For Construction Pros | STUDSON Offers Cooling Helmet Liner

August 28, 2023

North American safety helmet innovator STUDSON has released a chemical-free cooling helmet liner with a nape cover and a cooling towel designed to shield wearers from harmful sun rays and sweltering heat. The liner is activated with water.


“Heat is the No. 1 cause of weather-related deaths in the United States and those working outdoors, especially in construction and related industries, are disproportionately affected by extreme heat,” said Ryan Barnes, founder and CEO, STUDSON. “The STUDSON cooling towel and helmet liner are purpose-built to wear with our SHK-1 safety helmets. STUDSON is helping maintain maximum comfort and cooling effects without obstructing workers on the jobsite”

Developed with Mission, the cooling and comfort technologies company, the helmet liner with attached nape cover and cooling towel feature chemical-free cooling technology with UPF-50 sun protection. Workers wet the garments with water thoroughly, wring out excess water, then snap or wave them to activate, helping workers stay cooler for up to two hours per rinse. The accessories are also machine washable and are composed of 92 percent polyester and eight percent Spandex.


These accessories are designed to be worn with the STUDSON SHK-1 and the SHK-1 full-brim safety helmets. Although the safety helmets are primarily designed to prevent traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) by leveraging technologies developed for action sports, they are also designed to address heat stress. The recently announced SHK-1 full brim option also provides protection from the elements.

The SHK-1 helmets feature KOROYD welded polymer tubes that are 95 percent comprised of air, which allows for airflow and sweat evaporation around the head. Furthermore, a recent thermal lab study from KOROYD found that KOROYD-integrated safety helmets reduce heat index by up to eight degrees Fahrenheit compared to traditional EPS internal helmet constructions, reducing the risk of heat stress.