Thursday, July 25

Release the Kraken! New Icon Airmada Colossal Helmet

“Below the thunders of the upper deep;
Far far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell,
Unnumber'd and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge seaworms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.”

- Alfred, Lord Tennyson; The Kraken

As much as we’d love to sit here “kraken” jokes (true to our usual form), the Icon Airmada Colossal Helmet is just far too epic. Aptly named, the colossal squid is often regarded as the offspring of the mythical Kraken. Two color variations besmirch the salt-worn sides of the Airmada Colossal. We think the wrath and carnage is best portrayed with with the monster in red attacking a white ship on a stormy blue sea. The alternate colorway keeps the monster and ship penned in black and white with a brown backdrop like a weathered 19th-century drawing telling tales of monsters from the deep.

Landlubbers beware: the Colossal is sure to appeal to the mariners out there whether they’re old salts or pirates, and especially if their riding buddies include the mighty Poseidon, Neptune, or Captain Nemo.

-- Orange Joelius
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