Smith Portal MIPS Road 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
- Venting 18 ventilation channels and Aerocore ventilated shell
- Fit VaporFit provides an exact fit with adjustable design
- Weight 300 grams (medium size)
Smith's Portal road cycling helmet nails the essentials with an adjustable fitting system, extensive ventilation and MIPS protection as standard. For premium performance protection without breaking the bank, look no further than the Portal.
For the everyday rider that is ready for a stylish helmet with a tailor-made fit, Smith is introducing the new Portal helmet. The adjustability of the VaporFit™ provides a customized fit, while the optional MIPS liner adds an increased level of protection.
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.
Other Helmet Features
X-Static Performance Lining
Boasts excellent moisture-wicking properties to draw sweat away from the head, improving heat exchange and comfort. Interwoven with anti-bacterial silver fibres, the lining is also odour-resistant.
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 Portal MIPS are as follows: