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Ultimate protection, fit, and airflow for the ultimate skier.

When it comes to protection, you refuse to settle with those uncomfortably stifling helmets that make for sub-par ski sessions. Strap on the Smith Vantage Helmet and experience comfortable protection like never before. Its innovative Hybrid SL shell construction combines Smith's bombshell ABS on the top of your head with a flyweight In-Mold technology around the sides so you get an optimized fit around your noggin that doesn't decrease durability. The all-new Aerocore Technology fully covers your dome with four Koroyd inserts that absorb more energy on an impact than normal inserts and that increase airflow without compromising your safety. The AirEvac 2 Ventilation provides constant airflow by moving chilly mountain air through external vents below the brim and pushing warm air out of 21 vents across your head. If you get too cold, you can close the vents with the dual regulator at the top of the helmet that's easy to switch, even with gloves on.

The Vantage truly provides a superior fit with its adjustable Boa FS360 Fit System, which has a full 360-degree halo design that offers both forward and lateral adjustments. The helmet's Nanosilver performance lining has antimicrobial features that keep it clean. Snapfit SL2 Ear Pads seal around your ears to give unbelievable warmth on stormy days, and you can remove them when you have a sunny sky to warm you. They also hold compatible Skullcandy ear buds so you can drop the sickest beats while you drop the sickest cliffs, or make a phone call to tell your boss you're too sick to come in.    

  • Hybrid SL shell construction
  • Aerocore Technology featuring Koroy energy-absorbing inserts
  • AirEvac 2 Ventilation with 21 vents
  • Dual regulator adjustable climate control
  • Adjustable Boa FS360 Fit System
  • Nanosilver performance lining
  • Snapfit SL Ear Pads
  • Compatible with Skullcandy audio systems (sold separately)

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5 5

Great helmet!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my second Vantage helmet, I upgraded when the Koroyd model was released. Much lighter than the previous version and, the revised BOA system improves overall fit. Vents are easy to operate, even when wearing gloves or mitts. Low profile look too. I paired the Smith IOX goggle with the helmet, they work exceptionally well as a unit; no gaps and great airflow. As the top of the line Smith helmet, it's not inexpensive but, it's worth every penny.

Unanswered Question

Is the large actually a large? I have a fairly big head that is oval shaped (narrower side-to-side than front-to-back), measuring hat size 7-5/8. Can anyone recommend this helmet to fit large heads? Thanks.

5 5

small orange love

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Super happy w this helmet. I did get it on sale 1/2 off. I really wanted orange to match my ski jacket & just got lucky w this one. Wore it 4 days straight in Breckenridge recently. No issues. Just awesome & comfy.

small orange love
5 5

Smith Vantage Helmet

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

This helmet is very lightweight and looks cool. The helmet fits great and has a dial that you can adjust on the back of the helmet to adjust it tighter if needed. The vents are easy to open when your head get too hot. The helmet fits well with my goggles and there's little to no gap. One complaint I have with the helmet is when you take your goggles off your eyes and try and place them on the helmet sometime they do not stay on the helmet and the goggle slides off. The visor on the helmet causes the googles to sit funny and sometimes the slide off. (This only happened when I was carrying my helmet around and not when I was wearing it.) Another observation I have is during one of the days that I was wearing the helmet my head was very itchy. It only has happened once, so I'm not sure if its the helmet or me so I'm not going to mark it down in the ratings.
Overall my favorite parts of this helmet are the great fit, the lightweight and easy ventilation.

5 5

WELL WORTH IT

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

Smith's most expensive helmet but well worth it, vents slide smooth, unlike some of the others I've tried, and it fits my giant dome comfortably. Great design, great fit.

5 5

Most important piece of equipment...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Why cheap out on the most important piece of equipment? This helmet is everything I could ask for in a helmet; breathable, adjustable, and cutting edge with the aerocore material. Worth the little extra money.

4 5

One small complaint...

I like this helmet. The vents are easy to control (though it'd be nice if all of them could be closed...there are some at the back which aren't controllable). The places for speakers are well thought-out, and when you want to vent, this helmet vents very well.

My one complaint of note is that when I move my goggles off my eyes and up onto the helmet, they don't want to stay in place. Some higher ridges on the side of the helmet would help with that, as would lowering the goggle strap retainer on the back of the helmet.

Do you have any Medium Matte Black coming in?

Responded on

Hi Micah,
Unfortunately we do not have any more of the Matte Black/M ordered to come in. Sorry about that!

Will you have any Matte Black in Large coming in soon?

Responded on

Hi there,
Unfortunately we do not have any more Matte Black/L ordered to come in at this time, sorry about that!

Treat yo self

Treat yo self

Great helmet. The adjustable vents are amazing! I wear this helmet in all sorts of conditions. It is comfortable every time. Long gone are the days of itchy sweaty head. It is slim, light, and comfortable.

The only drawback is the adjustable boa in the back. My hood will sometimes rub against the dial and make unwanted changes. I think they have addressed this in the newer, currently available version.

Hi,
Are you expecting to get orange in size Medium in the near future? Thank you!

Responded on

Hi there,
Unfortunately we do not have any more of the orange ordered to come in, sorry about that!

Will you have the Matt Cobalt in size S anytime soon?

Responded on

Hi,
We do have a couple more of the Matte Cobalt/S ordered to come in- we're hoping to have them available any day now!

Responded on

I just found out that you don't ship to Europe anyways, so that won't help me...

