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Now available: M3 impact rated helmet

  • Now available: Impact-rated, open-face Cookie M3 helmet

    Tuesday 26 June 2018, by Cookie

    After extensive research, design and testing, we’re excited to announce the impact-rated Cookie M3 helmet is now available!

    The M3 is our low-volume, open-face helmet that is impact certified in accordance with the newest European skydiving helmet safety standard. It’s a great choice for instructors, canopy pilots, military jumpers, newbies, tunnel students—pretty much anyone who is looking for greater protection or just wants to look cool. :) 

    Constructed with an ABS exterior shell and an expanded poly-propylene (EPP) internal liner, the M3 comfortably holds two audible altimeters. The liner is moisture-wicking, and while durable, it’s also easily replaceable. Available in sizes XS – XXL, color choices include black, white, blue and red—lime green and charcoal will be added soon. 

    Impact rating details
    The M3 complies to the newly developed Skydiving Helmet Standard XP S 72-600. This standard requires the design of the helmet to comply with a list of technical requirements, including:

    • Impact testing all areas in varying environmental conditions
    • Snag testing to ensure a parachute line cannot be caught by the helmet
    • One-handed buckle release under load
    • Chinstrap retention
    • Coverage and roll off for secure fit

    The Cookie M3 conforms to this standard under EU Regulation 2016/425. (See these FAQs to learn more about the rating, whether you can put a camera on this helmet or wash the liner, and more.)

    Ordering information
    The M3 helmet comes packaged with a helmet bag and in its own stylized box. It retails for $169 USD and $29 USD for a replaceable liner. Get yours today on our website or through your favorite Cookie dealer.