What is MIPS?
For certain impacts as a result of ski and snowboarding, MIPS can reduce harmful forces transmitted to the brain.
MIPS in-fact stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System.
Why do I need MIPS?
Falling at an angle creates rotational motion on impact and science has shown that human brains are very sensitive to rotational forces. In an angled impact, these forces may transfer to your brain, which can cause severe injuries. The MIPS system can reduce this rotational motion and reduce the risk of brain damage.
Rotational motion- Why is it so harmful?
How MIPS addresses the problem
The MIPS System allows the head to move inside the helmet which can reduce harmful rotational motion otherwise transferred to the brain.
When the rotational force is redirected in a helmet, the risk of strain to the brain tissue is dramatically reduced. After conducting over 20,000 helmet tests, as well as validated and confirmed by third party testing, MIPS can be one hundred percent trusted to add protection at certain types of impacts.
MIPS is highly established in the world of science with 20 years of helmet safety research, the first MIPS-equipped helmet was launched on the market in 2007. By 2018 MIPS had sold more than 9.2 million MIPS Systems to more than 78 helmet brands across numerous athletic disciplines.
This is why we won't go up the hill without a MIPS helmet and you shouldn't either!
Safety first, fun to follow.