The next generation of road helmets goes to another level with the Giro Synthe MIPS helmet. No longer must one choose between aerodynamics, comfort or safety. The Synthe MIPS is peerless in all three areas.
The Synthe MIPS has the most efficient aerodynamic profile of any of Giro's previous road helmets, yet it has greater cooling power than their lightest weight Aeon™. In fact, it's almost as cool as a bare head over 30 minutes according to Giro's test results.
This uncompromising design is made possible thanks to a wind-tunnel aided design that uses integrated mesh panels to reduce drag and internal ventilation channels working in tandem with a Roc Lock® Air fit system that effectively suspends the helmet just over the skull to improve airflow.
The fit is micro-adjustable with a one-handed dial adjuster, and the X-static® padding keeps it plush and fresh. Among the 19 external vents, there is also a dedicated sunglass docking port to stow sunglasses when they're not in use, and featherweight webbing with a Slimline™ buckle help keep the weight of this helmet down to a claimed 270 g for a size Medium.
MIPS was developed by brain surgeons to reduce rotational forces on the brain upon impact during real-world cycling accidents. A patented slip plane inside the helmet allows the helmet to slide 10-15 mm upon impact – cradling your head to reduce the friction coefficient redirect the force of the impact, while still allowing unobstructed ventilation.
247 g. Available in multiple colorways. Ponytail compatible.