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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
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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 Open link in a new window), or stopping every few miles to pour water on your head, there aren't that many remedies. But Italian Tucano Urbano Open Tucano Urbano in a new window have a solution that is a lot cheaper than an airco unit installed on your motorcycle. It's called the Freskura Open Freskura link in a new window (which in the Basque language means "freshness"), and it's really simple.

Tucano Urbano Frescura

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.

Tucano Urbano Frescura

Putting water on the Freskura is simple. Take it out of your helmet and either spray water on it .. or..

Tucano Urbano Frescura

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 Open Click here to read more about the Freskura cooling helmet liner link in a new window

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