Horseback riding, of course, involves certain risks. Therefore, it is important to go riding with your proper protection. Nowadays, you see more and more riding caps that incorporate the MIPS system. In this blog, we explain all about this special system.
MIPS safety system in your helmet, what is it?
Horseback riding naturally involves certain risks. That is why it is important to ride with your proper protection. Nowadays, you see more and more riding caps that incorporate the MIPS system. In this blog, we explain all about this special system.
What does the MIPS system mean?
MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System. Research has shown that our brains are connected to the skull with a layer of fluid. During a fall, our brain moves a little inside the head and is protected in the process. Everyone knows when falling off the horse, the impact is greater and so is the chance of brain damage.
The MIPS system differs from other safety helmets in that there is an additional, thin (yellow) shell inside the helmet. Like the brain, this moves slightly with it during a fall. As a result, the blow to the brain is a lot smaller and thus the risk of brain damage. Your head is better protected with this safety system not thereby if you fall from an odd angle. You see this system not only in riding caps, but also for example in bicycle helmets or motorcycle helmets.
Which helmets have the MIPS system?
In Epplejeck's assortment, you will find several riding caps with the MIPS system. For example, you have the EQ3 Lynx cap from Back On Track. This safety helmet is not only approved according to the latest safety standard VG1, but also has the MIPS system. In addition, it has a washable lining, so you can easily clean the cap.
You can find more riding caps in Epplejeck's assortment here!