Before starting Thousand, I never wore a helmet, even though I was a longtime cyclist. They were too bulky, too inconvenient, and too futuristic-looking. But when I lost a friend to a fatal bike accident, I knew I had to change. Instead of settling for the “sci-fi” looking helmets on the market, I got to work designing one.
We named our company "Thousand" as a promise – a commitment and a goal of helping to save 1000 lives by making helmets people actually want to wear. Our name serves as a daily reminder of why we do what we do.
Safety is why we started Thousand. We launched on Kickstarter in 2015, and I'm still grateful for each and every order that we ship, because it means another rider that's choosing to be safe by wearing a Thousand helmet. Every time a member of our community writes to us, letting us know their helmet kept them safe in an accident, we’re inspired to do even more and keep more riders safe on the road.
We started from the beginning with a human-centered design process, crafting a vintage moto-inspired lid that you’d actually want to wear.
From day one, we set out to keep people safe and curb the impact of bike related accidents. Our lids are fully certified and meticulously crafted to do just that.
From our Carbon Offset Program to our partnership with 1% For The Planet, Thousand is committed to making quality gear without causing unnecessary harm to our planet.