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Smith Maze MIPS Helmet


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    14 Reviews


    Featherweight protection, clean style.

    What could possibly make the world's lightest certified snow helmet better? How about a new system that reduces potential brain injuries without adding extra bulk or weight? The Smith Maze MIPS Helmet offers the same ultra-light feel and minimalist look as the original, but with an added safety system that improves protection.

    The Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) allows a small rotation of the outer shell relative to the liner when your head hits at an angle in order to decrease rotational forces, reducing potential damage to your brain. In-Mold construction fuses EPS foam to a polycarbonate shell to minimize weight and bulk without compromising impact protection.

    The Airflow climate control system lets you crank open the vents on warm spring days and intense hikes, and the self-adjusting fit system offers a comfy, secure fit. AirEvac 2 ventilation keeps your goggles fog-free, while the removable goggle lock keeps them in place. Snapfit SL2 ear pads can be removed during heated park sessions, and they're Skullcandy audio system-compatible (sold separately) so you can turn up the jams while you surf powder stashes.

    • Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS)
    • In-Mold construction
    • Airflow climate control
    • Self-adjusting fit system
    • AirEvac 2 ventilation
    • Snapfit SL2 ear pads
    • Removable ultralight goggle lock
    • Sullcandy audio system-compatible (sold separately)
    • Item #SMI00AY

    Tech Specs

    Shell Material
    In-Mold (ABS plastic)
    Impact Foam
    EPS (foam)
    Audio Compatible
    yes, Skullcandy audio system compatible
    Audio System Included
    Airflow climate control, 9 vents
    Fit Adjustment
    Self-adjusting lifestyle fit system
    ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077 2007 Class B
    Claimed Weight
    12 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Lightweight and Impressed

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    So like the title says this helmet is very lightweight, I am genuinely impressed. The small fit very well on me, surprised because I have a small head and no helmet has ever fit me right. The helmet is comfy and secure making me feel well protected so I can be extra sendy.

    MIPs for the win

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    It's a perfect ski helmet. Great built in technology with a solid build but a low profile look. It's warm without being too hot and good for adapting with headphones. My sister in law has a small head and the small fits perfectly and looks good. I got her the matte charcoal and it's super sharp without being flashy.

    Bought this as a gift

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    So happy I got my brother this helmet! The fit on it is amazing. It doesn't feel like a ball on top of your head, it really does have a comfortable fit and look. The most important thing is the MIPS (Multiple impact protection system) which keeps him from getting hurt after the first hit. Most helmets protect against an initial blow which is great. MIPS is designed to take multiple impacts (which does occur every time you crash). With him having this on I don't just think, o well he has something. No, he has the best protection he can get and it's actually going to do something if a crash does happen. Peace of mind, I haven't found a price for it yet!

    Love this

      I've had a hard time over the years transitioning to helmets but I want to keep things safe out there, so I've continued to try multiple styles of helmets. This and the Pivot by Smith have finally made the pros outweigh the cons for me. Lightweight. Great Technology. Comfortable. Plus it's as good looking as you're going to get out of a helmet. I'm now a believer.

      MIPS Makes All the Difference

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      All of my helmets are Smith, this brand has it down in regards to functionality, durability, and overall aesthetic. I also really believe that MIPS makes all the difference, especially with this helmet. More movement and safety all while keeping a stable position on your dome. 10/10

      Upgraded my old helmet

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've had the Smith Maze helmet for several years and finally got a new one with MIPS. Not sure how well the mips works but I've loved how lightweight the maze helmet is even with my audio in it. Feels like I'm wearing nothing at all...nothing at all.

      Light & comfortable

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Definitely a huge step up from some of the heavier Smith helmets ! I use this primarily as a touring helmet, thanks to it being lightweight. Looks great, fits well with Smith goggles (I use the I/O).

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      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      After 7 years of abuse on my Smith Holt, I decided it was time to get a new lid. With my Holt lasting 7 years of park and freeride skiing it was obvious that I was going to give my money to Smith again. This time around I was looking for something a bit lighter with improved protection. I'm not sure if the Holt has gotten lighter, but I know that today the Maze still weighs 7 ounces lighter than the Holt. HUGE selling point for me! I also liked seeing the Multi-directional Impact Protection System. I've had so many falls where my head gets caught in a twisting motion rather than a direct hit to the head, so the MIPS version was an absolute necessity for me. The sleek low profile design is definitely something I like about this helmet. I wear a beanie and goggles under my helmet so removable ear pads are critical. 10/10 on this helmet!

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      Lightweight and stylish.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This Smith Maze helmet with the mips technology is awesome.

      The helmet is true to size, just measure your head and viola!

      The helmet feels incredible to wear, in fact it is far less annoying than a beanie. Somehow the helmet felt like it was made for my head.

      I have already taken a few impacts on the helmet and I can tell you I was stoked to have this helmet, something that would of ruined my day was diverted thanks to this helmet.

      Because of the comfort of this helmet, I look forward to putting it on in the morning.

      Lightweight and stylish.

      The POC helmets with mips tend to be bulkier then those without mips. Any opinion on the maze helmet? Is it the same fit and size with/without mips?

      The Receptor Backcountry MIPS, (My current helmet) Has a Different Mips system using a Pin that shears, The inner helmet is actually a completely different layer from the outer shell so it is a bit bulkier, also they only go up to a size large in that and it gets fairly tight/uncomfortable when your on the outer boundary of its fitment. The Maze MIPS uses a drop in system that takes up less space and is also (presumably) more effective because you wouldn't be trying to shear a foam pin

      If you want to Use this helmet with a beanie, should you consider sizing up if you're on the upper end of its fitting size?

      Connor, you can take the ear pads off of this helmet. So the beanie will actually fit a bit better. I do find the helmet to run on the snugger side of things so I would size up but, then it wouldnt fit right without the beanie. The beanie would make it snug but, if you size up and wear it without the beanie there will be movement. This means that if you hit your head it will have a higher impact than when its snug on your head.

      If you have anymore questions feel free to send me an email or call!

      Bill Porreca