Smith Vantage Helmet

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The Smith Vantage Helmet is Smith s top offering, and deserves a place on top of your head. A unique hybrid construction combines a tough ABS upper shell, superlight Koroyd® and EPS inner structure, and ultra light In-Mold construction elsewhere. Ventilation is top notch too, using Smith s Airevac™ system to draw air through the helmet and improve exhaust flow from the goggles. Comfort is also the best in the industry, with the BOA® FS360 Fit System effectively giving each head a custom fit. You only have one head, treat it right with the Smith Vantage.

Product Details

Construction

Hybrid SL Shell ConstructionSmith's Hybrid Shell construction combines two separate lightweight and durable shells to create a new helmet category. Tough ABS hardshell construction is fused with flyweight In-Mold technology, optimizing the best traits of each.

Aerocore™ ConstructionSmith's Aerocore™ design increases airflow, improves temperature regulation and anti-fog capability, and enhances impact resistance. Aerocore™ uses a unique honeycomb material called Koroyd® that is superior for both airflow and impact absorption.

Ventilation

Low Profile Dual Regulator Climate ControlDual Regulator system independently controls the front and rear sections of the helmet, allowing you to perfectly modulate temperature even in extremely cold condtions.

AirEvac 2 VentilationAirEvac 2 drives the warm air away from the goggle through external vents and internal channels in the EPS liner.

Aerocore™ ConstructionKoroyd® material molded into the EPS liner offers incredible energy absorption as well as superior venting.

21 Vents

Adjustability

BOA® FS360 Fit SystemThe BOA® FS360 system uses a full halo design that offers both forward and lateral adjustment, and creates a "floating" effect that eliminates hot spots.

Additional Features

Snapfit SL2 Ear PadsSmith ear pads, with their inner surface of technical materials, provide a comfortable seal from the wind and weather on even the stormiest days. For a warm spring day, remove the ear pads entirely to reduce weight and maximize cooling. All ear pads are fully removable and machine washable.

Nanosilver Performance Lining

Removable, Ultralight Goggle Lock

Skullcandy™ Drop-In Audio Systems Available Separately

Safety Standards

ASTM F 2040

CE EN 1077:2007 Class B

Specs

  • Material: ABS, EPS, Koroyd, Polycarbonate
  • Helmet Style: Half Shell
  • Helmet Venting: Adjustable Venting
  • Audio: Not Included
  • Visor: Yes
  • Removable Ear Pads: Yes
  • Adjustable Fit: Yes
  • MIPS: No
  • Weight (g): 500
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Size S M L XL
Weight (g) 500

Other Notes

Smith products can only be shipped within the United States and Canada

Reviews

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Smith Vantage Helmet
 
4.8

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great helmet Boa needs work

I used this helmet for 26 days at Loon this past season. Loved almost everything. The only con is the Boa. I have boots with double boas and am a big fan. They...Read complete review

I used this helmet for 26 days at Loon this past season. Loved almost everything. The only con is the Boa. I have boots with double boas and am a big fan. They just used the wrong Boa ratchet wheel. The issue with this one is that the wheel does not lock in place once you set the desired tension. If you have a collar instead of a hood, when you turn your head the collar makes the Boa turn, loosening it. Maybe this is not an issue for a skier. But for riding you turn your head way too much for this. If they just used a pop lock it would be 6 stars. I had 2 other rpeople notice my helmet who were wearing the same one and both asked me if the wheel spinning on the collar was an issue. This leads me to believe I am not the only one. Can't believe this was not seen during product testing.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Durable

Had the Smith helmet for about two or three seasons, used quite heavily in Chamonix & Courmayuer along with ski touring trips in Canada. Looks great and offers superior ventilation. Was a great...Read complete review

Had the Smith helmet for about two or three seasons, used quite heavily in Chamonix & Courmayuer along with ski touring trips in Canada. Looks great and offers superior ventilation. Was a great helmet for the first season but after significant use, it eventually succumbed to the daily wear and tear and literally fell apart. The helmet is made up of a few shell pieces unlike other premium brands which are one large hard outer shell, so after a lot of general use, the pieces eventually separated. For a premium helmet, seemed cheap, though the style was what drew me in initially. For the average skier, helmet is probably great, but anyone taking it on longer trips/excursions/ski touring or using for a lot of ski days each season etc, I'd recommend looking elsewhere.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great helmet Boa needs work

By 

from Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH 03251, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

I used this helmet for 26 days at Loon this past season. Loved almost everything. The only con is the Boa. I have boots with double boas and am a big fan. They just used the wrong Boa ratchet wheel. The issue with this one is that the wheel does not lock in place once you set the desired tension. If you have a collar instead of a hood, when you turn your head the collar makes the Boa turn, loosening it. Maybe this is not an issue for a skier. But for riding you turn your head way too much for this. If they just used a pop lock it would be 6 stars. I had 2 other rpeople notice my helmet who were wearing the same one and both asked me if the wheel spinning on the collar was an issue. This leads me to believe I am not the only one. Can't believe this was not seen during product testing.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best helmet on the market

By 

from Queensbury, NY

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

Honestly the best helmet I've ever had. Low profile and great ventilation for warmer days. Saved my head a couple of times since I've bought it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent helmet, sizing seems a bit small.

By 

from Alpharetta, GA, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

It would be nice if there were a couple of mm overlap between sizes. I measured 58.5 cm, which is the cutoff for Medium. I ordered a medium, and it fit, but hurt my temples. I ordered a large, which was definitely too big. I noticed it was the BOA adjuster that was pressing on my temples, even though it was completely loose. Ultimately, I was able to remove the snap-in adjuster, and the helmet fit perfectly.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Need the Visor Vents to Close

By 

from Madison, WI, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

I ski where it gets very cold. The vents just above the visor need to have a closing option. I get "ice cream headaches" even with a balaclava. I put electrical tape over the vents and the headaches stopped. Love the helmet and am sure this was designed for the warmer ski areas. Just a thought.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great helmet. Some fit and finish could be adjusted

By 

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

This is a fantastic piece of equipment. Looks great and the ventilation system is the best I've had. Minor drawback is how to adjust the internal fit of the helmet. No way to adjust the internal padding, having trouble from keeping velcro from hitting forehead by end of the day and the ear pads are very rough. There is a zipper to change the padding in the ear pads but no exchangeable padding to put something thinner in there. With some small adjustments to fit around circumference of head and how the helmet come in contact with my ear this will be the best helmet I've had in 20 years of wearing one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it

By 

from Vermont, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

after many years of wearing a older Giro Talon race helmet that served me very well (saved my life after a head on collision with a tree) I spent many months debating which helmet to replace it with. I started wanting one with hard ears but not the FIS helmets, unable to find one of those I ended up buying the Smith Vantage mpis. After a couple of weekends I can say that I am very happy. It is much warming then I envisioned it would be with the soft ears. It is comfortable but am at the largest fitting in the biggest helmet so I highly recommend trying it on before purchasing.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome helmet with low profile look!

By 

from Boyne City, MI 49712, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

I first purchased a Smith Overtake cycling helmet and loved the fit and look with a perfect fit. After having the same ski helmet for 12 years, it was time for an upgrade. The Smith Vantage was an easy decision. The Vantage is much like the Overtake helmet, except for winter cold weather sports. I used the Vantage over Thanksgiving weekend skiing. The temp was 25 degrees in the morning and no problem with cold temps at fast speeds. In the afternoon it was warmer. The Vantage has 2 vent levers which were so easy to open when things got warmer. The venting will also come in handy for use winter cycling rides. I should also mention I purchased Smith goggles and they go hand in hand with Smith helmets. If your looking for the best, try the Vantage!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not Durable

By 

from London, UK

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

Had the Smith helmet for about two or three seasons, used quite heavily in Chamonix & Courmayuer along with ski touring trips in Canada. Looks great and offers superior ventilation. Was a great helmet for the first season but after significant use, it eventually succumbed to the daily wear and tear and literally fell apart. The helmet is made up of a few shell pieces unlike other premium brands which are one large hard outer shell, so after a lot of general use, the pieces eventually separated. For a premium helmet, seemed cheap, though the style was what drew me in initially. For the average skier, helmet is probably great, but anyone taking it on longer trips/excursions/ski touring or using for a lot of ski days each season etc, I'd recommend looking elsewhere.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Protection

By 

from Colorado, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

I had this helmet last year (without MIPS) and took a hard fall, exploding the shell on impact. Amazingly, I sustained no concussive damage to the head. You could see where the helmet materials gave way, as designed, to mitigate damage to the user (ME!). Couldn't thank Smith enough for these awesome helmets. Keep up the good work.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent helmet, quality and style, warm

By 

from USA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Tough

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    Overall great helmet, expensive but worth it

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    i have an oblong shaped head

    By 

    from dillon, colorado

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    this helmet is extremely well made and light weight. unfortunately I cannot wear it. my head is oblong shaped and I think it is made for someone with a rounder head than me. I will not return it because I have guests that will use it.

     
    5.0

    Great fitting helmet

    By 

    from Breckenridge, Colorado

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    Really love the helmet and flawless integration between the I/O goggle. The air evac system vents and dumps or holds heat very well. Best fitting helmet I've owned and I have been wearing helmets since the Beori Shorty.

     
    5.0

    This product it is very comfortable

    By 

    from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    The product make me fell safe e it is also very comfortable. I loved!!!

