Keep your head on a swivel.
Before stepping up how hard you send it on the mountain this winter, make sure you strap up the Smith Pivot MIPS Helmet. Designed with contemporary styling for progressive riders and skiers, the Pivot MIPS helmet improves durability and multi-protection for charging hard all over the mountain, in and out of bounds.
The Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) allows a small rotation of the outer shell relative to the liner when your head hits at an angle in order to decrease rotational forces, reducing potential damage to your brain. The Bombshell PLUS construction and Multi-Impact EPP liner provide long-lasting durability through multiple yard sales, while the AirEvac 2 and Airflow climate control systems ensure that your head is always at just the right temperature.
- Bombshell PLUS construction
- Multi-Impact EPP Liner
- Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS)
- X-Static performance lining
- AirEvac 2 ventilation
- Airflow climate control
- 13 vents
- Item #SMI00AU
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
The helmet is very comfortable and fit very well.
Most comfortable helmet I have found.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
fits great to head with or without a beanie ears stay plenty warm with no pain from pressure.
I don't like helmets, but I like this one. Great technology. Great comfort. Lightweight. This and the Maze by Smith make the transition to helmet's so easy.
This helmet is perf. Light enough to throw in your touring pack, substantial enough for regular abuse at the resort, and it looks good with goggles worn both under and over the helmet. The ventilation is a bit better than the Maze helmet and lends a less bubble-head-y look IMHO.
And just a tidbit from someone with a BS in Neuroscience--buy yourself a goddamn MIPS helmet. Your brain is way too cool and precious and important to wear a low quality, beat up, or old helmet (or worse, none at all). Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs, as the young folks call them) are far too terrifying to protect against. Now don't roll your eyes at me, or you're grounded for a week!
would this helmet work with Smith Audio that you can buy for 39.99? do they also have zipper pockets?
The Smith Pivot MIPS Helmet has zippered pockets in the ear pads to accommodate the Smith Outdoor Tech Wired Audio Chips (Item # SMI00B9) available for $39.95. Feel free to contact me directly with any more questions about Smith Helmets.