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Smith Persist MIPS Helmet

Smith Persist MIPS Helmet

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The Curated Take

The Smith Persist MIPS helmet is a classic design that is great for gravel or road riding. It's lightweight and has a compact look that does not appear bulky on the head. It manages to offer full impact protection while offering excellent ventilation. The ratchet dial in the back of the helmet allows for fitting to a variety of head sizes and the MIPS sublayer reduces the potential for neck and brain injuries caused by rotational impact. It's easy to clean, very durable with most of the outer edges wrapped in the shell of the helmet.

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Overall ratings
(4.4/5) 2 Expert reviews
  • MIPS sublayer is the peak of helmet safety technology.
  • Does not appear bulky on the head.
  • Great ventilation.
  • Some versions of this helmet have a matte finish and over time the texture will scratch off.
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Product details
Official manufacturer description

The Persist was created for cyclist that look for a stylish helmet with a tailor-made fit. The adjustable VaporFit™ system provides a customized fit, while the MIPS® liner adds an increased level of protection. The Persist features 21 optimally placed vents that work with internal air channels to keep you cool and comfortable. The AirEvac™ system efficiently pulls hot air off of your eyewear to prevent fogging. Pass-through channels allow eyewear to be easily stored on the front of the helmet.

Unisex, Men's, Women's
Age Group
Bike type
Shell material
Fit system
MIPS, VaporFit, CPSC
Helmet Construction
Aerocore™ In-mold
Impact Liner Type
Internal Material
EPS (expanded polystyrene)
Model year
Ventilation Type
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Adam L.
Adam L.
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The Smith Persist MIPS helmet is perfect for serious road riders who want to balance performance and value. It is super well ventilated, making it great for hot summer rides. It isn't quite as aerodynamic as Smith's most expensive helmets, but is more than adequate for most intermediate riders and racers.

  • Lightweight and well ventilated helmet for road riding
  • MIPS system protects the brain in case of a crash
  • Chin straps are highly adjustable for the perfect fit
  • Heavier than Smith's top-of-the-line helmets
Smith Persist MIPS Helmet
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