Your Guide to MIPS Helmets

One K CCS with MIPS

Several companies are incorporating MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System), an added safety technology that can reduce the risk of concussion

1. One K CCS with MIPS
onekhelmets.com  

This helmet combines the MIPS, low-friction-layer brain-protection-system that is designed to reduce strain to the brain, and a Custom Color System! Customize your One K MIPS to reflect your style with mix-and-match interchangeable parts. With so many color options, you can create a helmet that is truly one of a kind. MSRP: $299.95 with CCS Color Pieces at $10.95–$17.95

Charles Owen MyPS

2. Charles Owen MyPS
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Incorporating MIPS technology into a stylish Charles Owen helmet, the My PS is unique in the industry as it offers three certifications to three international equestrian safety standards. The My PS gives riders a modern yet elegant look with a deep, comfortable fit. Ten ventilation slots, a removable headband and six-point leather-look harness help to tick all the boxes of a truly modern, innovative riding helmet. Also comes in a wide peak style. Available in regular and round fit sizes in black and navy. MSRP: $279-$302

Traumavoid EQ3 Smooth Shell

3. Traumavoid EQ3 Smooth Shell
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Traumavoid’s EQ3 Smooth Shell helmet incorporates the MIPS Brain Protection System as well as a removable and washable Coolmax lining, comfortable design with great ventilation, smooth outer shell, and a harness made of durable PU leather that makes it easy to clean. Available in black or blue. MSRP: $179

Champion Revolve Ventair MIPS Helmet

4.  Champion Revolve Ventair MIPS Helmet
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Based on the success and design of the Evolution Pearl, Champion has incorporated the MIPS Brain Protection System into this new helmet. The Revolve Ventair MIPS helmet offers a highly ventilated airflow system to ensure maximum comfort to the rider. This model features a superior synthetic leather finish with pearlized patent piping detail and contrast silver vent. It also benefits from a removable and replaceable crown comfort padded liner in breathable hi-tech microfiber, a four-point padded synthetic leather harness with rear lacing adjustment, and quick release buckle. Available in Black or Navy. MSRP: $679.95

Uvex Exxential II MIPS

5. Uvex Exxential II MIPS 
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This equestrian helmet sets new benchmarks in terms of lightness, comfort for the rider and safety. For the first time ever, the sporty all-rounder uses the height-adjustable Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (Mips®), which provides additional protection against rotational forces in the event of a side or oblique impact and allows for optimum height and width adjustment for improved fit. The ergonomic helmet design with its low-cut helmet shell guarantees extra impact protection at the rear and has the ponytail cut-out, which makes the helmet considerably more comfortable for riders with long hair. With all the great features of the Exxential II, and the integration of MIPS, there’s no other helmet on the market like it. MSRP: $159.00

Tipperary Equestrian Windsor Collection With Mips® 

6. Tipperary Equestrian Windsor Collection With Mips® 
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This collection blends style and comfort with cutting edge technology—the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (Mips®)—in a sophisticated selection of helmet styles. The Tipperary Retention System™, which allows for a customizable fit, is discretely integrated, providing additional security and comfort. The result is an elegant helmet appropriate for the show ring, complete with the technical features you’d expect in a contemporary helmet. Available in Wide Brim with Rose Gold Trim, Smoked Chrome Trim, or Smoked Chrome Trim with Croco Top. Also available in Traditional Brim with Smoked Chrome Trim. MSRP: $329.99  

*This story was originally published in the March 2021 issue of The Plaid Horse. Click here to read it now and subscribe for issues delivered straight to your door!

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