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  • MIPS protection system uses a low-friction layer between the outer shell and the head to limit the rotational forces to the brain in the event of an angled impact
  • Aerocore In-Mold Construction delivers ventilated protection featuring patented Koroyd® material, integrated skeletal structure and Aramid filament reinforcement
  • Koroyd is a new open-cell protective material that absorbs more energy on impact than traditional helmets while also increasing airflow
  • VaporFit adjustable fit system and 21 optimized vents combine aerodynamic performance and cooling airflow
  • X-Static pads with cooling lining and ultralight single-layer webbing provide cool, comfortable coverage
  • Certification: CPSC, CE EC 1078


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Best Use Road Cycling
Helmet Style Road
Shell Material Polycarbonate
Head Circumference
51-55 centimeters
55 - 59 centimeters
59 - 62 centimeters
Vents 21
Weight 9 oz
Gender Unisex
Construction AEROCORE
Rated 5 out of 5 by from post accident I have never written a review for any product from any company, but would not be writing this if not for the overtake helmet. I have been cycling for 30 years, at many different levels. I usually buy a decent helmet, but have never spent much money. 2 weeks ago, my training partner and I hooked handle bars sending him forward and slamming me down on my side. I cheaped out on buying the MIPS version and did have a concussion, but the helmet absorbed al the shock and with numerous broken bones, loss of consciousness for 1 minute and amnesia for 3 hours there was not one mark on my skull. The Doctors were amazed that with the amount of force created when my head hit the payment there was not a serious brain injury. I will ride again, but I will never ride without a smith helmet. The next version will have MIPS! My friend, who was also wearing an overtake, hit his frontal lobe and destroyed his helmet as well, but he never lost consciousness and the helmet stayed in place and absorbed the full impact of his body. One strange day, but this design works perfectly at the only time it must.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ventilation, superior fit and retention make the Overtake a sure winner. I've been using this for several months for XC MTB racing and have been very pleased with the performance of the Smith Overtake. At least on my melon, the Overtake is a perfect fit. I had zero problems with ventilation during 90°+ races and barely notice it's there. Lastly the retention works as well as anything else I've tried and I've been riding 20+ years. Well done Smith!
Date published: 2015-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit &lightwieght Had this helmet less than a week. On my second ride I misjudged a set of RR tracks and went down hard. Glad to report no concusion Mr.OVERTAKE did the job. When I say hard I endedup with a broken rib and stitches above my left eye.
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crash Tested (unfortunately) and Rider Approved My Smith Overtake w/MIPS took a direct impact when I crashed today. While I do have a bit of a headache, It definitely protected my head where otherwise I would have had a concussion for sure. At the point of impact, my helmet absorbed and shifted as the MIPS was designed to do. It felt like my head landed on an egg carton. I have crashed with other helmets that don't fit as well and had worse results. If you are concerned for safety then this helmet is for you! Remember an improper fit results in a concussion or even worse.
Date published: 2015-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best helmet I have ever purchased I received my helmet two weeks ago and was immediately impressed with the fit and the light weight of the helmet. I got the matte white with MIPS. I have never had a head injury when I have fallen off my bike, but a local rider recently went down and sustained serious injuries including head trauma. He was wearing a helmet of course, but sustained injuries that the helmet could not handle. After reading the reviews on this helmet I purchased one. I know that bad things sometimes happen to people when riding a bike, and I felt that this purchase will give me a better level of head protection than my other helmet did.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overtake is over the top! How awesome is the Overtake? I wore it for my first ride yesterday with our club ride and one of our members who is a bike shop owner took one look at it and said, "I want that!" And it didn't disappoint. One ride and I am already a huge fan. I have owned and worn the other top brands, and I have to say, the Overtake is the best. It fits so well and is so light that you really don't even notice it. I did a three hour ride yesterday and the helmet didn't even move on my head. I was a little worried about heat with the density of the Koroyd/Aercore technology but it was not an issue. Really, this is probably the most comfortable road helmet overall that I have ever worn. And the only small downside is that the Smith Approach glasses I bought with the helmet (also fantastic, by the way) don't fit securely in the helmet groves. But all in all, this lid is everything it is cracked up to be. My prediction is that given the functionality and style of this helmet, it is going to take the cycling world by storm.
Date published: 2015-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit, Great look The Overtake helmet is very lite weight, fits prefect no sliding or shifting. The helmet vents allow air to help keep your head cool, you can ride for hours and not have sweat dripping down your face. The stealth look of the helmet helps you look like a real rider and the construction of the helmet guarantees safety. Its nice to have a helmet that fits, is well constructed and looks great.
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best helmet I've ever worn Light, comfortable, well ventilated + looks awesome. Stoked to train and race in a lid I feel will keep me well protected (thanks to MIPS) all while looking good. I've worn everything from TLD to Giro to Kask and can confidently say this is the best helmet I've ever worn!
Date published: 2015-06-09
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Could you give me a sizing chart for a medium helmet. Thanks , John

Asked by: Clink
The head circumference sizes are as follows: S 51-55 cm M 55-59 cm L 59-62 cm
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-04

Is the red white black actually MIPS?

Asked by: Egalsales
​Yes, this helmet features MIPS technology regardless of the color.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-08

Is the MIPS helmet available in orange?

Asked by: CommuterCraig
​No, we are not carrying the matte neon orange.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-12
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