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Scott Stego MIPS helmet review

Nothing combines ventilation, fit and protection quite as well as this lid

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £120.00 RRP | AUD $230.00 | USD $190.00
Scott's Stego MIPS offers a winning combination for enduro riders

Our review

Comfortable fit, good ventilation and high safety standards make this a truly outstanding trail/enduro helmet
Buy if, You want a benchmark trail/enduro lid that won't let you down in terms of either comfort or safety
Pros: Superb combination of fit, ventilation and protection
Cons: Only the wide styling, if that's a turnoff for you
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Scott is one of an increasing number of brands that have been getting into the enhanced protection world of MIPS – a sheet of low-friction plastic mounted inside the shell of the helmet that offers 15mm of extra movement in both forward and sideways planes during a rotational impact.


Adding MIPS only adds 15 to 20g to the weight of a helmet – in this case the Stego, which falls firmly in the enduro side of the trail family of helmets  – but it offers considerable extra protection.

Crucially, it has done so without obviously compromising other performance aspects like breathability and ventilation, which has cemented the Stego’s esteemed status here at BikeRadar since we first tested it in 2013, awarding it the same high score.

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Large holes in the yellow MIPS liner mean there’s no compromise in airflow through the big front, side and rear vents. The liner sits over broad internal channels too, so the wind whistles over your scalp when you get up to speed. Minimal padding means no lingering sogginess if you get sweaty on the way back up.

The shell shape is broad, which will trip some riders’ style alarms (the large size is particularly massive) but there’s enough adjustment in the free floating, dial tightened cradle for a secure and supportive fit.

The dropped rear offers plenty of skull protection, and there’s also extra protection in front of the ear to guard this vulnerable area. The top surface is smooth, which helps the helmet slide during crashes, and also provides a good mounting point for cameras and lights.

The small skull gripper segments have lasted better than on other lids we’ve used and there’s no fabric to smell like rancid milk after a summer season. Edge strap anchoring means easy fitting and minimal strap slap and specs interference, and the snaplock fastener simply works. Full hardshell coverage makes it kit bag and accidental kickabout proof too.


The broad shovel of a peak provides masses of shelter whatever the weather, while that deep-dish rear offers reassurance. If you tend to pedal rather than push or uplift then the extra ventilation is worth the additional outlay over the similarly protective MIPS version of Giro’s Feature.

Product Specifications


Name Stego MIPS (15)
Brand Scott

Weight (g) 348
Vented Yes
Helmet Sizes Available 47-52cm 48-56cm 50-55cm 50-57cm 51-55cm 52-60cm