3D printing has shown up more and more in the cycling world. Kav Sports has led the charge on 3D printed bike helmets, using a nylon-based and carbon-reinforced thermoplastic leading to custom-fit helmets. I got a chance to go through their fitting process at their booth at the 2023 Sea Otter Classic.
Kav invited me to check out their updated helmet called the Kav Portola: Kaze as well as their new range of 3D-printed color options. I also went through the sizing process where they took a range of measurements for what will ultimately become a custom-made helmet for my head.
Their Color Exploration Program is expected to launch later this year. Stay tuned for a full review of the Portola: Kaze helmet, which the brand says offers better ventilation, adjustable straps, and a new sweat management system James Huang recommended in our review of the Kav Portola helmet.