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SmithRoute MIPS Helmet

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Item # SMIZ996

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Item # SMIZ996
Description

Route MIPS Helmet

Satisfied with the levels of premium protection it achieved with its Forefront and Overtake helmets, Smith returned to the drawing board to fill more gaps in its helmet line. On the road side, it pared down the impressive silhouette of the Overtake to craft the Route MIPS Helmet. Featuring a lighter shell and the added protection of Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS), the Route MIPS provides comfort and protection whether you're a fixture in the local race scene or on the bike paths during the commute rush hour.

Compared to the Overtake, Smith adds less of its proprietary Koroyd material to the Route, lining the underside of some vents with the material. Resembling the cells of honeycomb, Koroyd is a signature feature of all of Smith's Aerocore cycling helmets; according to the company, Koroyd compresses upon impact to absorb energy better than In-Mold construction alone. Smith still uses the tried-and-true EPS/polycarbonate In-Mold sandwich to craft part of the Route' shell, but it adds Koroyd to further reinforce it. In this version, MIPS sits on the inside of the helmet as well. The thin inner basket rotates slightly upon impact in order to minimize the brain-damaging effects of certain impacts while adding a barely perceivable amount of weight to the overall design.

Since you'll hopefully not be testing the effectiveness of the Route MIPS safety features on a regular basis, the everyday ones like ventilation and fit are what will distinguish the helmet from others. Smith demonstrates that while it might be relatively new to the cycling world, it's known about how to keep athletes comfortable and protected for a while now. The VaporFit dial system makes fit adjustments on-the-go quick and easy, while the 18 vents that constitute the AirEvac ventilation system work to filter air through the helmet for consistent breathability. The soft X-Static liner comes with a Cooling Performance treatment to help it pull moisture away from your skin as quickly as possible while you sweat.

  • Lightweight road helmet ideal for commuting or weekend rides
  • MIPS technology helps protect against angled impacts
  • Adjustable fit system for on-the-go customization
  • Network of 18 vents work to keep airflow consistent
  • Soft X-Static liner treated to wick moisture quickly

Tech Specs
Shell Materialpolycarbonate
Impact FoamEPS
Ventilation18 vents
Fit AdjustmentVaporFit system
Manufacturer Warrantylifetime
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.

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 3

not made to last

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

The adjustable fit system broke very soon after putting the helmet to some light use. I never had an impact or exercise use, so I been pretty disappointed with the quality. The fit and weight of the helmet are great though. Airflow was good as well. I do wonder if I just got a defective helmet because I would not expect that level of quality for a helmet.

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