Helmets

Smith Optics Compass MIPS Womens Helmets

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Smooth, flowing lines and elegant finishing details complement the Compass's low profile ultra-light In-Mold Construction. Combining AirEvac 2 ventilation and soft women's X-Static lining beneath a refined collection of designs,...
$ 90.00
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  • Ultra-light in-mold construction
  • Low-profile regulator adjustable climate control
  • 20 vents
  • *MIPS system available in select colors
  • Adjustable Smith x Boa® fit system
  • Women's X-Static performance lining
  • Snapfit SL2 earpads
  • AirEvac 2 ventilation
  • Outdoor Tech™ audio systems available
  • Lifetime Warranty

MIPS technology

Multi-directional impact protection system

MIPS is used to reduce the rotational forces to the brain in the case of an oblique impact. Smith helmets are created to absorb direct impacts very eff iciently and when combined with MIPS, Smith helmets absorb oblique forces better by allowing a small rotation of the outer shell relative to the liner.

MIPS in action

MIPS IN ACTION

When you fall to the ground at an angle rotational forces are generated. A helmet integrating MIPS technology creates a sliding layer between the outer shell and the head. This allows the helmet's outer shell to slide relative to the head when hitting the ground, so the rotational force is decreased, reducing the potential to damage your brain.

MIPS strain levels

STRAIN LEVELS

Simulated deformation of the brain from angled impact when the user is wearing a helmet with and without MIPS.