Scott has come up with a winner with the Scott Lin..
Safety should be priority #1 for your riding. The Scott Lin features the revolutionary MIPS (Multidirectional Impact Protection System) safety technology at a price that won't break the bank. Use the size chart below to pick your size. the Lin comes with the V-RAS fit system and substantial ventilation. This helmet is in limited supply so don't procrastinate!
Read what BikeRumor.com has to say about the MIPS line of helmets from Scott Sports.
Read this excerpt from Canadian Cycling Magazine:
Scott will be introducing two new mountain bike helmets for 2013 -the Lin and the Taal. What makes these helmets stand apart from other helmets in the category is the introduction of something called Multi-Directional Impact System (MIPS), a new protection technology that mimics the way our body protects our brain from serious damage.
Scott Lin Helmet Summary
A lightweight stylish mountain bike helmet with added safety protection at an affordable price.
Scientists from the Royal Institute of Technology and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm studied how people fall and determined that in most cases, your head hits the ground on an angle causing rotational force. This rotational force can lead to violent trauma to the brain.
One way the body combats this is the presence of a layer of fluid between the brain and the skull called cerebrospinal fluid. This fluid allows your brain to rotate within your skull to protect your brain under impact. This was the inspiration behind MIPS, a thin low friction layer between the inner surface of the helmet and the head.
Scott was able to achieve a helmet that greatly reduces rotational impact to the brain. The MIPS technology is undetectable in the helmet and doesn’t effect fit, comfort, ventilation or gain a noticeable weight penalty.
I bought my wife a Scott Sports LIN with MIPS over a year ago and it's given me a great deal of peace of mind. I've heard reports of riders surviving serious crashes with these helmets. They live up to the hype. She finds the helmet light and comfortable and I'm secure in knowing she has the safest helmet out there.