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It's a shame that the social signal drinking helmets send out is of someone who thinks they are kerrazy and zany but are in fact just a prat, not to mention possibly recovering from a serious head-wound, because they are actually pretty damn good fun in my opinion. Tobar's Drinking Helmet is a pretty standard design, consisting of a very simple red 'roundhead' style plastic helmet, onto which are mounted two metal and plastic frames that have can-holders on either side, whilst said framework is adjoined to a 'T' shaped piece of plastic tubing, which can be insterted into cans of beer on the left and right and into the wearer's mouth after travelling down the back of the helmet and around behind just below the left or right ear.
The design is reasonablhy robust, and the helmet comes with an adjustable inner plastic ring inside that means that it can be adjusted to reasomably fit men and women of all but the most bulbous head-sizes, and whilst its hardly the most comfortable thing in the world its comfortable enough to wear for a couple of hours straight at least. The beer-holding plastic rings are also adjustable, so they can fit both 330ml cans and larger 500ml cans as well. The hat would also fit older children (11-15), though obviously they would have to drink soft drinks and even this should be monitored, to avoid the possibility of a caffine overdose.
The helmet is designed for adults really though, and is suprispingly fun to use, not least because other people can see the beer as it passes through the tubes, and the fact that it allows for hands-free drinking means that it is ideal for gesticulating wildly or flipping burgers at a barbecue, say. Its a very very stupid item, its true, but if worn in an ironic manner it can appear endearing, rather than singling you out as an irritating lunatic. In truth despite its bacchanalian overtones the helmet doesnt actually lead you to drink particularly fast, as sucking beer through a straw requires more overall effort than slugging from a can, although mixing 2 different drinks at once, whilst a cool feature, is one that should be handled with caution ( one can full of pure jack daniels and another full of coke is a less-than-sensible idea for example). Used sensibly however, the Tobar Drinking Helmet is great, silly fun, and suprisingly cheap at 4 or 5 pounds. Oh and its also available in a range of different colours. A fun novelty item, great for drunken garden parties.
I got my Drinking Helmet for the World Cup, with the intention of not missing any of Rooney's goals because of a trip to the fridge, but accepting that it would increase my odds of missing one due to the additional toilet dashes...
Turns out I needn't have worried, and trips to the fridge would have been more interesting - but that's not the hat's fault.
The product is a very cheaply moulded helmet, that looks a little like a safety/construction helmet. However it has two awesome additions - a couple of holders and a couple of straws that link as one and go around the side of the hat to your mouth. You can put bottles or cans into the holders and slurp away on your favourite beverage. You can even mix and match your drinks if you are feeling daring.
I would say that it isn't the most comfortable thing to wear, especially with two large cans, as it weighs down on your head. Also, you look like a bit of a fool wearing it, although that is obvious and if you are worried about that, this hat isn't for you.
On the plus side it does stop your hands warming your drink and gives you double the carrying potential.
I think this product is worth £5 for a laugh, and therefore give it 4/5. It could be better constructed and supported to get the fifth.
~ Overview ~
This little piece of equipment is every mans dream, especially when it comes to the weekend and the footy or rugby is on TV (my preference) or for any other sporting event or any other form of entertainment (for the ladies in mind). Yes when it comes to watching TV there is no better gadget than this, it cuts out having to go and brew up in the adverts during corrie, and allows you to store your favourite beverages times two!
Now this isn't just for men, ladies you could use it to store your cocktails, J20's or whatever you prefer to knock back, this will save your legs, although it will probably leave you looking like a couch potato after years of using this type of addictive novelty plaything. You do forget what exercise is, and the only downside would be is that you do look like a complete idiot, especially when your friends come to visit or for the ladies...a girly night in.
My personal preference is using it with two cans of fosters chilled straight from the fridge and sitting back in my comfy chair whilst watching a football match. Whoever invented this is a genius, but most likely simple minded just like me.
~ Price & Shop ~
Anyway onto the serious stuff the price and shop to buy it from. You can acquire this exceptional piece of tackle for only £3.99 from the Amazon (website). At this price it is an absolute steal and gents I can guarantee you will get your moneys worth, although my wife does tell me to take it off. Another tremendous plus point would be the hard hat design, for example if your decorating, doing the dishes or even ironing, this will fit in with your normal weekly chores during the week or at the weekend.
~ Quality ~
For the price you get a great plastic red hat with two can holders which have plastic tubes going around both sides of the hat which are of a good quality. The best thing is that the plastic tubes don't take away any enjoyment of the crisp cool taste of the beverage which would be any mans real worry. If you have watched the TV series Bones, you will know that he wears one of these in the bath tub whilst having a good soak.
~ Serving your beverages ~
The hat also allows you to connect both cans together so you can mix your drinks at the same time (amazing I know!). Or if you want to drink from one at a time then you can. I tend to prefer to mix coke with whiskey, pretty good mix, especially in the colder months of the year and no de-icer is required!
~ Summary ~
Size: 27 cm
Colours: You can get the hat in a variety of colours which can be chosen when ordering online.
How many cans at one time: 2
Used for: Those who have their hands full and those which have a mental age of 3 years old.
~ Funny links on Amazon with this item ~
Whilst I was browsing through Amazon when buying this I noticed what other simple minded people were also buying and it turns out Borat's thong and Ass/Face towel. That made me think should I really be buying myself this at my age, I thought YES!
~ Conclusion ~
I would recommend this to men and women, as it can store allsorts of liquids. My only concern would be that it might be tricky getting past security at the airport but it's a real useful piece of equipment around the home which will end up in the most useful kitchen utensils bracket like the can opener or the orange peeler.
For the price it is a bargain and I have not stopped using it, mainly just to annoy my wife as I look like a real Wally! A five star item in my opinion.
My Rating: 5/5
The classic hat for the drinker with his hands full! The two cans are connected, both being drawn from at the same time, so you can even mix your drinks... Available in various colours.