Best MIPS horse riding helmets available now
If you are looking for the latest in safety technology, look no further than the best MIPS riding helmets. You can identify MIPS helmets by the yellow logo that usually appears somewhere on the helmet.
It’s not uncommon for caps to be made in a standard version and then an improved version with MIPS technology – for example there’s the Uvex Exxential II and the Uvex Exxential II MIPS – and these look the same on the outside, bar the yellow logo . So if you want to buy a helmet with MIPS, check the description before you checkout.
What are MIPS helmets?
MIPS stands for Multi-Directional Impact Protection System and is a technology used in some newer helmets that provides extra protection against angular impacts and harmful rotational forces.
When you fall and hit your head, the most common thing is to fall at an angle that creates rotational motion – science has shown that our brains are very sensitive to rotational forces. MIPS can reduce the risk of brain damage by allowing your head to move inside the helmet. This reduces the harmful rotational motion that would otherwise be transmitted to your brain.
This technology is not only used in riding helmets, but also in helmets worn in snow sports, motor sports, cycling and climbing.
The best MIPS riding helmets
Charles Owen MS1 Pro
Colours: Black or limited editions | Sizes: 52-62cm Standard Fit, 56-58cm Round Fit | Norms: PAS015:2011 (with kitemark), ASTM F1163, VG1 (with kitemark) | RRP: £160 |
This helmet offers a deep fit made secure by the padded straps. It has 10 ventilation slots and a detachable headband that you can wash and replace if necessary. It’s also available in a limited edition in collaboration with Boyd Martin, This Esme and Harlow Luna White.
In the United Kingdom? View now at amazon.co.uk, equus.co.uk, rideawaystore.com or ebay.co.uk
In the USA? View now at amazon.com or statelinetack.com
Uvex Exxential II MIPS
Colours: Black | Sizes: XS – XL | Norms: VG1 | RRP: £149.95 |
This helmet combines sportiness, climate control and safety. It brings an update to the Uvex Exxential II with the introduction of MIPS technology, which aims to further protect the brain from rotational movement in the event of an accident.
In the United Kingdom? View now at amazon.co.uk or equus.co.uk
In the USA? Watch now at amazon.com
Champion Revolve Vent-Air MIPS Jockey Skull
Colours: Black | Sizes: 6¼–7¾ | Norms: PAS015:2011 (with kitemark), ASTM F1163, VG1 | RRP: From £208 |
An upgrade of the Champion Revolve Vent-Air skull, this modern, lightweight helmet offers good ventilation and comfort thanks to the central ventilation strip and removable head padding made of breathable microfibre. It has a durable lacquered acrylic and sand finish that helps prevent the silk from slipping. It also features a soft four-point leather harness with rear lacing.
In the United Kingdom? View now on ebay.co.uk
Charles Owen My PS with MIPS
Colours: Black or Navy Blue | Sizes: 52-62cm Standard Fit, 56-58cm Round Fit | Norms: PAS015:2011 (with kitemark), ASTM F1163, VG1 (with kitemark) | RRP: £265 |
The My PS gives riders the elegant look with a modern, wide peak and a deep fit. It has 10 ventilation slots, a detachable headband and a leather-look six-point harness.
In the United Kingdom? View now at rideawaystore.com
In the USA? Watch now at statelinetack.com
Champion Revolve Radiance Vent-Air MIPS Visor Helmet
Colours: Black, Black/Multi or Navy | Sizes: 6¼–7¾ | Norms: PAS015:2011 (with kitemark), ASTM F1163, VG1 | RRP: From £295 |
This lightweight, low-profile hat is constructed with a lightweight fiberglass shell that houses a vented airflow system and a new contoured visor with a sparkly center panel. The harness is made of soft padded faux leather with a back lacing and fastens with a quick release buckle.
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