Scott Lin helmet review£79.99

Trail helmet with MIPS technology

BikeRadar score4.5/5

Scott’s Lin helmet packs one hell of a feature-filled punch. The in-mould construction has 18 whopping vents and some deep internal channelling, which does a good job of keeping your head cool even after you’ve trudged up long, sweaty climbs. 

Inside, the thin padding helps create a comfortable fit and wicks well when things heat up. The adjustable cradle uses Scott’s RAS (Rotary Adjustment System) technology to help tailor the fit using a small, quite narrow, indexed clicker wheel. Although this works well enough, after months of getting caked in mud, it can get a little gritty and doesn’t turn quite as easily. 

What makes the Lin really stand out is the inclusion of MIPS technology, a feature that most competitors charge an awful lot more for. MIPS is a low friction layer that sits between the helmet padding and EPS liner, helping to dissipate energy from awkward angled impacts to your head. It’s a great safety addition to any lid. 

All-day comfort is right up there with the best of them and the fact that the Lin weighs 278g certainly doesn’t do it any harm. We like the styling, and if green isn’t your thing there’s a full stealth option too. 

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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