The Heist Brim with MIPS* uses innovative Dual Shell Integration (DSI) construction. It combines the lightweight properties of an in-mould helmet (Zipmold+**), with the durability of an ABS*** outer shell, providing greater impact dispersion. With multiple vents and a soft woven BOA**** adjustable liner this helmet with handle everything you throw at it.
X-TEN COLLECTIVE STAFF COMMENTS
This helmet combines both in-mould and two-piece construction which means its super durable but still lightweight, and it comes with a soft woven liner and adjustable dial to get the right fit. It is a peaked helmet so the peak helps to block the sun when riding but it can also protect your goggles if you were to have a crash. The liner can also be swapped out for a summer liner for biking or kayaking.
SHELL: Dual Shell = In-mould with Durable ABS*** outer shell
LINER: Super soft removable liner
FIT SYSTEM: BOA dial fit system for the perfect fit
BUCKLE: Standard buckle
** What is Zipmold+
Zipmold+ is unique in-mould technology to Bern and is their most advanced construction offered. It is very lightweight construction method thanks to the liquid injected core surrounded by a thin polycarbonate shell to give a seamless finish.
***What is ABS?
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene is a thermoplastic that is widely used in helmets. From a performance standpoint, ABS has high impact resistance, functions well in cold weather and is, simply put, tough and durable.
****What is BOA
BOA system is a patented dial that tightens and loosens cord or stainless steel cables. This system is used in a array of sporting applications from helmets to shoes to ski/snowboard boots.
* What is MIPS technology?
MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System. Called a slip plane, the interior layer, allows for 10-15 mm of rotational movement between the head and the helmet in the critical 10-15 milliseconds after an oblique impact. This reduces the rotational forces exerted on the brain during impact and, presumably, reduces brain injury relative to the same helmet without MIPS.
It turns out the brain is great at handling linear impacts, a straight shot to the skull, but very bad at handling oblique impacts which create rotational strain. It’s why an uppercut knocks a boxer out, but a direct punch to the face just breaks a nose. Most accidents skiing, kayaking or cycling induce rotational forces on the brain, not linear. Helmets and test standards were designed to deal with linear impact.
MIPS™ AB cannot and does not warrantee that an individual who suffers a collision, fall, or other blow to the head or person while wearing this helmet equipped with the MIPS system will never suffer any concussion or other injury. User assumes all risks, including all risks of bodily injury or death, arising out of user’s participation in athletic, recreational and other activities while wearing this helmet. To the extent permitted by applicable law, MIPS AB expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied, other than those expressly made by MIPS AB herein, including those contained in UCC sections 2-314 and 2-315.