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SmithNetwork MIPS Helmet

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Item # SMI00I0

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Item # SMI00I0
Description

Network MIPS Helmet

We live for the all-day rides, carving our way up dramatic canyons, cruising through miles of wild vineyards, and along coastal highways — but admittedly, we're not always so lucky to have the time. Often times we're limited to our daily commute to get in the weekday miles, and crave equipment that is versatile enough to bounce back and forth from one to the other. Designers at Smith seem to have received our asks, and answered thoroughly with the Smith Network MIPS Helmet. All new for 2018, the Network Helmet finds an uncanny balance of style, versatility, and performance, packing in MIPS and Koroyd technology to protect, with modern design and ventilation to keep you looking, and feeling cool, whether on your commute or your all-day epic.

Smith's Koroyd technology is found in the funny looking layer of honeycomb tubes that run beneath the outer shell and more traditional EPS foam throughout the helmet. It's made of thousands of tiny, extruded co-polymer tubes that absorb impact but have a fenestrated surface that allows for a level of breathability impossible to achieve with solid EPS foam while absorbing a claimed 30% more energy. Plus, it's pretty cool looking, especially in Smith's mix of contrasting and complementary color schemes.

MIPS addresses the specific pressures of an oblique, or non-direct impact, by separating the outer shell from the inner, MIPS layer. In the event of an angled impact, the outer layer slides across the MIPS layer, dissipating rotational force to reduce brain deformation, which is often responsible for concussions and long term damage. Since the impact of cycling crashes tends to happen at angles other than 90 degrees, this added element of protection will likely come into play if you take an unfortunate tumble.

And for versatility, the Network is designed to fit in with the best of the commuters, thanks to its modern style and removable visor, and transitions seamlessly into a road warrior with the removal of the visor, thanks to its sleek aesthetics and comfortable, adjustable fit. Since you can hardly imagine hitting the road without your shades, Smith equips the helmet with AirEvac system that works to pull air off of your eyewear while you ride, preventing fogging on the steamy days. As you'd expect from the helmet and eyewear experts at Smith, the Network is equipped with pass-through channels at the front of the helmet that allow you to easily store your shades when you dip into a café for your espresso and biscotti.

  • All-new protection that takes versatility seriously
  • Clean aesthetics turn heads on all-day epics
  • Removable visor adds style and utility
  • Koroyd technology adds extra protection with ventilation
  • Reduce non-direct impacts with MIPS technology
  • AirEvac system fights foggy lenses with air channels
  • Pass-through channels store your frames securely when you stop for a coffee

Tech Specs
Shell Material
Aerocore technology featuring Koroyd
Impact Foam
EPS
Ventilation
20 optimized vents
Fit Adjustment
VaporFit
Visor
removable
Certifications
CPSC, CE EN 1078
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime
Size

Smith

Helmets
Adult
 SMLXL
Head Circumference

20 - 22in

(51 - 55cm)

22 - 23in

(55 - 59cm)

23 - 25in

(59 - 63cm)

25 - 26in

(63 - 67cm)

Junior
 SMS / M
Head Circumference

19 - 21in

(48 - 53cm)

21 - 23in

(53 - 58cm)

19 - 22in

(48 - 56cm)

How to Measure:
Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.

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    >Rating: 4

    very comfortable and stylish

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times
    Fit:
    True to size

    After 200-some miles of tarmac, gravel, and some dirt, I'm pretty happy with the Network MIPS. It fits my head very comfortably, and provides decent ventilation. I opted for the Matte Neon Yellow Viz because it is more visible to drivers than a dark colored helmet, but at the same time it doesn't look ridiculous like some of the competitor's hi-viz offerings. The styling is great. The rating would bump up to 5 stars with improved ventilation. It's not bad, actually pretty good, but the Koroyd on the sides does limit airflow a bit. Don't let this scare you away - I'll be happy to wear this helmet in 90+ degree humid days - but if ventilation is a priority for you then there are others that do better in this regard (but of course you will pay for it).

    >Rating: 5

    Great looking helmet

    Familiarity:
    I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    large
    Height
    6` 0"
    Weight
    175 lbs

    I got this for my husband as a gift, and also for more protection. He loves the look of it, and it fits his head really well. I had read that if you have a round head, get Smith, if oval, get Gyro. Well, I guess his head is round because it is a perfect fit!

    >Rating: 5

    FAST

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    I took this helmet out for a weekend of biking in Moab and let me tell you, I was FAST. This helmet is very versatile so you can take it from commuting to road biking to cross country trails! It is definitely not the most burly helmet on the market for mountain biking, but the MIPS concussion technology is a game changer and made me feel super safe on the technical Moab terrain. I also really like that this helmet doesn't have a built in visor because it allowed me to wear my brim hat underneath very comfortably. There is no question about it, the Smith Network helmet, paired with some pit vipers and you too will be able to lift your bike over your head. https://www.backcountry.com/pit-viper-pit-viper-sunglasses-polarized? https://www.backcountry.com/pit-viper-pit-viper-sunglasses-polarized?skid=PIT0003-GD-ONESIZ&ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6cGl0IHZpcGVyczoxOjI6cGl0IHZpcGVycw==

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    Hi Renee - thanks for the review. Could you also include what shorts you're wearing?

    >Rating: 5

    Protect That Dome

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    This helmet served me really well for the week I checked it out from the Backcountry gear closet. Mostly used it for commuting to work. Im usually a size large helmet, and this helmet fit true to my size. Vents make for a nice cool ride to keep from a toasty head. Didn't have any issues with it.

    >Rating: 5

    Best looking helmet and comfortable

    I was looking for the best looking helmet and I think this is about as aesthetically pleasing as a cycling helmet can be with current technology. Also fits my round head much better than Giro which are designed for oval heads. This is important. If you're round, get a Smith, if you're oval, get a Giro.

    >Rating: 5

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    >Rating: 5

    More Gravy Please

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    M
    Height
    6` 3"
    Weight
    175 lbs

    First time owning a Smith helmet - used to ride with a Giro Atmos until the pads got all squished out & didn't provide any padding. First impressions - Great fit for my head shape, no hotspots, cinches down and you're ready to ride. M size for reference - I'll usually find myself teetering on M - L sizes for most helmets (atmos was a L - had to cinch it down pretty tight to stop the wobbles). Comfortable padding aides the fit - almost reminded me of the new SPIN tech from POC. Lastly - colorways for DAYS! It's difficult for me to wear anything from black these days, the Gravy colorway seemed pretty low profile - matches just about any color jersey you throw at it. way to keep it neutral Smith (plenty of vibrant colors if you're feeling festive).

    I too fall between M and L being at 59cm, the exact middle of both Smith sizes. M = 55-59 L = 59-62. What is your measurement?