We have spent the last few months dissecting, analysing and rebuilding the helmets in order to provide what we believe is an improved product for 2016. We have worked with The Sports Technology Institute at Loughborough University as well as with the lab at INSPEC to rigorously test the helmets against the new BSI helmet safety standard that we sat on the committee of to approve.
By breaking down the helmet into its individual components we have taken the opportunity to scrutinise what materials are used to construct them , and through testing, identified what we feel meets the requirements of the helmet when being subjected to BSI testing in laboratory conditions.
We have spoken to our customers as well as retailers and taken on board feedback from them both in order to develop a helmet that not only meets the 2013 standard but also aims to keep the overall weight to a minimum at the same time. We have began by introducing the Ayrtek Cricket PremierTek Steel Grille Senior model as our entry level product line that has been tested against a 5.5oz adult size ball.
The BS 7928:2013 compliant Ayrtek Cricket PremierTek Steel model fitted with the additional Nek-Tek guard.
With the tragic circumstances surrounding Phil Hughes death back in 2014 helmet manufacturers have taken steps to product that adds additional protection to the areas of the head located behind the ears and nape area.
With this in mind Ayrtek Cricket have been working with multi award winning personal protection specialist Stretton Fox to produce the Nek-Tek product range. The range utilizes a high impact foam base with a velcro attachment system that allows the product to be fitted to any helmet. The ventilated foam will ensure its breathable when at the crease or in the nets and the outer materials used will ensure comfort and durability so that if called into action the Nek-Tek is in the correct position to protect you.