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Experts Tell Us the Best MTB MIPS Helmet

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This article showcases our top picks for the Best MTB MIPS Helmet. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).

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POC Kortal Race MIPS helmet

This product was recommended by Adam Ruggiero from GearJunkie

– In all likelihood, the Kortal Race MIPS is more helmet than most folks will need. But if they take their mountain biking seriously — read: lots of speed and lots of gnar — then this helmet from POC offers the latest in tech and safety. POC was actually the first MIPS partner to introduce the tech in a bike helmet, so the two have a solid partnership and understand how to advance safety in the bike space seamlessly. In addition to the MIPS layer, the Kortal Race uses ballistic Aramid bridges between 8 large vents — making the helmet both reliably strong and refreshingly cool. The helmet’s visor is also designed to break away in an accident, which can help prevent injury to a rider’s neck. Finally, POC integrated a RECCO reflector to help SAR locate you and know your medical history in the event of a serious accident in the backcounrty. And while the $250 pricetag is steep, it’s not overwhelmingly pricey compared to other options. As a note, our tester also found this the most comfortable MTB helmet she’s ever worn.


Giro Aether Spherical Adult Road Bike Helmet

This product was recommended by Bertie Cowan from Effortless Outdoors

The Giro Aether MIPS keeps safety as a priority and allows for great ventilation through its MIPS System. What I quite like about this helmet is instead of placing the lining on the inside of the helmet, this helmet comes with a dual-layer EPS foam structure that protects its wearer from a wide range of impact energies. Judging from previous helmets I’ve owned, the fit from the Giro Aether has improved and because of the ventilation, it feels a little cooler to wear.


Giro Fixture MIPS Adult Dirt Cycling Helmet

This product was recommended by Asmat Khan from Wiringo

Fantastic helmet, very comfortable with the mips inner helmet support system, it actually floats off of your head, so cooling and comfort on the sixer model is just great to ride in. The green choice was bold for me, would have liked a silver option, but despite black and the darker colors looking cool, I wanted an actual cool helmet that doesn’t absorb the hot summer sun. The inner pad system is great, would like to see replacement pads so you can wash one and wear one; time will tell if the secure looking fine Velcro like attachment points stay attached, allnof my previous Bell helmets failed in this respect, in fact, and eye infection from my old Bell’s pads deteriorating mixed with sweat prompted me to get a good modern helmet .


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