Back in Stock! Prowell F59R Vipor Cycle Helmet Was £69.99 now £25.99. Fulfilled by Amazon
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Back in Stock! Prowell F59R Vipor Cycle Helmet Was £69.99 now £25.99. Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 14th Sep 2014
BACK IN STOCK!!!! Prowell F59R Vipor Cycle Helmet with free SharkFin Light (helmet or bike mountable - worth £5.49).

Great helmet with excellent reviews. (approx. 4.5 stars from 96

OK here's some filler blurb:
We strongly believe that our bicycle helmets are the safest on the market today due to the material used to produce the helmets. Prowell helmets are made from EPU material often used in bumpers of German manufactured vehicles. The vast majority of other bicycle helmets on the market are made from EPS material which is effectively thousands of polystyrene beads glued together. Prowell Helmets offer the 1st and only "DUAL-DENSITY" structure which means that the outer shell of the helmet has a harder density to resist and distribute any impact to a wider area. The soft inner density then absorbs the shock energy.

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That's a different helmet. The same model is £26.49 on ebay.

bigsidavies

That's a different helmet. The same model is £26.49 on ebay.



The difference in "models" is colour and the light but fair enough..

A red light is better than than none, but you should have a whit facing front light, not red.

bigsidavies

That's a different helmet. The same model is £26.49 on ebay.



Correct, the other one is a F5000.

Good Price.



Ordered and voted HOT.


Thanks

What is the difference between the F5000 and F59R?

Morpheus_00

A red light is better than than none, but you should have a whit facing … A red light is better than than none, but you should have a whit facing front light, not red.


which is why the light will face backwards.

Looks rubbish. Get a decent brand.

The_Hoff

Looks rubbish. Get a decent brand.



Because you can tell by looking at it, right? Yes, only brands that you've heard of (ie the ones that shout loudest and have the most advertising) have decent products (_;)

heat, just what I need

This has been in my Amazon basket since I first posted it months ago - never been out of stock AFAIK oO

Edit: Why is this in 'Entertainment'?
Edited by: "TesseractOrion" 14th Sep 2014

TesseractOrion

Because you can tell by looking at it, right? Yes, only brands that … Because you can tell by looking at it, right? Yes, only brands that you've heard of (ie the ones that shout loudest and have the most advertising) have decent products (_;)


Yes - you need to to back up that assertion with facts, or it has no credibility.
Edited by: "pibpob" 14th Sep 2014

The_Hoff

Looks rubbish. Get a decent brand.



I do actually need a cycling helmet and am completely clueless, I'd be interested to know what the decent brands are (without wanting to spend a fortune). And I'm not challenging your comment or anything, just genuinely happy for any info, or advice on the best places to get such info.

Nice find!

pibpob

which is why the light will face backwards.



Not from what I can make out from the pictures. The fin goes hi up on the helmet to be seen from all angles.

Sky team use Kask. Sponsorship money there no doubt but good reviews on Amazon. Cost from £100 ish up.I have Giro savant which is pretty good imho and cost £35 ish- think there was a deal on here recently. Might get a Kask or similar next summer as supposed to be a bit cooler - temp not looks:-)

Save some money, don't wear a silly hat that won't save your life. Try looking up the British Standard on these ridiculous fashion items and weep.

spionkop

Save some money, don't wear a silly hat that won't save your life. Try … Save some money, don't wear a silly hat that won't save your life. Try looking up the British Standard on these ridiculous fashion items and weep.



A bicycle makes no one look good, you wear them to protect your skull.

Decent price, but I wouldn't buy without trying, comfort is a major factor.

Mark43

I do actually need a cycling helmet and am completely clueless, I'd be … I do actually need a cycling helmet and am completely clueless, I'd be interested to know what the decent brands are (without wanting to spend a fortune). And I'm not challenging your comment or anything, just genuinely happy for any info, or advice on the best places to get such info.



No problem, I was rather brief.

Personally I'm a believer in investing where head protection is concerned, at the lower end of the price point something like this would be more comfortable, lighter and exceed all of the british standards:

cyclesurgery.com/gir…rue

I've not shopped around so probably find it cheaper elsewhere. Otherwise any Bell/Giro/Kask/Specialized/Lad/Spiuk helmet would be my choice. Personally I use a Kask Mojito and a Giro Monza.

Lots of brand victims on here. There is no evidence that these expensive, branded helmets are any better than a £10 no-name one.

Sometimes cycling has more in common with fashion than sport!
Edited by: "Besford" 15th Sep 2014

Lidl is selling cycle helmets for £10 at the moment.

Cold. Prowell is an unknown Taiwanese manufacturer, highly doubt this meets any CE/BS kitemarks. No point skimping on proteciton for your head - go for a Giro or other recognised brand.

