Tava

  • Regular price $250.00

When speed and protection are paramount, the Tava aero road helmet is the only option. The Tava is one of the fastest and most advanced helmets in its class.

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Windtunnel Winning Tava

If going fast against the clock is your jam, then take a look at the Kali Tava. Aero is everything to this lid.

Is this helmet for you?

Underneath the Tava's proven Aerodynamic Shape we have packed all the technology, including Kali's Nano Fusion Technology and our LDL, low density layer. It also comes with Lightweight Straps, Channeled Venting, Anti-Microbial Pads, Bug Liner and Locking Sliders.

WEIGHT: 296 g / 10.4 oz

CERTIFICATION: EN 1078, CPSC

Why we do what we do

Kali Protectives came from a breakthrough in safety technology - Composite Fusion, a process that bonds the helmet shell and foam enabling us to use a thinner shell, creating a lighter stronger helmet. Lighter and stronger means a safe helmet with less mass attached to your head.

The Kali Story

Kali is focused on making the safest helmets on the market. Brad Waldron, founder, believes all helmets are too hard and the current testing is antiquated, so he has taken it upon himself to push the boundary of helmet technology. His is driven to make the safest helmets on the market at all price points. He knows his best helmets are yet to come, so he continues to cut open, crush and test helmets constantly. Whatever your discipline, Kali has you covered.


LDL

low density layer

Simply put, LDL started out with the idea of putting a low density liner inside our helmets to suck up the energy from a low-g hit to the head. Your helmet is there to take the beating for you when you hit your head, hard. LDL is there to soften the bumps we get that are not near the forces that compress or damage the foam in your helmet. It turns out that Low-g hits, especially when received repeatedly, turn into serious concussion damage to your brain.

The data shows the majority of impacts from accidents are happening at much lower-g forces than the standards are testing for. And thus we are huge advocates for getting softer materials into our helmets and closer to your head. Our LDL reduces rotational impact forces up to 25%, and reduces low-g linear forces up to 30%.

We continue to test and experiment with materials and the design of LDL materials in our helmets and we won’t stop. Afterall, we are an engineering driven company whose focus is developing the next generation of industry leading safety technologies.

Come join the family.

Nano Fusion

supreme impact absorbsion

Composite Fusion™ merges the helmet shell and foam, enabling us to use a thinner shell altogether. With shells, less-is-more.

We do this by using an Acrylic self-healing foam infused with carbon nanotubes that intersect with a layer of softer foam that surrounds the head. In an impact, these cones act as a progressive damper to absorb different levels of impact. As they collapse, these cones also direct energy sideways and away from the brain.

A thinner shell allows impact G forces to dissipate more effectively into the energy-absorbing foam, eliminating the double spike in G’s inherent in other helmets.

Lighter, Smaller, Safe. That’s what we do.

LCR

lifetime crash replacement

 You crash it. We replace it. 


It’s that simple. We don’t do this as a marketing stunt or because we have lost our minds.


We do this because what we learn from crashed helmets informs everything we do. We have you return your crashed helmets so we can take them back into our lab to cut them open, measure them, and dissect them. We then use the information we gather from the unlucky few who test our helmets in ways we cannot recreate to build the next generation of Kali helmets. 


Of course, we prefer you never have to use the Lifetime Crash Replacement policy and suggest you replace your Kali helmets at respectable intervals. Let us reiterate once again, please leave the testing to us.