Bushwhacker II MIPS Helmet
Sweet Protection believes that safety, style, and comfort can coexist on the trail, so they've created the Bushwhacker II MIPS Helmet for aggressive riders seeking a lightweight, well-ventilated lid upgraded with MIPS technology. This technology places a low-friction, elastomeric liner inside of the helmet, which rotates independently around your noggin in the event of a crash. Ultimately, MIPS dissipates incoming forces when you hit the ground at an angled impact plane, instead of merely protecting your head against straight-on impacts like a traditional trail lid.
Upgraded over the first generation Bushwhacker, you'll find this second version is much lighter and feels remarkably cooler in the oppressive heat, thanks to Sweet Protection's Superficial Temporal Artery Cooling Channel with numerous exhaust ports at the backside of the helmet. Sweet Protection's Occigrip mechanism secures tightly with the twist of a rear-mounted dial, so you can quickly adjust the helmet and get on with your trail ride. Moreover, the adjustable visor is compatible with goggles for those enduro speed fiends, plus there's soft silicone pads that alleviate any discomfort you'd experience while wearing the Bushwhacker II for hours.
- Style, safety, and comfort coalesce for trail and enduro
- In-Mold construction keeps it low-profile and lightweight
- MIPS technology dissipates rotational forces during a crash
- Large intake and exhaust vents for cool-wearing comfort
- Occigrip mechanism tightens securely by twisting a dial
- Soft silicone pads prevent irritation on long rides
- Adjustable visor is compatible with goggles
- Item #SET003Q
- CE EN 1078, Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older
- Fit Adjustment
- Occigrip turn dial
- DOV, STACC ventilation system
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
- Claimed Weight
- [medium/large] 11.6oz (330g)
- Shell Material
5 based on 1 ratings
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August 24, 2021
well ventilated, comfortable, & safe
- I've put it through the wringer
After taking a good hit, my old helmet had a crack in the foam (not the exterior shell, check inside!) and upgraded to the Sweet Protection Bushwhacker II MIPS after the recommendation from my gearhead Mike. MIPS/protection and comfort were my primary concerns with finding a new helmet, and the Bushwhacker fits that bill! I have ~30hrs of mountain biking and 15hrs of gravel biking in this helmet. Construction of the helmet appears to be solid. The dial adjustment at the rear is easy to manipulate. The visor is adequate, without getting in the way. The MIPS systems appears to be a little more free to move in this helmet vs. my old one (Bontrager). I've stashed sunglasses on the back of the helmet securely through some rowdy descents at sunset without worry. The ventilation is significantly better in the Bushwhacker, noticeable on the first ride. It's humid here in the summer (western NC mountains) and this helmet stays comfortable, while feeling like enough protection for the steep/technical/rocky trails around here. Excellent helmet.
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A (BPA) which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.