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Smith Holt Helmet

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Owning one helmet each for winter, spring, summer, and fall sucks.

Smith designed the Holt Helmet to protect your dome throughout the year. A convertible pad kit lets you skate into snowboard season and back out again with no brain trauma.
  • Bombshell Construction protects your dome from dents, dings, and the occasional tree, rock, or fence
  • Tough, removable Bombshell ear pads keep your ears warm and protected from snow, branches, and snowballs
  • Adjustable AirEvac ventilation lets cool, fresh air circulate under your lid while hot air escapes
  • A removable goggle lock keeps your eyewear secure while you slay the mountain at Mach-speed
  • Upgrade to the optional Skullcandy audio system so you can jam out on the chairlift or at the skatepark (Skullcandy sold separately)
  • Item #SMI0843

Tech Specs

[shell] ABS plastic, [lining] EPS foam
Adjustable Vents
ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077
Claimed Weight
19 oz
Recommended Use
skiing, riding, skating, wake boarding, snow shoveling
Manufacturer Warranty

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Good value, OK helmet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For the price, this is a solid helmet, but I would not call it a 5-star product. After 3 seasons, the helmet itself is still safe to use but is very worn out. <br><br>

? The ear pads fasten onto the shell by 2 snaps and a tab that fits between the plastic and foam. As a result, the pads move around a fair amount. <br>
? The lining attaches to the foam by sticky velcro pieces that come loose. <br>
? With Electric EG2 goggles, there is a slight gap that forms between the helmet and the foam (not a goggle gap, the frame and shell touch) that lets air in. On cold days I will sometimes get a stripe of "brainfreeze," very uncomfortable. <br>
? The earpads let in a TON of air. <br><br>

Overall, I have to review this product for what it is vs. what it costs, and for that, I give it 4 stars. But if price is of lesser importance, I would NOT suggest this helmet.

One small problem to work around.

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

I don't hit the park or do crazy crap, just surf down the mountain with some speed. I prefer to keep the egg from cracking so I got a helmet. I really liked the bright neon orange color. Easily lets the wife and friends know where I am, also acts like a warning to others. Ha! The matte finish is silky smooth and doesn't shine/glare. I wear oakley goggles with them and they fit perfectly with no gaps. The helmet is xs (measured my head before ordering) and fits as it should so the sizing is spot on. No need to wear anything under the helmet for warmth, there is ample padding/insulation. I don't expect to wear this in the summer, but we'll see how it handles the warmer/late season.

One thing I found a little disappointing was that the piece/holder that holds the goggle strap on the back doesn't 'snap' closed like some other helmets. So, your goggle strap can tend to slip off and then your goggles drop of your helmet. This happened 2x today. The fix is to make sure the thickest part of your goggle strap (where the strap adjusts) is in the holder on the helmet. If this strap holder 'snapped' shut this would get 4 stars.

One small problem to work around.

Awesome Helmet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This helmet does everything I would expect it to do. It protects my head, is comfortable, and also doesn't feel like I have a giant helmet on my head. Matched up with the audio kit this helmet is perfect for hitting the powder. This helmet is so comfortable that I have no problem with wearing it all day.

Awesome Helmet

Smith Holt Helmet

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

This Helmet is the most comfortable thing I've ever put on my head. When I received it I did not want to take it off. Whatever is used to make the helmet is amazing and I feel well protected at the same time. I would recommend the helmet to anyone. And is very affordable.

Compfy, hope I never test impact quality

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm really happy with this helmet. Its good looking, compfy, and I can use it the summer too, so VERY affordable. It has a great reputation as well. I hope I never get to review it's impact quality, to be honest.

I measured my head and chose the medium based on the size chart. It's perfect. My 13 year old son fits well in the small size.

And, my Outdoor Technology Bluetooth Chip head phones fit great.

I bought one for my 13 year old son. The size small fits well on him.

More Questions? Hit me up!

Emily Jenson

Expert Gearhead

ext 4406

great dome protector

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Ive used the hell out of this helemt. it has been my one and only for a few years and Ive taken it on alot of trips. it has great venting, a nice little visor for keeping the snow off goggle foam, and fits really nice. I was thankful I had it on my head more then once.

extremely comfortable for a massive nog

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have a massive head and pointier forehead which caused some of the other helmets i've tried out to hurt my forehead. This helmet is the only one that i've found that first comfortably. The ear pads are lush and warm and they have headphone insert options as well. Great helmet that goggles fit seamlessly with. I am curious how this will work with a GoPro, as it has a slight bill lip on the front which may affect connecting a camera to it, but i'm not sure yet. Great helmet, simple as that.

