Traditionally, wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle has not been popular but statistics show that in 95% of bicycle fatalities, bicyclists were not wearing helmets. Dr. Cheryl Allen-Manley, an avid bicyclist herself, is changing all of that with her company. Bandbox makes helmets minus that uncool, nerdy bulk. They are made using elastomeric foam which allows helmets to be molded thinner and yet they are more impact resistant than other competitor’s products. They even carry memory foam pads for extra layers of comfort. The extra added bonus is that Bandbox also offers a variety of hats for men and women that are strategically placed over the helmets and fastened by tying a string. So you see, you can combine safety with fashion and technology. Bandbox helmets retail for $60 while their hats start at $44.