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Delivering the perfect blend of technology and style, the Smith Vantage Helmet is all about safety and comfort. Aerocore™ construction featuring Koroyd® simultaneously maximizes full coverage protection and increases airflow. The all new Boa® FS360 fit system, with a 360 degree halo design, provides the most custom fit combined with AirEvac technology for goggle integration. Don't put your life on the line, be safety-minded with the Smith Vantage Helmet.

Product Details

Construction

Hybrid SL Shell Construction

Aerocore™ Technology featuring Koroyd®

Ventilation

AirEvac 2 VentilationMoving air through external vents and internal channels

Low-Profile Dual Regulator Adjustable Climate ControlAdjustable ventilation helps regulate your temperature in all conditions.

21 Vents

Adjustability

Adjustable Boa® FS360 Fit System

Snapfit SL2 Ear Pads

Additional Features

Nanosilver Performance Lining

Removable Ultra-Light Goggle Lock

Skullcandy™ Audio Systems Available

Safety Standards

ASTM F 2040

CE EN 1077:2007 Class B

Specs

  • Helmet Style: Half Shell
  • Helmet Venting: Adjustable Venting
  • Audio: Not Included
  • Removable Ear Pads: Yes
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Size S M L XL
Weight (g)   500    

Reviews

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Smith Vantage Helmet
 
3.6

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

58%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Stylish (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Snow Helmet on the Market

I have owned or tried all of the major brand helmets. I believe the Vantage and Variance are 2 of the best snow helmets currently on the market. All my family and friends also...Read complete review

I have owned or tried all of the major brand helmets. I believe the Vantage and Variance are 2 of the best snow helmets currently on the market. All my family and friends also own one of these 2 helmets. Pros: Smart looking and functional, the Vantage fits best on round shaped heads while the Variance fits best on oval shaped heads. Both have great helmet venting, a must for temperature modulation riding in and out of the resort. The brim styling shades the eyes/goggle in bright sun situations and make a good goggle rest when goggles are up. The zip in ear pad pockets work great with Smith/Skull Candy audio systems when paired with smart phones or ipods. Both helmets are comfortable and can be worn with ear flaps inserted or removed. Color options vary year to year with popularity and industry trends. Smith's Lifetime warranty is the best in the industry. Cons: Popular and classic colors and sizes consistently sell out early in the season...especially on smithoptics.com. Sometimes even before the season starts. Vent slides can be cumbersome to open and close with gloved hands, especially the Vantage. Many people find that the speaker ear flaps fatigue your ears by the end of the day. The high end price range deters many from these 2 helmets. Snow can clog the Aerocore venting if you find yourself headfirst in the snow.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

good product, just not worth the extra money

looks great, great vents, easy access to the speaker housings. It just feels a little cheap and this is one of their most expensive helmets! thank god for the adjustable clamps, i...Read complete review

looks great, great vents, easy access to the speaker housings. It just feels a little cheap and this is one of their most expensive helmets! thank god for the adjustable clamps, i was a 59-60 cm head and opted for the large vs the med and the large was too big. However, and i thought this was coming, i got this model so i could adjust the fit via the fly wheel like my bike helmet. With that it does fit nicely. However, there are a few rough plastic parts that poke the head if not tucked in... a 200+ helmet shouldn't have a plastic liner that can poke the forehead without a beanie!

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(20 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

good product, just not worth the extra money

By 

from az

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

looks great, great vents, easy access to the speaker housings. It just feels a little cheap and this is one of their most expensive helmets! thank god for the adjustable clamps, i was a 59-60 cm head and opted for the large vs the med and the large was too big. However, and i thought this was coming, i got this model so i could adjust the fit via the fly wheel like my bike helmet. With that it does fit nicely. However, there are a few rough plastic parts that poke the head if not tucked in... a 200+ helmet shouldn't have a plastic liner that can poke the forehead without a beanie!

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great Helmet.. BUT

By 

from Boston, MA, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

I have gone through a full season with only one complaint. The adjustment wheel on the back of the helmet does not stay tight. The wheel keeps loosening throughout the day. This needs to be fixed for next year.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

adjustment wheel an issue

By 

from Portland Oregon

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

I love everything about this helmet except for the adjustment wheel, it rubs against the collar of my jacket, when I turn my head in one direction the wheel rubs against my jacket and loosens the helmet, when I turn my head the other direction it tights it. Smith needs to design a better wheel that does not catch in this manner. It was extremely frustrating.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Snow Helmet on the Market

By 

from Utah, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

I have owned or tried all of the major brand helmets. I believe the Vantage and Variance are 2 of the best snow helmets currently on the market. All my family and friends also own one of these 2 helmets. Pros: Smart looking and functional, the Vantage fits best on round shaped heads while the Variance fits best on oval shaped heads. Both have great helmet venting, a must for temperature modulation riding in and out of the resort. The brim styling shades the eyes/goggle in bright sun situations and make a good goggle rest when goggles are up. The zip in ear pad pockets work great with Smith/Skull Candy audio systems when paired with smart phones or ipods. Both helmets are comfortable and can be worn with ear flaps inserted or removed. Color options vary year to year with popularity and industry trends. Smith's Lifetime warranty is the best in the industry. Cons: Popular and classic colors and sizes consistently sell out early in the season...especially on smithoptics.com. Sometimes even before the season starts. Vent slides can be cumbersome to open and close with gloved hands, especially the Vantage. Many people find that the speaker ear flaps fatigue your ears by the end of the day. The high end price range deters many from these 2 helmets. Snow can clog the Aerocore venting if you find yourself headfirst in the snow.