5 5

Awesome helmet w Anon M2!

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

I went through two helmets before discovering the Vantage. This helmet is AWESOME. I had an older mutiny, then bought the anon Halo. I used the helo for a day and was miserable w it. The vantage pairs perfectly w Anon M2 goggles. Zero gap. Zero air leaks. The vented brim is brilliant. I feel like this keeps the airflow moving keeping it from not trapping vapor. I used this on high moisture powder days and had no fogging. The Helmet was very warm in very cold vt temps 1-5 degrees w vents shut. Its very light. It's fit is lower profile than the anon helmets so your head doesn't look like a bulb. Goggle strap secure and routing is perfect. You can tell a lot of thought went into this helmet. It's worth it's price.

One thing could use improvement. The gromit for the exit of the audio wire is right under a strap.

5 5

Superior Fit and Ventilation

After many years of use it was time to retire my Bern Helmet. Since I've been using Smith goggles for several years and testing the integration in store this was an obvious choice.

The Good

Fit: The Vantage comes in 4 sizes from 51-67cm and includes the Boa fit system. My Bern had absolutely no adjustability of the liner aside from adding a few pads and never fit completely snugly. This helmet fits like it should and sinks down onto the head like a glove. With a quick twist of the Boa you can dial in that perfect level of snugness. The helmet is nice and low profile, not to mention lightweight.

Ventilation: The biggest problem I had with my Bern aside from a slightly imperfect fit was goggle integration. Medium helmets seemed to integrate poorly with the curvature of my goggles and as a result led to slight gaper gap. I could care less about the slight gap style wise, but hiking in foul weather this is a killer as your goggles tend to fog very quickly.

Smith goggles integrate perfectly with their helmet line ( I have the I/O ) and the Air-Evac helps take dumped heat around the foam at the top of the goggle and bring it overhead and out the top. Even in brutal cold I have no problems with fogging booting up 1200' couloirs. The dual regulator lets you choose front, back, or both for ventilation. I particularly like dual open when hiking, front closed when skiing in slightly warmer weather, and both closed if its downright brutal.

The Bad

Camera Mounting: A great deal of thought was put into the Smith Forefront Bike helmet with a recessed slot for action camera mounting. On the vantage in size medium I've found its impossible to mount a GoPro with the traditional flat or curved 3M mounts, going so far as to use several types of superglues and epoxies to keep the mounts stuck. I did not ding Smith for this because the helmet functions completely as it should as a safety device, but it would be nice to see this detail addition in the future.

Responded on

Saved my noggin from a tree this weekend. Thanks Smith

5 5

Good looking helmet

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I bought this as a gift, but it was returned because of sizing. It's a good looking helmet. The colors are smooth and it's durable as well. He wasn't able to try it out, but it is a great helmet for sure.

5 5

Love It

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Vantage is perfect - it's lightweight, has superb ventilation, fits great thanks to the Boa system, looks good and last but by no means least, provides excellent protection. A winner for sure.

5 5

Great Fit, nice air flow

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have been brand loyal to Giro for years. Unfortunatly they no longer make helmets that I like, so went searching for another brand.

I have a big head, and most helmets make me look the Great Gazoo from the Flintstones. This ones does not, and fits great.

Also really impressed with the weight and the airflow. I ski in California and it is often hot.

Responded on

Also seems to fit well with Oakley Googles. Oh did I mention the weight, stupid light.

5 5

Very Happy Customer

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've gone through a number of different helmet manufacturers over the years - Leedom, Giro, to name a few. My biggest gripe has been ventilation and helmet/goggle fit. I have really found my perfect match with the Smith Vantage. I've paired it with a set of Smith Optics I/O and the goggle and helmet now fit seamlessly together. Another feature I really liked is that the helmet has a number of settings for ventilation. I can open front and back vents separately, and I can open the vents at various positions. Smith nailed the ventilation aspects with this helmet and they nailed the helmet/goggle fit. I wasn't sure I was going to like the brim, but it actually adds to the helmet/goggle fit.

The helmet is super comfortable. I skied today in 20 degree weather before wind chill and it kept me very warm. I've found that the cinching system in the back of some helmets (near the neck) tend to be bulky and dig into my neck when I look up. Smith did a great job designing the size and position of their cinching mechanism. No problems at all.

Definitely a great purchase.

Very Happy Customer
5 5

Lime Head

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You won't find better looking comfort in a helmet on the market today. It isn't one of the best selling helmets by chance. The dial-in feature located on the back of the helmet allows you to tailor your fit as needed, and the removable padding lets you fit a beanie underneath if that is your stoke style. Remember, don't be afraid to throw a GOAT on it!

Lime Head
5 5

Great fit, no weight!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This helmet is the bomb-diggity. It's got everything going for it! Looks great, is super comfortable, weighs next to nothing*, and has great ventilation and goggle integration. The Air Evac 2 system is super easy and allows you to independently adjust the front and rear ventilation.

The Boa system is super easy to adjust, and it doesn't just adjust the circumference, but the upper-rear of the helmet as well. This leads to a much more customized and comfortable fit. I've had no issues adjusting the helmet with either bare or gloved hands.

I haven't taken any full-on runs at trees or moose, but I have taken a spill or two (HEY! Powder is hard for East-Coasters) and this helmet has done a great job of keeping my cranium protected.

It's definitely an expensive helmet.... but it's also an awesome one.

*Actual weight is 18 oz more than nothing