Back on Track EQ3 Smooth Shell Helmet (Black)
Trauma Void™’s EQ3™ helmet is the wave of the future, and the next step in brain protection technology for the equine industry.
Safety may be the first priority of Trauma Void’s EQ3 helmet, but it has also been designed for comfort, style, and affordability. The design features a removable and washable Coolmax® lining inside with great ventilation, and it is being offered in multiple colors. You should never clean your helmet with any alcohol-based liquid, as this will damage the helmets.
- ASTM-SEI certification
- MIPS technology inside
- Removable and washable Coolmax lining
- Comfortable design with great ventilation
- Smooth outer shell that is easy to clean
- Screen and chinstraps made of durable PU leather
The most important component of the EQ3 helmet design is the incorporated Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (“MIPS”) technology, which has been used in bike, motor, and snow helmets for years.
The inner Coolmax lining of your helmet can be removed and hand washed if needed. The smooth shell helmet may be wiped down with a wet cloth and the microfiber shell helmet can be spot cleaned with warm water and a damp cloth. You should never clean your helmet with any alcohol-based liquid, as this will damage the helmets.
Your helmet should be kept in a temperature-controlled environment when not being used. Extreme temperatures as well as fluctuating temperatures can be detrimental to the integrity of the shock-absorbing materials within the helmet.
Where did MIPS come from? Over the past two decades, a small group of passionate individuals based out of Sweden have made it their mission to find a way to further protect the brain from rotational force and strain when impact occurs during a crash. From this group grew MIPS, which is short for Multi-Directional Impact Protection System. MIPS can be found in a variety of different helmets, from motocross lids to equine riding helmets.
What exactly is MIPS? The MIPS Brain Protection System is a helmet-integrated, low-friction layer designed to reduce rotational motion transferred to the brain from angled impacts to the head. This layer creates a way for the rotational force to be absorbed and redirected rather than transmitted to the brain during an impact. It's held in place with flexible bands that clip the MIPS liner to the helmet's foam in multiple anchor points. The system sounds simple, but in reality, this technology was developed and tested over countless hours in a lab.
How does it work? MIPS works by installing a thin (0.5 - 0.7mm) ventilated, custom cut low-friction layer inside the helmet liner. The layer is held in place by an assemblage of composite anchors that flex in all directions. These anchors hold the layer in place, around the head, but provide a small movement in response to angled impact. MIPS' small movement (10 - 15mm) relative to the helmet at the brief moment of an angled impact (3 - 10miliseconds) allows the head to continue in the direction in which it was originally travelling. This means that some portion of the rotational forces and energies acting on the head at impact are redirected and spread out thanks to the large low-friction layer, rather than being transferred to the brain. Thanks to it's thinness, lightness, and integration into the helmet's existing ventilation, it's rarely noticed by the wearer, even over extended periods of use.