A helmet: art, science and technology
The NeroHero helmet was designed by Ignazio Bernardi, with technical consultancy from the most important helmet developer in Italy.
The creation of a new helmet is a lengthy process. It begins with a prototype made in wood and plaster, sculpted like a fine artwork with all the classic Italian artisanal talent.
Once this has been perfected, it is scanned to create a 3D file, which can be used for computer simulations, colour tests and detailed design. After further refinements, this file is then used to programme the CNC machines that cut the dies for the outer shell and the polystyrene lining.
This is just the start: the process continues with manufacturing, assembly, quality control, testing and packaging. The result is alluringly attractive and technically impeccable. In short, 100% Italian style.
Two outer shell sizes, in tough, light carbon
As part of our ongoing commitment to user safety and comfort, we have introduced and certified a second carbon outer shell specifically for the largest sizes.
The smaller version is for sizes 53-59, and the larger version is for sizes 60 and 61.
What are the benefits of a full carbon shell?
Carbon is the most prestigious material for a helmet's outer shell, lighter and offering a higher performance when compared to polycarbonate and fibreglass.
Carbon fibre offers optimum shell strength for greater safety particularly in high-speed impacts, and in fact NeroHero is a helmet constructed with the same technology as used in military applications.
The lower weight of the helmet reduces neck strain and whiplash potential and so also contributes to safety.
These tangible benefits are enhanced by the unique appearance of carbon that makes NeroHero a spectacular, eye-catching object, with no need for extra graphics: the beautiful fibre texture and its very cool colour make it attractive in itself.
This helmet is always sold with a visor.
There are 3 visor colours available: transparent, tinted brown and mirror.
Please bear in mind that the mirror visor is particularly delicate.
All our visors are anti-fog, anti-scratch, and have full UV protection.
The visor’s damped closing system is precise and effective, an exclusive Icaro 2000 feature. It enables continuous adjustment, without fixed intermediate positions. In this way, during flight, the pilot can choose the degree of ventilation required: from an almost hermetic seal when it is completely closed, right through to completely open.
Visor fixing system
The visor’s damped closing system is precise and effective, an exclusive Icaro 2000 feature. It enables continuous adjustment, without fixed intermediate positions.
In this way, during flight, the pilot can choose the degree of ventilation required: from an almost hermetic seal when it is completely closed, right through to completely open.
This fastening system is also essential to ensure that the aluminium disc does not project from the outer shell by more than 5 mm, ensuring that the paraglider lines cannot get caught on the helmet.
There is an O-ring inside the aluminium disc which provides the friction necessary to adjust visor position continuously and smoothly.
Sizes with interchangeable padding
We have introduced a cap in the high-technology fabric Coolmax, which increases comfort by wicking perspiration away from the head and enabling it to evaporate rapidly, keeping you cool and dry.
for the smaller helmet, marked with a label:
Every NeroHero helmet has a label that guarantees the use of this famous new textile, which is also soft to touch and so makes the helmet even more comfortable.
4 caps are available:
for the larger helmet, marked with a label:
The cap is quick and easy to change for a better fit.
- M = size 58 - 59
- S = size 56 - 57
- XS = size 53 - 55
If the helmet is not a perfect fit, we can send you new padding free of charge, independently from where you bought the helmet.
Another important benefit of this internal padding system is that you can easily remove it and replace it with new padding, or simply wash it.
Airflow inside the helmet
There are two small apertures at the front, and two at the back of the helmet, plus two large channels between the internal padding pieces. These features ensure good ventilation for the head inside the helmet.
Micrometric chin strap
The strong chin strap can easily be adjusted, with millimetric precision.
To release the strap, you just have to pull the red tab.
The strap is padded with soft, comfortable fabric.
A very cool tailpiece
We have added a new plastic protective component that completes the helmet's streamlined profile and prevents any accidental damage.
E.N. 966 certification
Full carbon: 790 grams
The weight of a carbon helmet has a tolerance of +/- 50 grams, due to slight variations in the amount of resin applied to the layers of the shell.
Please remember that our first priority is to optimize safety, and then weight.