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Fans of the Ventair Deluxe can now take advantage of MIPS technology, as Champion is launching the REVOLVE Vent-Air MIPS jockey helmet. Featuring all the benefits of the Ventair Deluxe, this modern lightweight shell with a durable painted acrylic and sand finish offers superior ventilation and comfort thanks to the central ventilation strip and removable crown comfort padding in breathable microfiber. The helmet also benefits from a 4 point soft leather harness with rear lacing adjustment which is lined with a brush fabric for ear comfort pad compatibility.
• MIPS Brain Protection System. This low friction layer allows a sliding movement of 10–15mm, in all directions, reducing rotational motion to the brain during impact (see below for further information on MIPS)
• Low profile lightweight fibre glass shell
• Highly ventilated airflow system
• Durable painted acrylic, sanded finish
• Crown comfort padding in breathable hi-tech microfibre
• Four point padded soft leather harness with rear lacing adjustment, lined with brush nylon for ear comfort pad compatibility
• Quick release buckle
Replacement liners available.
Sizes: 6¾ – 7 3/8* (55 – 60cm)
Colours: Black, Silver
Standard: PAS015: 2011, VG1; ASTM F1163-15. British Kitemarked to PAS015 2011
Both of the above labels represent a Kitemark to British PAS 015 2011 Standard
Where did MIPS come from?
Over the past two decades, a small group of passionate individuals based out of Sweden have made it their mission to find a way to further protect the brain from rotational force and strain when an impact occurs during a crash. From this group grew MIPS, which is short for Multi-Directional Impact Protection System. MIPS can be found in a variety of different helmets, from motocross lids to equine riding helmets.
What exactly is MIPS?
The MIPS Brain Protection System is a helmet-integrated, low-friction layer designed to reduce rotational motion transferred to the brain from angled impacts to the head. This layer creates a way for the rotational force to be absorbed and redirected rather than transmitted to the brain during an impact. It’s held in place with flexible bands that clip the MIPS liner to the helmet’s foam in multiple anchor points. The system sounds simple, but in reality, this technology was developed and tested over countless hours in a lab.
How does it work?
MIPS works by installing a thin (0.5–0.7 mm), ventilated, custom cut low-friction layer inside the helmet liner. The layer is held in place by an assemblage of composite anchors that flex in all directions. These anchors hold the layer in place, around the head, but provide a small movement in response to angled impact. MIPS’ small movement (10-15 mm) relative to the helmet at the brief moment of an angled impact (3–10 milliseconds) allows the head to continue in the direction in which it was originally traveling. This means that some portion of the rotational forces and energies acting on the head at impact are redirected and spread out thanks to the large low-friction layer, rather than being transferred to the brain. Thanks to its thinness, lightness, and integration into the helmet’s existing ventilation, it’s rarely noticed by the wearer, even over extended periods of use.