TURDIS

Cold. Prowell is an unknown Taiwanese manufacturer, highly doubt this … Cold. Prowell is an unknown Taiwanese manufacturer, highly doubt this meets any CE/BS kitemarks. No point skimping on proteciton for your head - go for a Giro or other recognised brand.


As usual, the point is missed that a £5 or £10 no-name helmet is better than no helmet at all because the only good ones supposedly cost a ridiculous £40+ (for a bit of expanded polystyrene and some nylon straps for goodness' sake).
Edited by: "pibpob" 15th Sep 2014

pibpob

As usual, the point is missed that a £5 or £10 no-name helmet is better t … As usual, the point is missed that a £5 or £10 no-name helmet is better than no helmet at all because the only good ones supposedly cost a ridiculous £40+ (for a bit of expanded polystyrene and some nylon straps for goodness' sake).



Wrong on so many counts. Why waste money on something that hasn't passed the safety certs?
You're putting this on your head so why take the risk?

There's plenty of decent helmets for around the £25 price mark, just a couple:

Giro Rift £24.99
here

Giro flume £26.95 here
Edited by: "TURDIS" 15th Sep 2014

The_Hoff

No problem, I was rather brief.Personally I'm a believer in investing … No problem, I was rather brief.Personally I'm a believer in investing where head protection is concerned, at the lower end of the price point something like this would be more comfortable, lighter and exceed all of the british standards:http://www.cyclesurgery.com/giro-savant-road-helmet/road-helmets/bikes-components-bikewear/fcp-product/54274?listing=trueI've not shopped around so probably find it cheaper elsewhere. Otherwise any Bell/Giro/Kask/Specialized/Lad/Spiuk helmet would be my choice. Personally I use a Kask Mojito and a Giro Monza.



Thanks, really appreciate it, I'll take a look.

TURDIS

Wrong on so many counts. Why waste money on something that hasn't passed … Wrong on so many counts. Why waste money on something that hasn't passed the safety certs?


Leaving aside the glaring flaw in your argument that it's pure conjecture by you that certification hasn't been achieved, that's only one "count". Where are the others?
And the answer to that is that you're paying money to mitigate risk; if the risk is tiny, why pay a lot of money to mitigate it?

There's plenty of decent helmets for around the £25 price mark, just a … There's plenty of decent helmets for around the £25 price mark, just a couple: Giro Rift £24.99hereGiro flume £26.95 here


Good - at least unlike other posters you have provided some realistic comparisons.

pibpob

Leaving aside the glaring flaw in your argument that it's pure conjecture … Leaving aside the glaring flaw in your argument that it's pure conjecture by you that certification hasn't been achieved, that's only one "count". Where are the others?And the answer to that is that you're paying money to mitigate risk; if the risk is tiny, why pay a lot of money to mitigate it?Good - at least unlike other posters you have provided some realistic comparisons.



If it was BS/CE approved it would be on their website - the site is full of marketing BS - it's a glowing omission.

As posted earlier there are better alternatives that have been safety tested. It's a no brainer
Edited by: "TURDIS" 15th Sep 2014

pibpob - when you're talking about someone else's potential safety it would serve you well to validate your information as being correct, you're neglecting your responsibility here massively. I don't expect you to understand standards, their purpose and how they differ, but they exist to inform a consumer:

smf.org/sta…std

Read about the Snell standard, how Specialized helmets for example exceed this standard and read about why it matters for your head.

You can also view a table detailing how each product much meet a specific impacting force and repetition to be certified - see how low the BS is by comparison? There's no requirement in the UK for helmets sold in the UK to meet any standard, but that doesn't mean you should protect yourself adequately.

forum.ctc.org.uk/dow…iew

As a surviver of a head-on collision motorbike vs car I'm a massive believer in protecting yourself, the difference to this piece of junk to a helmet that meets a recognised standard is £4 (BS, Snell, CPSC) - tredz.co.uk/.Sp…htm

Tredz also offers a £5 for basket costs of £30 with this code: TVY4FDR2

So to summarise, £25 gets you:

-A quality reflective helmet.
-A comfortable good fit.
-Good ventilation.
-Serviceable parts, like pads when they stink.
-Confidence.

And for you £25 will get you 10 Lattes, or a book into why standards matter and why giving out crap information off of your cuff to people you don't know also matters.

Edited by: "The_Hoff" 15th Sep 2014

TURDIS

There's plenty of decent helmets for around the £25 price mark, just a … There's plenty of decent helmets for around the £25 price mark, just a couple: Giro Rift £24.99hereGiro flume £26.95 here



In a world where a usable bike can be had for £100 your value system of 'around the £25 mark' may not make sense to everyone. I guess those with a £2000+ bike may have different values.

