MIPS is backed up by research that has mostly involved the inventors or parties with a commercial interest. Considering this, sceptics would argue it is hard to say if it genuinely offers increased protection.
Also, many of the current Mipsequipped road helmets have been retro-fitted with the system. This has the potential to diminish the effectiveness of the technology. I’ve no doubt future helmets will be designed with MIPS and in time it could become a standard feature. The semi-form fit of this Pearl Izumi jersey means it’s not aimed at those who will be challenging for Koms, but still features a high quality cooling fabric with UPF 50+ protection and five rear pockets for the super-organised among you.
Contact: www.madison.co.uk Price: £59.99 Test report: September