The Vector Tech MIPS Helmet from Alpinestars is both lightweight and strong and with MIPS technology engineered in it delivers incredible protection for hard-charging mountain bikers.
When you're leaning into berms, sending it over gaps and dropping into steep chutes you want to be confident that should it all go a bit wrong then you're head is protected from an impact with the ground. Enter the Vector Tech MIPS, a helmet with extended coverage around the temple and nape, a reinforcing cage embedded in the rigid frame for added strength and MIPS technology, all there to ensure you walk away from a 'Friday Fail' in one piece.
It's not just about protection though, the Vector Tech is comfortable too. This is thanks to the 19 vents keeping your head cool and a washable, replaceable and breathable comfort liner with quick-dry antibacterial fabric to keep a sweaty brow in check. Then there's the easy to adjust dial sizing system, a turn of the dial letting you get the fit solid and secure, ensuring the helmet stays put over the roughest of terrain and in the event of a slam. Lastly, there's an adjustable visor which can be tilted up for enhanced vision when pedalling to the top of the trail and there's space to accommodate goggles too - perfect shred-ready features.
• MIPS is a Brain Protection System
• Rotational motion can cause brain injuries
• The low friction layer allows a sliding movement of 10–15 mm, in all directions, reducing rotational motion to the brain during impact
• MIPS adds protection
Alpinestars is a technical safety gear manufacturer for motorcycle and auto racing (MotoGP, Motocross, Formula One and NASCAR), as well as extreme sports. The company takes its name from the English translation of the Italian word "stelle alpine" which, when translated into English, literally means "Alpine stars".
They have also developed a fashion clothing division for men's and women's sportswear lifestyle apparel, based upon Alpinestars' heritage in motorsports.
Founded in 1963 by Sante Mazzarolo in Asolo, Italy, the company started out making hiking and ski boots, but quickly focused on making boots primarily for motocross racing. In the 1990s, the company branched out into manufacturing all types of protective and technical gear ranging from gloves and jackets to full leather suits for motorcycling. They also sold Alpinestars branded mountain bikes until 1996. Today they have offices in Los Angeles and Tokyo while the original headquarters and main research & development labs remain in Northern Italy.
The company is today headed by Sante's son, Gabriele Mazzarolo. Alpinestars is now a global brand, developing technical racing products for MotoGP and World Superbike with leather suits, boots, gloves and protection worn by MotoGP World Champions Nicky Hayden and Casey Stoner. In auto racing, flame and heat retardant Nomex suits, footwear, gloves and underwear have been developed in Formula One and NASCAR with recent Champions Fernando Alonso and Jimmie Johnson.
Alpinestars has established a fashion division with design centers in California and Italy.
The current Stig on Top Gear wears a white Alpinestars race suit
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