The far more exhaustive SHARPS testing of motorcycle helmets shows little or no correlation between price and effectiveness - only a correlation between price and brand perception. There are five star (best) helmets around £100 whereas some at £300+ score only 3 stars (but have a more impressive brand name for those who mistakenly believe they are buying what their racing heroes wear). Until someone can produce objective evidence to show my foolishness I'll continue to believe in my £9.99 bicycle helmet while riding my £200 bike.

Edited by: "Besford" 15th Sep 2014

The_Hoff

pibpob - when you're talking about someone else's potential safety it … pibpob - when you're talking about someone else's potential safety it would serve you well to validate your information as being correct, you're neglecting your responsibility here massively.


Oh stop being so pompous and get off your high horse.

A cycle helmet produces a minute reduction in risk, and in certain cases can increase it. My personal choice is to wear one most of the time, but wouldn't force others to wear one. I'd rather spend <£10 on a cheap helmet than be browbeaten by people like you into being told to spend £25+ with the net result that I don't wear a helmet at all.

As a surviver of a head-on collision motorbike vs car I'm a massive … As a surviver of a head-on collision motorbike vs car I'm a massive believer in protecting yourself


Funnily enough so am I, but a helmet didn't make any difference as I didn't land on my head. If you're such a massive believer in protecting yourself then don't get out of bed in the morning.

Your whole contribution to this post amounts to nothing though, you understand that?

I haven't seen a single reference to anything backing up your opinion. You consistently refute international standards, that you still haven't read or understood and expect us to believe you're educated on the subject - read the links, you'll learn something.

Also please send a link to your <£10 helmet, I'm interested.

As an aside, you also understand that you're now arguing about one untested helmet at £25 versus another that passes every test going at the same price, a price that is £15 more than your <£10 (free with a latte?) helmet that will likely fold up like a crisp packet around your head?

Go read then post.


Edited by: "The_Hoff" 15th Sep 2014

I cant find this for the full price anywhere.

The_Hoff

pibpob - when you're talking about someone else's potential safety it … pibpob - when you're talking about someone else's potential safety it would serve you well to validate your information as being correct, you're neglecting your responsibility here massively.

As a surviver of a head-on collision motorbike vs car I'm a massive … As a surviver of a head-on collision motorbike vs car I'm a massive believer in protecting yourself



Well, you might have done. Are head injuries not a major cause of death in cycling accidents? You can break an arm ond leg, dislocate a shoulder, and survive, but if your cranium hits the concrete you are in trouble.

mccririck

I cant find this for the full price anywhere.



Yeah, I call BS on the RRP!

mccririck

Well, you might have done. Are head injuries not a major cause of death … Well, you might have done. Are head injuries not a major cause of death in cycling accidents? You can break an arm ond leg, dislocate a shoulder, and survive, but if your cranium hits the concrete you are in trouble.


Yes - ten out of ten for stating the obvious. The question is the likelelyhood of that happening, and the likelyhood of a bicycle helmet (regardless of what standard it meets) actually helping you.

The_Hoff

Your whole contribution to this post amounts to nothing though, you … Your whole contribution to this post amounts to nothing though, you understand that?


In your opinion. Yet others disagree. *Shrug*

I haven't seen a single reference to anything backing up your opinion. … I haven't seen a single reference to anything backing up your opinion. You consistently refute international standards, that you still haven't read or understood and expect us to believe you're educated on the subject - read the links, you'll learn something.


Erm no. You consistently push your own agenda while ignoring my basic point: it's all a matter of risk. I'm not refuting international standards.

Also please send a link to your


Find one at Lidl. If it's in the current offers it will be on their website. If not, I'm afraid you'll just have to contain yourself until they next have a cycling accessories event. But they had them in store for £9.95 or thereabouts when I last visited. I'm on my second, by the way - I decided to treat myself to a replacement after I'd been using the first for several years and it just got too manky.

As an aside, you also understand that you're now arguing about one … As an aside, you also understand that you're now arguing about one untested helmet at £25 versus another that passes every test going at the same price


Excuse me but I'm not. Try reading what I said properly rather than just going off on one. You will see I actually thanked you for providing alternatives at the same price. Stop building straw men to knock down.

, a price that is £15 more than your


There you go - wild speculation, having never even seen the product. oO

Go read then post.


Physician, heal thyself.

pibpob

Yes - ten out of ten for stating the obvious. The question is the … Yes - ten out of ten for stating the obvious. The question is the likelelyhood of that happening, and the likelyhood of a bicycle helmet (regardless of what standard it meets) actually helping you.



Well Sherlock, do you know the answer to those questions? If not, go look.
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