Ski helmets boasting MIPS brain protection systems are the perfect solution for skiing enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels.
Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) is a carefully engineered protective system that is integrated into the internal parts of the ski helmet and serves to protect the brain from sustained damage during the moment of impact. Those first seconds are where the vast majority of damage can occur.
The MIPS system is found between the comfort padding and the crushable Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) that lines the helmet.
The reason it is so vital is that it factors in the fact that very few falls occur in a linear fashion. Instead, falls happen at an angle, which is something MIPS systems focus on treating.
Damage caused by the rotational movements and the impact they transmit to the brain is the biggest problem. Studies show that this is the most common source of concussions and more severe injuries, but MIPS reduces the threat of life-changing reactions.
The MIPS technology found in Scott Helmets redirects the energies of angled crashes away from the brain. This can prevent a range of problems in those situations while still protecting the brain in lateral bumps and other falls.
While Non-MIPS ski helmets will cushion the impact, they do not redirect the rotational energies that could potentially change your life. A MIPS system is the best solution by far, offering the best protection at the moment of impact.
See diagrams below of Non-MIPS vs MIPS
It is especially useful when coupled with the Recco rescue reflector sticker to alert others of your position following an avalanche accident or crash.
Scott Helmets is the industry leader of ski helmets incorporating the MIPS technologies.
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Ski goggles will prevent straining your eyes from snow blindness and UV radiation. it is vital to reduce the risk damaging your eyes by purchasing UV Protected ski goggles, this will also prevent any serious crashes.
You should consider adding other key elements to your ski helmet such as a Recco reflector. In the event of an avalanche accident, ski patrollers will be able to locate a signal from the reflector attached to your helmet.
Click on the link for more information on Recco Reflectors and why you should wear one.
A Recco reflector backpack is another crucial addition, not least because it offers space for your avy tools and first aid kit but it allows a extra margin of safety when in an accident.
When your not skiing you can easily stow your ski helmet on the front of your Terrawest Core 22 Litre Backpack.
Safety on the slopes is paramount. Most travel insurance policies require you to wear a ski helmet in order to be covered.
In order to find the right policy check out JS Travel insurance for more information.
With the right helmet, accessories and insurance, success is assured.
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