The next time you find yourself staring up at the sky and wondering how you got there, you can take solace knowing that a dependable In Mold polycarbonate shell is only the first layer of defense against ill intentioned rocks and roots that Scott built in to its Stego Helmet. Now an industry standard, this construction method makes for lighter helmets, with a shell fused to an inner layer of foam cushioning without any gaps. Then, you'll remember that Scott sets the Stego apart from its more affordable helmets with the inclusion of the relatively new Multi Directional Impact Protection System MIPS. This refers to a bit of Swedish technology added to the helmet in the form of a thin inner layer that rotates slightly upon impact to absorb the brain damaging sloshing energy created in certain crashes. Finally, the back of your head will be cushioned as you're lying on the ground. Scott shaped the Stego's shell to extend below your ears in the rear to meet the recommendations of new research on areas of vulnerability during crashes. You'll get all of that protection, without sacrificing expected features like extensive venting, one handed adjustability, and a removable visor the last of which won't be any help if you're looking directly up at the sun.