- - Giro Vanquish MIPS Helmet

Giro Vanquish MIPS Helmet

Virtually every helmet brand has long-since jumped on the aero bandwagon at this point, offering what they believe is the ultimate helmet to cheat the wind.

However, credit must be given to Giro for being one of the first proponents behind this movement, when they launched their Air Attack model back in 2012.

Over the years, Giro has taken what they’ve learned from the Air Attack and refined its attributes to become their latest aero lid – the Vanquish MIPS.

The Vanquish MIPS posses a curious shape, wherein the front of the helmet features a smooth, rounded profile that ultimately leads to boxy, angular tail-section, which Giro claims gives the helmet its aerodynamic properties.

Unlike a lot of aero helmets, Giro paid equal attention to ventilation with the Vanquish MIPS, providing almost double the amount of air  channeling over the competition. In addition, four generous size indentations along the underside of the front section, help to provide even more channelled air around the area of brow-pad – as a means of keeping sweat off the rider’s face. 

Just as its predecessor, the Vanquish MIPS incorporates an integrated shield, which conveniently attaches using a series of embedded magnets that allows it to be positioned either up or down. Moreover, the shield features Zeiss’ Vivid Optics tint, which is designed to filter out wavelengths of unwanted blue light that can impede vision. 

In addition to MIPS technology, Giro beefed up the safety of the Vanquish MIPS by adding a dual-layer EPS foam liner, which comprises a softer-density foam next to the head, while harder, more durable foam is placed underneath the four-piece polycarbonate shell. According to Giro, this configuration results in better impact absorption across a range of different strike points than any single-density design.

Other features that punctuate the Vanquish MIPS are lightweight webbing and low-profile strap guides to keep things nicely tucked away, as well as eyewear grippers to help secure sunglasses that are stashed into the forward vents and antimicrobial padding.

The Vanquish MIPS is available in six colors and three sizes, with a retail price of $275, plus $25 for additional shield tints.

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The Vanquish MIPS is the pinnacle of high-performance road cycling helmets, featuring the innovative TransformAir design that actively streamlines airflow to reduce drag. Inside the Vanquish is an EPS liner with progressive layering, and our renowned RocLoc Air system seamlessly integrated with MIPS Technology to enhance comfort and cooling power while providing an additional measure of protection. So whether you’re hammering off the front, smashing an Ironman course, or laying down maximum wattage in the dash to the finish line, the Vanquish shapes the wind to work for you.



  • 305 grams without Shield, 355 grams with Shield

Included Accessories

  • Magnetic Vivid shield by Zeiss


  • TransformAir Technology, EPS liner with Progressive layering, Integrated MIPS technology, Magnetic Vivid shield by Zeiss, Stealth shield dock, Eyeglass grippers, Antimicrobial padding, Featherweight webbing


  • In-Mold Construction with Progressive Layering, Four-piece polycarbonate interlocking Hardbody shell

Fit System

  • Roc Loc Air MIPS


  • Wind Tunnel ventilation





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