The Switchblade MIPS is Giro's new ASTM Downhill certified full face helmet with a removable chin strap. Everything around this helmet is optimized for downhill, and that's why it's CPSC, EN-1078 and ASTM-1952-DH certified, with and without chinstrap. The chin strap is easy to remove. Press the buttons under the chin strap and lift it upwards. The installation of the chin strap is also child's play.
The Switchblade MIPS has the new Roc Loc Air DH Fit System, which is designed so that it does not accidentally move when it comes into contact with the backpack or neck brace. When the chin strap is removed, the built-in ventilation openings behind the cheek pads help keep a cool head on the way up to the next stage. The full-cut style gives this helmet an aggressive look and offers ASTM certification even when the chin strap is removed.
MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System)
MIPS is a sliding plane system inside the helmet that was developed to slow down or prevent the amount of energy transmitted to or from the head.
Roc Loc Air Fit System
The revolutionary Roc Loc Air Fit System has the same excellent characteristics as the Roc Loc 5, in addition it increases the airflow and ventilation inside the helmet in an impressive way. The unique design creates a small air cushion between the helmet shell and the head so that the airflow can flow and cool undisturbed without sacrificing fit and comfort. A new level of fit, comfort and ventilation that only Giro can offer.
With the In-Mold construction, the robust polycarbonate outer shell is bonded to the impact-absorbing EPS inner shell in a single operation during the foaming process. This makes the helmet even more resistant without additional weight. This production process also makes it possible to form much better ventilation systems and openings. Compared to traditional helmets, In-Mold helmets are therefore lighter and have significantly better ventilation systems.
Giro‘s P.O.V. Plus visor has an adjustment mechanism with which the visor can be adjusted in 3 steps up and down. In addition, the visor can be pushed up so far that, for example during a break, the goggle can be pushed onto the helmet. The adjustment can be done easily with one hand and during the ride.