Smith Persist MIPS Bike Helmet
- Construction Lightweight in-mold shell with EPS impact absorbing lining
- Features MIPS provides protection from rotational brain injury in oblique impacts
- Certification CE EN 1078, CPSC, AS/NZS2063
- Venting 21 ventilation channels and AirEvac ventilation system
- Fit VaporFit provides an exact fit with adjustable design
- Weight 300 grams (medium size)
Pound for pound protection from the masters at Smith. The brand-new Persist MIPS road bike helmet is a stylish lid for the fashion conscious rider which features a bunch of tech to keep airflow consistent and to keep your head protected. MIPS protection adds an extra layer of safety to this feature packed helmet.
The Persist was created for cyclist that look for a stylish helmet with a tailor-made fit. The adjustable VaporFit™ system provides a customized fit, while the MIPS® liner adds an increased level of protection. The Persist features 21 optimally placed vents that work with internal air channels to keep you cool and comfortable. The AirEvac™ system efficiently pulls hot air off of your eyewear to prevent fogging. Pass-through channels allow eyewear to be easily stored on the front of the helmet.
Angled impact creates rotational forces. A helmet integrating MIPS creates a sliding layer between the helmet and the head. This allows the helmet's shell to slide relative to the head when hitting the ground.
This reduces the rotational forces exterted on the head, reducing the potential to damage your brain. This diagram shows the potential for MIPS to reduce violent forces on the brain in certain impacts.
Crafted with ease-of-use and superior comfort in mind, the VaporFit fitting system relies on a tried-and-true rotary dial adjustment system integrated with a tuned elastic fit using engineered shapes.
Each VaporFit system has a full 5cm of rotary adjustability. Additionally, the system can be moved up/down or forward/backward at the attachment points. The result is comfort with a personalized, secure fit.
Ultimate Sunglass Integration
Eyewear and helmets need to integrate first and foremost when worn together. For long climbs or post-ride chats, Smith have integrated an eyewear dock that allows you to easily store your sunglasses back or front-facing.
Ultra-Light Single Layer Webbing
To shave off unnecessary weight an ultra-lightweight single layer of webbing is used on the helmet strap to optimise balance. The webbing is designed to still provide exceptional fitting comfort and security.
Ventilation channels are placed throughout the helmet shell, positioned to maximise airflow through the helmet when on the move, allowing cool air in and exhausting warm air out to boost comfort during exertion.
Fitting dimensions for the Smith Persist MIPS are as follows: