Sweet Protection’s Trailblazer Mips Outperforms Virginia Tech Helmets


Sweet Protection, the industry leader in high performance helmets, eyewear and technical clothing, today announced that its acclaimed Trailblazer Mips helmet has received the highest rating to date out of more than 120 helmets currently tested by the famous Virginia Tech Biomechanical Helmet Laboratory.

In conjunction with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Virginia Tech Biomechanics Helmet Lab tests helmets to assess their ability to reduce linear acceleration and head rotational speed resulting from a range of impacts that a cyclist can suffer. Virginia Tech has been conducting these tests since 2011 and the evaluations are the culmination of more than 10 years of head impact research in sports to identify which helmets best reduce the risk of concussion. See the bike helmet reviews here: https://helmet.beam.vt.edu/bicycle-casque-ratings.html

– ” That’s excellent news ! It’s really satisfying to see that our headphone technology that we’ve developed over the years gets such a high rating. I am proud to have this stated by a renowned third party like Virginia Tech, and I look forward to seeing more of our helmets tested as we relentlessly try to improve our helmets to make them safer, ”says StÃ¥le Møller, Director Design & Development at Sweet Protection.

Released in March 2020, the Trailblazer Mips helmet is Sweet Protection’s latest version of the ultimate trail helmet. With its trickle shell technology based on decades of experience and development, the Trailblazer Mips helmet delivers strength and performance with its unique 4-piece variable shell construction. The helmet features an updated design with a contemporary take on Sweet Protection DNA with a more progressive styling.

The Trailblazer Mips helmet features an adjustable visor with a new visor mechanism, highly efficient ventilation including proven STACC ventilation and an all new Occigrip dial adjustment system. Like all Sweet Protection helmets, this model is equipped with Mips technology, a low friction layer intended to help reduce rotational forces to the head.

– “On behalf of the Sweet Protection family, I am extremely pleased to learn of the recent test results from Virginia Tech’s recognized helmet testing program. The rating quickly became an industry benchmark for helmet safety, particularly in North American markets. Seeing our Trailblazer Mips helmet at the top of the list with the highest score of any helmet they’ve ever tested confirms that our helmet technology is world class. It’s that simple – and important, says Atle Enberget, director of sales and marketing at Sweet Protection.

“The Virginia Tech Biomechanics Helmet Lab feels very rewarded when helmet manufacturers use our real-world testing protocols to improve helmet performance, which keeps people safe,” said Barry Miller, Director of Outreach and business development at the Virginia Tech Biomechanics Helmet Lab.

Learn more about the Trailblazer Mips helmet here: https://www.sweetprotection.com/en-us/blog/stories/stories-trailblazer-mips-virginia-tech-ratings.html

About Sweet Protection

Sweet Protection is based in the small village of Trysil, Norway, and was founded by a tight-knit group of whitewater skiers, cyclists and kayakers, always looking to make the best possible products. “Sweet” combines cutting-edge innovation with the best craftsmanship available to create the most advanced helmets, eyewear and apparel. The multi-award winning team of designers, skilled technicians and the incredible team of athletes have pushed the boundaries of what is possible with functional equipment. The “sweet” team outperforms with extremely high product expectations, well beyond industry certifications and standardized testing. Sweet Protection manufactures the equipment they use and stands behind every product they make. No compromise. Their passion is your protection. www.sweetprotection.com


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