MIPS is an innocent looking 4-letter acronym that just could save your life.
The MIPS patent (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) was developed by some of the world’s leading researchers in biomechanics and neuroscience to set a new standard for helmet safety. The secret behind MIPS patent comes from the study of the human brain.
The brain is surrounded by a low-friction cushion of cerebrospinal fluid. MIPS imitates the brain’s way of protecting itself by giving the helmet its own low-friction layer between the outer shell and the liner. Consequently, in the event of a crash this layer will absorb much of the energy created by a blow to the head.
The combination of the brain’s own protection and MIPS enables maximum protection for the rider. Here's our collection of MIPS cycling helmets: