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    44 Reviews


    Setting new standards.

    The Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet offers the ultimate in ski- and snowboard-worthy protection, style, and comfort, so you can stay safe on the slopes while looking and feeling good. Between the lightweight feel, superior safety technology, and customizable fit and ventilation, there's no excuse not to rock one.

    The Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) allows a small rotation of the outer shell relative to the liner when your head hits at an angle in order to decrease rotational forces, reducing potential damage to your brain. Smith also engineered the Vantage MIPS with Aerocore construction, which combines lightweight EPS with revolutionary Koroyd material. This unique material absorbs more impact than traditional foams while simultaneously improving breathability and reducing weight and bulk.

    AirVac 2 ventilation features twenty-one vents that can be fully opened on warm spring days, partially closed when temps drop, or completely shut in the middle of a blizzard. The Boa FS360 fit system allows you to quickly and easily dial in the perfect fit. Snapfit S12 ear pads can be removed in warmer weather, and they're also audio-compatible with a (sold separately) Skullcandy audio system.

    • Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS)
    • Hybrid SL construction
    • Aerocore construction featuring Koroyd
    • Adjustable AirVac 2 ventilation with 21 vents
    • Adjustable Boa FS360 fit system
    • Snapfit Sl2 ear pads
    • Removable ultralight goggle lock
    • Item #SMI00AJ

    Tech Specs

    Shell Material
    Hybrid SL Shell
    Impact Foam
    Aerocore technology featuring Koroyd, EPS foam, Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS)
    Multiple Impact
    Audio Compatible
    yes, Skullcandy audio system compatible
    Audio System Included
    AirEvac 2 system, 21 vents
    Fit Adjustment
    Boa FS360 fit system
    ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077:2007 Class B
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 1.5 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Best Helmet On The Market

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Picked this up to replace my old helmet which made my head look enormous! I don;t have that problem with the Vantage. Great venting, sleek look, and maximum protection with MIPS tech for rotational impacts.

    Tight Lid!

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

    Got this helmet as a gift for my Father as he skis often and works as a Mountain host at Timberline on Mt Hood. He loves that it's breathable and keeps while keeping his head warm. He has a bigger head and the boa adjustments make it fit perfectly. I love knowing that he has just a little more protection because you never know when you might need it.

    Well thought out

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    It is very apparent that Smith really did their homework when designing this helmet. There's a ton of features, but none of it is fluff. Every bit of the helmet serves a specific function and nothing more. From the vents to the boa system everything functions as it should. Really quite pleased with this helmet. Additionally, these things integrate wonderfully with any smith goggle.

    I Love this Helmet!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    It fits so comfortably, it is warm, and the vent system works really well. I have never been too cold or too hot in this helmet. It works really well with Smith goggles, no gap, and no pushing your goggles down on your nose, as with some other helmets.

    Protects Your Dome. Looks Cool.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great all around helmet. I have always used Smith goggles and the interface with the Vantage is seamless. Fit is true to size. Venting is crucial on warm spring days.

    Protect your brain

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    There are moments, very embarrassing moments, where cliff dropping doesnt go as planned. Maybe your tips caught a rock, a branch grabbed your leg, or you just lost your footing and the next thing you know youre doing a low velocity somersault off straight off the cliff. Its times like these where you will greatly appreciate wearing a helmet, especially when you inspect the helmet afterward and see many many dents.

    Ive had my own embarrassing moments with this helmet already, and I am very thankful it's superb construction. The cool style and the helmet vents are great bonuses as well.

    Smith always delivers

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

    I bought this helmet as a gift for my sister. She's pretty small, only 5'2" so I went with a size small in this helmet and it fit perfect! Not too loose or tight and worked perfect with her Oakley goggles. The little switch to open and close the vents is easy to use even with mittens too which is always a nice touch.

    Bought/Wrong Size - Excellent

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Per some of the reviews below, I would highly recommend trying any helmet on prior to purchase. Even more so, try the helmet on with the goggles you plan on wearing to make sure they fit well together.
    This specific purchase I returned prior to use because the helmet was slightly too small/tight.
    However, you can get a feel for the quality of an item quickly, especially for such a reputable brand like Smith and this is an excellent, high end choice for anybody. Just make sure to try it on.
    *Edit: Collin B asked if I thought these helmets ran small and I accidentally deleted the whole review before responding. To me, I cannot entirely say that these run small, as I was right on the cusp of needing to size up according to the size chart. So depending on where you land on the size chart in relation to a size variance (S, M , L, XL, etc) should help you decide to size up or not. Keep in mind, hair thickness and length, if you wear a beanie or a balaclava or pull a buff up over the back of your head and over the ears when it's cold (which I do often) can and will all play a role in deciding which size to choose. The boa system really helps adjusting the tightness as well, depending where you land on the size spectrum. I hope this helps.

