What do boxing and cycling have in common? Well, not much, actually. But that still didn't stop the engineers at MIPs and Giro from using head impacts in the ring as part of the comprehensive corpus of research that informs the ingenious, impact-diffusing design of the Savant MIPS Helmet.
The Savant is the product of Giro's collaboration with MIPS, a project that took two years and thousands of tests to create a helmet based on biology. The collaboration's goal was to mimic your skull's cerebrospinal fluid, which lets your head's different protective layers move laterally, independently of each other, to diffuse the force of oblique impacts.
The Savant translates this model to exosomatic applications by allowing the outer shell to slide across the helmet's inner basket when tangential force is applied. Instead of just absorbing energy, the helmet's MIPS technology is able to redirect it.
While the tectonic outer shell is the result of an international collaboration, the rest of the helmet is pure Giro. The In-mold construction process fuses a middle layer of polycarbonate to the impact-absorbing EPS foam body to bump up durability without a corresponding rise in weight. A healthy dose of vents and internal air channeling keep your head cool, so you're not sacrificing comfort for safety, and Giro's Roc Loc 5 system uses a ratcheting dial and adjustable fore/aft tilt for unrivaled customizability of fit.
- Designed with input from MIPS
- Polycarbonate shell with EPS foam
- 25 vents and internal air channels
- Roc Loc 5 retention system