Choosing a Bike Helmet - What is MIPS? - Mountain Kids Outfitters

You've probably already heard about MIPS, or seen the bright little MIPS sticker on helmets; but what is it? Quickly read about the benefits of MIPS here in less than 15 seconds. 

MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System. It's a type of technology that some kids' bike helmets use to help protect your child's head in the event of a fall or accident.

The idea behind MIPS is that the helmet has an extra layer inside that can move slightly in any direction. This layer is designed to help reduce rotational forces that can occur during an impact, such as a fall off a bike.

When your child falls, the impact can cause their head to rotate or twist, which can cause brain injuries. The MIPS layer helps to reduce these rotational forces and can potentially reduce the risk of brain injury.

MIPS technology is becoming more common in kids' bike helmets, and many parents choose to invest in a helmet with MIPS to give their child extra protection. It's important to note that MIPS doesn't make the helmet completely foolproof, so it's still important to ensure that your child wears their helmet properly and that it fits well to maximize protection.

We have a kickass collection of kids and youth bike helmets with MIPS in every style and colour. Browse the collection!

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