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    37 Reviews


    Bombproof and breathable brain protection.

    When you refuse to settle with uncomfortable and stifling helmets that make for sub-par ski days, strap on the Smith Vantage Helmet and experience comfortable protection like never before. Its innovative Hybrid SL shell construction combines Smith's bombshell ABS shell along the top of the helmet, along with a flyweight In-Mold technology around the sides, so you get the perfect fit, without sacrificing an ounce of protection. The new Aerocore Technology covers your dome with four Koroyd inserts, which absorb more energy on impact, while allowing air to pass through while you ride. The AirEvac 2 Ventilation system provides constant airflow by moving cool air through external vents below the brim and pushing warm air out of the 21 vents across the top of your helmet. If you start to get too cold, you can close the vents with the dual regulator at the top of the helmet that's easy to adjust, even with gloves on.

    The Vantage 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 the helmet smelling fresh after back-to-back days on the hill. Snapfit SL2 Ear Pads seal around your ears for reliable warmth on cold and stormy days, but can be removed once things heat up. 

    • Hybrid SL shell
    • AeroCore construction with Koroyd
    • EPS foam
    • AirEvac 2 ventilation
    • Boa FS360 adjustable fit system
    • Low-profile, adjustable vents
    • Snapfit SL2 ear pads
    • Removable goggle lock
    • Skullcandy audio system compatible (sold separately)
    • Item #SMI00AK

    Tech Specs

    Shell Material
    Hybrid SL
    Impact Foam
    Aerocore technology featuring Koroyd
    Multiple Impact
    Audio Compatible
    Audio System Included
    dual regulator adjustable climate control
    Fit Adjustment
    Boa FS360
    ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077 2007 Class B
    Claimed Weight
    17.5 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    What do you think about this product?

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    It's protecting your brain right!?!?!?!?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Next to purchasing an FIS rated racing helmet... this item provides awesome protection, comfort and warmth. Easy to use vents and flexible fitting system. Everyone in my family uses this model in one color or another. It's protecting your brain... worth every cent.

    Comfy Lid

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    it fits great. Breathes well enough, and when I take the ear flaps off and run a buff (which is 100% of the time I wear it) I think it looks like the helmets the rebels wore on Endor in Return of the Jedi and also Rogue One.

    Look No Further

      If you already rock the smith IO's then look no further. This thing is light, half the time I forget it's there. Fit is great, the BOA 360 system gets it snug without feeling tight. I couldn't warrant the price of the mips upgrade and don't really feel it's necessary for my style skiing as we tend to ride powder and softer snow. Sizing is the only issue, this years does run small. The interface with my IO/X goggles is flawless. This is probably what makes me forget the helmet is there. My goggles don't slide around, pinch weird, or push down on my face. Great product if you don't mind the price. You definitely get what you pay for! Cheers

      Great Helmet

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I love this helmet. It fits great. With the vents closed is warm enough for single digit temps and with the vents open stays cool enough when the heat is on. The boa 360 fit is great to get a nice snug fit. If I had one complaint it is that the ear flaps tend to press too hard on my ears and they get a bit sore after a few hours. That may have to do with the fact that I have to wear glasses when I ski so the temples of the glasses may be pushing my ears out just slightly. But it is not enough of an issue to be a real problem.

      Awesome Helmet

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This is only the 2nd helmet I have ridden in and it is awesome. The liner is warm and very comfortable. It fits perfect as i have a huge head and i was worried about that. Overall great buy for the money.

      Different Sizing Year-to-Year

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

      I've had an older vantage helmet for a few years and loved it for all the reasons you've read in these other reviews. Decided to re-up with a new color this year - the green one, it looks awesome! BUT, its wayyy smaller than my old one. Same size, same model, same measurements on the tag. But it barely even fits on my head. Maybe its a one-off misfit but consider this fair warning if you're an old fan of this helmet like I was. Otherwise, if you can find one that fits this helmet will serve you well!

      Great Helmet

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Love this helmet, it is very light weight, and depending on your helmet size there is room for a beanie underneath, which I know a lot of skiers and boarders like to do, myself included. There are pockets in the ear pieces for chips, if your into that, or you can put your ear buds in their if you'd like, they are zippered pockets, so no worry in having your earbuds fall out.

      I'd say go for it, if you are on the fence about it!

