If you're familiar with the Giro Montaro, then you'll be speaking a similar language when talking about the new Chronicle MIPS helmet from Giro. The Chronicles were developed on the same wave length, and it's clear in the design. Giro have included all their best features into what is without argument, the most important part of any riders kit: Their helmet. The Chronicle first of all is MIPS equipped. If you didn't know, MIPS is a technology invented in mid 1990's Sweden by Hans Von Holst and Peter Halldin. It's basically a separate layer attached to the CSPA impact foam that aids in angular impacts which result in dangerous rotations of the brain. What's really neat about it though is that it moves separate from the outer shell by a few millimetres, and so can deflect more of the impact if you bounce after your crash. With this in mind, it is obvious how important this technology is to have on your helmet.
In going back to the helmet however, we can discuss its other features, including its compact shape which provides deep and confident coverage of the skull, or the Roc Loc® 5 fit system, which allows you to easily dial-in both fit tension and vertical position with a single hand. If you're a true DH'er too, you'll be happy to know that Giro have built the Chronicle with goggle compatibility, and have included the P.O.V. Plus™ visor which you can lift upwards to fit said goggles. Regarding aspects of comfort, the Chronicle has refreshing Coolmax padding, which has terrific wicking properties and is extra plush to provide all-day comfort on the trail. Start your riding chronicle from the top down, and invest in a high quality, affordable MTB helmet from Giro.
• Deep coverage P.O.V. Plus™ visor
• Extra plush Coolmax padding
• MIPS equipped
• Construction: In-mould polycarbonate shell with EPS liner
• Fit System: Roc Loc ® 5 (lets you easily dial in tension and adjust the vertical position with one hand)
• Ventilation: 14 Wind Tunnel™vents with internal channelling
• Weight: 400g (Medium)