OUR COMPANY Predator Designs is a Vancouver, Canada based company with a clear focus on designing and creating performance watersports helmets. Our design philosophy is to create the safest, most comfortable helmet with clean, simple and aesthetically pleasing styling lines. With a background in competitive white water slalom kayaking and a youthful passion for skateboarding, owner and designer Matt Kelly combines his passion for sport and product design, together with athlete feedback to maintain Predator’s focus on creating helmets of superior design and quality.
OUR HISTORY Predator Designs is rooted in owner Matt Kelly’s passion for sport and hands-on approach to design. Matt first experimented with helmet design as a slalom kayak racer in 1988. He made a few prototype helmets for slalom and freestyle kayakers in 1997, one of which was worn by Ken Whiting when he won the 1997 World Freestyle Championships. Predator Designs Inc. was founded in 2001, producing their first helmets, the Short Cut and the Full Cut, still part of the watersports line. In 2007 they introduced the Shiznit, which also quickly became a hit in the Canadian snowboard scene, and later added the Lee to the collection. As a leader in product quality and innovative design, Predator entered the skateboard market in 2009 with the DH6, setting the standard for downhill skateboarding helmets, and, in doing so, raised the bar for safety within the industry.
OUR PROCESS AND MATERIALS (Lee, Shiznit, Short Cut, Full Cut, Uno) Predator shells are manufactured using advanced injection molding technology. Shell material is our time-tested Ralvek thermoplastic, providing superior performance over standard LFP and ABS type plastics. Precision die-cut impact liners are made from high grade EVA foam to our specified density for superior impact performance. Chinstrap webbing is Darlex which has higher strength, wear and fray resistance when compared to nylon used on most helmets. Chinstrap buckles are the best quality ITW Nexus brand, designed specifically for helmets. Strap rivets and washers are stainless steel to guard against corrosion. Injection molded rear adjusters are designed for simple adjustability and locking plus long lasting durability and holding power. Shark fit pads are thermoformed with Lycra fabric laminate. Standard fit pads have sealed edges to prevent delamination. Predator is constantly looking at ways to improve design features, materials, and assembly process to achieve our goal of the perfect helmet for your needs.
May 31 & June 1st - Royal's Longboard Festival
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Predator Helmets Now In Stock North and South Calgary
Predator Designs is a Vancouver, Canada based company with a clear focus on designing and creating performance watersports helmets. Our design philosophy is to create the safest, most comfortable helmet with clean, simple and aesthetically pleasing styling lines. With a background i... [ read more ]