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Light makes right.

The Smith Maze Helmet doesn't have a bunch of thingamajigs, jibjabs, and doodads sticking out all over—it's not complicated, but it is an ultralight, super clean, and minimalist brain bucket designed to protect your head so you can think about the next big booter, deep line, or double-kink that you're lining up. At just 12oz, it's the lightest fully certified snow helmet on the market, but still comes with key features like a self-adjusting Lifestyle Fit System, Airflow Climate Control Vents, and removable, audio-compatible Snapfit SL2 earpads. Smith's AirEvac 2 goggle-compatible ventilation system keeps your eyewear from fogging, and the PC plastic shell and EPS foam liner protect your medulla oblongata from getting rattled.

  • Lightweight in-mold construction
  • PC plastic shell with an EPS foam liner
  • Self-adjusting Lifestyle Fit System
  • Airflow Climate Control vents
  • AirEvac 2 goggle-compatible ventilation
  • Snapfit SL2 earpads compatible with Skullcandy audio systems
  • Removable goggle lock

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5 5

America

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Super light helmet and the graphics... Who doesn't want an epic eagle montage on the side of their head?!

Haven't taken a major spill in it yet, but so far it feels good and hopefully I'll never have to know if it protected me well enough!

5 5

The perfect helmet

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's perfect because it's cheap, light (the lightest helmet on the market), small (so it doesn't make me look or feel like a bobble-head), cheap, and comfortable.

The helmet comes without readable instructions, so it took me a while to figure out (a) how to close the vents and (b) that the helmet actually is adjustable. At first, I thought it was a one-size-fits-all and too tight, but after a while I figured out that it could be adjusted, and now it fits perfectly.

When this gets all dented, I'm getting another Maze.

How to adjust: it's not obvious, but the elastic and plastic straps attached to the bottom of the helmet can be unsnapped from the helmet. Just pull them off. No, you won't break the straps, although it seems like you might.

5 5

Yee Haw!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

33 years ago helmets were not needed when skiing. Now that they are, and comparing with a rental (DUH) , this helmet is TOPS! Snug fit, easy to adjust, warm, and nothing restricts visibility. Make sure you measure your head to get the best fit. This helmet fits like a glove.

Comfortable and Compatible

Comfortable and Compatible

Saaweeeeet helmet!! It makes sense why so many people have them. It is comfortable, warm, and is nice and sleek! This helmet breathes very well while keeping you warm on the lift with the fleece lining. If you are looking for a perfect helmet goggle combo I would grab one of the Smith I/O series. In the photo is the Smith I/OX with the Smith Maze. This combo offers great ventilation as they are designed together to optimize air flow to your goggle lens. Follow the size chart for your head circumference to select your size. Fits true to the chart.

5 5

Great Helmet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This helmet is light and comfortable even on the coldest days I rarely use a liner. I have a pair of OT Chips in the ears. They fit perfectly in the helmet and can always have the volume at a level where I can hear others.

5 5

Terrific Helmet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The more I use this helmet, the more I like it. It is easily adjustable and is a great fit. I didn't figure out that I could take off the ear muffs until I was on the lift. It is so simple to change that I could alter my helmet's configurations as conditions shifted while riding the lift. Highly recommended.

Unanswered Question

What model year is this helmet? and what is the difference from this model year to the 2015 model? They look exactly the same just from looks...or is this the 2015 model?

5 5

Lightweight and Comfy

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's odd, but the helmet is warm where you need it, and cool in the right spots too. Build up some heat while bush whacking to your favorite stash, as soon as you get some speed, the air rushes through the vents and cools the top of your dome. While your ears and sensitive parts are kept comfy and warm.

I wasn't sure at first. It looks like a bike helmet from 1990 when you look at the internals, but from the outside looks good. But out of sight, out of mind, it all works. It makes the helmet lighter, and good looking, while functioning. Don't have to sacrifice form vs function.

