Take 20% Off One Full-Price ItemApply to Cart or use 20MORE at Checkout

Detail Images

  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Neon Orange
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Disruption Camo
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Opal/Charcoal
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Pink/Charcoal
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Reactor Gradient
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Root/Lasso
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte White
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Black
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Darkness
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Reactor Split

Current Color

  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Neon Orange
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Disruption Camo
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Opal/Charcoal
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Pink/Charcoal
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Reactor Gradient
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Root/Lasso
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte White
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Black
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Darkness
  • Smith - Forefront Helmet - Matte Reactor Split

Smith Forefront Helmet

sale from $77.00 $220.0065% Off

Free 2-Day shipping on orders over $50*

Select a Size:

Select options
  • Select options
    • S
    • M
    • L

    Select a Color:

    Select options
  • Select options
    • Matte Neon Orange
    • Matte Disruption Camo
    • Matte Opal/Charcoal
    • Matte Pink/Charcoal
    • Matte Reactor Gradient
    • Matte Root/Lasso
    • Matte White
    • Matte Black
    • Matte Darkness
    • Matte Reactor Split
    5525

    25 Reviews

    Details

    Forward thinking.

    Match your rad Smith sunnies to an equally unique helmet aesthetic with the Smith Forefront Helmet. Venturing far from tradition construction, the Forefront's Aerocore technology uses Karoyd material for a look that's straight out of the future with boosted safety to match. Its honeycomb motif is accompanied by claims of a 30% reduction in force transmission, which in turn reduces injury risk if you happen to hit the deck.

    While Aerocore construction boasts a host of advantages, massive, open vents isn’t one of them, so Smith adds integrated camera and light mounts to safely attach your gadgets. While they do require accessories, these mounts are much more secure than the standard strap mounts used to mount those items to other helmets, and the benefits show up immediately with notably more stable POV footage.

    • Lightweight protection with a unique style
    • Karoyd material reduces force transmission
    • X-Static lining with Reactive Cooling Performance
    • VaporFit retention system adjust easily on the fly
    • AerEvac ventilation provides cooling airflow
    • Integrated camera and light mounts
    • Item #SMI00CC

    Tech Specs

    Shell Material
    Aerocore technology featuring Koroyd
    Multiple Impact
    no
    Ventilation
    AirEvac
    Fit Adjustment
    VaporFit
    Visor
    yes, adjustable/removable
    Full Face
    no
    Claimed Weight
    [size medium] 285 g
    Recommended Use
    mountain bike
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    Excellent Helmet

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I was a little concerned that this helmet wouldn't breath as well as some of the helmets that have large open vents. The honeycomb design works very well. It is plenty cool and feels much more solid than other helmets I've owned.

    Best in the game!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Love this helmet. The fit is great, the dial on the back really gets you into a snug fit. The airflow is awesome and my head has never been too hot, even on the steep trails. Plus it's a great looking helmet compared to some others out there. Way hyped on my purchase!

    Smith Forefront Helmet

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I purchased the Smith Forefront helmet several weeks ago. First it fits well. The sizing dial on the back is easy to adjust on the fly. Secondly its designed for excellent air flow. The honeycomb pattern and horizontal slit design allows air to flow into the helmet keeping my head nice and cool even when the temperatures are in the mid-eighties. Third, I like the looks. I have the camo helmet and it looks really good. Fourth: I like the head coverage. The helmet extends back providing great protection all around my head. I can't quantify how much I love my head. Fifth: The helmet is very comfortable. It stays secure on my head, it has great cushioning inside, and is lightweight. Sixth: Attention to detail. This helmet looks quality. It looks like this helmet will last a long-time and is made from quality materials. Seventh: The straps work well and are easy to adjust. Eighth: I can wear sun glasses with this helmet. I've ridden with my prescription and sunglasses without bumping or scraping. Negatives: None.
    Bottom line: I love this helmet and recommend it to anyone that wants a quality helmet. Its a little pricey, but I wear a helmet every time I ride my bike. The helmet is in full contact with my head 100% of the time. You can skimp on some components, but not the helmet. I recommend buying this helmet and I believe you won't be disappointed.

