’s first air-conditioned motorcycle helmet.
The brief history of Feher Helmets
In 1961 Steve Feher patented a drawing for cooling products. At that time he was just 11 years old. His journey began and he continued to invent different products. In 1986, he patented the A/C blanket. So, his cooling blanket is now a standard equipment in a hospital operating room to cool the patients.
Furthermore, during the summer days, the leather seats in cars become incredibly sweaty. So, Feher invented a solution to this problem by developing a thermoelectric cooling device for car seats. He patented this technology. Now, the car brands such as the Rolls-Royce, GM, Bentley, Lexus, Infinity, and Ferrari use this technology to cool the passenger seats.
Steve Feher is an avid motorcycle rider. In his youth, he rode across Hawaii in the hot and humid climate. It is increasingly frustrating to ride in summer. So, he began concentrating on cooling the helmet. After years of research, he partnered with leading motorcycle helmet manufacturer to build Feher ACH 1 Helmet.
How does Feher ACH 1 helmet work?
The Feher ACH 1 uses patented the technology that cools the car seat. It includes the thermoelectric technology along with tubular spacer fabric to evenly distribute the cool air around the interior of the helmet. The convection system located at the rear of the helmet takes in the ambient air and gives out heat. Hence, the interior of the helmet cools down.
This helmet will not give you a headache. Instead, it creates a cool environment in the helmet interior just like a car. The inside of the helmet is cooler by 12-18 degrees than surrounding temperature. The temperature variations are significant at higher temperatures.
The ACH-1 keeps your head cool. It reduces the impact of the surrounding temperature. Your body also gets unaffected by high surrounding temperature as your head is cool. Hence, you can enjoy your ride more comfortably.
Features of Air-conditioned motorcycle helmet Feher ACH 1
The Feher ACH 1 complies to US DOT FMVSS 218 and ECE 22.05 helmet safety standards. The ECE is global safety standards recognized by Moto GP and other racing events. The helmet is just 1450 grams. It is constructed by a synthetic fiber-reinforced multi-layer fiberglass shell.
In addition, the anti-scratch and anti-fog coatings are standard in ACH-1. So, it helps to increase the visibility in all riding conditions. And last but not least, it comes with the air-conditioning feature.
In conclusion, Feher ACH 1 will radically change the helmet industry and the way we use our helmets every day.
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