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RockiNoggins Helmet Cover

Melanie Flude    Blog Post, Product Review  |||   No Comments

At the Cycle Show NEC this year, we were very lucky to have been provided with lots of new products to test, which were being launched at the show.

We spoke to RockiNoggins last year and it was great to finally have the chance to bring one of their very contemporary helmet covers back to the office this year.

They are very passionate about their products, especially as they have first hand experience in treating patients who have suffered brain injury. They want to try and encourage more people to wear helmets, by providing them with funky and practical helmet covers.

The helmet cover we tried, fitted our helmet perfectly and actually also provided extra warmth to , which is not part of their USP when selling them. The feedback we have received from people who currently don’t wear helmets as they don’t like the way they look, said that they probably would start to wear a helmet if they had a funky, fashionable helmet cover to go with it.

Our opinion about these helmet covers is, that they should be promoted and made available to purchase in the UK and that it might encourage more people to start wearing helmets and think about the safety benefits that a helmet can actually provide, rather than worrying about how they look.

The material is stretchy so it fits over the helmet easily and the water resistant ones, are actually water resistant.

 

The ‘birth’ of Rockinoggins is detailed below, which can be found on their website. www.rockinoggins.com

 

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The Birth of RockiNoggins Helmet Covers

As an acute care nurse who has had exposure to patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), my passion is to stimulate helmet usage by making it fun, fashionable and purposeful. I have partnered with Brain Injury Association, a non-profit  organization which provides assistance to patients and families affected by TBI.

RockiNoggins is the designer and manufacturer of helmet covers for existing bicycle and other sports related helmets.

RockiNoggins helmet covers are designed in Seattle, WA and are US patent pending.

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The Hooky

Melanie Flude    Blog Post, Product Review  ||   1 Comment

The Hooky which was launched at The Cycle Show NEC in September,is an amazing cycling accessory. You can now thoroughly clean your bike without having to lift it  whilst trying to cleaning the wheels etc. No more leaning against the wall to bring your bike back to new. It can not only be used for cleaning your bike but it doubles up as a mobile workstand too.

Coming flat packed, you do need to assemble it yourself, but with pre drilled holes and only having to fit 8 screws, it couldn’t be more simple. We did find it difficult to ensure the screws were screwed in tightly towards the end, but as long as you have an electric screw driver or someone with a bit more strength, screws can be fitted easily.

Potential buyers MUST check the dimensions of their bin first before purchasing, as not all wheelie bins are the same dimensions. Our test couldnt use the grey bin as the handles were too narrow, but the green bin was perfect. Again, always check there is some weight in the bin if your bike is a little heavy. Due to our bins having just been emptied, we couldnt use The Hooky for our Trek but it was perfect on a empty bin for the Olmo carbon fibre bike.

Still in the early stages of it’s development, the natural wood of the test product might not last long, if it’s used in poor weather, but as the utube clip below shows, you can varnish and stain it yourself to the colours you like, which is a great way to personalise the product.

Storage of the product is something you shouldn’t worry about, as it can easily be stored away on any hooks you may already have in your garage.

This product is a great invention and is already being used a lot in the Cycling For Girls household. We are looking forward to seeing how this product develops and the potential branding that will be added to it in later stages.

 

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