You love freedom beyond civilization? Do you like to go on long, extensive ski tours, which also include demanding climbing units or the danger of falling rocks? Do you also enjoy high alpine terrain in summer and are you looking for adventure on rock or ice? Now you are looking for the ideal helmet for your alpine adventures? Your previous helmets were all too heavy and not sufficiently ventilated for the ascent?
Then let it go, because we might have just what you're looking for - the new Sweet Protection Ascender MIPS helmet could be just what you're looking for! We have tested the helmet for you and are thrilled.
The Sweet Protection Ascender Mips - a helmet for all ascents and descents on the mountain
For many ski mountaineers and ski tourers, wearing a helmet during ascents is not the norm - Sweet Protection wants to change that with the Ascender Mips helmet. Whether on a ski tour or on a summer mountain tour, Sweet Protection promises to help you master any challenge in high alpine terrain with the new Ascender Mips helmet.
The Norwegian company focuses in particular on the group of alpinists and ski tourers. Particularly when ski touring, protection against falls on rock or ice must be guaranteed in the same way as against rock and ice falls - a helmet is required for ascents and descents. For many ski mountaineers and ski tourers, wearing a helmet during ascents is not the norm - Sweet Protection wants to change this with the Ascender Mips helmet. Weighing only 380 grams (SM size), it is one of the lightest ski helmets in its class and still provides all-round protection.
Triple certification, hybrid and elastic shell construction and double layered EPS lining - all for the best protection on the mountain
The Sweet Protection Ascender Mips helmet is certified for ski touring, mountaineering and ski mountaineering and is therefore versatile. Unlike conventional ski helmets that focus on wind protection and heat retention, the Sweet Protection Ascender Mips helmet has a sophisticated ventilation system that keeps you cool on the longest and most demanding ski tours.
This is made possible by Sweet Protection using an innovative hybrid construction, in which the hard upper shell of the helmet is connected to an in-mold rim. The hard outer shell stiffens the perimeter of the helmet and helps transfer the impact loads and particularly vulnerable areas of the head. The moulded-in areas of this construction on the other side provide the necessary elasticity. This means that stone impacts or similar can be cushioned and your skull protected - and all this at a weight of barely 400 grams.
For added protection, Sweet Proctection has equipped the Ascender with the MIPS system which minimises the rotational energies that can occur during a diagonal impact, significantly reducing the risk of serious head injuries. The double-layer EPS inner lining also provides ideal protection from the inside, as it can cushion the impact of blows and falls and thus also reduce the risk of serious head injuries.
Pleasant fit and a cool head no matter what the load
The new Sweet Protection Ascender Mips helmet has been equipped with a further innovation from our own company: the STACC ventilation, for which a patent has already been applied for. This is a superficial cooling channel in the sense of a front slit, an internal channel and an outlet slit. The purpose of these ventilation slits is to cool the temporal laryngitis in the temples. However, the temples, which are among the most vulnerable areas of the head, are still protected and not exposed.
In addition to all the Sweet Protection features, the Ascender helmet comes with an adjustment system at the back of the head and a strap adjustment system at the knee, allowing the helmet to be adjusted to fit the shape of the head. With integrated clips for headlamps or sunglasses, the Norwegian company leaves nothing to be desired by alpinists. We all agree: The Sweet Protection Ascender MIPS is a highly innovative and convinces all those who venture deep into the mountains with its revolutionary performance - a must-have for all mountaineering enthusiasts!
* The actual price may differ from the price indicated here. It depends on current offers and the model.