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Smith Vantage Helmet

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    Vantage Helmet

    When you've finally decided to stop settling for 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 material along the top of the helmet, along with a flyweight In-Mold technology around the sides, so you get the perfect fit without sacrificing defense. Aerocore Technology covers your dome with four Koroyd inserts, which absorb a high level of energy on impact, while allowing air to pass through as 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 odor-resistant 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 or if you prefer to layer a beanie beneath your helmet.

    • A sleek and stylish snow helmet with elevated defense and comfort
    • Hybrid SL shell delivers lightweight, stylish protection
    • Aerocore construction helps absorb forces upon impact
    • Boa dial system helps you achieve a personalized fit
    • Adjustable ventilation helps you find the perfect comfort level
    • Snapfit ear pads can be removed if you prefer to wear a beanie
    • Audio system compatible (sold separately) if you're craving tunes
    • Detachable goggle lock keeps you and your goggle from parting ways
    • Item #SMI00AK

    Tech Specs

    Shell Material
    Hybrid SL
    Impact Foam
    Aerocore technology featuring Koroyd
    Audio Compatible
    yes
    Audio System Included
    no
    Ventilation
    AirEvac2, adjustable
    Fit Adjustment
    Boa FS360
    Certifications
    ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077 2007 Class B
    Claimed Weight
    1lb 1.5oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    Comfortable though sits high

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is a generally comfortable helmet. Ventilation options is phenomenal. My biggest complaint is that mine sits high on my head, leaving a sweet gaper gap. I wear a hood under my helmet for neck and head warmth so that certainly raises the helmet. All said, I am a little surprised with the gap considering I wear smith I/O 7's with it. Perhaps I just have a big forehead...!?

    Nice helmet but small sizing

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I measured and ordered per Smith's suggested size and helmet is too tight. In addition, I also felt a couple of additional pressure points on my head. There are other reviews complaining of the same thing so Smith or Backcountry should revise the sizing. As it is, backcountry and the buyer wasted money and contribute even more to the carbon footprint.
    The helmet itself is well made but there is hardly any insulation. This would've been my first ski helmet so I don't know how the rest are insulated but insulation on the Smith is minimal.

    Good Fit, Poor Lifetime Durability

    • 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.

    I think helmets are designed to last only about 5 years. Not lifetime. If you look at carseats they have expiration dates and so do helmets because plastic and foam degrade over time. This has been my best helmet out of 4 in my time snowboarding. Unmatched venting. Fit and comfort are the best.

    I think helmets are designed to last only about 5 years. Not lifetime. If you look at carseats they have expiration dates and so do helmets because plastic and foam degrade over time. This has been my best helmet out of 4 in my time snowboarding. Unmatched venting. Fit and comfort are the best.

    Best Helmet On The Market!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    My whole family is pretty die-hard Smith and my Dad was long overdue for a new helmet! He works all day on the Mountain and this Vantage paired with the Smith Io/Mag's are great and serving him well! He is beyond stoked I have the women's version as well and wouldn't wear anything else!

    Very functional!

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

    I love the way this helmet works, but how it looks leaves something to be desired. The venting is green, which isn't very pretty, but you have a lot of control over how you can vent them. Also, the vent holes are a little ugly. But! It keeps my ears warm (and comfortable) and my head safe (and warm or cool, depending on what I want), so I'm not complaining that much. Also, it keeps my ears nice and warm (: I got a second for my family's ski place.

    My favorite helmet

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have had several versions of this helmet and have loved all of them. They just keep getting better each year. The venting is amazing and the fit with a pair of smith goggles is seamless. I gave this one as a gift as it really is my favorite helmet.

    Solid choice

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Works well, venting is superb ( and seals up pretty nicely when needed ) used for the latter half of last season ( about 35+ days ) no issues in all kinds of conditions. Worked pretty well with my Burton M2 Anon goggles ( way better than my Giro ever did.... ). So far so good!

    Holds your head together

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

    I bought this as a gift for a guy who's been my skiing partner for as long as I've been skiing... because it keeps the inside of your brain on the inside of your head. He says it fits great, is comfortable and most importantly it will allow us to keep skiing together even if he unexpectedly goes head first into a stump. People never used to ski with helmets... but now, you rarely see a skier without one. This is a good trend in the ski industry. If you haven't embraced this yet... now's the time. Accidents... true accidents happen. Live well to ski another day!

    Perfection

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

    This is the best ski helmet I have owned. It fits wonderfully and has fine adjustments to really make the fit perfect. The dual vents give some flexibility in the helmet that some other models really lack. Totally worth it!

    Best Helmet I've Owned

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Light weight. Comfortable fit. Looks sharp... but most important, Great Ventilation. I'm a hot head. Sweating all the time. This is the first time my head has stayed cool.
    Also, great fit with my Smith IO Goggles.
    Really happy!

    Integration is key

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Smiths helmet to goggle integration has continued to impress, and once you put this brain bucket on with a pair of their IO goggles you'll experience the magic for yourself. The Medium is a perfect fit for my dome, it fits perfectly with a buff and short hair, and snug with a long luscious mane. I had trouble loosing friends on the mountain so I now sport the Matte Black Fire so that they can see me darting around the winter wonderland. If you want an all around practical helmet, that has big mountain style and new 2017 technology, this helmet will not disappoint.

    Awesome Helmet

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have been using this helmet for a few years and just picked up a new one. The fit and venting on this helmet is unlike any other. I love the look of it with the I/O7 goggles.

    Great Helmet!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Everything is great about this helmet and most of it has been covered by other users but I figured I could add what my favorite feature is. The adjustable vents are amazing, my head always starts to run warm when I get moving and being able to slide the vents open so easily was clutch! When I hop on the lift, I just slide it closed. Couldn't be easier!

    Couldn't Be Happier

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This helmet is the way to go. I could imagine that a lot of people don't want to spend a lot of money on something they think the won't really need, but don't skimp out on protecting the brain bucket. I took a really bad fall landing head first and I was able to keep skiing without pain or worry. This alone makes the helmet a 5-Star piece of gear.

    The helmet is also very warm on cold days and the vents dump heat well without letting wind in. Highly recommend this helmet to anyone.

    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. https://www.google.com/amp/snowboarding.transworld.net/videos/safety-tested-16-helmets-one-toughest-rd-labs/%3Famphtml%3D1

    Unanswered Question

    Not a question, but a comment:

    The Smith Vantage has a very round profile. It does not fit my long oval head shape well at all. I ended up with a Giro.

    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.



    TREY SCHANZENBACH

    Expert Gearhead

    Office: 1-800-409-4502 ext. 4689

    tschanzenbach@backcountry.com

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

    Hi Mitch,

    I use the OT Chips in my Vantage and Variance without any issue. Charging is super easy even if they are still in the helmet. Contact me directly at the phone/email above if you'd like a personalized experience here at Backcountry.

    Ben