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Smith Forefront Helmet


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    11 Reviews


    Forward thinking.

    Match your rad Smith sunnies to an equally unique helmet aesthetic with the Smith Forefront Helmet. Venturing far from tradition construction, the Forefront's Aerocore technology uses Karoyd material for a look that's straight out of the future with boosted safety to match. Its honeycomb motif is accompanied by claims of a 30% reduction in force transmission, which in turn reduces injury risk if you happen to hit the deck.

    While Aerocore construction boasts a host of advantages, massive, open vents isn’t one of them, so Smith adds integrated camera and light mounts to safely attach your gadgets. While they do require accessories, these mounts are much more secure than the standard strap mounts used to mount those items to other helmets, and the benefits show up immediately with notably more stable POV footage.

    • Lightweight protection with a unique style
    • Karoyd material reduces force transmission
    • X-Static lining with Reactive Cooling Performance
    • VaporFit retention system adjust easily on the fly
    • AerEvac ventilation provides cooling airflow
    • Integrated camera and light mounts
    • Item #SMI00CC

    Tech Specs

    Shell Material
    Aerocore technology featuring Koroyd
    Multiple Impact
    Fit Adjustment
    yes, adjustable/removable
    Full Face
    Claimed Weight
    [size medium] 285 g
    Recommended Use
    mountain bike
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    excellent helmet

      Iv'e only had the forefront for about one month and I can say it's the lightest and most comfortable helmet and most $$$ I've had to date. Once on you don't even know your wearing it. Today I took a rather slow but high fall from a 3' ledge and got caught up. The bike let go and I fell straight down and hit the back my head. There was a very loud to me bang but i was fine. the Karoyd separated from the shell and the adjustment straps pulled out of the helmet but i am fine. I really appreciated the lower head coverage and called Backcountry to order a replacement they were able to offer me a discount on the new helmet as i purchased the damaged helmet from them. It is expensive but in feel it was worth it. A helmet with this lower head coverage I feel saved me from serious injury . thanks Smith and Backcountry. I understand helmets should be replaced after a big hit and I'm alittle suprised with the level of damage in such a slow speed fall but this helmet did it's job.

      So Light!

        I love this helmet - it feels very light and durable at the same time. It is very breathable, and fits very well. I normally wear a small in ski/snowboard/bike helmets, and the small was the perfect size. I love that i can tighten the click wheel on the back to really dial in the fit.

        Great Mountain Bike Helmet from Smith

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I got the Smith Forefront Helmet roughly a month ago and am very pleased with my purchase so far. The Forefront is a very comfortable helmet right out of the box, with only minimal tweaks needed to dial-in the fit. You can move the VaporFit retention system in the back by snapping it out and moving it up or down. Personally, I moved it down a notch, so when I tightened the click wheel, it was properly secured at the lower-back part of my head.
        The honeycomb Aerocore makes this a very protective, yet light and breathable lid, and the adjustable visor is a nice touch - I have been pushing it up and out of my line of sight on especially steep climbs. All in all, I would highly recommend the Smith Forefront to anyone looking for a new cross country or enduro mountain bike helmet.

        Skid Lid

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Stoked on the Forefront helmet. It fits well and definitely breathes enough for hot Utah rides. I've seen Koroyd's Aerocore tests, and the results are astonishing. If you want a low-key, breathable, and comfortable mtb helmet that also protects your dome far better than foam skid lids, the Forefront should be on your short list.


        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I've had a Forefront for a couple seasons now and I absolutely love it. It offers a ton of protection while cruising through the woods, it's very light weight, and it's supremely comfortable. It's one of the only pieces of gear I've ever owned where if it broke today, I'd buy it again tomorrow. Also - I have it in Matte Neon Orange and I've had countless comments from other riders on how visible I am.

        p.s. While wearing a Forefront, my brother recently walked away from head-butting a tree.

        Rad Brain Bucket

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Ok so I have a slightly funny oval shaped head and its a 22" circumference, and I picked a Medium. It fits well. There are lots of cool colors and the helmet looks rad while keeping your noggin' safe.
        -Some helmets don't fit my head well. This one does. The dial also
        -One of the more lightweight helmets, but definitely no doubt of protection here.
        -Like Kyle's review below, I also have the Smith PivLock glasses that can "clip" into the helmet. They pair well with the helmet. They also can fit into the front vents.
        - This might be a personal issue, but my head can get itchy when its hot out - the Koroyd material makes it pretty much impossible to scratch without taking off the helmet. I don't think it breaths as well as some other helmets with "clear" vents to be honest. That said, you likely won't notice unless you're sloggin' up a brutal climb on a very hot day.
        -Its not cheap. There are other great helmets out there that have MIPS that are half to a third of the price. That said, in terms of quality, Smith helmets are nop notch and I would have no qualms about spending as much as I did again!
        -Fantastic helmet that looks rad and keeps you safe that is super lightweight. I bought this helmet before the MIPS was an option for it, I probably would have gone with that.

        Rad Brain Bucket

        1.21 Gigawatts!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        And you thought Doc Brown had the only formula to time travel to the future! It seems my Forefront Helmet does as well as seen in the picture below from Snowbasin last summer. Or maybe the helmet was travelling faster than me. We will never know the truth.

        Born from the hard work of a bunch of guys and gals in Idaho (thanks Mr. Sours!), this helmet has quickly become one of the most popular on the market. I have found that the Koroyd material combined with the AirEvac ventilation system is super breathable and after a couple minutes of riding you barely notice you have this bad boy on your head. Paired with the Smith Pivlock sunglasses I have spent many hours in the saddle with no fogging or significant sweat build up on my glasses. I took a couple tumbles last season, none too serious, and my Forefront did its job admirably in protecting my precious cranium. It is not multi-impact but I did not seriously impact my head so my helmet is still going strong. And finally for those looking to catch the ultimate shred footage, there is a built in camera mount that I use for a bike light for night riding.

        I would highly recommend this helmet and feel free to shoot me any questions on bike helmets or anything mountain bike related.

        Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead - - 801-736-4337

        1.21 Gigawatts!

        Hey David - I have ridden with the Forefront in Moab and Fruita, CO in some pretty hot weather and not had any issues with the ventilation. I tend to run pretty hot and sweat a lot too. There are definitely other helmets with better ventilation if you are riding in hot weather exclusively. I would put the Forefront at a 3/5 for ventilation.