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Vantage Mips Helmet

3.8076923076923075 out of 5 stars
26 Reviews
$135.00 - $270.00
Up to 50% off
Color:Matte Carnelian


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Why We Like The Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet

Light and low-profile, the Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet keeps weight down and safety up. Built with rotation-reducing MIPS and energy-absorbing Zonal Koroyd, this piece of protection calms our nerves on tight tree lines, while the low-bulk, ventilated build keeps us comfortably cool while charging hard.


  • Feature-rich ski/snowboard helmet with top-tier protection
  • Hybrid in-mold construction for light, streamlined performance
  • MIPS tech helps reduce rotational forces from angled impacts
  • Zonal Koroyd foam increases shock absorption and ventilation
  • AirEvac vent system integrates with Smith goggles to eliminate fog
  • Sleek BOA 360 Fit System offers on-the-move micro adjustments
  • Removable ear pads offer warmth and are audio-chip compatible
  • Sizes run small, so we recommend sizing up for ideal fit
  • Item #SMI00AJ
Shell Material
hybrid, Zonal Koroyd foam, Mips tech
Audio Compatible
yes, Aleck audio system compatible
Audio System Included
AirEvac system, 21 vents, adjustable
Fit Adjustment
BOA® Fit System 360
ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077:2007 CLASS B, CPSC, CE EN1078
Claimed Weight
1lb 1.5oz
skiing, snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4 based on 26 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 4 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 4 reviews
4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 15 reviews

Fits Small

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2 out of 5 stars

September 13, 2023

Size chart inaccurate

I returned this product before using it

Pretty annoying to measure my head and order the corresponding size and it’s too small. Seems like a nice helmet otherwise. Thumbs down for the hassle.

Claus M
3 out of 5 stars

April 15, 2023

Lacking comfort

The interior lining is very scratchy and not comfortable. I previously had a smith aspect helmet and the lining was soft and nice to wear.


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

1 out of 5 stars

March 20, 2023

Smith vantage and nexus helmets

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:
L and xl
6' 5"

I’ve skied in the Smith vantage for the past 10 years. I bought the same size and the nexus did not fit. Could not get the color I wanted in an extra large, so I went with the Vantage extra large that was too small as well? Sizing has completely changed for whatever reason? XL size WONT FIT EITHER. It’s the same as the large will have to go with another brand unfortunately

Brian J
2 out of 5 stars

March 10, 2023

Helmet not fit

Brought large size at first, smaller than I thought. Therefore, I requested a return and bought an XL size with shipping covered by myself. XL size is appeared to be the same size for me. Still extremely small and L and XL makes no difference on size. Now I have to return two helmets and pay twice for shipping with no helmets on my hand. I am just 6 feet tall man with normal head size. My girlfriend and her roommate tried on the XL size and saying it is a fit size for them girls.

Zeyu Y.

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

March 4, 2023

Highest Quality

I've put it through the wringer
6' 5"

Maybe the best resort brain bucket available. It is comfortable all day. The vents work well. Feels burly enough to protect your coconut. The only downside is the price but in this case you do get what you pay for.

David H
5 out of 5 stars

February 27, 2023

Saved My Dad’s Life

This helmet saved my Dad’s life. We were skiing in Jackson Hole on a cloudy day. Unfortunately Ski Patrol didn’t mark the 6’ drop off to a catwalk completely. With zero visibility, he fell and hit his head directly on the catwalk. The MIPS system works. The shell cracked from impact. He is currently recovering from the brain injury. If he hadn’t had this helmet, he wouldn’t be here today. Thank you, Smith, for creating this helmet and saving my 68 year old father’s life.

Stephen F.

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 9, 2023

Love this helmet

Extremely comfortable and well designed. Really like the vent feature it can help you cool off when you’re skiing hard and working up a sweat!


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

1 out of 5 stars

December 25, 2022

Sizing off

My partner wears a large in every helmut he's ever had. Kudos to yall for being one size off. Not worth it


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

1 out of 5 stars

December 6, 2022

Weird color change in helmet. Not happy.

I ordered the Vantage with the wireless audio in the orange color. Very pleased with everything functionally but it’s so disappointing that the stylish helmet (which I’ll be honest, looks were a big factor in my decision here) has now turned into two different colors. It appears two different materials were used in the top and bottom half of this helmet because after a season they changed colors. It now looks like light orange and a tomato colored orange. You pay top dollar for a helmet it should not look like this. Poor. I expected better from Smith.

Matt H.

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

November 27, 2022

Comfort and Temp controlled

An awesome hat that I can wear all day on the slopes. Close the vents it warms the head. Open them and air flows through quite well. The vent can be dialed in to keep the head temp you want. Works great with goggles i like and use Shady Rays. No fogging. Haven’t tested the safety rating and hope to avoid it so I don’t need to buy another helmet. Pricy sucker. But I could see me buying this again if that test passes too.

Tyson P