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Sweet Protection Bushwhacker II MIPS Helmet


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Blaze your way in style and safety.

Sweet Protection believes that safety, style, and comfort can coexist on the trail, so they've created the Bushwhacker II MIPS Helmet for aggressive riders seeking a lightweight, well-ventilated lid upgraded with MIPS technology. This technology places a low-friction, elastomeric liner inside of the helmet, which rotates independently around your noggin in the event of a crash. Ultimately, MIPS dissipates incoming forces when you hit the ground at an angled impact plane, instead of merely protecting your head against straight-on impacts like a traditional trail lid.

Upgraded over the first generation Bushwhacker, you'll find this second version is much lighter and feels remarkably cooler in the oppressive heat, thanks to Sweet Protection's Superficial Temporal Artery Cooling Channel with numerous exhaust ports at the backside of the helmet. Sweet Protection's Occigrip mechanism secures tightly with the twist of a rear-mounted dial, so you can quickly adjust the helmet and get on with your trail ride. Moreover, the adjustable visor is compatible with goggles for those enduro speed fiends, plus there's soft silicone pads that alleviate any discomfort you'd experience while wearing the Bushwhacker II for hours.

  • Style, safety, and comfort coalesce for trail and enduro
  • In-Mold construction keeps it low-profile and lightweight
  • MIPS technology dissipates rotational forces during a crash
  • Large intake and exhaust vents for cool-wearing comfort
  • Occigrip mechanism tightens securely by twisting a dial
  • Soft silicone pads prevent irritation on long rides
  • Adjustable visor is compatible with goggles

Tech Specs

Shell Material:
In-mold construction (polycarbonate shell)
Impact Foam:
EPS impact foam, MIPS low-friction liner
Superficial Temporal Artery Cooling Channel (STACC)
Fit Adjustment:
Occigrip turn dial fitment system
adjustable visor
CE EN 1078, CPSC 1203
Recommended Use:
enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years



Claimed Weight

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11.6 oz
330 g

Size Chart

Sweet Protection

Head Circumference 20 7/8 - 22in
(53 - 56cm)
22 - 23 1/4in
(56 - 59cm)
23 1/4 - 24in
(59 - 61cm)
Hat Size 6 5/8 - 7 7 - 7 3/8 7 3/8 - 7 5/8
How to Measure:
Measure around your had where a hat would fit comfortably.

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Saved my life

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was riding down in Fruita last season, and came around a blind corner, running my front wheel square into the side of a water bar, casing it to lock up and catapult my carcass into a side hill. My head hit first, and I scorpioned using my dome as a fulcrum. After sorting my self out and making sure I was not bleeding or leaking fluid from my ears, I stood up and assessed the damage. My front wheel was bent, not full taco, but enough I had to jump on it a few times to get it to pass through my fork. My brake levers were a little offset, easy fix. Saddle rails kinked - nothing a little muscle couldn't make rideable to get home. My glasses ended up in the dirt a few feet up the trail, better go get those. Little hole in my knee, starting to bleed, no biggy. Helmet inspection time. After I removed my helmet, I knew that it saved my life. There was a nice impact evident by the massive dent and surrounding crack in the frame. The MIPS performed flawlessly, as it must have absorbed and rotated as promised, allowing the helmet to shift and reduce the rotational force on my head. The ride out was not so fast, and not so pretty, but at least I lived.