Introducing MIPS Technology in every helmet category
Every Giro helmet is equipped with a liner that deforms on impact and reduces the transfer of energy to the brain. Think of it like a type of second skull. Now a new helmet technology called the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) is taking the redirection of energy a step further. The goal? To further reduce rotational forces.
“HELMETS EQUIPPED WITH MIPS CAN PROVIDE MORE
PROTECTION IN CERTAIN IMPACTS, AND WE HAVE FULLY
EMBRACED THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY”
There are three main components to a MIPS-equipped helmet: the interior foam liner, the Low Friction Liner and an elastomeric attachment system between them. In an impact, the elastomeric attachment system stretches to allow the interior foam liner to rotate independently around your head. Although the system only moves a few millimeters we believe that helmets equipped with this technology can reduce the amount of rotational force that may be transferred to your brain in certain impacts.
We are pleased to offer MIPS technology in every helmet category in bike and snow.
CYCLING HELMETS FEATURING MIPS
SNOW HELMETS FEATURING MIPS
HOW MIPS WORKS
Although no two crashes are identical, two main types of force — linear and rotational — are related to the majority of brain injuries. Most real-world impacts actually subject your brain to a combination of both linear and rotational forces. Watch these animated videos to learn more.
THE GIRO & MIPS COLLABORATION
PUTTING TECHNOLOGY TO THE TEST
We’ve spent years collaborating with the designers behind MIPS. The technology was developed by scientists at the Karolinska Hospital and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The concept is based on 19 years of academic research. Through our extensive trials, we believe that helmets equipped with this technology may provide an additional measure of protection in some impacts.