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Ignite Mips Helmet

4.7 out of 5 stars
50 Reviews
Color:Black/Matte Cement


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Why We Like The Ignite MIPS Helmet

Finding the right aero helmet can be a challenge. There are a number of boxes that can be tricky to check, firstly, aerodynamics, then breathability, comfort, fit, and style. The first few may be easy to tick, but many aero helmets are a bit lacking when it comes to the aesthetic department, and result in you resembling a bobblehead or cartoon character. In spite of the challenge in the design department, Smith has pushed beyond the com1petition to deliver a helmet that offers protection, aerodynamics, ventilation, and it looks damn good too, with the Ignite MIPS Helmet. The Ignite is built with Smith's signature Aerocore in-mold construction, combing a hard polycarbonate shell with EPS foam, and Koroyd material that keeps ventilation a priority, while adding something to the protection game with a honeycomb structure.


  • An aero helmet that ups the game in the style department
  • Sleek aesthetic pairs with ventilation to keep you cool
  • In-mold polycarbonate-EPS construction absorbs impacts
  • MIPS technology protects from certain rotational forces
  • AirEvac system pulls cool air in, and warm air out
  • Odor fighting lining keeps you fresh all ride long
  • Dial in the perfect fit with VaporFit adjustment system
  • Optimized vent placement ideal for holding eyewear
  • Item #SMI00KV
Shell Material
Audio Compatible
8 vents
Fit Adjustment
VaporFit retention system
Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older
Claimed Weight
[medium] 10.9oz
Manufacturer Warranty
[sunglasses, goggles] limited lifetime, [helmets] limited 3 years, [apparel, accessories] limited 1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 50 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 6 reviews
5 Stars - 41 reviews

Fits True To Size

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5 out of 5 stars

October 30, 2023

Life Saving

Purchased this helmet a few months ago based on a recommendation. As it turns out, I purchased it about 3 weeks before I was hit by a car that was traveling 60mph while cycling. Throughout my 5 weeks in the hospital, the doctors said that the helmet saved my life. I owe my life to the quality of this helmet. I’ll be a Smith customer for life.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

October 19, 2023

Ignite Awesome Helmet

Finally, a Helmet that works. Great fit plenty of venting. I sweat a lot ever since I lost my my hair. Headbands, halo they work to a certain degree but this helmet paired with chromo pop lenses are a game changer. It’s hot in South Fl

Michael K.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

March 7, 2023

Great for speed great for crash

I love this helmet it’s fast and cool, I live in the Deep South USA, and this past Saturday I had a bad crash which resulted in contusions on my ribs and right kidney. Could’ve been worse though my ignite saved my head. It’s busted up but my head is fine. Fixing to buy another!


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 12, 2023

5 stars road helmet

Fits really well to my Asian head contours. Padding is just right, provides the right comfort with minimal weight. Adjustment is top notch as it really fits to my head just snugly. Awesome built!

Lkvgoh M.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 10, 2023

Used it first in a

Used it first in a 70.3 Triathlon and fitted well and no interference with my sunglasses.

Trevor C.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

December 17, 2022

Purchased this product for my

Purchased this product for my son at his request. He is a triathlete who knows what he wants. Since he chose your product, it must be good!! The ratings below are about him.

Nancy K.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

November 25, 2022

ignite feedback

airflow ok during hot and humid weather. light. looks ok

carlos f.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

October 29, 2022

Great Helmet

The Ignite is a great helmet. The shape and fit of the helmet works well with my headshape. A key feature for me is the integration of the helmet with Smith's sunglasses. Being able to stow glasses away in the vents and having confidence that they then won't fall out is a huge win in my book. I went through many combinations and returns before finding the Smith combination of helmet and glasses. My hope is that all future designs for both helmet and glasses have this key integration in mind. I'm glad that I came up on the Smith brand.

Christopher I.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

October 17, 2022

This helmet saved my life

I was struck by a car wearing this helmet and it did it's job. This helmet is well made and saved my life. I would recommend it to anyone doing serious road cycling.

Ben J.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

August 24, 2022

Looks great, love the cinder

Looks great, love the cinder haze colour. Have a shaved head and the fit is very good.

Mark B.

Originally reviewed on