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Icaro Nerv 2.0

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ICARO-NERV20

A light, comfortable and modern free flying helmet with E.N. 966 free flight certification, made in Italy with a very strong polycarbonate shell.

To order:

The price of the Icaro Nerv 2.0 helmet includes one Icaro Nerv Head Lining but you must add both the helmet shell and head lining to Basket separately as follows:

  1. Add the desired Icaro Nerv 2.0 shell size* and colour to Basket.
  2. Add the desired Icaro Nerv 2.0 Head Lining size* to Basket.
  3. Proceed to Checkout.

* Shell size SM fits head lining sizes S (56-57 cm) or M (58-59 cm).
* Shell size L fits head lining size L (60-61 cm).

The price of one Icaro Nerv 2.0 Head Lining will be discounted in the Checkout.

Options (visors)

If you want to order any Icaro Nerv options, add these to Basket separately too:

To order:

The price of the Icaro Nerv 2.0 helmet includes one Icaro Nerv Head Lining but you must add both the helmet shell and head lining to Basket separately as follows:

  1. Add the desired Icaro Nerv 2.0 shell size* and colour to Basket.
  2. Add the desired Icaro Nerv 2.0 Head Lining size* to Basket.
  3. Proceed to Checkout.

* Shell size SM fits head lining sizes S (56-57 cm) or M (58-59 cm).
* Shell size L fits head lining size L (60-61 cm).

The price of one Icaro Nerv 2.0 Head Lining will be discounted in the Checkout.

Options (visors)

If you want to order any Icaro Nerv options, add these to Basket separately too:

Nerv 2.0 helmet shell sizes & colours

The Icaro Nerv 2.0 helmet shell comes in two sizes and several colours.

  • Nerv 2.0 shell size SM fits Nerv 2.0 Head Lining sizes S (56-57 cm) and M (58-59 cm) only.
  • Nerv 2.0 shell size L fits Nerv 2.0 Head Lining size L (60-61 cm) only.

See product options and image gallery for colours.

Nerv 2.0 Head Lining sizes

Three sizes of Nerv 2.0 head lining available, each with an adjustable sizing wheel, for head circumferences from 55 to 61 cm.

Nerv 2.0 head lining sizes S (56-57 cm) and M (58-59 cm) fit Nerv 2.0 shell size SM only.

Nerv 2.0 head lining size L (60-61 cm) fits Nerv 2.0 shell size L only.

Head linings for helmet shell size SM:

  • S (56-57 cm)
  • M (58-59 cm)

Head lining for helmet shell size L:

  • L (60-61 cm)

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

The numbers in brackets indicate the pilot's head circumference in centimetres, which you can determine using a soft/fabric measuring tape.

Size - head circumference in centimetres.

Please note that as there are two versions of the outer shell, one for the larger and the other for the smaller sizes, it is important to choose the correct version.

If you are in doubt whether to opt for the larger helmet with size 60, or the smaller helmet with size 59, we recommend choosing the larger version. The larger helmet can be adjusted using the rotary size regulator described below even if it initially feels too large. On the other hand, there is no way of adjusting the smaller size 59 helmet if it feels too tight.

Optional extras (not included)

  • Icaro Nerv Visor (4 types, supplied with visor fixings)
  • Icaro Nerv Visor with Air Protection Foam (4 types, supplied with visor fixings)

Spares

  • Icaro Nerv Head 2.0 Lining
  • Icaro Nerv Ear Covers

Nerv 2.0 open-face freeflight helmet

Thge original Nerv by Icaro 2000 is a free flight helmet that has long been a favourite with paraglider, hang glider and microlight pilots all over the world, for its lightness, style and certified safety. But technology is constantly developing, and so we have redesigned Nerv with new features to offer even higher levels of performance, protection and comfort. We have recalibrated its internal ventilation, added an inner cap in the high-tech fabric Coolmax, and optimized sizes with two new outer shells.

Characteristics that remain unchanged are the Italian design, the appealing style and colours, and the quality of a helmet made exclusively in Italy.

We are proud to present Nerv 2.0!

Features

  • Italian design
  • Made of strong polycarbonate
  • Inner polystyrene shell
  • Two outer shell sizes
  • Three sizes of Icaro Nerv 2.0 Head Lining
  • Rotary size regulator
  • Interchangeable internal padding
  • Airflow inside the helmet
  • Ear covers
  • Micrometric chin strap
  • Lightweight
  • E.N. 966 certification
  • Italian-made quality
  • Visors (optional)

The design

Nerv 2.0’s stylish lines are the result of design by Ignazio Bernardi in collaboration with Italy’s most prestigious helmet development company.

A new helmet starts from the desired technical characteristics, and it is given form by means of artisanal processes. In fact the first prototype is sculpted from wood and plaster, and it is then scanned and codified into a 3D file. This in turn is used for computer simulations on which colours and detail design can be perfected, and it provides the data necessary for the CNC machines that will cut the dies for the outer shell and the polystyrene inner shell.

Similar processes are used for all the other helmet components, such as ear covers, visor and so forth.

Once everything is ready, the helmet can be assembled, checked for quality, tested and packaged. The finished product is a fine example of Italian design and technological prowess.

Two outer shell sizes, made of strong polycarbonate

For Nerv 2.0 we have introduced two outer shells, a larger version for sizes 60 and 61, and a smaller version for sizes 54-55, 56-57 and 58-59.

The principal reason for this change was to increase safety by means of a higher thickness for the inner polystyrene shell.