    Just Awesome

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love this helmet. LOVE.

    Got the bright orange because I commute and have to ride roads a decent amount each week, and I really feel like it stands out and makes me more noticeable. I have zero proof of this effect, other than never having been hit by a car, which is my ultimate goal.

    Secondarily, orange looks pretty sick in pictures. Living here in the mountains, we get a lot of blue sky. You know what contrasts perfectly with blue? Orange. Boom. You're welcome.

    Looks sweet, gets you noticed, breathes well.

    Hardkor

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Are you looking for a headpiece with a tough outer shell, smooth breathability, and flawless adjustability? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions then STOP READING and get you a Smith Forefront Helmet. If you still have reservations, “ohhh I don’t know, my Bell helmet from the 80s works just fine.” Or “ohhh I don’t know if I can justify the cost.” Also STOP READING, cuz I’m mad at you…I’m sorry, I just get worked up about these things, but really, this is a great helmet, the Aerocore (refrigerator tech) technology keeps your head as cool as...I’m running out of ‘cool’ metaphors.

    In the end, it’s an expensive helmet, but it’s a really good helmet. It looks good, it works well, and I recommend it.

    Lightweight and great fit!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This helmet rocks. The VaporFit adjustments allows for the perfect fit on this helmet and the AirVac ventilation ensures that your noggin never gets too warm! I also love all of the awesome color options that this helmet comes in. And, the integration with Smith biking glasses is a nice addition so that when you take your glasses off, they fit snugly off your face on your helmet, even while still riding!

    Great Helmet

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This helmet is rad! Bought this one to replace my Rudy Project and the fit is phenomenal! Lots of airflow and super comfortable!

    Comfy, light, and looks good too.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Awesome helmet. I started with a cheaper helmet off the bat. I always saw tons of people with this helmet and figured there must be something to that. I got one and have never looked back. Different brands will fit different people but this is one of the most comfy helmets I have worn. The Aerocore technology keeps the helmet super light and breathable without looking too crazy with a bunch of vents.

    Highly recommend.

    Love this helmet

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Growing up, my mom always made me wear a helmet, which I of course hated. Now that I'm an adult, I know why she enforced this rule, but I still hate the sweaty head, lack of visibility, and extra weight. Fortunately, with this helmet, I'm offered all the same safety (and more!), but don't have to deal with any of the downsides. The airflow is incredible, it's super lightweight, and the adjustable visor provides visibility even when grinding away on a steep hill.

    If you're on the edge of a size range, definitely size up!

    breathe easy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    great venting and paired up with some of the best safety makes for one of the best mountain bike helmets on the market. its even comfortable to boot!

    excellent helmet

      Iv'e only had the forefront for about one month and I can say it's the lightest and most comfortable helmet and most $$$ I've had to date. Once on you don't even know your wearing it. Today I took a rather slow but high fall from a 3' ledge and got caught up. The bike let go and I fell straight down and hit the back my head. There was a very loud to me bang but i was fine. the Karoyd separated from the shell and the adjustment straps pulled out of the helmet but i am fine. I really appreciated the lower head coverage and called Backcountry to order a replacement they were able to offer me a discount on the new helmet as i purchased the damaged helmet from them. It is expensive but in feel it was worth it. A helmet with this lower head coverage I feel saved me from serious injury . thanks Smith and Backcountry. I understand helmets should be replaced after a big hit and I'm alittle suprised with the level of damage in such a slow speed fall but this helmet did it's job.

      Light and Comfortable

        Lightest and most comfortable helmet I've owned. Other helmets have bothered my head after a long ride, but the system to tighten it down is perfect. Works well with my smith glasses too.

        So Light!

          I love this helmet - it feels very light and durable at the same time. It is very breathable, and fits very well. I normally wear a small in ski/snowboard/bike helmets, and the small was the perfect size. I love that i can tighten the click wheel on the back to really dial in the fit.