RH+ ZY MIPS helmet review

We test the MIPS version of the ZY helmet from Italian brand RH+. The MIPS helmet is designed for extra protection against rotational forces in a fall, but adds £30 to the helmet's price.

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

A quality, well-vented road helmet with MIPS impact protection but a bit heavier than some.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortable helmet

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    Deep fitting

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    Well finished

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    MIPS impact protection system

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Reasons to avoid
  • -

    A bit heavier than some helmets

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There are an increasing number of helmets out there which incorporate MIPS technology. This is a system developed by a Swedish company which is designed to improve head protection in a glancing impact.

It consists of a plastic sleeve loosely attached between the inside surface of the helmet and its padding and with pads in the helmet body. If you experience a glancing blow to the head rather than a direct impact, the sleeve is designed to rotate against the helmet body, reducing the rotational force on the brain and so the potential for injury.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.