This is a $650 hat. You can, no doubt, see (and expect) that it's a quality hat.
Included in the price of the hat is this.
This is a Hans device. Hans is an acronym for Head and Neck Support. A Hans device is required safety equipment in the class of racing Caelan is getting ready to begin. While I was a pretty irritated that something as simple-looking and small in size came at such a hefty price, once it's purpose was explained to me, all my irritation went by the wayside and I was completely behind Caelan having one for racing, especially when I was told his grandparents wanted to buy it for him!
Basically what a Hans device does is, through the use of 2 tethers which connect to the helmet, prevent the driver's head from whipping so far forward in an accident that the spinal cord tears from the brain. Sounds like a wise investment, no? I think he's worth it.