New Sweet Protection helmets are rated among the safest in the world. 

Since 2011, Virginia Tech researchers have been providing independent, unbiased helmet ratings that allow consumers to make informed decisions when purchasing helmets. The helmet ratings are the culmination of over 15 years of research on head impacts in sports and identify which helmets best reduce concussion risk.

Their testing has ranked 198 bike helmets using the STAR evaluation system. Their impact tests evaluate a helmet's ability to reduce linear acceleration and rotational velocity of the head resulting from a range of head impacts a cyclist might experience. Helmets with more stars provide a reduction in concussion risk for these impacts compared to helmets with fewer stars.


Falconer 2Vi® Mips

The Falconer 2Vi® Mips Helmet leads the way for Sweet Protection in the latest safety ratings, receiving a five-star rating and placing second overall out of nearly 200 helmets tested. It is offered in the 2Vi® Mips Aero version, as used by World Tour team Uno X. This is our most advanced road helmet to date, featuring removable magnetic Aerocovers. There is also the 2Vi® Mips option, which is slightly lighter and even cooler with additional vents.

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Bushwhacker 2Vi® Mips Helmet

The Bushwhacker 2Vi® Mips Helmet placed eighth overall in the ratings and carries a five-star safety rating. The Bushwhacker 2Vi® Mips Helmet is our flagship mountain bike helmet, offering increased coverage, ventilation, and eyewear integration. It is also triple certified, including the NTA 8776 standard for e-bike helmets.

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Whitewater Helmets

First five spots for the safest whitewater helmets tested.

A total of 24 whitewater helmets have been rated using the STAR evaluation system.
Sweet Protection helmets take the first five spots and are the most widely used premium paddle helmets in the NZ market.


August 28, 2023