Smith Variance MIPS Ski/Snowboard Helmet - Matte Black, Adult Extra Large (63 - 67 cm). The Variance MIPS helmet by Smith Optics delivers advanced technology along with unparalleled comfort provided by the premium helmet fit. Built with hybrid shell construction, this full performance helmet has become an industry benchmark that has many competitors scrambling to replicate...But why settle for an imitation when you can snag an original! Only 1 in our inventory - Brand New In Box (see photos) - available in Matte Black, Adult Size Extra Large.
NOTE: In case you don't already know, Smith offers the Variance helmet both WITH and WITHOUT MIPS. The helmet in this listing is WITH MIPS. The last 2 photos are of the actual helmet (1st photo is a stock photo). Low-profile regulator adjustable climate control. Multi-directional Impact Protection System - See below for more about MIPS technology.
Certification: ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077:2007 CLASS B. Outdoor Tech audio systems available. Size XL = 63 - 67 cm. MIPS is used to reduce the rotational forces to the brain in the case of an oblique impact. Smith helmets are created to absorb direct impacts very efficiently and when combined with MIPS, Smith helmets absorb oblique forces better by allowing a small rotation of the outer shell relative to the liner.When you fall to the ground at an angle rotational forces are generated. A helmet integrating MIPS technology creates a sliding layer between the outer shell and the head.
This allows the helmet's outer shell to slide relative to the head when hitting the ground, so the rotational force is decreased, reducing the potential to damage your brain. You can check out images of strain levels on the manufacturers website. Just type in "MIPS" in the search bar and scroll down to the section on MIPS. Images on the website show simulated deformation of the brain from angled impact when the user is wearing a helmet with and without MIPS. The item "NEW Smith Variance MIPS Ski/Snowboard Helmet Matte Black, Adult Extra Large" is in sale since Thursday, January 31, 2019.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Winter Sports\Clothing\Protective Gear". The seller is "scoring_the_goods" and is located in Bremerton, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay.