Thanks to a partnership with the impact experts at MIPS, Giro went on
an epic quest of refining head protection to perfection, which has
taken another step in the right direction. The lyrically named Giro
Sonnet MIPS Helmet is the product of Giro's collaboration with MIPS, a
project that spanned two years and thousands of tests and takes some
poetic license with a model based on biology.
The collaboration's goal was to mimic your skull's natural
noodle-defense mechanism, cerebrospinal fluid, which allows for lateral
movement of your head's different protective layers to absorb and
diffuse impacts that would otherwise go straight to your brain.
The Sonnet translates this model to exosomatic applications by
allowing the outer shell to slide across the helmet's body when
tangential force is applied. Instead of just absorbing energy, the
helmet is able to redirect it, making the ultimate impact on your head
that much less dangerous.
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-absorber 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.
- MIPS technology
- Roc Loc 5 retention system
- 25 vents