2015 Giro Feature And Feather Helmets: Now With MIPS

2015 Giro Feature And Feather Helmets: Now With MIPS

When you buy a bike, the next item on your list to purchase is a helmet... notice I wrote 'is a helmet', not should be a helmet, because I'll be frank, if you ride a mountain bike without a helmet you are just a fucking idiot!

So you should buy the best helmet you can, in fact I'll go as far as saying, buy a cheaper bike, or forgo the Camelbak you were considering, or any other blingy part or accessory... hey, you can save up for that or make do, back you cannot take short-cuts on a helmet. I've written before about how much you should value your brain and the innovation in helmet designs, such as the MIPS designs, which will reduce the chance of head injuries, especially concussion injuries caused when the head rotates.

For 2015 Giro Sport Design are introducing new helmets into their range that incorporate the Multidirectional Impact Protection System MIPS design technology and two are mountain biking specific.



2015 Giro MIPS Feature Orange

2015 Giro Feature

The Feature is a trail helmet featuring a some of Giro's key design/technology, such as single-pice In-Mold shell, In-Form fit systems, single handed adjustment and MIPS technology. The Feature is designed to suit the anatomy of male riders.

2015 Giro MIPS Feather White

2015 Giro Feather

The Feather is a trail helmet featuring some of Giro's key design/technology, such as single-pice In-Mold shell, In-Form fit systems, single handed adjustment and MIPS technology. The Feather is designed to suit the anatomy of female riders.

Giro have this to say about their adoption of MIPS into their helmet designs;

"All Giro helmets are designed to reduce as much energy as possible while meeting and exceeding stringent safety standards. The goal of Giro’s MIPS-equipped helmets is 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 the rider’s head. Although the system only moves a few millimeters, Giro believes that helmets equipped with this technology can reduce the amount of rotational force that may be transferred to rider’s brain in certain impacts."



Source: Giro Sport Design

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