Mips – Safety for helmets

At our company, we use the term “Mips” to refer to a safety system designed specifically for helmets. The primary goal of this system is to mitigate the rotational motion that occurs during a crash, which is known to pose a greater risk of brain damage than straight impacts. The Mips® safety system is specifically intended to provide additional protection in the event of such an accident.

What does Mips mean?

Play it smart

Our mission is to lead the world to safer helmets, whether you’re training for fitness, commuting to work, or hitting the mountain trails. We believe that everyone should be able to pursue their passion.

If you want to learn more about how Mips can protect you on your next adventure? Check out our different categories for additional information and resources.

Bike helmets

Road or MTB. Competition or fun. Mips offers hundreds of choices in bike helmets to help fuel your passion.

Bike helmets

Snow helmets

Whether you’re carving turns on groomers or bombing backcountry runs, Mips focuses on safety for helmets so you can focus on fun.

Snow helmets

Motorsport helmets

Whether you’re looking to hit the open road on a motorcycle, tackle the toughest trails on a motocross bike, carve through the snow on a snowmobile, or conquer any terrain on an all-terrain vehicle, we have the knowledge and resources to help you succeed.

Motorsport helmets

Horse riding helmets

Whether you ride English or Western, in the ring or out on the trail, a proper riding helmet is a key part of your riding kit.

Horse riding helmets

Climbing helmets

Alpine climbing, bouldering, canyoneering. Whether it’s quick sport climbs or multi-pitch days, one of your most important gear choices is a high-quality climbing helmet.

Climbing helmets

Construction & Industry helmets

Mips has teamed up with some of the leading safety helmet and PPE manufacturers to include our patented low-friction layer safety systems in construction helmets and hard hats.

Construction helmets

Checklist for choosing a helmet

There are many factors to consider when choosing the perfect helmet.
Here are some important ones to think about. 

  • What type of activity?

    Cycling, snow sports, or moto? Equestrian or climbing? Whatever sports and activities you love most, there’s a helmet equipped with a Mips® safety system made for the way you move.  

  • Competition or fun? 

    Bike racers often think first about ventilation and weight. Skiers, snowboarders, and moto riders might seek maximum protection. Some helmets are all about performance gains, others focus on comfort and fit.

  • Safety

    This is what matters most. You can look for safety features and functions for your activity, but the first step is to make sure it’s certified to standards in your country, such as General Product Safety Regulations (GPSR) in Europe and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in the U.S. 

  • Climate

    Consider the weather you’re in most often. If it’s heat and humidity, ventilation is key. For snow sports like skiing and snowboarding, consider an insulated liner. Vents that open or close add versatility, and an integrated visor can shield your eyes from rain or bright sunlight. 

  • Rotational management

    This is the reason Mips exists. We have done the research. We have the data. Studies show that when you crash and hit your head, it’s most often an angled impact. This creates rotational motion, and the brain is very sensitive to this. So, this part is easy: Choose a helmet equipped with a Mips® safety system, which is intended to help reduce rotational forces to the head when falling at an angled impact.

  • Comfort and fit

    Everyone has their own unique head shape and fit factors. It’s important to consider everything from sizing to retention systems and straps. A poor fit isn’t just uncomfortable, it can also compromise safety.

Frequently asked questions

Helmet safety

A crucial aspect of protecting oneself from head injuries during activities such as biking, skiing, and other outdoor sports. It is also essential for many industrial jobs and activities. With the advancement of technology, helmet designs have also evolved to provide better protection against different types of impacts. In this section, we will delve into the importance of helmet safety and the latest innovations in helmet technology.

Read more about helmet safety

Helmet – an introduction and an overview

A helmet is designed to protect the head from various types of violence and external impacts from everything from falls and collisions to projectiles and falling objects. Helmets are the oldest protective equipment known to man and can be traced back thousands of years. Today, there are helmets for a variety of uses. They are made of various materials, in a variety of designs and with different features, but they are all made to protect the human head from blows and impacts.

Read more about helmets

Marion Haerty


The global queen in big mountain snowboard with 4 Freeride World Tour titles and now finalist, as a rookie, in the Natural Selection Tour 2022. Team Mips member since 2022.

Meet Marion Haerty

Henrik Harlaut

Skiing / Freeski

The most decorated skier in X-Games history and an Olympic bronze medalist in big air, Beijing 2022. Team Mips member since 2020.

Meet Henrik

Brandon Semenuk

Freeride Mountainbike

Undoubtedly the best freeride MTB athlete of all times with 4 wins in Redbull Rampage. 3 overall WC wins X-Games gold medalist. Team Mips member since 2020.

Meet Brandon

Kate Courtney

XC Mountain bike

MTB XC world champion 2018 and overall UCI World Cup winner 2019. Team Mips member since 2021.

Meet kate

Aleix Espargaro

Aleix Espargaro is a talented and experienced motorcycle racer who has made a mark in the highly competitive world of MotoGP, earning the respect of his fellow riders and fans.

Meet Aleix Espargaro

Tim Gajser (Team HRC)


Multiple world champion in motocross junior 2012, MX 2015 and MGXP in his rookie year 2016, as well as in 2019 and 2020. Team Mips member since 2021.

Read more about Team HRC – MXGP
Mips technology

Mips was born from science and research

Our founders have spent decades studying brain injuries and helmet construction. This deep knowledge and unrivaled experience are behind the latest Mips helmet technologies to create safety for helmets.

Read more on the science and technology behind our product

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