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Persist Mips Helmet

5 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
$78.00 - $130.00
Up to 40% 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
Shell Material
Aerocore In-Mold construction
Audio Compatible
21 AirEvac vents
Fit Adjustment
Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older, CE EN 1078, AS/NZS263
Claimed Weight
[medium] 10.5oz (297g)
Manufacturer Warranty
[sunglasses, goggles] limited lifetime, [helmets] limited 3 years, [apparel, accessories] limited 1 year

Overall Rating

5 based on 4 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

April 9, 2024

saved my life

I had a bike crash , and had a fractured hip, fractured scapula, collapsed lung and broiken ribs . I was wearing the this smith helmet , and has no head injuries . Best thing i have invested in . thank you !!

Patrick S.

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 11, 2024

Excellent choice, if safety is first...

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
5' 8"

I checked on several reviews. The first thing I looked for was my own protection and safety, second how it would fit, look and to be comfortable. And third value. Passed all my expectations, so I'm happy with my purchase. I do recommend it.

Martin S
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

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