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MIPS: Life-Saving Technology

MIPS:
Life-Saving Technology

It can be on the road, through the dirt, for the city or the
field, all we really care is about your safety.

By JUAN PABLO CAPPELLIN

Each day, more and more outdoor sports fanatics are buying helmets with the MIPS Brain Protection System. The Multi – Directional Impact Protection System -or MIPS- is a system designed to protect you from the rotational motion caused by angled impacts to the head. The human head is more sensitive to rotational motion because the injuries you suffer from this type of impacts, will increase the chances for a severe brain injury.

While people are still buying helmets designed explicitly for linear motion impacts, at Movatik, we want to stay one step ahead when it comes to the safety of our customers. That’s why we have design a list with our top helmets that have introduced MIPS technology to their helmets.

HERE’S A LIST OF OUR TOP TWO HELMETS WITH MIPS TECHNOLOGY FOR EACH TIME YOU RIDE:

FOR THE ROAD

SAVANT MIPS

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.

VANQUISH MIPS

The Vanquish™MIPS® is the pinnacle of high-performance road cycling helmets, featuring the innovative TransformAir design that actively streamlines airflow to reduce drag. Inside the Vanquish is an EPS liner with progressive layering, and our renowned RocLoc® Air system seamlessly integrated with MIPS Technology to enhance comfort and cooling power while providing an additional measure of protection. So whether you’re hammering off the front, smashing an Ironman course, or laying down maximum wattage in the dash to the finish line, the Vanquish shapes the wind to work for you.


THROUGH THE DIRT

SWITCHBLADE MIPS

The Switchblade™ MIPS is new ASTM for Giro, downhill certified full-face helmet with a removable chinbar. Everything about the Switchblade is optimized for the descent, and that’s why it’s certified to CPSC, EN-1078 and ASTM-1952-DH with and without the chinbar. The chinbar is easy to remove—just push the buttons under the chinbar, rotate up, and remove— and it’s just as easy to reinstall. The Switchblade MIPS features the new Roc Loc Air DH fit system, which has a bumper around the dial to prevent accidental adjustments if your helmet contacts your backpack or neck brace—all while keeping you cool. When the chinbar comes off, Wind Tunnel cheek pad ventilation adds even more cooling power as you start to climb. Plus, the full-cut style gives this helmet an aggressive look and provides ASTM certified coverage even when the chinbar is removed. When your ride is all about descending, your helmet should be too, and the Switchblade MIPS is the only removable chinbar helmet that is truly built for the down.

MONTARO

From long climbs to rowdy, technical descents, the Montaro™ MIPS helmet inspires your ride no matter where the trail takes you. Its compact shape offers deep, confident coverage, and the Roc Loc® Air fit system boosts ventilation while improving fit. In addition to this helmet’s already impressive cooling power, it’s outfitted with hydrophilic, anti-microbial pads that can absorb up to ten-times their weight in sweat. We designed the Montaro MIPS to have full goggle integration, with strap grippers on the back of the helmet, and a P.O.V. Plus™ visor that allows you to lift the visor and place your goggles on the front of the helmet. Yet another great feature is the full camera mount integration – a clever break-away interface for your favorite light or camera.

From now on, every time you think about buying a helmet, you better buy it with the MIPS technology. It might save your life. If you’re buying it through the internet, or in the store, make sure you choose the ones with the MIPS signature. A yellow stamp next to the helmet which will help you identify them. Just like this:

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