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The Helmet Update

Volume 37, #2, May 5, 2019

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Consumer Reports rates rotational energy management first criterion





Consumer Reports has published an article on their web page recommending as the number one buying criterion that helmet buyers:

"'Consider a helmet with rotational force-reducing tech like MIPS or WaveCel if you can find one that fits your budget. It's absolutely worth looking for a helmet that reduces rotational force,' says Anzalone."

If you are inclined to accept that judgment we have a page up that matches their previous highest ratings for impact with Virginia Tech's highest ratings for concussion-level injury prevention, including rotational energy management.

Note that the Bontrager WaveCel helmets are too new to have dual test results.

We sent a WaveCel helmet to a lab for conventional CPSC-level impact testing and the results were good but not extraordinary.

Consumer Reports also announced that they are working on a helmet article for publication later this year.






This page was revised on: May 7, 2019.
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