- SIZES: S, M, L, XL
- PRICE: £170 / €200
Why we chose the Smith Code MIPS Snowboard Helmet: Keep your head safe (MIPS safe) while, at the same time, looking as good as you can with a helmet on.
If you’re looking for a techy helmet you usually end up with something that looks like a mishmash of a ski/cycling helmet. Luckily for all the snowboarders who prefer a minimalistic helmet design, Smith have gone and created their Code MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) helmet.
For those who aren’t familiar with the MIPS technology, let us break it down for you. Your average helmet is constructed based on how it handles damage when dropped onto a flat surface. However, when you’re out and about the chances that you’ll hit your head from an angled impact are far more likely and, so, MIPS was created.
“Basically, what the minds over at MIPS have done, is that they’ve created a sliding layer between the outer shell of the helmet and the head”
Basically, what the minds over at MIPS have done is created a sliding layer between the outer shell of the helmet and the head. If you fall and hit your head, the helmet tech slides into action and absorbs some of the impact – reducing the potential damage done to your brain.