Smith Session MIPS Downhill Mountain Cycling Helmet
(as of Oct 29, 2022 16:15:19 UTC – Details)
Style meets ventilation for total comfort in all-mountain applications in the new Smith Session MIPS Helmet. This all-new cranium coverage keeps your noggin on lock down with a combition of Smiths Koroyd technology and MIPS, shielding you from impacts both direct and oblique, so you can charge through rowdy rock gardens, while staying ventilated as you weave your way through technical switchbacks to the top for round two. And smith doesn’t hold back on the good looks either, with a modern and sleek style that falls neatly between the previously loved Rover and Forefront, giving just a little more coverage than its cross-country cousin, but with less bulk than the Enduro-ready Forefront. Since your crashes rarely happen at a straight-on angle, MIPS addresses the specific pressures of an oblique, or non-direct impact, by separating the outer shell from the inner, MIPS layer. In the event of an angled impact, the outer layer slides across the MIPS layer, dissipating rotatiol force to reduce dome deformation, which is often responsible for concussions and long term damage. Since the impact of mountain bike crashes tends to happen at angles other than 90 degrees, this added element of protection will likely come into play if you take an unfortute digger. Backing up the MIPS technology with a bit of Smith’s own work is a layer of Koroyd protection. Koroyd is what Smith is calling the funny looking layer of honeycomb tubes that runs beneath the outer shell and more traditiol EPS foam. It’s made of thousands of tiny, extruded co-polymer tubes that absorb impact but have a fenestrated surface that allows for a level of breathability impossible to achieve with solid EPS foam while absorbing a claimed 30% more energy. Plus, it’s pretty cool looking, especially in Smith’s mix of contrasting and complementary color schemes.
Integration: Designed for ultimate integration with Smith performance eyewear and goggles for maximum comfort, venting and storage convenience. AirEvac ventilation system integrates with Smith goggles and eyewear for fog-free lenses.
Features: 15 fixed vents for consistent airflow. Three-position adjustable visor. Lightweight, low-bulk single layer webbing.
Certifications: CPSC and CE EN 1078 certified.