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Sweet Protection Switcher MIPS Helmet

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    Switcher MIPS Helmet

    Whether you're burning hot laps at the resort or earning your turns in the backcountry, you'll never be too hot or cold in the Sweet Protection Switcher MIPS Helmet. This innovative and protective helmet is loaded with ventilation to keep you comfortable, with 22 vents throughout the top that are adjustable with a simple one-turn dial system. Just turn the dial to open the vents when steep bump runs and long bootpacks have you heating up, then close them up to get warm again when you start to fill a chill coming on.

    It's not all about the vents though. This helmet has lots of innovative protective technology as well. MIPS technology works to reduce rotational forces on the brain during the types of angled collisions you might experience on the mountain, offering more preparedness than a standard helmet would. Sweet Protection Impact Shields help absorb shock and disperse it throughout the helmet and away from the more susceptible front and back of the head, while the Advanced Hybrid shell combines the construction of an in-mold helmet and a hardshell helmet to give you the same level of protection at a lighter weight. A magnetic buckle, audio compatibility, and an easy adjustment system round this helmet out, making it a great option for any day on the mountain.

    • Stay as cool or warm as you went with this ventilating helmet
    • 22 easily-adjustable vents ensure easy venting when you need it
    • MIPS system reduces rotational forces during angled collisions
    • Impact Shield disperses force to protect front and back of the head
    • Hybrid shell reduces weight while providing the same protection
    • Magnetic buckle is quick and easy to use with gloves on
    • Audio Ready system lets you rock out as you ride
    • Updated interior makes for easier adjustment with a turn dial
    • Item #SET002X

    Tech Specs

    Shell Material
    Advanced Hybrid shell
    Impact Foam
    EPS, Impact Shield
    Audio Compatible
    yes
    Ventilation
    yes, dial adjustment
    Fit Adjustment
    Occigrip turndial
    Claimed Weight
    1lb 4.5oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

    Tech Specs

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    Very comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This helmet is about perfect. The fit works really well with my large oval dome. I have a 61cm head and the L/XL fits well with adjustment to go bigger. I really like the dial head adjustment and the separate dial to adjust the vents. Low profile and weight for a fully featured MIPS helmet.

    Favorite Helmet

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Of all the helmets I have tried over the years, this is by far my favorite! I cannot say enough about how well this helmet fits and how comfortable it is! There are plenty of vents so that you can regulate your temperature really easily. The strap that secures your goggles on the back is super easy and well thought out. The magnetic chin strap is awesome and works 1000 times better than any other chin strap. Not to mention this helmet is MIPS and offers great protection at a light weight!!

    Comfortable and easy

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This helmet fit really well and the adjustment system was simple to use. It looks nice, has well thought out venting, and the magnetic chin strap was so cool and worked so much better than the traditional buckle. Best helmet I've used!

    Sweet Protect My Brain!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Loved the Sweet Protection helmet, minus a few things. If you don't get familiar with the strap it is hard to manage with gloves on and out on the mountain. Also with the vents open, I thought it was a little noisy. Comfort wise it was Rad! All around was a great fit, felt comfortable, and felt confident riding knowing I was protected.

    Great protection

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    My husband used this helmet and loved it. It kept him plenty warm even without a beanie underneath. I love that it has MIPS protection, and he said it ventilated well. The magnetic buckle clasp is a great feature! Makes it super easy to take off, even when you're gloves are on.

    Easy to take off and put on

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This helmet was awesome, it is not bulky at all, it has a magnetic strap attachment and makes easy to put on and take off. Its light in design and had a lot of cool features, making this one an awesome option.

    Safety first.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I borrowed this helmet for my fiance to try out. He said the helmet is sturdy and well ventilated. Based on the reputation of this helmet and the MIPS technology, I was happy that he was wearing it! He said that the size adjustment put abrupt pressure on the back of his head, but I think the L/XL was too big for him and this issue could have been resolved with a size down.

    Sweet, Sweet Protection

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I got this for my brother on a ski day a few weeks ago. He mentioned that he really liked how well the helmet ventilated and how unobtrusive it felt while he was wearing it. Luckily we didn't have to test out it's true potential, but knowing Sweet Protection, as well as MIPS, it would have done it's job mitigating the impact.

    Size review

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    Only had the helmet long enough to try it on. Guess I should have measured my head before ordering but assumed the L/XL would be big enough to fit. It was not.
    While I returned the helmet, there's no question why it's won so many awards.

    Light as a feather

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I picked up the Sweet Protection Switcher MIPS Helmet and the thing is awesome. I was able to test in reasonably cold weather (20-30), through a little snow fall, and through some heavy snow making.

    The word 'Fresh' came to mind on my 1st run. Not sure exactly why, but that's what entered my head. Maybe because it felt so light and airy. You barely feel it on your head. Having a helmet, that doesn't feel like you're wearing a helmet, is so cool.
    The other great thing is the 'OneTurn' ventilation dial. You turn a knob on the back of the helmet and all 20 vents completely open or closed. And there are 2 additional vents on the front, but those are more manual. I experimented going downhill, through the snow making, while fully open, and I got brain freeze. Then I closed them and did the same run. The difference was night and day. And I never had to remove the helmet to make the change.

    The magnetic clip is a nice touch. Easy on and off and you never pinch your neck like I've done with those bike helmet style clips. And its Audio Ready, not like that wouldn't have thought of that.

