Since I don't see it mentioned above: I have been happy with my Giro Sutton
MIPS. Fits my large/long head (61cm) just fine, doesn't look like a
spaceship, soft visor, pretty light, good coverage in the back and a
complete hard shell means no exposed foam when hanging from a bag and
bumping into walls/train seats/etc. I managed to snag one off of Sierra
Trading Post at the end of last year for cheap, less than half price. I
don't know how much the MIPS accomplishes, but like others said: it might
help, certainly won't hurt, and doesn't cost much, so why not.
I also have a Giro Atmos hanging in the shed, rarely used unless I know I'm
going on a long hot ride and want the ventilation. It's a crash replacement
for a previous Atmos I was wearing when I got knocked down by a U-turning
taxi (DC riders: yes, I was in the Penn Ave. bike lane). I didn't hit my
head very hard, but enough to dent the foam and separate the shell. Riv
content: the insurance payout funded my Sam! So I guess getting hit turned
out to be good for my cycling life, in the end...
On Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 12:06:41 AM UTC-4, Surlyprof wrote:
> I've been using a helmet that the designers at Specialized gave me several
> years ago. It's a nice helmet but it's getting pretty grungy and probably
> needs to be replaced. Having only spent about $50 or $60 on helmets in the
> past 20 years, I figured it's time to pony up for a new helmet. As I
> started to search I was amazed at (1) the range of helmets I'd never seen;
> (2) some of the new innovations that are coming out and; (3) some of the
> prices that helmets are hitting these days. I may just try to ping on
> friends in the industry for another freebie but I use it so often, I may
> actually get picky and open the wallet for this one. I'm not looking to
> start a pro-helmet/anti-helmet debate, just looking for insights from those
> who use 'em. What are people liking out there and why? I'd love to hear
> everyone's latest thoughts on helmets.
> BTW... I did go down the "folding helmet rabbit hole" when I was
> searching. Some crazy new things coming out.
> ...and my wife found this one: http://www.ecohelmet.com/
> John “Not wearing a paper helmet anytime soon”
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