    Sizing issue

      Don’t know why but the vantage helmet with MIPS fits different then the vantage helmet without. I highly recommend trying helmets on before buying. Seems like a good helmet tho. It just didn’t work for me.

      Best Helmet I've used

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This helmet is the best I have ever ridden in. It keeps you cool on those hot sunny days, and toasty when it's bitter cold. It features a sweet system to control how tight or loose you want it in order to get that perfect fit. It is extremely comfortable to wear all day, and I often forget that I am even wearing it!

      Great Quality

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

      This helmet fits perfectly with the Boa system and is lightweight. Previously I've needed a beanie under my helmet to add a little bit of cushion, but that's not needed with the Smith Vantage!

      I got the matte gunmetal the color is just a tad lighter in color than on the website. You can easily tell it's not black. The vents are going to be great when I need to dump heat which I didn't have in my last helmet.

      Hopefully I'll never have a huge impact, but I'm confident the Smith Vantage will keep my brains safe!

      Another Solid Smith Helmet

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Another Solid helmet made by Smith! The vents are great and it protects your brain just like its supposed to! Haven't used the Audio yet though because I normally remove the ear piece!

      Pretty good helmet

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Pros- comfortable, fits well, protects head from impact nicely. Pleasing to the eyes.

      **have not tested the headphone sleeves**

      cons- even though it has vents, one or both of them tend to move the opposite direction you have them set. Basically they don't stay in place well enough. My head gets very hot and even though it has vents it does not allow much air to come through.

      Awesome helmets

        I wear this helmet for my job on the mountain, great fit, comfortable, lightweight... also ready to drop in Bluetooth... vents work well :)

        My second Vantage helmet

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I am a big fan of Smith Vantage helmets and this is my second one. Smith helmets fit me perfectly and are highly functional without an features that don't make sense. The venting system is fantastic for warmer days with two separate setting to allow you to appropriately regulate heat. Further, the venting switch is easy to use with the helmet on and easy to use with your gloves on making adjustments a snap. I typically use Smith googles which pair perfectly from a fit perspective with all Smith helmets. There is no forehead gap between the top of your googles and the top of the helmet. Finally, the adjustment system is simple and easy to use allowing you to really dial in the fit tighter or looser. When thinking about a helmet think about the value of your brain. I finally retired my old helmet after three years to ensure I was adequately protected and to upgrade to the MIPs technology which better uses rotational protection to ensure your head stays in one piece during falls

        MIPS/Aerocore FTW

          I'm a long time Vantage owner and decided it was finally time to upgrade to MIPS/Aerocore. Very pleased with that decision. This is a great looking, comfortable helmet that I trust and seamlessly integrates with Smith's googles.

          Unanswered Question

          will this helmet work with other audio systems like outdoor tech chips 2.0 or only skull candy audio?

          I am interested in this this helmet but I'm concerned about the fit based on the reviews here. I'm a medium (55-59cm) in a older vintage smith helmet without MIPS technology. My head measures around 57-58cm. Would you recommend a medium or large for this helmet? Thank you!

          Hi Stephen,

          I have this helmet in a Large and my head is 7 3/8 (58-59cm) and it fits me great, especially when I'm wearing a balaclava. The amount of adjustability on this helmet is pretty good so if I were you I would go with the medium in this case.

          If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly.


          Matthew Pizza: or 801.736.5363

          I have this helmet...great fit and style. Just wondering where I can get that Backcountry face mask in the photos? Checked the backcountry site but could not find??

          Does the MIPS only allow one crash all the tubes break or does it stay completely function after a crash.

          Depends how bad the crash. I hit a tree with my Smith bike helmet with Koroyd - all the tubes collapsed at the point of impact, but stayed intact around the rest of the helmet. The foam shell did not crack either - just collapsed a bit. Will be replacing it soon, but for now I feel it still offers a good deal of protection

          to whom it may concern,

          will you be offering different colors of this helmet at some point and if so any ideas as to when? thanks

          Best Answer

          The Vantage MIPS will be available in Gunmetal, Mustard and White. The new colors should be arriving in the next week or two. If you are interested in a specific size/color let me know and I will gladly put one on hold for you.