Bell Super Air MIPS Helmet
Well Bell have come along again, and kicked it up a notch! Introducing, the new Bell Super Air!
Who's this for: The Super Air is a lightweight half shell helmet with extended coverage, aimed at the all mountain/enduro crowd.
Construction: The EPS foam is fusion moulded to the outer shell to create a stronger bond, and therefore a stronger helmet. Progressive layering throughout provides varying EPS densities to better protect from impacts of differing velocity.
Rotational liner: Now HERE is where it gets interesting!! This is one of the first helmets to hit the market to utilise the new Flex Spherical MIPS system. This is basically a second helmet inside your helmet, suspended from the other helmet with a MIPS flexible system. It provides incredible protection from the angular momentum and inertia your brain suffers during rotational impacts.
Straps and closure: Standard buckle and yoke affair.
Retention system: Float Fit, a minimalist, lightweight retention system with a rubber dial. This is integrated within the Flex Spherical MIPS secondary shell.
Ventilation: 18 large bore vents pull cool air along your head, with 4 brow ports sucking it all in at the front as well.
Padding: Sweat Guide padding pulls sweat away from your brow and glasses, avoiding the worst of those drips down your lens.
Extra features: Three position visor allows for excellent glasses and goggle storage. Integrated, breakaway camera mount gives you a great spot to mount an action cam for some sick footage, or a great spot to stick a set of lights for night rides.
While this one doesn't come with a chin bar, you can attach the Air R chinbar to it.
Pros: 6% lighter than the previous Super!!!!! Flex Spherical MIPS, brow ventilation.
Cons: Doesn't come with the chinbar
Ratings & Reviews
Premium price tag for a premium product, the helmet is super comfortable and well ventilated (I’ve been riding in the tropics so it needs to be). A bit on the heavier side but I think the added protection of MIPS is worth the weight.