Review – Smith Express MIPS Urban Cycling Helmet

Smith Express MIPS Urban Cycling Helmet
The Smith Express MIPS Helmet is designed for urban cycle commuting and errand runs. With its high visibility yellow colour, integrated rear light, clip-on visor, and MIPS protection, it is the ultimate helmet for style and safety on the city streets.

I have become an ardent fan of the Smith brand in recent years—choosing their helmets to wear on my last two long-distance cycle tours (the #RoadsFromRome and #CelticCrossTrail) because of their superb comfort levels and safety ratings. When the new Express Urban Helmet was released earlier this year, I was intrigued to see if it could offer the same level of comfort and protection for everyday shorter-distance rides.

The Express helmet is designed to look like the classic bucket helmet, with few vents and a wrap-around coverage. This helmet style was originally popular with skating and BMX riders, but over time it has also grown increasingly used by urban commuters and city cyclists—who value its robustness, weather protection, and superb safety rating.

The Express features MIPS technology, which is a clever cradle design within the helmet to reduce the potentially damaging rotational forces placed on your skull on a cranium impact. I very much buy into the science behind MIPS, and think it is a fantastic addition to any helmet.

The Express also had some further neat features, such as the removable rear flashing light for enhanced visibility, and the removable clip-on peak for added weather protection.

Stylish, safe, comfortable, and available in three sizes for all head shapes. The Smith Express is a superb choice for urban cycling.

Smith Express MIPS Urban Cycling Helmet

Smith Express MIPS Urban Cycling Helmet

Smith Express MIPS Urban Cycling Helmet

Smith Express MIPS Urban Cycling Helmet

Disclaimer: Smith UK supplied a Smith Express MIPS Urban Cycling Helmet for test and review

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