(4 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SAY WHATTT! this thing is freaking awesome.

By 

from Oakland, CA, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

I have never had a helmet that fit so perfectly. audio slots, soft interior, cant wait to tear it up.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST yet!

By 

from New Jersey, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

Vantage delivers! Being a majority east coast skier, I use my helmet 100% of the time. Very light weight with adjustable venting which allows for all day comfort. The Boa Halo fit system allows for my oddly shaped head to fit comfortably and safely which other helmets have not been able to do.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

could be great but...

By 

from wv

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

love the styling and colors. the bright yellow showed up as being more green in picture, wish it was more green like inside the helmet. BIG issue with the pieces that hold the adjustment cable in place. these plastic pieces are a little sharp and start to stab my ears after wearing the helmet for a couple hours!!! I do not have big ears. the tabs become exposed from behind the liner after a while. what a poor design!!! how can I fix this?

(4 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Below average but premium price

By 

from Vermont

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Cold
    • Drafty
    • Not Much Koroyd Used
    • Poor Fit
    • Won't Stay Adjusted

    Best Uses

    • Resale On Ebay

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    Despite being advertised as an advanced product featuring (expensive) Koroyd technology, Koroyd is literally only used in the parts of this thing that show. Given the actual amount of Koroyd used, I'd say its familiarity with that particular "revolutionary product" is at best a distant nod visible only with a powerful telescope. The rest of the helmet is just EPS foam like all the other helmets that cost one half to one third as much.
    Add to that it's one drafty SOB, the fit adjustment wheel hits on my collar requiring perpetual readjustment, and did I mention it was $200, and I should have just kept my old helmet, or even just worn a clear plastic bag full of styrofoam peanuts over my head.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    great helmet... if there wouldn't be the adjustment wheel

    By 

    from Germany, Augsburg

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    this could be a really great helmet. if there wouldn't be the adjustment wheel. it always touches the top of my jacket or my hood. turn your head to the right it tightens turn your head left it loosens up. this is so annoying that i just went back to my old helmet. its really not acceptable for a helmet that is supposed to be your top notch product and at the highest price point. everthing else is great. the fit the venting the feel of the helmet. i think smith should come up with a lockable boa system and offer customers an exchange for the old system.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Saved my head

    By 

    from Sandy, UT, USA

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    I just want to send you a short note thanking you for making a quality product. On 1/19/2015 I was boarding at Snowbird and I caught an edge and got turned around and heading out of control head first down Chips Run. Now I always wear my helmet and I like to stay close to the edge because that’s where the soft snow is especially on a busy day but today as faith would have it I put your Vantage helmet to the test and I’m here to write you and sing the praise of how great it works. The helmet cracked upon impact instead of my head and for that I am eternally grateful and I just wanted to say THANK YOU.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    satisfied-great helment

    By 

    from La Crosse, WI

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Air Vents
    • Fits well
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish
    • Zipper On Audio Pocket

    Cons

    • New Adjustable Boa® Fs360

    Best Uses

    • All conditions

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    NEW Adjustable Boa® FS360 Fit System- OK the only design flaw I see with this helmet is the fact that the adjustable 'dial' on the back of the helmet, catches on my jacket and loosens every time I turn my head to the left. Needles to say it doesn't tighten back up with a turn in the opposite direction!! And this is one reason I bought this helmet :(

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great helmet

    By 

    from Japan

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    I already have a Variant and just bought the Vantage for my wife. She and I loved it so much, I bought myself one too and gave my Variant to my son. Either helmet you can't go wrong with. I just like the updated style and fit of the Vantage over the Variant. The Vantage and Variant do fit different so highly recommend you try them on before ordering. Seems my size is between a Small and Medium (55cm) so finding the right fit can be difficult. Either the small is too tight or the Medium looks too big. Adjustment system is nice and easy to use on these helmets to get the right custom fit. I use to have a Giro but prefer the Smith helmets now. Better quality and style. Highly recommend.

     
    1.0

    broke first season

    By 

    from raleigh nc

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Flimsy
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Trash Can

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    My helmet broke in the first season of use. my girlfriends did likewise. stay away from smith!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great helmet!

    By 

    from Glens falls, NY

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish
    • Tough

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        I have only used this once so far, but have no complaints about it

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very good product

        By 

        from Worth IL

        About Me Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish
        • Tough

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Icy Conditions
          • Powder
          • Slushy Conditions
          • White Out Conditions

          Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

          Fits good oakley airbrake

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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