‘Stackhat’ protective sports helmet

Made by PA Technology Asia Pacific in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1982.

The Stackhat is designed to protect the skull and temple and is light, comfortable, colourful and streamlined. The ‘hi-tech’ graphics are designed to appeal to the youth market. Made from impact-modified and shock absorbent expanded polystyrene it is designed for use in sporting and leisure activities including cycling, cricket, equestrian and skiing.

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Summary

87/1040D
Orange/yellow lightweight protective helmet of moulded plastic, with black fabric lining. Includes a colour printed cardboard box for packaging.

Dimensions

220 mm
210 mm
250 mm

Production

Designed in 1982 by PA Technology (later known as Invetech) for Rosebank Products Pty Ltd and made by Rosebank Products Pty Ltd, Victoria, Australia, 1987. Australian Registered Design number 1075/82 or application number 198201075.

The Stackhat is designed to protect the skull and temple and is light, comfortable, colourful and streamlined. The 'hi-tech' graphics are designed to appeal to the youth market. Made from impact-modified and shock absorbent expanded polystyrene it is designed for use in sporting and leisure activities including cycling, cricket, equestrian and skiing.

Prompted by the increase in head injuries, particularly in cricket and cycling, this helmet was designed to comply with the strict Australian Standard AS2063. A key feature of the Stackhat design was the provision of ventilation suitable for Australian summer conditions. A number of accessories were developed including a face guard (cricket), peak and visor peak (cycling, equestrian, canoeing) and a sun shield (skiing). The Stackhat was available in red, yellow and white and three different sizes.
Reference: Design World, March 1983, p 33.

The Stackhat received an Australian Design Award in 1986
PA Technology Asia Pacific 1982

Source

Gift of Rosebank Products Pty Ltd, 1987
12 August, 1987

Cite this Object

'Stackhat' protective sports helmet 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 14 December 2017, <https://ma.as/69132>
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