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Italian Design

The Solar X has been designed by Ignazio Bernardi, with the technical consultancy from the greatest Italian helmet developer.

The result is a helmet with a very modern look.

The 2 pilots pilots Piccard and Borschberg of the Solar Impulse 2 have chosen this helmet because it is light, solid, reliable and it has the certification EN 966.

We are very proud to have contributed to this incredible mission.

So we called the helmet "SOLAR X" in honor of this unique adventure.

Polycarbonate Shell

The 3 mm thickness polycarbonate shell has the advantage to be very light but still very strong.

Polystyrene Reinforced

The polystyrene is reinforced with one more layer of polycarbonate to achieve the hard penetration test of the E.N. 966 certification.

Between the shell and the polystyrene there are 2 channels with their holes for the air flow.


The visor is an option.

It is made of polycarbonate with anti-scratch and anti-fog treatment.

2 types are available:

  • Short, tranparent and tinted brown
  • Long, tranparent, tinted brown and mirror


There are 3 available sizes with wheel regulator for a perfect fit of the head circumference from 53 cm to 61 cm.

The size of a helmet is always described by the inner circumference of the internal padding.

The size number therefore corresponds to the head circumference in centimeters.

Interchangeable Internal Padding

3 internal paddings are adapted to the 3 sizes determined by the wheel regulator situated in the back of the helmet. They can be replaced by larger or smaller padding pieces included the wheel regulator, thus varying the helmet size.

You just choose your own size of ICARO tailored inner helmet lining for a safe, perfectly comfortable head fit….

It can be changed in moments in case a different size is needed.

If the helmet is not a perfect fit, we send a new padding free of charge, independently from where you bought the helmet.

The important advantage: you can easily remove the padding and replace it with a new one or just wash it.

Ear Defenders or Electronic Headsets

The Solar X helmet is certified only with attached ear defenders or electronic headsets.

We use the best ear defenders on the market and we mount them perfectly onto the helmet.

The advantages of wearing a headset fixed to the helmet the ear cups can be flipped upwards quickly and easily on the ground you can thus hear normally in the air you can ventilate your ears whenever you like.  If you have any doubt about the application of the headset, please send us a mail to info@freeflightgear.com

For safety reasons, we do not sell the helmet to pilots who wish to use a conventional arching headset worn under the helmet.  Your head would no longer be well protected!

Certification E.N. 966

Ear defenders, or alternatively electronic headsets fixed to the helmet, are mandatory for EN 966 certification.  The Solar X is certified only with attached ear defenders or electronic headsets.  The Solar X has been tested by the italian laboratory Newton a company authorized by the Italian Ministry of Transport.

All our helmets are designed especially for free flight and micro light pilots, in accordance with the European standards (EN 966).

Our helmets were designed and built specifically to be as light as possible. However they optimize safety for hang glider, paraglider and micro light pilots, as shown by the information above.


Helmet:  grams 550

Ear defenders just to filter out engine noise:   grams 230

Electronic headsets with cable:   grams 390


Download the manual for all our helmets (Pdf)

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Solar X

  • Product Code: Solar X
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $250.00
  • $200.00

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