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Ambush + ANGi MIPS Helmet

If you've been looking for a helmet that's as smart as the head wearing it, you've just met your match. The Ambush + ANGi MIPS Helmet comes with Specialized's new ANGi technology—both a tracker and a crash detector—that sends a text message to specified contacts in your phone in the event of an accident. Connect it to an app on your phone and the next thing you know, you'll have live tracking on your location, so if a wayward tree branch or nasty rock garden cuts your ride short, your designated contacts can find you.

  • Cutting-edge helmet that calls for help even when you can't
  • MIPS SL is lightest, most ventilated MIPS protection to date
  • Patented aramid-reinforced skeleton provides internal EPS support
  • Multi-Density EPS construction helps manage impact energy
  • Mindset 360 fit system provides a secure, customizable fit
  • 4th Dimension Cooling System increases airflow to keep you cool
  • Lightweight, quick-drying liner channels moisture away from eyes
  • Includes a lifetime subscription to the Specialized Ride app
  • Item #SCQ003D

Shell Material
in-mold polycarbonate
Impact Foam
EPS, Aramid-reinforced skeleton
4th Dimension Cooling system
Fit Adjustment
Mindset 360 fit system with dial
micro indexing
Recommended Use
cross-country, enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Tech Specs

California Proposition 65


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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 3

Needs additional padding

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
True to size
Size Bought
6` 0"
180 lbs

The helmet is lightweight and the size is good (doesn't look like a bubble on the head). The reason I returned the helmet is due to no padding in the rear inside. The front to middle/top of head is padded but there is absolutely zero padding from the top to back of head. If one were to fall and hit the rear/back of the head, the inside plastic support bands would probably slice/cut into the head. When wearing the helmet, I pushed on the rear of the helmet and I could feel the edges of the plastic support bands sharply pushing into my head. A back of the head impact may possibly result in getting stitches. Not a chance I am willing to take. The fit was also slightly off for me - the helmet support tightened nicely in the front and rear but was a bit loose on the sides - did not fit my head perfectly.

>Rating: 4

Skeet skeet

I've put it through the wringer
Runs large

Skeet skeet, sweat dripped down my eye balls... Those that sweat may not get along with this one. The mips pad ties line up with your eyes creating a constant flow down to your eyes that literally stings. I had one of my worst crashes ever in this helmet, landing on my shoulder and head (broken helmet) off of a 30ft jump. The siren started going off on my phone once I crashed (due to ANGI) and I scrambled to disable it so my wife wouldn't be worried. I had no lingering concussion symptoms which was impressive given the blood showing inside the broken helmet. I will probably get this again in the comp model so I don't have the sweat issue with the pads. Such a bummer that a great helmet could be ruined by the oversight in sweat management.

>Rating: 2

Sizing runs big

Bought a size Medium based on the Specialized fit guide, It was about a full size too big. Helmet looks nice and well built, I wished it would have worked out.;