If rolling hills, small country lakes, and wide open spaces are what get you out the door when its time to ride far more than splits, course records, and training plans, the Ember MIPS was made for you. Based on the design of Giros pricier Synthe helmet, the Ember caters to those who demand functionality from their gear, without strict constraints on weight or budget. MIPS, or Multi Directional Impact Protection System, refers the a thin basket added to the helmets interior that moves slightly upon impact to absorb some of the brain-damaging rotational energy generated in certain crashes. Together, MIPS and the Embers In-Mold polycarbonate shell back up your brain in the event of a crash, without weighing you down during the majority of the time when youre safely upright. One-handed fit adjustment and a ponytail-compatible design ensure youre able to secure the fit you want without wasting valuable ride time, and a strategic arrangement of 26 vents keep air moving continuously throughout the helmet to prevent overheating. Plus, the Embers aesthetics purposely match Giros 2017 apparel collection, so if youre into coordinating, youre in the right place.