Helmets for team sports such as hockey have made major advancements in recent years, offering new levels of safety, comfort and performance. At Mips, we work on safety for all types of helmets, creating rotational management systems for a wide variety of products.
Recent studies have shown that in sports like hockey, the body part most likely to make initial contact in a collision is often the head. For this reason, Mips has developed safety systems designed specifically for team sports helmets. Our low-friction layer inside the helmet allows multi-directional movement of 10-15mm on certain angled impacts, intended to help reduce rotational force to the head.
There are many factors when choosing your perfect team sports helmet. Here are a few to consider:
Make sure the helmet is designed with a low-friction layer that’s intended to help reduce rotational force to the head during certain angled impacts like a Mips® safety system.
This is the most important one to get right. You’ll likely be wearing the helmet for long periods of time, so making sure it’s comfortable will ensure that you keep it on and enjoy wearing it.
Most team sports helmets available to consumers are required to meet certain safety requirements, but it’s best to double-check that it’s up to date with the latest regulations.
There are plenty of great choices of team sports helmets available today. Be sure to choose one from a brand you know and trust, with a color and style that you’ll enjoy wearing.