INTRODUCING MIPS TECHNOLOGY IN SEVERAL KEY HELMET CATEGORIES

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 Multidirectional Impact Protection System (MIPS) is taking the redirection of energy a step further. The goal? To further reduce rotational forces.

There are three main components to a MIPS-equipped helmet: the EPS liner, the Low Friction Liner and an elastomeric attachment system between them. In an impact, the elastomeric attachment system stretches to allow the EPS 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 several key helmet categories including road, mountain and urban.

AVAILABLE THIS FALL

HELMETS FEATURING MIPS

HOW MIPS WORKS

THE MECHANICS OF A CRASH

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 this animated video 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.