It's green, it's hot, it's high summer. Slowly sweat rolls down your temple. Small salt crystals glitter on your shirt. With every turn of the pedal you dive deeper into nature. Get out of the city, out of everyday life, into adventure. In front of you, the cycle path winds along the riverbank. Mile after mile. Just you, your bike and your helmet. Alpina Lavarda: that's the name of the new touring helmet from Alpina, inspired by the Vardar River. It offers you 100% safety every second. And much more. Maximum protection, the best possible comfort and optimum ventilation - these are the criteria that a high-quality touring helmet must meet.
The Lavarda offers you all of this. Wide open vents from the front to the rear guarantee an ideal climate management. At the same time fly screens in the front openings prevent insects from getting to your head. The shield is integrated into the design of the helmet and conducts cooling air into the interior like a funnel. It also offers the best possible protection in the field of vision. Since it is removable, the helmet's range of use is even wider.
The fit of the Alpina Lavarda is ideal for slim heads. Thanks to the soft padding the helmet fits comfortably. The Run System Ergo Pro, which is combined with the height-adjustable Custom Fit System, allows a perfect adjustment to the head shape. The low weight also ensures optimum wearing comfort. This is due to the Inmold manufacturing process, in which the upper shell is thermally connected to the Hi-EPS. This results in a firm surface connection, which is responsible for a very stable construction. No matter how far the distance is, no matter how hard the route is - on your next tour you will have one problem less. When you have the new Alpina Lavarda on your head.
Run System Ergo Pro
With the Run System, the size of all Alpina helmets can be individually adjusted with a smooth-running rotating wheel. The two large wing-shaped headrests are a distinctive feature of the high-quality Run System Ergo Pro. They are made of a two-component mix of plastic and rubber. This guarantees a maximum of comfort. Since 2014, the Run System Ergo Pro has been available in matching colours for the helmet.
A helmet can only provide the best possible protection if it remains in the optimum position in the event of a collision. The adjustment and fixing of the two straps under the ear plays a decisive role in this. The Y-clip system guarantees an adjustment accurate to the millimetre - in seconds.
Proven hundreds of thousands of times and used in all Alpina helmets: the belt buckle with the red push button and multi-stage automatic lock. Ergomatic can be operated with one hand - uphill you can loosen the strap, downhill you can tighten it - and in the event of a fall, the buckle mechanism cannot open by itself.
Edge Protect is an additional polycarbonate plate that enhances inmold helmets. It covers edges on the underside of the helmet. This protects the Hi-EPS and increases the durability of the helmet. At the same time, the neck and shoulder area of the rider is protected from injuries caused by the helmet in the event of a collision and in the event of contact with the lower edge of the helmet.
One factor that strongly influences the wearing comfort is the ventilation of the helmet. The strategically sensible arrangement of the ventilation openings is decisive for optimum ventilation of the interior. The air is directed into the interior, where it is guided along the head and can flow out again at the rear. The head is thus always pleasantly air-conditioned.
In the Inmold production process, the helmet upper shell made of polycarbonate is thermally bonded to the Hi-EPS inner shell of the helmet body under great heat and strong pressure. This creates a large-area and inseparable connection between the upper and lower shell. Advantage: The helmet is very light and at the same time extremely stable.
All helmets from Alpina, which are manufactured using the Inmold process, are equipped with a robust ceramic shell. A polycarbonate plate is stretched under high heat onto the shape of the future helmet and pressed with high pressure onto the Hi-EPS body and thermally bonded to it. The Ceramic Shell is characterized by several qualities: It is break and scratch resistant, UV-stable and antistatic.
Custom Fit is an adjustment system at the back of the head that allows you to adjust the height of the Run System in several steps. This makes it possible to adjust the helmet's optimum fit for a wide range of head shapes. Pressure points are a thing of the past, the helmet fits perfectly and safety is increased.