Also used different Oakley and Uvex goggles, and they all fit fine. My weird head makes me adjust the helmet back a little with my goggles down, but once on, everything meshes. The slight visor, seals up the goggle gap perfectly. And the vent under the visor keeps goggles from fogging. win/win

5 5

Great Low Profile Helmet

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This helmet is awesome. Low profile and really lightweight... hard to tell I'm even wearing it. No complaints, great product.

5 5

Hooked

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Pretty happy with this helmet. I have been skiing/boarding for many years now without a helmet. Last year I got a nasty concussion and decided this year I'm getting a helmet. Super lightweight, I can fit my own earbuds underneath the ear covers comfortably, works great with my Smith I/Os. Pretty low profile; more of a skater look than the weird holey bicycle helmets. I ski in 10-30F weather and with the vents opened I had no issues keeping my head just warm enough. Goggle vent kept my goggles clear and I could feel the fresh cool air on my eyes which I like. Took a few minor falls messing around and my head never noticed it.

5 5

Comfortable, Warm and Light

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great helmet! Was a seamless fit with my oakley flight decks. Front Venting matched perfect with the goggle to keep everything fog free! Comfortable padded chin strap, easy to use removable goggle clip and a super comfy liner. Best helmet I've ever owned.

Comfortable, Warm and Light
1 5

Wool Maze Helmet

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Ordered the Smith Maze helmet in "Wool". Size Large.
**This review is only for the Wool version***
Pros: Great fit, very light. Basic but comfortable sizing adjustment options
Cons: The "wool" frays immediately.

I have ordered two of the smith Maze helmet in wool. Both showed up already frayed and piling. As opposed to the other Smith Maze helmets which have a hard shell on top of the Styrofoam, the wool version has a very thin piece of grey "wool" fabric glued to the surface of the Styrofoam. It appears very cheap and very prone to piling, fraying, and tearing. It does not appear in-person as thick as it does on the website. I will be returning it for another color tomorrow.
On the positive this helmet crushes my 15 year old Pro tec. It is way warmer, more comfortable, and secure. I love this helmet just not the cheap wool cover.
To summarize:
Wool version: 1/5 *
Maze helmet overall:4/5 ****

I just got some of the Smith IO/X Goggles...I was wondering how the fit/ventilation is with this helmet? I do quite a bit of back country hiking/skiing and have had issues in the past with my goggles fogging up? (not the Smith's those are brand new never used) The thing that concerns me most about this helmet is the lack of top ventilation. I tend to overheat quickly even on the coldest days.

Responded on

I LOVE my maze helmets - super lightweight, integrate perfectly with my IOX goggles and they just fit better than any other helmet I've tried. They really don't have a whole lot of vents but I have never had a problem with overheating - I take mine off when hiking or if if its just that hot out. I also bring sunglasses for sunny, warm hikes. On super cold days, I wear a buff headband underneath. I'll post a pic of the back vents! You can see one of the front vents in the side view pictures above - just little slits on each side of the front of the helmet. Hopefully that helps! Hit me up if you have any questions! lfeasler@backcountry.com

5 5

light weight and stylish

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm really happy with this helmet. I can barley tell when I am wearing it because it is so light which also makes it nice for packing on the ascent. It fits my head very comfortably and has no "gaper gap" with my goggles. very clean and low profile, perfect for all winter backcountry pursuits!

light weight and stylish
5 5

Less is more

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Lightweight helmet that fits great and has a low profile so you don't feel like your head has doubled in size when you're wearing it. Seamless fit with Smith goggles and has lots of air flow so it doesn't fog you up. Great helmet!

5 5

Best Helmet out there

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Used it for the past three seasons. It is the lightest helmet I've ever used. Very durable. A definite must if you plan to ride a lot, especially if your gonna ride park.

5 5

The lightest helmet. Period.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you're like me, you want the protection of a helmet, but you want to forget its there. This thing feels like you forgot it at home, and looks great. Minimalist helmet, with well thought-out ventilation that keeps the air inside your goggles circulating, and so low-profile that you won't ever want to wear a different one.

5 5

top notch

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Dopest/ lightest/most comfortable helmet on the market period