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MIPS or non-MIPS helmet?

  • 08-02-2022 6:25pm
    Registered Users Posts: 435 ✭✭ ARX

    I want to get a new helmet (Lazer Blade+). It comes in a MIPS and a non-MIPS version. Is there any reason not to get the MIPS version? Do MIPS liners get sweaty, scratchy or otherwise uncomfortable?


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 44,569 CMod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    i have a MIPS helmet - bought it because of the fit, rather than it being MIPS. i don't think i find it noticeably more or less sweaty than the previous helmet (same brand) it replaced.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,643 ✭✭✭ Russman

    Agree with this. Similarly I have a MIPS helmet simply because it fit me better than the non-MIPS version. There wasn't much in it to be fair, I could easily have worn the other, it was just a tiny, tiny bit more comfortable, and the price difference was very small. I've never noticed any difference between MIPS and non-MIPS in terms of being sweaty or (un)comfortable with previous helmets.

  • Registered Users Posts: 187 ✭✭ Jonesy101

    From reviews i saw MIPS for a fullface helmet was that more uncomfortable than regular andwas about 30E more expensive. might be more fiddly than a normal one which would annoy me. Suprisingly some expensive helmets dont use that magnetic clip "Fidlock". For me thats an absolute must.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,629 ✭✭✭ Ubbquittious

    MIPS is old hat, its all ARM and RISC-V now

  • Registered Users Posts: 435 ✭✭ ARX

    Thanks everyone, in particular to Ubbquittious for a joke I'd be proud to call my own 😂

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 44,569 CMod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    we're talking helmets, not hats.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,650 ✭✭✭✭ ednwireland

    I've got a giroMIPS helmet with a mips liner, airflow through it is severely compromised so winter only. I have a newer one with an integrated mips which is my summer helmet.

    no idea if it's any use.

    mtb helmet doesn't have mips

    My weather