Fantastic helmet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got this for my ever growing son. He absolutely loves the helmet. It is very comfortable. It vents well on warmer days and is awesome on those super cold days. His goggles fit wonderfully. I like the bright orange color so I can keep track of him when he is fearlessly whizzing past me on the super steeps! The photo is the ski wonder catching big air at Alta!

Fantastic helmet

Great Price, Great Helmet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Fits great, comfortable and perfect with goggles. I've never had any problems with Smith in the past and don't plan on having any problems with this helmet.

Can't wait to try it out in the summer!

Great Price, Great Helmet

Good for the price

    I've got this helmet - its ok. Does everything as advertised.

    It looks pretty big on your head and sits up quite high compared to some other helmets. I bought it cos I needed a helmet ASAP and this was what they had in my size where I was.

    It's good value for money and is pretty comfy to wear unless its really hot (as it doesn't have great ventilation)

    Good for the price


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

    Gave this to my son as a Christmas gift and he already wore it snowboarding, loves it! It also fit great, true to size. Back Country

    has super fast shipping too!

    Great Fit

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I use this every time I ski, usually about 30 days a year, and I couldn't be happier. I took the ear pieces out and wear a beany under it. I like it so much I even got one for my girlfriend. She likes it because its warm and stay put.

    Holt in action!

    Kind of hard to see, but I'm wearing my Holt and my buddy who was behind me snapped this photo about 30 seconds before I wiped out and narrowly missed smashing into a tree. Glad I was wearing this because it did help me out on impact.

    Holt in action!

    Great helmet/IOX combo, and GOATS!

    I love how seamlessly Smith products go together. Here is the IOX goggle with the Smith Holt helmet.

    The goats are ready to ski!

    Pray for snow!

    Great helmet/IOX combo, and GOATS!
    Unanswered Question

    Hey guys, does anyone know if the Oakley Crowbar goggles I have will stick out past the front brim of this helmet on my forehead? If it matters, I would be getting an XL. Thanks so much!

    Does this helmet have a dial in the back...

    Does this helmet have a dial in the back to adjust the fit making it tighter or looser?

    How do you adjust ventilation on this...

    How do you adjust ventilation on this helmet? Smith claims it is a feature, but I do not see any plugs or any slider. I'm at my wit's end here.

    So I ordered it from Backcountry but did not get plugs. I got the summertime pad kit, but no plugs of any sort. Just the long pieces of padding with wicking material on one side and foam on the other. Anyway, to get a set of plugs from

    Is it bulky? I got a luckybums adult helmet...

    Is it bulky? I got a luckybums adult helmet ( I know shut up I thought it was cool looking on the site and deeply regret it)and it's extremely bulky and I hate it. Was wondering how this fared?

    Can this helmet be used for wakeboarding?...

    Can this helmet be used for wakeboarding? I snowboard too but wakeboard more often, wanting to find out if this helmet would work for both. Is the material a good one for getting wet?

    Not a good wake helmet...check out bern helmets...they are the best multi-sport helmets in the buisness.
    I recomend the Watts(
    or the Macon (

    Both of these helmets have a winter liner that can be removed for summer use

    Does tis helmet work with Oakley splice. I...

    Does tis helmet work with Oakley splice.
    I wear my goggles under my helmet.

    Will this helmet flow with Oakley...

    Will this helmet flow with Oakley Crowbars?

    I was wondering if it included speakers,...

    I was wondering if it included speakers, or if i have to get those separately?

    Can you take the ear flaps off.

    Can you take the ear flaps off.

    What is the mechnanism of adjustablev air...

    What is the mechnanism of adjustablev air vent?

    To be honest, it's nothing fancy. My Holt is not adjustable, but it does a great job of regulating my head temperature. It is well ventilated, but not too breezy. If you want something with a bunch of adjustable vents, look at the Varient Brim.

    This is not to say that the Holt is a bad helmet. I have had mine for over a year and I love it. It is the best helmet for the money.

    would the Electric EG2 goggles fit this...

    would the Electric EG2 goggles fit this helmet?

    yes they would. i'm not certain it is the most ideal fit, but most any goggle will fit with any smith helmet. i wear oakley crowbars with it. i've owned the holt for 3 seasons. i love it! i would imagine that with EG2's it would be the best fit if you wear your goggles under your helmet, but whether you wear your goggles over or under you helmet this is a great choice!