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19 Jan 2017

Design School Alumnus set to launch Armis Polo Helmet

Industrial Design and Technology alumnus Robin Spicer graduated with a First Class degree in 2015. In the past couple of years, he has worked very closely on developing his own Polo Helmet which he began designing as a student as his Final Year Design Project. The helmet is now set to launch under his business and registered trademark, Armis.

Robin started working on Armis as his Final Year Design Project (FYDP), first unveiling it at the annual Design School Degree Show. Robin has been familiar with polo and the dangers of the sport from an early age; this sparked his interest in making a more stylish and more protective helmet, as other helmets on the market were severely lacking in both of these areas. 

The Armis helmet combines MIPS patented technology that adds a low friction layer between the head and the helmet. This has been developed to add further protection which works to reduce rotational violence on the brain on angled impacts.


The final design has been BSI certified to the British Standard. The full launch of the Armis helmet will take place on 22 January 2017 at ‘BETA’, the largest equestrian trade fair and on social media. BETA takes place at the NEC in Birmingham.


Robin began his business whilst travelling, and has continued to make developments around his full time job working for DCA Design International.


The helmet will be available to purchase at the end of February. Robin’s FYDP can be viewed in our gallery. Keep up-to-date by following Armis on Facebook and Instagram. 



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