Light weight, low friction

A low friction layer for fully ventilated lightweight helmets. Fasteners designed to release at angled impacts to help redirect rotational motion.

Traditional helmets are designed and tested for straight impacts, but most impacts are angled, which can cause rotational motion to the head.

The rotational motion can
cause brain injuries.

The Low Friction Layer is intended to help reduce the rotational motion to the head in certain angled impacts.

How it works:

The Mips® Air Node system is a low-friction layer laminated onto the base of the comfort padding. It’s connected to the energy-absorbing liner with nodes of hook-and-loop fabric touch fasteners. At angled impacts, the nodes are designed to release locally, allowing the padding to slide and reduce rotational motion to the head.

Where it’s used:

The Mips® Air Node system provides omnidirectional movement with minimal changes to the original helmet. It is specially suitable for highly ventilated lightweight bike helmets, as the the system itself adds practically no extra weight or volume.

Why Mips® Air Node

When a helmet is impacted at an angle, it can cause the head to rotate suddenly and violently. This is a common source of concussions and brain injury.

The Mips® Air Node system is designed to provide movement inside the helmet to help reduce rotational motion to the head in certain angled impacts, thereby lowering the risk of such injuries. The system stays fixed until movement is needed, as it releases upon impact.

  • Lightweight and perforated for ventilation.

  • Stays fixed during normal use, releasing on impact.

  • No hotspots or pressure points.

  • Designed to divert rotational motion.

Washing and replacement instructions for Mips® Air Node system

Proper care and installation is essential for the function of the Mips® Air Node system to work.

How to replace Mips Air Node system

How to take care of your Mips® Air Node system

The principle of the safety system

The Mips® safety system is designed to provide added safety for helmets in many accidents. For certain impacts, the Mips system can reduce harmful forces that might otherwise be transferred to the user’s head

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