The smaller outer shell is 222 mm in width, the larger version is 236 mm in width. A minimal difference, just 14 mm.

But this was essential for passing the stringent impact tests required for EN 966 certification.

We have retained the 3mm-thick polycarbonate outer shell, which is both exceptionally light and very strong.

Inner polystyrene shell

We have increased the thickness of the inner polystyrene shell, in order to further enhance the safety and protection offered by Nerv 2.0.

Vents on the helmet’s exterior guarantee interior air flow, with two channels between the outer shell and the polystyrene inner shell optimizing comfort and temperature in flight.

Rotary size regulator

The new rotary size regulator can be used to modify not only the helmet’s internal circumference, but also its position with respect to the back of the neck.

It is simple to adjust and the operation can be performed directly by the pilot.

Comfort is ensured by padding on the size regulator’s inner surface.

Interchangeable internal paddings

We have introduced head linings in the high-technology fabric Coolmax, which increases comfort by wicking perspiration away from the head and enabling it to evaporate rapidly, keeping you cool and dry.

Every Nerv 2.0 helmet has a label that guarantees the use of this famous new textile, which is also soft to touch and so makes the helmet even more comfortable.

Four head linings are available:

For the smaller helmet shell, size SM, the head linings are marked with a label:

  • S = 56-57 cm
  • M = 58-59 cm

For the larger helmet shell, size L, the head linings are marked with a label:

  • L = 60-61 cm

The head lining is quick and easy to change for a better fit. Size can be further adjusted using the rotary size regulator at the back of the helmet.

Another important benefit of this internal padding system is that you can easily remove it and replace it with new padding, or simply wash it.

If the head lining is not a perfect fit, Icaro2000 can send a new head lining free of charge, independently from where you bought the helmet.

Airflow inside the helmet

Nerv was developed from a previous Icaro skiing helmet.

Skiing is a sport that requires a lot of energy, and so efficient ventilation inside the helmet is essential. That's why we introduced ventilation slots that could be adjusted using the thumbswitch at the front of the helmet, a feature that was both stylish and innovative.

But hang gliding and paragliding are sports in which the use of energy is not so high, and that can potentially take pilots to heights at which the air temperature is very low.

So in the new Nerv 2.0 we have eliminated the thumbswitch, while retaining slots that ensure satisfactory ventilation.

Ear covers

The ear covers are very soft, comfortable and easily removable.

For optimum protection, we recommend always using the helmet with the protective ear covers in position.

Micrometric chin strap

The chin strap can easily be adjusted, with millimetric precision.

You just have to press the red button to undo the strap.

The chin strap is padded with soft, comfortable fabric.

About colours

One of the advantages of using polycarbonate for the outer shell is the fact that it offers great freedom in the graphic design and colours used for its surface finish.

But this flexibility also means that it is difficult to maintain an identical colour in successive production runs.

So the finished helmets may show slight chromatic variations.

Of course, once we have defined the desired hue, we do everything possible to ensure that it remains the same, as far as is possible, from batch to batch.

E.N. 966 certification

Our helmets are tested by CSI, an Italian laboratory authorized by Italy’s Ministry of Transport. This video illustrates the rigorous testing that is performed to obtain EN 966 certification. 

The Nerv 2.0 is designed specifically for hang glider, paraglider and microlight pilots. It is designed and built to be as light as possible, while optimizing safety. Like its predecessor, Nerv 2.0 is certified in compliance with the European EN 966 standard. View the certificate issued by CSI and the complete EN 966 test report.

Many pilots ask us if Nerv 2.0 is also suitable for skiing. Yes, the helmet is ideal for this sport as well, and in fact we are currently obtaining additional certification specifically for skiing (EN 1077).

For further information on EN 966 testing, please see our page About safety

Weights

  • Helmet with large outer shell: 580 grams
  • Helmet with small outer shell: 630 grams
  • Visor 93 grams

Italian-made quality

All our helmets are created by Italian designers, made in Italy using Italian materials and technology, assembled at our workshop in Laveno by trained Italian personnel, and certified by an Italian company.

It would be cheaper to outsource production overseas. We prefer to do everything ourselves, here in Italy, for a reason: quality, which means safety and user satisfaction. Our quality is not just a slogan: it is demonstrated by tangible results. Our hang gliders and helmets are used by leading pilots who have conquered an impressive list of world championship victories.

And you can see quality in action. You are welcome to visit our workshop and watch our team working on the helmets.

Nerv visors (optional extra)

The visors are an optional extra. They are made of polycarbonate with anti-scratch and anti-fog treatment.

Four versions are available: Transparent, Tinted Grey, Tinted Orange and Mirror.

Nerv visor fixing system (optional extra)

In order to further increase safety for paraglider pilots, we have introduced a new visor fastening system. It was essential to ensure that the aluminium disc does not project from the outer shell by more than 5 mm, ensuring that the paraglider lines cannot get caught on the helmet.

This modification was also mandatory for EN 966 certification.

There is an O-ring inside the aluminium disc which provides the friction necessary to adjust visor position continuously and smoothly.

When the visor is lifted completely, it is entirely outside the field of vision.

Pilot feedback

"I have flown with my Icaro Nerv for years and love it."

"I recently bought a Nerv helmet. I am very satisfied by the design, the comfort and the colour."

Downloads

Download the Nerv 2.0 manual (PDF, 884 KB).

More Information
Condition New
Shipping Details When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page
Model Status Current model