Scott joins a growing list of companies embracing the new, brain-protecting Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) design, and the ARX Plus earns the distinction of being the first helmet in the company's road line to use the technology. Designed for everyday rides and races, this sleek, versatile helmet uses trickle-down technology from Scott's pro-level helmets to keep you safe in the saddle.
MIPS refers to Swedish technology added to the helmet in the form of a thin inner layer that rotates slightly upon impact to absorb the brain-damaging rotational or "sloshing" forces created in crashes at oblique angles. Its presence is hardly noticeable beneath the ultralight, In-Mold polycarbonate/EPS foam body, though — especially with the extensive venting channels Scott added throughout the ARX Plus.
To make sure the helmet isn't sliding around or squeezing your temples, Scott includes its top-end MRAS2 fit adjustment system, which allows for easy customization with the twist of a dial. The helmet is finished with adjustable straps and reflective detailing on the back to help keep you visible in low-light conditions.
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
I bought this helmet for my girlfriend who is starting on cycling. It looks really nice, however IMO, it doesn't have that aerodynamic look and feel as a Bell or Louis Garneau helmet. But probably this is just because she likes the black one, and it makes it look like "simple".
Anyways, she really loves it (she actually chose it) and if you like those simple designs this is a great choice. It comes with some stickers that are reflective (pretty cool).