Keep Your Head Cool With Tucano Urbano In Hot Weather
Posted at 02:00:00 PM
File under New Products Safety
Author: Mike Werner
Location: Normandy, France
When riding your motorcycle during hot weather, there's nothing more important than keeping your head cool, literally and figuratively. Obviously you need to keep calm, but to do so, your head, and more importantly, your brains, need to remain in a proper temperature environment.
While you are riding, your head sits inside a helmet (the so-called brain bucket) and slowly but surely starts frying, just like an egg in a frying pan. You'll not notice it, but eventually you'll be less focussed, and then you'll start feeling sleepy. Not a good thing on a motorcycle.
Apart from buying super expensive air condition units (link ), or stopping every few miles to pour water on your head, there aren't that many remedies. But Italian Tucano Urbano have a solution that is a lot cheaper than an airco unit installed on your motorcycle. It's called the Freskura (which in the Basque language means "freshness"), and it's really simple.
The Freskura is a thin liner made out of HyperKewl material that gets placed inside your helmet. The material absorbs water, and releases it when temperatures climb. The releasing is a form of evaporation, and just having the water evaporate results in a cooling down. It's that simple.
Putting water on the Freskura is simple. Take it out of your helmet and either spray water on it .. or..
Put it in a bowl of water and wring the excess water out.
So a cheap alternative to keeping your head cool on your motorcycle. Nice idea.
So far, the price I could find is around €15 for the cooling liner, with multiple sizes available.
Click here to read more about the Freskura cooling helmet liner
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