Kask’s aero Utopia helmet has won the 2019 iF Design Award in the product category.
The award is the second in two years for Kask, following the Valegro’s 2018 accolade.
The judging panel was reportedly impressed with the Utopia’s ‘very latest thinking around aerodynamics and ventilation’. Developed with Team Sky and worn by the squad during Geraint Thomas’ 2018 Tour de France victory, Utopia was designed using computational fluid dynamics and was tested in a wind tunnel. It can be used year-round in all climates, with nine vents to draw the air through the helmet at speed.
Diego Zambon, general manager of Kask, said: “We are delighted that the Utopia has been recognised by the 2019 iF Design Award panel as a leader in its category.
“Just like the Valegro in 2018, the Utopia demonstrates Kask’s cutting-edge design prowess, while also raising the performance bar in the competitive aero helmet market. We are always innovating and drawing on our extensive expertise as well as working with partners like Team Sky to offer the best helmets in the world.”
Kask released the Utopia helmet last year, and it is available in three sizes: small, medium and large, and in five different colours: black/matt, black/white, black/yellow, white/black and orange.