Our Story | Morpher Helmet

About.

Our Mission

For Everyone to Ride Safely

Shared e-scooters and bikes, like those offered by Bird, Lime, Jump, Skip, Spin, Grow and others, are the most convenient form of transportation ever invented, yet a regular bike helmet is incredibly inconvenient to carry around. People who use shared e-scooter and bike services often make a spontaneous decision to hop on a scooter or bike, just like you’d book an Uber or Lyft car. So why would you carry a clunky helmet around just in case you hop on a scooter or bike? Most people don’t. That’s where Morpher comes in.

We make helmets convenient!

Our flat folding helmet folds down to just 2.5” thin and weighs less than a pound so can always have a helmet at the ready in your bag. It’s also incredibly useful for people who commute via bike or scooter. Gone are the days of knocking over your co-worker’s coffee with the bike helmet awkwardly hanging from you backpack!

And Safe Too!

Our Story

Back in 2011, the first bike share system launched in London. Jeff Woolfe, OBE, Morpher’s inventor and CEO noticed something crazy - lots of Londoners used the new bike share, but almost no one wore a helmet! Jeff had been in a major cycling crash years earlier and a helmet likely saved his life, so he found this was deeply troubling. He had a hunch that the reason why bike share riders weren’t wearing helmets was because regular helmets are awkward to carry around, especially because most riders make a spontaneous decision to hop on a bike share.

So Jeff commissioned a survey to investigate this thesis and, sure enough, he found that 82% of the riders surveyed didn’t wear a helmet due to lack of portability. In 2013, he launched what was then one of the most successful Indiegogo campaigns to date - his target was $35,000 and by the end of the campaign, he’d raised over $400,000. He spent the next three years designing and developing the product and traveling the world to find a factory that could manufacture it. Since then, the company has sold thousands upon thousands of helmets and the increasing popularity of shared e-scooter and bike services has made the Morpher helmet an essential safety device for urban transportation around the globe.


Love them!

With all of the street scooters and bicycles available on Bird, Lime, Ofo, and others these days, we wanted helmets that we could easily carry with us and gave us the protection and looks of a regular helmet. THESE ARE PERFECT. The fit and comfort is great and they are so easy to use and they look good too. We have showed many of our friends and they all are impressed. Many are thinking of getting one too. So thanks to Morpher....I would recommend them highly.

- William Persky

Love my Morpher!

I live in New York and use citibikes daily to get to work and elsewhere. This helmet squeezes beautifully into my very small backpack or purse, allowing me to have a helmet with me at all times--allow for spontaneous cycling! It's very easy to collapse and assemble, and adjustments to fit were easy. I can't recommend this helmet enough!

- JH | NYC

Great product, excellent design innovation!

I love this helmet - it has become my favorite whether I need to fold it and put in in my messenger bag or not. But the slim profile when folded makes it easy to take anywhere and everywhere using a slender shoulder bag. I especially love the look on friends' faces when I collapse it and hand it to them!

- Lee Leightgon | Portland OR

Best commuter helmet ever...

I ride a Citibike to work daily and I wear Morpher. It is very well engineered, well constructed and best of all, it collapses and fits in my backpack. I recently bought two as gifts. The fact that it is easy to store, dramatically increases its use rate.

- Mitchell Gordon

Love them!

With all of the street scooters and bicycles available on Bird, Lime, Ofo, and others these days, we wanted helmets that we could easily carry with us and gave us the protection and looks of a regular helmet. THESE ARE PERFECT. The fit and comfort is great and they are so easy to use and they look good too. We have showed many of our friends and they all are impressed. Many are thinking of getting one too. So thanks to Morpher....I would recommend them highly.

- William Persky

Love my Morpher!

I live in New York and use citibikes daily to get to work and elsewhere. This helmet squeezes beautifully into my very small backpack or purse, allowing me to have a helmet with me at all times--allow for spontaneous cycling! It's very easy to collapse and assemble, and adjustments to fit were easy. I can't recommend this helmet enough!

- JH | NYC

Great product, excellent design innovation!

I love this helmet - it has become my favorite whether I need to fold it and put in in my messenger bag or not. But the slim profile when folded makes it easy to take anywhere and everywhere using a slender shoulder bag. I especially love the look on friends' faces when I collapse it and hand it to them!

- Lee Leightgon | Portland OR

Best commuter helmet ever...

I ride a Citibike to work daily and I wear Morpher. It is very well engineered, well constructed and best of all, it collapses and fits in my backpack. I recently bought two as gifts. The fact that it is easy to store, dramatically increases its use rate.

- Mitchell Gordon

Press Reviews and In the News

1) What head sizes does the Morpher helmet fit ?
Our helmet is fully adjustable and fits most teens and adults and is certified for heads with a circumference of 52 cm to 58 cm (20.5 inches to almost 23 inches). It may not fit really, really large heads (but we are talking about NFL lineman-sized heads). In the near future, we plan to produce a range of sizes including larger sizes and also Children’s helmets.
2) What colors are available?
The currently available colors are: Matt Black, Shiny Black, Frosty White, Regal Red, Stunning Silver, Gunmetal Grey and Sunshine Yellow. Other colors will be offered from time to time. If you see a color you want, we suggest you order it at that time. After inventory runs out it may be a long time before that color is again available.

