Have you heard of MIPS? It’s a helmet system designed to reduce the likelihood of concussion or other brain injury. MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System and the GIRO Helmets we have just taken in stock can provide more protection in certain impacts. Come in and try them on or have a chat with Mark or Enda to find out more about how they work.
Here’s a brief summary:
The MIPS system helmet is constructed from two layers that rotate against each other, mimicking the rotation of the brain’s own cerebrospinal fluid, which is the body’s natural defence against oblique impacts. In a crash, the outer shell of a MIPS helmet absorbs linear impact, while the inner layer rotates up to 5mm, absorbing rotational impact. This small rotation of the liner relative to the shell results in a signification reduction of the forces on the brain, which reduces the likelihood of concussion and other brain injury.
The Cinder™ MIPS provides all the features an avid road rider wants in a lightweight package. The design is inspired by the classic aesthetic of our premium Synthe™ helmet, offering similar performance and style. Key features include the Roc Loc® 5 fit system, which allows you to easily dial-in both fit tension and adjust vertical position with a single hand. Air-FX padding offers comfort on your longest rides, and the helmet is equipped with MIPS to redirect impact energy, providing more protection in certain impacts.
The Foray™ drafts off the bold design language of our premium Synthe™ helmet, and offers many of our key features including durable in-mold construction and the Roc Loc® 5 fit system with two-way fit adjustment. The slim design is very light, offers great ventilation and is available in three Super Fit™ sizes so that you can get a helmet that looks, fits and feels like it was made for you. MIPS models are available with the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System. We believe MIPS can redirect energy and provide more protection in certain impacts.
The Savant™ offers authentic race-inspired style and performance with a plush, comfortable fit that’s ready to go the distance. The slim design combines great ventilation from 25 Wind Tunnel™ vents, with the secure feel and convenience of the adjustable Roc Loc® 5 fit and stability system. And with the light weight and durability of In-Mold™ construction, it won’t weigh you down. Savant MIPS models are available with the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System. We believe MIPS can redirect energy and provide more protection in certain impacts.