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Built with ultralight construction, and maximum ventilation and style, this women's helmet features innovative MIPS technology, which helps reduce rotational forces if the helmet gets hit at an angle.
Smith Optics Snow Gear Smith Compass Women's Helmet - MIPS-Pearl White-Small H17CPSWSMMIPS. Combining AirEvac 2 ventilation and soft women's X-Static lining beneath a refined collection of designs the Compass is the ideal helmet for women of discriminating tastes. MIPS sets a new standard in helmet safety. Developed by brain surgeons and scientists to reduce rotational forces on the brain caused by angled impacts to the head. T he secret behind MIPS' unique patented technology comes from the human brain. The brain is surrounded by a low-friction cushion of cerebrospinal fluid that protects it by allowing it to slide slightly on impact. MIPS imitates the brain's way of protecting itself by giving the helmet its own low-friction layer between the outer shell and the liner which also slides to absorb much of the energy created by an angled blow to the head. Conventional helmets are tested by dropping them vertically onto a flat surface. MIPS is designed to deal with how most accidents occur with angled impacts to the head. MIPS sets a new standard in helmet safety.