Please ensure that you order the correctly certified helmet for your destination.
3) Where is Morpher certified for use?
Morpher is certified for use throughout the World excluding Australia. It has CPSC certification which covers the United States and CE EN1078 certification which covers the rest of the World, other than Australia.
4) How much is international shipping?
International shipping is completely free. We use tracked mail wherever we can for both speed and accountability.
5) When will my Morpher arrive?
We aim to ship your helmet at the earliest opportunity, normally on the day that you order or if your order is received after the cut off time, on the next business day. Our free shipping takes around 3-6 working days to most parts of the world. We will send you a tracking number as soon as your helmet has been dispatched. We will keep you updated on the progress of your delivery by SMS or e-mail and let you know when it is due to be delivered.
6) Will my helmet be delivered free of all duties and/or taxes?
Sales tax and/or duties will depend on the city, state (if applicable) and country where you live. Customers are responsible for paying sales tax.
7) What is the warranty on my Morpher ?
Every Morpher helmet is covered by a one-year limited manufacturer’s warranty. This means that in the unlikely event of a fault in materials or manufacture within this period, it can be returned to us and we will replace it free of charge.
8) What is your returns policy for helmets bought directly from Morpher?
Your satisfaction is very important to us. If you are not completely happy with your Morpher helmet then please contact us at support@morpherhelmet.com within 30 days of receiving your helmet to initiate the return/exchange process. We will next send you an email with an RMA number and provide return instructions. To be eligible for a refund or exchange, the helmet must be unused, in its original packaging and with all labels and tabs attached to the helmet and you must have been issued an RMA number. Helmets that have been used or damaged, were not bought directly from our website or do not have an authorized RMA number may be denied a refund or exchange. We will make every effort to expedite the processing of your refund or exchange. Once we receive your helmet, please allow 3-5 business days for your refund or exchange request to be processed.
9) How flat is Morpher when it is folded?
It is, amazingly, just 6.3cm or 2.5 inches thin.
10) What do I do if I damage my Morpher?
If your helmet is dropped or damaged in an accident, then the warranty becomes void and we strongly recommend that you do not use it again. There may be cracks and or compressions that are invisible and the helmet may no longer be effective in the event of an accident.
11) How can I clean my Morpher?
A simple wipe with a damp cloth should be sufficient. If it has become very dirty, use a simple soap and water. Do not use abrasives or industrial cleaners.
12) The magnets in my Morpher have stopped working. What can I do?
Morpher’s hinge system is made from a special grade of nylon with a strong “memory” and if it has been left open for a while, it opposes the closing action of the magnets and tries to force the helmet back open. This has the effect of making the magnets appear to have lost their strength, when this is actually not the case.

The solution is to close the helmet and put a weight, like a book, on top of it, to keep it closed. Do this for a few hours, although overnight is best, and the helmet will snap shut just as it did when you first received it. Please make sure that the straps are all outside of the helmet before trying to close it or it will not be able to snap shut.
13) The catch on my helmet is stiff and hard to lock it into place. What can I do?
The catch components are designed and built to last for many thousands of operations and are made of extremely tough materials. Sometimes, after long term use and also occasionally in new helmets, these can be difficult to press into a locked position. If this is the case then please follow the advice on this video to carefully lubricate the catches and this should make them incredibly easy to lock into place.
14) I want to give a Morpher as a Xmas present. When do I need to order?
Be sure to place your order by December 14th for arrival by December 24th or or two weeks in advance of Hannukah to ensure that the gift arrives in time for the holidays.
15) How do I open my Morpher helmet?
It’s very simple to open your helmet and after doing it just a few times it becomes intuitive and automatic. Please make sure that you read the instructions that came with your helmet and watch this short video.
16) How do I adjust my straps and fit system so that it is ready to be worn safely?
The Morpher helmet has an adjustable fit system inside, which enables you to fit the helmet to your liking. When fitting the helmet to your head, we recommend that you expand the fit system to the largest size, put the helmet on your head and then adjust the fit system to make the helmet fit snugly. We also recommend that you use 2 hands or ask a friend to help. Once the fit is set, it will stay in position unless you decide to adjust it again. Next, you should carefully adjust the straps, buckle and fitting system to ensure that your Morpher is a good and secure fit. Please be sure to read the instruction booklet that accompanies your helmet and watch this short video guide for detailed instructions on how to fit your Morpher helmet correctly.
17) How do I close my morpher helmet after I’ve worn it?
It’s incredibly easy to fold your helmet closed. Please watch this short video in order to see how to close your helmet quickly and easily.
18) I love my Morpher helmet. Do you have a referral system?
We’re so pleased to hear you say that! We have a referral program so that if you’d like to recommend Morpher helmets to your friends, colleagues, family or anyone you want to keep safe, then we’ll be happy to give you $20 for every new customer you refer. Please follow this link to sign up.