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Persist Mips Helmet

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 Reviews
Current price: $64.99 - $104.00 Original price: $130.00
Up to 50% off
Color:Matte Flamingo/Merlot


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Why We Like The Persist MIPS Helmet

We don't want to take any chances when it comes to road cycling, and that's why we turn to Smith. We like the brand for their intentionally-designed products that protect riders and improve the ride overall. The Persist MIPS Helmet is created for impact protection with a style that doesn't quit. Smith boasts a tailor-made fit thanks to the adjustable VaporFit system, and the MIPS liner adds increased protection for roadies. The AirEvac system features 21 vents that are optimally placed across the helmet for increased breathability, and the system pulls hot air off eyewear to prevent fogging. Eyewear can be easily stored on the front of the helmet thanks to handy pass-through channels so we can tuck our sunglasses away when the sun dips out for the day.


  • A helmet for roadies who want everyday protection
  • Lightweight in-mold MIPS system for added safety
  • VaporFit adjustable fit system features 21 optimally placed vents
  • AirEvac ventilation integrated visor prevents eyewear fogging
  • Pass-through channels allow eyewear to be easily stored away
  • Item #SMIZ9B3
Audio Compatible
Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older, CE EN 1078, AS/NZS263
Fit Adjustment
21 AirEvac vents
Manufacturer Warranty
Claimed Weight
[medium] 10.5oz (297g)
Shell Material
Aerocore In-Mold construction

Overall Rating

5 based on 5 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

September 25, 2023

Best Helmet

I bought this helmet for some casual road pedaling. It makes me so much more confident and makes me feel so safe. I also love the bright pink color and how light it is. The adjustable knob in the back is extra useful. Plus, it doesn't look clunky and silly like most other helmets. Very low profile and cute.


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

4 out of 5 stars

September 12, 2023


Did my research, its a good helmet. Paid this same amount 5 months past for a Lazer Strada Kineticore, (belt adjuster is ok, I prefer dial type). All good, now i'll have a black as well as a white helmet. Honestly though if I had seen this when I bought the Lazer, I would have gone with this.


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

August 2, 2023

First Smith helmet saved me, just ordered my second one!!

I was in a biking accident last week and landed head first, with my Smith helmet taking taking the impact. No concussion, no head injury! My shoulder, wrist, and knees did not fare as well. Style definitely weighed a bit when I bought my first Smith helmet, but it's performance during the accident has made me a customer for life!

Jo S.

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 27, 2023

Sturdy, light and well-ventilated helmet

I have really enjoyed this helmet! It fits perfectly, is light and well-ventilated and I like the style. I use it for both Road and cyclocross racing and training. Highly recommend!

Kathryn H.

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

April 29, 2021

Perfect fit

I've used it several times

I need my helmet to fit above all....it needs to be comfortable. I ride long endurance races and when something starts to bug you and you still have 8 more hours to go it?s going to be a long day. This helmet is both super comfy and sheds excess heat really well. It adjusts easily so changing hats for changing temperatures etc is easily done. it was well worth every penny I spent.

Andrew L

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com