    Last year I bought a Smith Vantage with those nice Woolrich ear protectors. While I love this helmet for the coziness, you feel the constraint. The invisible feel of the Sweet Protection brings you back to when there were no ski helmets. Comparing the 2 the Sweet Protection is heavier, but it must be filled with helium as it feels so light on the head.

    My only complaint, and I had to dig deep for this one, is: it feels like it rides a little high on the forehead. Comparing this to the Smith, it's not very apparent, but the Smith has a larger bill, so you can cancel out this exposure by tilting your head down. This exposure can be cancelled out by a balaclava, or by putting a larger bill on the front.

    Bottom line the Switcher is a very thought out helmet. I see nothing in the marketing literature about the light and airiness. It's hard to describe. What a great achievement!

    Light as a feather

    Thanks for the info! Are you sure yours is MIPS (i.e., it has the MIPS yellow badge on the back left of the helmet)? I would like to get the mainly orange and gray helmet as shown, but can’t tell if it is actually MIPS. It appears to not be, based on the image provided by the site.

    Leaving The Competition In The Dust

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This helmet fires on all cylinders with its top-of-the-line engineering, high quality materials, and endless list of useful features. Every detail from its intricate safety design, and lightweight comfort, to its carefully placed features that function with ease and intuition.

    After a few months of using this helmet multiple days a week I’ve experienced nothing but the best helmet I’ve ever put hands on. Every other helmet I’ve used has had at least one thing that fails or bothers me, if not more. Each possible problem that I’ve come into in the past with other brands has been either fixed through its design or stood up to tough use from its high quality parts.

    Years of experience and research with other brands has always left a poor taste in my mouth with small parts breaking or failing, or poor engineering leading to frustrating issues that never seem to be resolved. Thanks to the genius minds at Sweet Protection, I have finally come across the last helmet i'll need for anything from resort riding to intensive backcountry tours.

    Awesome Helmet!!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I have been looking for a new helmet with MIPS for awhile and this Sweet Protection meets or exceeds all of my needs and is by far the best one that I have tried. The fit is perfect and can be dialed in through both the boa-like dial in the back and the extra fit pads included with the helmet. I have always liked the quality of Sweet Protection lids but some of the other models felt too heavy for me and would not have been comfortable for a full day use or hiking out. For me, the Switcher is the perfect combination of protection, comfort and style. I also love the vents that can be opened and closed by a separate dial on the back of the helmet. I am currently using Anon M2 goggles and they are seamless, perfect fit. I have only used for a short period of time but really like this product.

    Swwweeeettttt!!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a rad helmet. I may just be reiterating what others have said but its worth talking about. Super warm helmet, haven't had been chilly at all on cold days. The ear flaps are nice and roomy and don't hurt after a full day of wearing. I love the magnetic clip design on the strap! Ingenious. Makes it easy to take on and off. This is a small detail when it comes to helmets but the design and style of this helmet is very sleek and feels great on. Sweet helmet!

    Big Upgrade

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I decided to try this helmet out to replace my Smith Vantage that is a few years old. I really needed something that would last a few years of frequent use and be there when i really need to protect myself. This helmet fits my medium sized head perfectly. The vents are easy to adjust and the helmet feels lighter then my older helmet. The biggest features that i loved so much about this upgrade is the ear protection and the chin strap. The ear muffs have a pocket that don't smash my ear's into my head, which caused a lot of pain in the old helmet after hours of wearing it. The Sweet helmet also has a magnetic chin strap which is really easy to connect even when wearing gloves, but doesn't disconnect while i'm riding. Its much more convenient than the old buckle system. I expect a lot of the tech in this helmet to become more common in other helmets in the future, but right now this is like an iPhone X, super easy to use, looks slick, and at the forefront of technology for products in this category.

    Favorite helmet

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I finally upgraded my helmet and went with the Switcher based off of a friends recommendation and I'm so happy with it. I've taken it out three times this year so far and its by far the most comfortable helmet I've rode in. Its lightweight and the padding is super comfortable. It also has a really easy-to-use dial for ventilation. Will recommend to everyone.

    Very Good

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Only 4 stars for now because I haven't used it skiing yet. I've worn it outside for some time however in the cold and I will say cold is no match. As a previous reviewer noted, the ear flaps on this helmet are better than any other helmet's I've had. No names to be mentioned. Ahem. They fully cover your ears which is nice. There is definitely R&D money and quality put into the design of this piece. The vents are easy to open and close. Extra foam padding is included to give a snug fit if need be. I've tried Oakley and Smith goggles on and both fit comfortably. Zero issues. I'm happy to be wearing MIPS just in case as well. The helmet is also very light or appears to be unlike other brands I've owned. Overall it could be the best helmet on the market. 10 degrees sitting on a chairlift in New England with high winds and a dozen snow guns pelting me will be the real test but I'm not losing sleep over it based on what I've demo'd so far. Its also a great looking helmet. As always, Backcountry.com live chat was amazing and extremely helpful. True value when purchasing this item. More to follow....

    So far so good

      so far so good. Haven’t used yet but quality seems nice. I like the extra pads they throw in the box to get a snug fit if need be. Need to play around with it to dial in. Really light helmet compared to smith Vents seem like they’ll work well. Easy to use. Looks good and nice to know I’ll have MIPS backing me up need be. Hope I won’t need to test that. Goggles fit comfortably. Only true test will be the cold. Ear flaps cover better than smith. Overall light good looking helmet. Quality went into design and manufacturing of this. Time will tell.