Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS)

How does a Mips® safety system work?
The Mips® safety system features a low-friction layer inside a climbing helmet that allows a multi-directional movement of 10-15mm on certain angled impacts, intended to help reduce rotational force to the head.

Where is the Mips® safety system located on a helmet?
It is found inside the helmet, generally between the padding and the foam protective layer. There are different Mips® systems, but all consist of a low-friction layer between the helmet and the head.

Does a Mips® safety system add a lot of extra weight to the helmet?
Mips® technologies weigh between 25-45 grams, not much more than the weight of a typical energy bar.