      Just an awesome brain bucket

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Awesome helmet. This is my second one and the Aerocore is great and really light. It is also large enough to wear a beanie under if the weather is freezing. Like freezing freezing -20 F cold. Strongly recommend getting ear 'chips' if you plan on listening to music. Earbuds under the ear pieces hurt over time.

      fantastic helmet

        Smith makes great helmets and this item is no different. The thing I was most impressed with is how light it is. One of the lightest ski helmets I have ever worn. I have worn this on days it looks like a blizzard outside and then also in the spring at snowbird when its 55 degrees out. It keeps me warm when it is cold and then I open the vents when it is hot outside. Definitely would recommend this helmet to anyone thinking about upgrading.

        Nice light helmet

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This helmet is really light and lines up well with the top of your goggles so you don't have a gap between the goggles and helmet. You may need to adjust the straps a bit to get the helmet to come down to the top of your goggles. This is my second of these helmets and I really like it.

        Incredible fit

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        So I've never used helmets up until this season because, well, I don't know! I never started with one, haha. I guess too I had an impression that they would be heavy and uncomfortable to wear.

        Well, I bought this Smith Vantage and let me tell you I'm incredibly satisfied with this helmet. It's lightweight and super warm. I don't need to wear any liner under it and it does great to keep the heat in, and also protect my noggin when I'm in the glades lol.

        Plus, it looks really good - got several compliments already on it. (got the Camo one)

        I'm sold on Smith helmets, no wonder they have such a great reputation. Would definitely recommend and purchase again in the future, but for now, I'm set with this one!

        light weight low profile helmet

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        this helmet feels very nice low profile so you do not get the feeling that you have a huge bucket on your head,
        the vents are great at regulating temperature from cold to warm spring days.

        Treat Yo Self

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        After a few brain shaking crashes that left me nauseous I decided that it was time to replace my Red Mutiny helmet, and since I’d been abusing my brain with a helmet that probably should have been replaced last season it was time to treat my noggin right with the Vantage.

        What first appealed to me about the Vantage was the AeroCore construction which replaces the part of the helmet that would typically be EPS foam. Not only is AeroCore lighter and more breathable than a standard foam helmet, it also has superior impact resistance! This is ideal for my riding style, which is: crashing at high speeds and high drops. Fortunately I haven’t taken any hard hits since I purchased this helmet and I can’t decide if that’s because I’m less top heavy with the AeroCore, if I have taken hard hits but they don’t seem bad with this helmet, or if I finally learned my lesson and slowed down.

        Now when it comes to the features I was very pleased. Everything on this helmet is well made and feels durable. The goggle clip is a solid metal hook and I have yet to have my goggles unhook; that was a common occurrence with the Mutiny. On the top of the helmet, the dual regulator vents are like zonal A/C controls for my brain. The two sets of vents allow me to control airflow to the front and back separately. This has been ideal for days when it’s really cold but I’m snowboarding hard enough to work up a sweat, on those days I don’t want subzero wind to blow onto my forehead. Luckily I can open the rear vents and dump heat there. The vents have a clean action and look like they should hold up pretty well. Inside the helmet, the liner is comfortable with an integrated BOA system which allows you dial in the fit so there is minimal shifting. Additionally, I put the Outdoor Tech Chip headphones in the ear pads and they work together seamlessly.

        Overall I would say this helmet is designed for to a skier or snowboarder who rides aggressively and/or tours in the backcountry and needs top tier ventilation, protection and comfort.

        The sizing chart is right on the money, by the way.


        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I've been wearing a Vantage for the past couple seasons and have been loving it. I bought my first one in 2012, but needed to replace it this year after a hard fall. I love the 2015-16 model! It maintains the comfort, but with added features - specifically the Koroyd and the adjustability with the updated BOA.
        I'm very happy that Smith continues to make this amazing helmet in an XL, as not many helmets are able to fit my head.

        Unanswered Question

        I would love to know what Smith has to say about the independent safety tests these guys performed. Some of the Smith results are kinda scary, especially the penetration tests.

        Can this helment be used for biking? If not what makes it different from the ones that have that as a recommened use? Thanks.

        Hey Gary!

        I would not recommend this helmet for biking. The biggest point is that bike helmets are going to offer a lot more breath-ability. They are also designed for different types of impacts.

        Check out the Smith Overtake or the Smith Forefront if you want an awesome bike helmet with similar technology from Smith.

        Hit me up if you have any questions or would like to pick up one of those helmets.


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        Will my OT Chips work with the Variance helmet and, if so, will the chips be easily accessible (in and out) for charging?