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Sweet Protection Switcher MIPS Helmet

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    7 Reviews

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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

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    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.