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All helmets are not created equal. The Giro Switchblade Mips Helmet is flush with features and includes the most innovate helmet technology to hit the market in some time. A removable chin bar that can have you going from the trail to downhill in seconds without even taking the Switchblade off your head.
An in-mold polycarbonate shell makes up the construction of the Giro Switchblade, while the EPS soft foam liner gives incredible comfort during use. What is better than a comfortable helmet that offers incredible versatility? We love the design by Giro and think the Switchblade is a real winner in the helmet space.
The removable chin bar is just one of the many features of the Switchblade. It also includes Mips technology which is a must for most downhill riders. Over the last several years, Mips has come to the forefront of the helmet space as a major differentiator. It helps to reduce the rotational forces that are often the cause of significant brain trauma. There is a reason why helmets equipped with Mips are at a higher price point; it's because this technology has proven via extensive testing to work and provide an additional level of brain and skull protection.
Ventilation is at a premium with the Giro Switchblade's 20 vent ports, internal channeling, and wind tunnel cheek pad ventilation. It secures with a D-ring snap clasp and also offers a POV camera mount built into the visor. Giro cut zero corners with their most innovative helmet yet, the Switchblade.
Giro, based in Scotts Valley, CA, is a worldwide leader in the design, development, and marketing of premium, high-performance protective gear and accessories for action sports and active lifestyles. Since 1985, Giro has been at the vanguard of helmet design and innovation, and Giro helmets have become synonymous with protection, style, and performance. Helmet technology has improved steadily since the mid-1980s.
Ski racing helmets and bicycling helmets used to be clunky things that were heavy and poor fitting because helmet construction technology lagged significantly behind the science of head protection. Thus the cyclist or skier who wanted head protection was limited to heavy motorcycle-like helmets with little or no vents. Then in 1984 came a new protective standard, ASTM F2040, and an ingenious designer by the name of Jim Gentes who had the vision to create lightweight, well-vented yet highly protective headgear that could achieve this new ASTM F2040 standard.
Gentes founded Giro Sport Design in 1985 and brought the first Giro helmet to market in 1986, an oversized, expanded polystyrene (EPS) bicycle helmet that came with interchangeable bright-colored Lycra cloth helmet covers. Because it had no hard shell, this new Giro cycling helmet was incredibly lightweight. It was also extremely well vented. And with the interchangeable covers, Giro brought style into the mix. One day you could ride wearing a red Giro helmet, the next day you could wear a blue Giro helmet. Over the next two decades, Giro continued to advance its bicycle helmet designs. Giro was able to apply much of its experience in constructing bicycle helmets to manufacturing ski helmets and snowboard helmets. With more units sold than any other manufacturer, Giro helmets are quite simply the leader in protective gear for your head.
Giro Switchblade™ MIPS is our new ASTM downhill certified full face helmet with a removable chinbar. Everything about the Switchblade is optimized for the descent, and that’s why it’s certified to CPSC, EN-1078 and ASTM-1952-DH with and without the chinbar. The chinbar is easy to remove—just push the buttons under the chinbar, rotate up, and remove—and it’s just as easy to reinstall. The Switchblade MIPS features the new Roc Loc® Air DH fit system, which has a bumper around the dial to prevent accidental adjustments if your helmet contacts your backpack or neck brace—all while keeping you cool. When the chinbar comes off, Wind Tunnel cheek pad ventilation adds even more cooling power as you start to climb. Plus, the full-cut style gives this helmet an aggressive look and provides ASTM certified coverage even when the chinbar is removed. When your ride is all about descending, your helmet should be too, and the Switchblade MIPS is the only removable chinbar helmet that is truly built for the down.
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We offer many different models of Giro Bicycle Helmets and Giro Ski Helmets, with each having a different size range depending upon fit system, shell shape, etc. To chose the right size Giro helmet for you or your kid, follow the steps below.
1. Carefully measure the head circumference, as shown here:
2. Use this measurement to chose the correct size helmet, using the cm as displayed in the "Please Select a Color/Size" drop down list (see image below).
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