Swedish insurance company Folksam released their annual bike helmet test for summer 2015. Great to see that four out of five helmets in the top are helmets with #MIPSinside (the fifth is the Swedish inflatable Hövding helmet!)
Bell Stoker MIPS
Giro Savant MIPS
POC Octal AVIP MIPS
Spectra Urbana MIPS
View the full article here (in Swedish only at the moment)
MIPS joins ISPO Open Innovation
We are excited to join forces with ISPO Open Innovation in our latest project. Here we want to hear your thoughts on safety gear, the Mips system and to find creative ways of communicating it. Can we make a superior level of safety a selling point or is it just taken for granted in approved safety products? Head over to the project site and start sharing your ideas!
MIPS Signs New Snow Helmet Partners and Introduces 20 Styles
STOCKHOLM (January 29, 2015) – MIPS AB, the patented Multi-directional Impact Protection System, will be available in 16 new snow helmet models next season offering skiers and snowboarders more opportunities than ever to choose the best head protection available. MIPS will be available in men’s, women’s and youth styles from newly signed partners Giro, Smith and Cairn, as well as in new models from long-standing partners Sweet, Scott and Rossignol.
“We had an incredible year in 2014. MIPS added 22 new brand partners and will be integrated into over 80 helmets across all categories by early 2015,” says Johan Thiel, MIPS CEO. “Our hope is for MIPS to be a non-negotiable technology in any sport that requires a helmet, so adding partners and helmet styles proves beneficial to active participants in a multitude of sports.”
The new 2015 MIPS helmet collection includes some of the most technologically advanced helmets on the market. Click on the image gallery to find out more about each helmet.
MIPS technology in helmets reduces the rotational forces to the brain during an oblique impact. Helmets are designed to absorb direct impacts but when combined with MIPS, they absorb oblique forces by allowing a small rotation of the outer shell relative to the liner. This technology mimics the function of cerebral spinal fluid in the human head and adds a second layer of safety that can reduce damage to the brain during impact.
The MIPS helmet collection will be on display at SIA Snow Show, January 29-31 in Denver and ISPO, February 5-8 in Munich. To schedule an appointment or for additional product information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIPS AB is the global leader in helmet safety technologies with its revolutionary and patented MIPS Brain Protection System. MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) supplies its technology to manufacturers of motorcycle, equestrian, bike and ski/snowboarding helmets all over the world. The company was founded by five specialists in the biomechanical field from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and has extensive technological and medical expertise focused on preventing head injuries. MIPS was founded in 2001 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. www.mipshelmet.com.
Pret is very excited to be offering MIPS® technology this coming 15/16 season with all of our new Pret X helmets. MIPS® commitment to safety driven by science really speaks to both of our companies visions to create better, safer and more innovative helmets. The science behind MIPS® technology is impressive and it's a great compliment and upgrade to our Pret X helmets. We look forward to our new collaboration with MIPS®!
Stockholm, SWEDEN: MIPS AB is proud and excited to welcome new client Pret Helmets based out of Park City, Utah. Not only do their helmets rock the design, but MIPS AB and Pret Helmets are on the same page when it comes to providing a product that never gets between our athletes and the perfect run. Passion without compromise joins our two camps.
Pret Helmet’s transparent design offers up the full experience taking nothing away from its technology and safety. The passion to marry transparent design with the ultimate safety and technological advances available is precisely why the MIPS AB and Pret Helmets relationship is such a good fit – for our products, for technology, and most importantly, for your brain.
Transparent design means weight matters and we know lighter is better and more meaningful in extreme conditions. Transparent design means perfect ventilation and temperature control. Transparent design means peace of mind in all terrain. Transparent design recognizes we’re all different and that the perfect dial adjustment can give the edge needed to succeed – however defined.
A strong commitment to safety driven by science really speaks to both company’s visions to create better, safer and more innovative helmets. Together, MIPS AB’s solid technology and Pret’s solid design produce greatly enhanced helmets.
“Enhancing one of the highest safety standards available with extraordinarily well designed helmets brings you peace of mind and a safer brain, and this is something MIPS AB and Pret Helmets are totally and unabashedly transparent about! “ states MIPS AB CEOJohan Thiel.
DIRT RAG Editors’ Choice for 2015: Giro Feature Mips
DIRT RAG Magazine have made their picks for products they look forward testing for 2015. The Giro Feature with Mips technology is right there on the list
Chosen by General Manager and photographer Justin Steiner
Prior to testing the Stego helmet, my go-to lid was Giro’s Feature. While I still love the look and fit of my Feature, the added safety of Stego’s MIPS gets the nod these days. Imagine my surprise and pleasure when Giro recently announced the Feature MIPS for the incredibly reasonable price of $95! Previously, the Stego MIPS was the most accessible all-mountain-style helmet, with POC’s Trabec Race MIPS demanding $230. Kudos to Giro for bringing MIPS to the masses. I can’t wait to get my hands on the Feature MIPS.