Saddleback takes stock of “industry first in safety”, Troy Lee’s’s A2 Mips

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Landing with Saddleback throughout March will be the first drop of Troy Lee Designs goods, including the all new A2 Mips helmet.

Described by Troy Lee as “an industry first in safety and performance”, the A2 lays claim to being the first helmet in its class to combine EPP (for slow speed impacts) and EPS (for high speed impacts) in critical impact zones. What this achieves is a remarkable management of energy from impacts-along with MIPS rotational impact protection. As a result of the A2’s clever engineering the lid exceeds certification standards CPSC 1203, CE EN 1078 and AS NX 2063:2008.

The award-winning predecessor to the A2, the A1 helmet, will now be offered at a lower price, standard with MIPS now at $139 USD. In the UK, the MIPs-clad A1 falls right down to £110 from £160.

Over the former model, the A2 further achieves a 25% increase in air intake and exhaust port surface area size, coupled with deep internal channeling, designed to allow increased airflow. Further enhancing comfort, an extra-plush comfort liner pairs hydrolytic foam and x-static fabric for fast-wicking.

The A2 comes in at £140 in the UK.

To place orders for Troy Lee Designs in the UK, head over to the Saddleback B2B.