The MSR MAV 3 MIPS helmet is a mid priced helmet with MIPS and some other high-end features. MIPS changes the way to think about helmet safety; developed by brain surgeons and scientists to reduce rotational forces on the brain caused by angled impacts to the head. Adding MIPS to the MAV 3 helmet brings state of the art safety technology other companies charge double the price for. Modern helmet shells have many sculptured ridges and valleys in them. Most helmets, including some very expensive brands, do not have an impact absorbing expanded polystyrene (EPS) liner that follows and fills in those peaks and valleys. The MAV 3 MIPS EPS liner does fill in those peaks and valleys and this creates improved impact absorption. Safety is key with all our helmets and the MAV 3 MIPS passes two of the toughest safety standards today. Comfort is addressed with our round-oval Shell shape and using, top of the line SilverCool wicking material in the interior. Shell design features great venting, a strengthened chinbar and large eye port that accommodate most goggles including "over the glasses" types.