Giro “advances head protection” with Aether MIPS launch

Giro has launched its latest helmet, the Aether MIPS. 

Designed to “advance the state of head protection” while delivering the comfort, low weight and extreme ventilation of elite-level racing, the Aether MIPS features a unique approach to rotation impact energy management – MIPS Spherical. 

Spherical is designed to remove any obstruction to comfort while providing deep internal channelling for cooling airflow. This is combined with a two-part, dual-density Nanobead EPS foam liner, which helps to manage various impact energies by rotating independently of a rider’s head and the helmet outer shell.

It also offers additional structural reinforcement via a shatterproof AURA reinforcement, as well as a new Roc Loc 5+ Air fit system for easy adjustment.

"The demands of professional-level road cycling helmets are unique and intense: protection must be accompanied with comfort, low weight, and optimal ventilation,” said Giro helmet product manager Scott Junker. 

“Through the testing and validation performed in The Dome, we’ve long been convinced of the efficacy of MIPS to reduce rotational energy, so we invented a new integration of MIPS that allows us to improve rotational energy management while truly optimising comfort and ventilation."

The Aether MIPS is priced at £260/€299 and is available from 1st August.

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