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Variance Helmet

5 out of 5 stars
1 Review

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A tried and true classic.

The Smith Variance Helmet protects your dome so you can continue the risky business of shooting tight tree gaps, straight lining gun-barrel chutes, and sending it in the park. Based off the best-selling Variant, the Variance's Hybrid Shell construction combines a Bombshell ABS shell with In-Mold polycarbonate technology to provide a precise fit that can still handle heavy-handed blows. The AirEvac 2 ventilation system pulls cold air in through the brim and pushes warm air away from your goggles to keep your vision fog-free, and the adjustable Regulator vents let you dial in the perfect temperature when you're getting rowdy.

The Variance can close down tight around your dome thanks to Smith's exclusive Smith x Boa Fit System that offers an intuitive dial in the back for on-the-fly, single-handed micro-adjustments. Its Nanosilver lining has antimicrobial features that keep the lining clean and fresh, and the Snapfit SL earpads provide a cozy seal around your ears while offering the options to remove them if you want a bit of fresh air. The earpads also work with Skullcandy audio systems (sold separately) so your favorite tunes can provide the stoke while the helmet provides the protection.


  • Hybrid shell construction
  • Adjustable Boa fit system
  • Airevac 2 ventilation
  • 18 vents
  • Adjustable climate control
  • Snapfit SL ear pads
  • Nanosilver lining
  • Removable goggle lock
  • Skullcandy audio system compatible (sold separately)
  • Item #SMI00AN
Shell Material
Hybrid (polycarbonate & ABS)
Multiple Impact
Audio Compatible
yes, Skullcandy audio system compatible
Audio System Included
AirEvac 2, 18 vents
Fit Adjustment
Smith x Boa
ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077 2007 Class B
Claimed Weight
18.5 oz
Recommended Use
skiing, snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty

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5 out of 5 stars

June 24, 2021

Still using it

I've put it through the wringer

Helmets are tough - I?ve stuck with this for several years. Seems big enough to protect the noggin and doesn?t seem to top heavy. Vents are good - a bit louder when opened even with music. My goggles don?t fog so there is something to the vented/coordination with goggles - I?m using the smith I/O as I like wide visibility (particularly as I get older).