Brandon G.wrote a review of Smith Vantage Helmet on January 19, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought this helmet in 2011. It fit great, looked great, had vents that could easily be opened and shut with gloves on.
After 5 years of using the helmet only 1 week a year of skiing out West with no major crashes, the top exterior piece of the helmet separated from the foam helmet cage inside. Only thing I can think is that this happened from air travel while in a boot bag.
More frustrating than that, the helmet surface suddenly developed a very sticky film. Almost like the sealant or rubberized surface is falling apart. It does not come off with hot water, windex, soap and water, Dawn and water. It does come off on your skin when you touch it. Very frustrating. The interior of the helmet is in perfect condition. The outside (minus the tacky surface) is in good condition. I wish I could have gotten more use out of it for the price I paid.
I just switched to Pret for similar fit, cheaper cost, and hopefully equal to or greater than durability.