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Ultimate protection, fit, and airflow for the ultimate skier.

When it comes to protection, you refuse to settle with those uncomfortably stifling helmets that make for sub-par ski sessions. Strap on the Smith Vantage Helmet and experience comfortable protection like never before. Its innovative Hybrid SL shell construction combines Smith's bombshell ABS on the top of your head with a flyweight In-Mold technology around the sides so you get an optimized fit around your noggin that doesn't decrease durability. The all-new Aerocore Technology fully covers your dome with four Koroyd inserts that absorb more energy on an impact than normal inserts and that increase airflow without compromising your safety. The AirEvac 2 Ventilation provides constant airflow by moving chilly mountain air through external vents below the brim and pushing warm air out of 21 vents across your head. If you get too cold, you can close the vents with the dual regulator at the top of the helmet that's easy to switch, even with gloves on.

The Vantage truly 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 antimicrobial features that keep it clean. Snapfit SL2 Ear Pads seal around your ears to give unbelievable warmth on stormy days, and you can remove them when you have a sunny sky to warm you. They also hold compatible Skullcandy ear buds so you can drop the sickest beats while you drop the sickest cliffs, or make a phone call to tell your boss you're too sick to come in.    

  • Hybrid SL shell construction
  • Aerocore Technology featuring Koroy energy-absorbing inserts
  • AirEvac 2 Ventilation with 21 vents
  • Dual regulator adjustable climate control
  • Adjustable Boa FS360 Fit System
  • Nanosilver performance lining
  • Snapfit SL Ear Pads
  • Compatible with Skullcandy audio systems (sold separately)

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Wicked Step Sister Chute

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I have been staring at this line for years wondering if it has ever been skied and never seeing any tracks do it., apparently I was the first through in over 16 years. Fun double fall line chute over exposure and my Smith Vantage came in really handy down on the apron. The BOA fit system helped keep my bucket on when I tumbled and kept me safe. This is my favorite helmet out there. None better in overall comparison.

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Kiss that step-sister!

5 5

Integrates well with Smith goggles

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have used The Vantage for a few days now. I really like the Boa 360 adjustment.. adjusts, basically hugs your head (like a boa!) instead of the Variance which adjusts only from the back. I bought the I/O goggles with the helmet and definitely like the integration.. much tighter than my old system which allowed cold air to enter above goggles onto my forehead. Great system!

5 5

Warm and light

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

Took this helmet on an alpine trip in the ADKs. Only time I wore my hat was around camp at night. The liner kept my head warm in single digit temps, and when it got too warm while touring, i just opened the vents to let heat and sweat escape. It's so light I couldn't even feel it on my head, and it's great to wear while touring because you can plow through branches and not worry about snagging anything. Great helmet! Get the I/0 goggles too!

5 5

My favorite helmet to date.

After trying out a large variety of helmets, this is by far the most comfortable and stylish helmet that I've worn. It's very light, almost making you forget that you're wearing a helmet.

The dual venting makes regulating your head's temperature as easy as sliding the individual buttons/levers. The brim sits flush with my Dragon NFX goggles, eliminating any gaper gap whatsoever.


4 5

overall its great

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The helmet fits great, and I like the ability to open and close the vents as conditions change on the mountain. A few things that could be better: The helmet liner arrived crooked. The tightening knob in the back bumps up against my jacket semi-frequently, not a big deal, but it does mean I'm tightening the knob throughout the day. Overall I really like it.

It's hard to look this good....

It's hard to look this good....

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Looking good is important, but not as important as being safe.

5 5

Love this helmet.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is definitely my favorite helmet, its got great venting, a comfortable fit, no issues with a balaclava under it. It doesn't have slots for your ears on the ear flaps (which most soft ear helmets don't) so for the first couple days you'll need to get used to that. Everything else on this helmet is perfect.

5 5

First Time Helmet Guy

I finally wised up and purchased a helmet this season. I did my research, read reviews and settled on the Smith Vantage. I was nervous about the fit, warmth, and overall feel of wearing a helmet after riding without one for 20+ years. My fears were quickly put to rest after my first couple of runs with the Smith Vantage! The fit was fantastic, the warmth was superior to my old hat and google method and the helmet was really comfortable. I love the Boa system for dialing in the perfect fit and venting system works as advertised. Overall I'm very happy with every aspect of my new helmet and I just ordered some Smith googles to complete the package.

First Time Helmet Guy
3 5

Good helmet, but...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had two Vantages that the venting slides have broken on. I ordered and returned this helmet.
Sizing felt smaller than the previous Mediums I had.
Ventilation not as good as a Lazer helmet.
Overpriced.

5 5

Great helmet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I finally upgraded from my old, basic Giro helmet. I've been really pleased with the Vantage. A very comfortable helmet with all the basic adjustments e.g. Boa knob. It's finally great to have the vent closures to keep my head from freezing from the wind while on the lift. The green honeycomb on the matte black is kinda slick. I thought the brim was going to be annoying when I put up my googles, however, it turned out to be fine with the bottom of my googles resting just under the brim.

3 5

Cold

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Yes, this is a great helmet, but it does have a couple of warts. The fit is excellent, it is comfortable, matches my Zeal goggles well, light weight, etc. Like the other reviewers noted, the Boa knob gets loosened by my coat collar. My main complaint is when the vents are closed, it still runs a lot of air over my head to the point that I have to wear a skull cap over a balaclava to stop the brain freeze. This is at 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Having to duct tape the inside of a $200 helmet is somehow not right.

5 5

Superior Helmet with great features

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This helmet is awesome!! I used to think that helmets were stupid and only overly cautious people wore them until i smacked my head really hard one time. Since then i have owned several helmets and never really cared for any of them until i bought the Smith Vantage. It is awesome! It feels like its built really well and keeps your head nice and warm. It has the boa system to get the perfect fit and vents that allow you to cool off your head if it gets too hot. It fits perfectly with the smith goggles. I have the i/ox and they are a seamless fit. I would recommend this helmet to anyone. They also a space to put your headphones in so you can listen to music while you ski/snowboard.

5 5

Amazeballs

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

So damn comfy and who can say no to smiths lifetime warranty!? Obviously works seamlessly with my I/OXs as well so thats a plus. Buy one!

4 5

Areocore is nice

The Smith vantage gets the job done. if you are looking for comfort, lightweight, and good venting paired with exceptional warmth - the Vantage is the helmet for you.

5 5

Sweeeeeeet!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

By far the best helmet I've owned. It's lightweight, warm, comfortable, and breathes like a champ! The only negative I've noticed is the position of the BOA adjuster. Every once in awhile it drags on my coat, loosening my helmet a bit.

5 5

Smith Vantage Helmet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this helmet... it is my second Smith Vantage helmet.
The new Aerocore drops noticable weight from the older foam model.

My only annoyance with this version is that the Boa adjustment knob is fairly prominent and rubs against my collar of my jacket causing the helmet to loosen.

As an added bonus, it includes a storage bag to protect it in your ski bag.

5 5

Life saver?

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought one of these in Switzerland on 7 December. Supremely comfortable, but I had a bad fall on 11 December, resulting in concussion (and an airlift to hospital), and although the helmet was a write-off, I wasn't.
This may very well have saved my life, and I'll be wearing another one when I go skiing again.

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