In racing, there is only one truth: The fastest time wins. That would be simple if it didn’t also require chasing the fall line down a sheet of ice that is, at times, nearly vertical – at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour, at the very edge of control—while arcing a tenuous line, from gate to gate, on razor-sharp skis.
We saw the need for a new kind of helmet to meet these demands and created the Avance MIPS. Its very name means “advanced” or “progress” and what you see here is, without a doubt, the most advanced helmet Giro has ever built.
Avance MIPS is specifically designed to attenuate four key hazards in elite alpine racing—high-energy impacts, rotational energy, multi-impact crashes, and gate impacts. The Avance MIPS represents the next level of snowsports protection.