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Product Review: Crasche Hats – an innovation in safety!

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Impact-Resistant Protective Sports Hat
Ten years ago, I took a nasty spill while cycling. Luckily, I landed on the grass. I knew then it was time to get a helmet. But I never did.
Instead, I decided to create a hat that would offer a lot of impact protection, but would have enough style that people like me would wear it. That was the start of the Crasche hat.
It took years to perfect the proper style and fit and to engineer the impact-resistant combination of materials.
The Crasche hat is ideal for children and adults who should wear a helmet or hard hat, but don’t. It is not designed to replace a helmet, but it is certainly a whole lot better than nothing on your head.
It can be used while skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, biking, hiking, skateboarding, rollerblading and for other sports where players don’t currently wear helmets, such as girls lacrosse, girls field hockey and touch football. It can also be used in a non-sports environment, where protective headgear is important, but a helmet is not suitable, such as in law enforcement or by the military.
It’s washable, and the protective inserts are designed to be easily removed and re-inserted. It’s a cool hat to wear, with or without the protective inserts.
Crasche is now a family business and the protective hats are made here in America.
Give it a try and return it if you are not fully satisfied.
Sincerely,

Robert Emmett
Creator of the Crasche Hat

Protective Headgear

Protective headgear is only effective when it is actually on your head. That is why we have engineered a hat that not only helps protect your head, but looks good, too. Notice that both boys in the picture are wearing a stylish hat. You can hardly tell that the blue hat above has protective inserts within it!

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Removable Protective Inserts

The hat is 100% Acrylic. It not only looks good, but offers protection from the elements. The protective inserts are designed to be easily removed and re-inserted. It’s a cool hat to wear with, or without, the protective inserts.

Impact-Resistant Hat

Add the protective inserts to help protect your head against impact. The outer layer of the inserts are composed of an extremely strong polycarbonate plastic, the same material used to make bulletproof glass. The inner layers are composed of neoprene rubber, the same skin friendly material used in making wet suits. The inner layer of neoprene rubber has trapped air in the rubber itself, and the larger air chambers. These air chambers help cushion the impact, and help spread the force of the impact over the entire protective insert.

The Crasche hat is ideal for children and adults who should wear a helmet, but don’t.

It is not designed to replace a helmet, but it is certainly a whole lot better than nothing on your head. For best results, wear the protective sports hat with the front of it covering your forehead, resting just above the eyebrow.

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www.crasche.com

Review coming soon!

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Above is a reader submitted photo: Renee sporting her Crasche Hat!

(Waiting for a spring summer review)

**Update** January 28th 2015
We just had a blizzard in the NYC area with Suffolk county getting hit the worst and unfortunately we had a fatality.

Long Island Teen Dies in Sledding Accident During Massive Blizzard: Police
By Pei-Sze Cheng

A teenager died after being injured in a sledding accident Monday night on Long Island during a massive snowstorm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on parts of the area, according to Suffolk police.
(Published Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015)

A teenager died after being injured in a sledding accident Monday night on Long Island during a massive snowstorm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on parts of the area, according to Suffolk police.
Police say three 17-year-olds were taking turns snow tubing down Chester Court in Huntington at about 10 p.m. When it was Sean Urda’s turn, he took a running start, slid rapidly down the hill and struck a light pole at the bottom, impacting his chest and ribs, authorities said.

Urda was first taken to one of the friend’s houses, then to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to officials.
Detectives said his death appears to be a tragic accident.

Suffolk County was hit hardest by the storm, with 28.5 inches falling in Orient. Marc Santia reports. (Published Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015)
“He had his whole life ahead of him. I don’t know how you survive that as a parent,” neighbor Neil McPherson said.
“It was so tragic to hear and such a shock,” said classmate Katherine McPherson.

Neighbors said Chester Court isn’t a popular place for sledding because the hill isn’t all that steep. With 11 inches of snow on the ground by Tuesday morning, Huntington wasn’t as hard hit as the rest of Suffolk, which bore the brunt of the storm: Orient got the most snow, 28.5 inches, while Southampton got 28 inches, Islip nearly 25, and Commack 20 inches.
-nbcnews.com

I have been trying to think of benefits of wearing the Crasche hat.
In this case he struck his sternum, but what if he struck his head? Would you wear a helmet sledding? No! Your friends would ridicule the shit out of you! However; if you wore a Crasche hat that didn’t look like a helmet your child would be safe and still be cool! Would you wear a helmet skiing? Well maybe if you were skiing/snowboarding a double black diamond, but what about an easier slope? Probably not. Again; you don’t want to look like an idiot with a helmet. However; wearing a Crasche hat is much better than going unprotected! Keep in mind it’s not the same level of protection! But it is better than nothing!

If this hat can save lives then I am 100% behind it!

I would like to see it tested like they do in Deadliest Warrior! Put a shock patch on a dummy’s head and strike it with force and see how much force it can withstand, before it triggers the patch.

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