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Persist Mips Helmet

4.831460674157303 out of 5 stars
89 Reviews


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Why We Like The Smith Persist MIPS Helmet

When it comes to road riding, we're not taking any chances, and that's why we turn to the Smith Persist MIPS Helmet when we head out the door. Recently updated to add the honeycomb-like Koroyd in vital zones to compliment the MIPS rotational impact system, this helmet provides all the protection we need whether we're heading out on a fast-paced lunch ride or a meandering weekend century. The AirEvac system features 21 vents for plenty of airflow at any speed and specific channels up front to give us a spot to stow our sunglasses when the sun starts to dip behind the clouds for the day.


  • Helmet built for roadies who want solid protection every day
  • In-mold construction provides a lightweight and comfortable fit
  • MIPS helps reduce rotational forces on the brain in a crash
  • Zonal Koroyd provides extra impact protection and ventilation
  • AirEvac system offers unmatched airflow and prevents eyewear fogging
  • Adjustable dial fit system eliminates annoying pressure points
  • Item #SMIZ9GC
Shell Material
Impact Management
Mips, zonal Koroyd
AirEvac, 21 vents
Fit Adjustment
adjustable dial
Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older, CE EN 1078
Claimed Weight
[medium] 11oz (300g)
road cycling, gravel, cyclocross, commuting
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Overall Rating

5 based on 89 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

I purchased this for my

I purchased this for my wife and she’s very pleased with the quality. She is also very happy about it’s comfort and the protection the helmet provides.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

The helmet is great. But

The helmet is great. But like anything you wear, the fit is what counts. In my case, the front pushes my safety glasses down and out of my nose. My previous helmet did not have this problem. Again, I do not think it is a problem with the helmet itself, but you may want to consider visiting your Local Bike Shop (LBS) to buy a helmet you can try on with your glasses, etc.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Bought this for gravel riding

Bought this for gravel riding and love it. Great fit exactly as measured. Snug on my head and chin but not overly tight and can adjust. Very high quality build!


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4 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Fit Great - Strap subpar

The fit is great, but the strap alignment is not very good. The strap keeps loosening during rides. The look is okay but seems the helmet sits pretty high on my head. I don't really like the secondary color and wish it were all black. The quality of the helmet part is excellent though as previously mentioned the strap location and use is average to poor.


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5 out of 5 stars

September 17, 2023

Saved my brain

I was in a crash a week ago and my helmet saved me from serious injury. I still don’t remember parts of the incident, but without the helmet, I’m sure I would have been a lot worse off.

David G.

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5 out of 5 stars

March 26, 2023

Super helmet for the price

Know smith from my snow ski days, and this helmet meets Smith’s quality. Very comfortable and stylish. For my level of riding I’m good MPIS protection. Very happy with my purchase


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5 out of 5 stars

March 6, 2023

Very comfortable

Fits well and can’t even feel it’s on. Gray helmet for the price.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 25, 2023

Gravel Rider

I just got my helmet yesterday have not used it yet but it feels awesome. I’ve always purchased very cheap helmets before. It’s so lightweight and well designed. I put it on and it’s so comfortable. I can’t wait to try it out. Will never buy a cheap one again.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 10, 2023

Very comfortable, easy to adjust,

Very comfortable, easy to adjust, good looking. I just hope I never need to know how effective the protection is!

David W.

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5 out of 5 stars

February 4, 2023

Great helmet

Fits perfect. Like the adjustable fit. Just an all around great looking helmet. Would highly recommend this helmet especially if you need an extra large sized helmet which are hard to find ones that fit so comfortably.

Robert W.

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