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Magnetic FIDLOCK helmet buckles: intuitive, pinch-free and one-handed use even with gloves for innovative head protection

Helmets accompany us doing different things under changing conditions – however, they all have in common that they need to be reliable, comfortable, and secure protection for your head. It doesn‘t matter whether you are looking at a helmet for safety at work or for leisure time on snowy slopes. The situation always calls for special features that facilitate protection for the wearers, already starting with the intuitive and secure fastening of the chin-strap. No more fiddling, no need to take off your gloves and secure hold give wearers more liberty to focus on the actual task at hand, greatly decreasing possible distractions like pinched skin in crucial situations. Our FIDLOCK helmet buckles  combine magnetic and mechanical fastening concepts in intuitive and user-friendly fasteners, opened and closed in only a moment.


Discover our helmet buckles

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You can download a quick overview of all our magnetic helmet fasteners here and find further details on this page!
Download the helmet buckle overview

You have questions? You would like to order samples
Our salesteam is happy to help! 

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One-hand use

FIDLOCK helmet fasteners can be intuitively opened and closed with just one hand. The components are magnetically guided into the correct position and then securely snap into place mechanically.

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Even with gloves 

The magnetic force guides the components into the correct position almost magically. It's so easy that you can even keep your gloves on.


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Our helmet fasteners take intuitive and secure features to the next level and undergo extensive safety testing. Scroll down to learn more.

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No Pinching of Skin

When putting on or taking off a helmet, you often can't see what you're doing. With our fasteners, there's no more painful pinching of the skin in hurried situations.

Options for diverse application areas in sports and professions

Helmets are used for many very different things. Therefore, they can also have very different requirements regarding safety, ergonomics, function and design. Adapting to the different application areas, ranging from sports to professions, we offer an extensive portfolio of fasteners which can be used on helmets for many purposes. To name only a few:

Winter sports, such as ski, snowboarding, ice hockey or snowmobile riding

Summer activities, such as cycling, water sports, climbing, downhill, equestrian sports and motorcycling

Professions requiring head protection, such as firefighters or in the industry and crafts.

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Range of FIDLOCK helmet buckles

As mentioned, we offer an extensive range of helmet fasteners to meet the requirement of the many different areas that require protective headgear – not only our SNAP helmet buckles but variants from the HOOK product family as well. Additionally, our COINTRAP buckles offer maximum flexibility in their use. Of course, we know that for many fields, an appealing visual design promotes wearing the required protection. Therefore, our helmet buckles can be customized with your individual branding or adapted to the colourway of your product. 


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SNAP helmet buckle

Learn more about the SNAP helmet buckles.

Create your custom helmet buckle

The individualization of SNAP helmet fasteners offers numerous possibilities.


What makes FIDLOCK helmet fasteners so special?

Together with the Biomechanical Institute of the University of Bayreuth, we conducted a study to compare the use of conventional helmet fasteners with our magnet-mechanical FIDLOCK helmet fasteners.

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The results of the study highlighted the following points:

„One third of the subjects are willing to pay more for a helmet with a FIDLOCK-buckle.“

„The average service time is significantly lower throughout all of the survey groups.“

„The approval of the FIDLOCK-buckle increases with the try-on throughout all age groups.“ 

Safety standards, testing & the application of FIDLOCK helmet buckles

All our helmet fasteners undergo drop and pull testing to estimate possible application areas. Our standard values for testing  are:

 Europe – EN 1078: 60cm + 4kg    60kg   
 Australia + New Zealand– ASNZS 2063: 25cm + 10kg / 30h in water         70kg   
 SNAP buckle only    55kg   



However, please note that applications and helmets are unique and our fasteners merely a component. The complete helmet needs to meet required safety standards and has to be tested by the manufacturer/brand accordingly. We only give a first estimate on which fasteners could meet the standards for your application. Yet, this also means that the here named standards aren't the only ones, our magnetic buckles can meet, such as DIN EN 12492 for climbing.

FIDLOCK Ambassadors 

Our athletes have very specific requirements for their equipment, especially the fasteners on their helmets. We asked them what is particularly important to them:

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"It gives me a good feeling to know that the mechanism is securely closed, yet still so easy to use."
Eric Emmrich

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"The opening and closing of the fastener is time-efficient, easy, and it also feels very comfortable."
Laura Zeitschel 

Woman with helmet on bike

"The helmet fastener is not prone to dirt, unlike a regular buckle. An absolute advantage is the one-handed operation."
Sandra Mertl

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"The countless rides through the Alps were unforgettable. And somehow, every crash where the fastener held and the helmet protected me well is memorable too."

Freeride Flo

Man with bike helmet

"The fastener can be easily opened and closed with one hand and also has a nice design!"
Jonas Salamon

Also, we want to facilitate finding the ideal FIDLOCK helmet fasteners for you and have created a visual overview of all our helmet fasteners, including the following info:

→ what strap width is needed

→ fitting options for different belts

→ static breaking loads in KG

→ the most prevalent safety standards for helmets

You can download our helmet buckle overview here!

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Would you like more information or do you have questions concerning our products? 

David Sobéus will be happy to talk to you and and advise you on exciting solutions!