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Switchblade Mips Helmet

4.25 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
Color:Matte Metallic Black/Ano Lime


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Why We Like The Switchblade MIPS Helmet

If you've got a weekend in the desert and some rowdy tricks you're itching to try, don't cut corners on your lid. Giro's brand new Switchblade MIPS Helmet encourages you and your DH monster to get rowdy and send it when you're out on slickrock, but it also backs you up with full face coverage, a removable chin guard, and the added protection of MIPS to help you stay safe when you crash hard.

Not every weekend involves staring down do-or-die lines, which is why Giro made the Switchblade's chinbar removable. Snap it off quickly before you head out on a mellower trail ride and enjoy added ventilation from Giro's Wind Tunnel design, included specifically to provide as much airflow as possible on hot, sunny climbs. Giro's tried-and-true Roc Loc Air fit system makes an appearance on the Switchblade as well, but it comes tweaked to DH standards with a bumper protecting the dial from being unintentionally moved when it comes into contact with your pack or body armor.


  • Sit back and send it with this full-face helmet as backup
  • Removable chinbar adds extra protection on big lines
  • MIPS protection limits brain-damaging forces in some crashes
  • Two visors let you ride with or without a camera mount
  • 20 vents plus Wind Tunnel ventilation keep the air moving
  • Odor-resistant padding keeps things comfortable
  • Ages 5 and older
  • Item #GIR00DG
Full Face
yes, removable chinbar
yes, P.O.V. Plus
Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older, EN-1078, ASTM-1952-DH
Fit Adjustment
Roc Loc Air DH
20 vents
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
Claimed Weight
[small] 2lb (911g)
Shell Material
In-Mold (polycarbonate)

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 4 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 2 reviews

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3 out of 5 stars

February 17, 2022

Chin strap cuts into neck

I returned this product before using it

Overall it seems like a decent build. It doesn't fit me. My hat size is 7 3/8 and medium was too small. Large fits over my oval head but it's loose on the sides. I comes with extra cheek pads but they weren't much different in size. When I adjust for how it sits on my head so that the from brim of the helmet lined up with my brow, the chin strap was pressing into my neck. The strap is non-adjustable. Only other small gripe is that tightening the back side dial is easy but untightening it is awkward. removing the chin bar is not easy but can be done while wearing. What's nice is you can loosen and raise it up to drink from a bottle and the lower down. If you take bar off you'll have to take helmet off to get back on. This may break in over time. If it fit I would have kept it. I gave three stars because of the non adjustable strap cutting into neck.

Geoffrey T

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

January 9, 2021

I don't see the point

I've used it several times

I live in Arizona where it is blisteringly hot, and even I cant justify the removable chin bar. It barely affects the airflow, and just makes the helmet less protective and more expensive. As a full-face helmet it preforms alright. It is defiantly a step up from my cheap moto helmets. I will say it fits remarkably well with Giro goggles.

Kendall S

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

November 13, 2020

Burlier Brain Bucket

I've used it several times

Stepping up from a lighter full face after a crash, this helmet has an excellent fit and the odorless pads are a nice feature.

shane t
5 out of 5 stars

May 16, 2020


I've used it several times
Size Bought:

This is a sweet helmet. People complain about putting on and taking off the chin guard but they are just whining. It's not hard to put it on if you have any coordination whatsoever. But it fits my head really well, and I forget that it's on my head when riding. About 30 minutes ago it saw its first real OTB and I hit my head pretty good in the gravelly dirt. Not a scratch on me or the lid. I got it on sale. Its nice with the chin guard off too. I don't use it as much halfsy as I do full face. Because it's a full face helmet. But being able to take the chin guard off when it gets hot or when riding gets calmer is way convenient. That's why I bought it. Buy it if you want 2 good helmets in one.

Zachary F