     
    5.0

    Great Helmet

    By 

    from Chicago

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easily Adjustable
    • Great Peripheral Vision
    • Headphone Compatible
    • Lightweight
    • Protective
    • Stylish
    • Well Ventilated

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        Great fit and very comfortable. Venting helps not get overheated.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        This helmet is great

        By 

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        Fits well and is very comfortable. Venting helps not get sweaty/overheated.

         
        5.0

        Awesome Helmet!

        By 

        from White Mountains, NH

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        This helmet fits nicely. There is still a bit of air flow between my I/OX goggles and the helmet but it is much better than when I was running a Protec helmet.The Vents are great! When I get going hard I can open em up and let everything breathe. Keep up the good work Smith!

         
        5.0

        Awesome helmet!

        By 

        from Rochester, NY, USA

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        I bought this to replace a Variant Brim that I have had for many years. The adjustment mechanism to fantastic - makes for a custom fit. It works great with the I/O goggles. I'd highly recommend it!

         
        4.0

        Spot on Helmet

        By 

        from Sacramento, CA, USA

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        I've been riding this helmet all season, in all conditions, and it excels in them all. Start of the season I got it, and went up in some warmer weather and at the same time was teaching a friend to snowboard. I was doing lots of moving around and getting pretty warm, all the vents did great to keep my head comfortable. Snow days the helmet is great, you can close all the vents up, to keep warm, and the snow out, or close just the front and keep the back open to vent. The ventilation on the underside is great to keep a comfortable temperature when all the tops are sealed up. The Boa system is very comfortable and adjustable. Helmet integrates nicely with my smith X/O goggles. Only 4 stars because it doesn't fit like a baseball cap, but, hey, its a helmet, not a hat.

         
        5.0

        Smith Vantage Helmet

        By 

        from Colorado, USA

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        Great Helmet, warm and comfortable, venting system is a plus and has MIPS

         
        5.0

        So comfortable!

        By 

        from Madison, WI, USA

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        This helmet is so warm that I never need to wear a hat, even in the coldest conditions. It is also super comfortable, and I able to open the vents on the helmet if it is a warmer day. Overall amazing helmet.

         
        5.0

        great helmet overall

        By 

        from Albuquerque, NM, USA

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        comfortable helmet great fit wore all day on the mountain. vents have good ventilation. kept head warm when the sun was down would recommend this helmet to anyone.

         
        5.0

        Everything you could ask for in a helmet.

        By 

        from Pocatello, ID, USA

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        I've bought a lot of Smith equipment. I'm a skier, Mt. biker, hunter, fisher, hiker, and wildland firefighter. I've bought a couple of products for all of my enthusiasms and have never been disappointed in anything i've ever received from smith. Quality company.

         
        4.0

        Comfortable fit and light weight, hardly know it's there.

        By 

        from Sun Valley

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        Really like the extra safety of the MIPS and the light weight. Strap and adjustment knob are easy to use.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Helmet, Snug fit.

        By 

        from Woodstock, NH, USA

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        I bought the MIPS version of the helmet because it is supposed to help with an impact. The helmet fit is very snug. I measure a 58. I bought the M 55-59. I replaced an older model with this helmet and it fits better than the older model. I like the snugger fit as it doesn't roll around when I ski aggressively. The new vents seem as though they will help keep my head cool in the warmer weather. I also like that it came with a bag to protect the helmet from scratches. Smith makes a great helmet. It also works very well with my smith goggles. There is a nice fit between the goggles and helmet, no gap.

         
        5.0

        It worked when needed.

        By 

        from Whistler

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        First of all the helmet worked. While I had a headache after crashing in bad light I'm good to go. The helmet is toast and needs replacement. Small hairline crack in the back and on closer inspection a faint dent. At the end of the day the front part of the shell came adrift. So as previously stated it worked, better the crumple zones than my head. The fit is on the small size, the venting is excellent, love the small brim and find it very comfortable. It would be nice if the ear pieces were removable in the springtime.

         
        5.0

        Best helmet I've ever owned

        By 

        from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        works great with airflow on smith goggles and the vents are awesome too. Helps to have two.

         
        5.0

        Nice product. My second Smith helmet

        By 

        from Ct

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        Overall good fit. I am a 55 so it fits snug. Consider overlap sizes

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By 

        from Maine

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        Great Helmet all around. Fits just like they said. Would recommend it 100%

         
        5.0

        Vantage

        By 

        from Los Gatos, CA, USA

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        After taking 13 years off from skiing I bought this helmet. I love it, it fits great, warm, easy to adjust and also when its warm the vents actually work.

         
        4.0

        Great helmet, but small fit

        By 

        from Colorado, USA

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        Light, two-colored helmet. Love the 2 vent sections. I have a size 60 head (measured and for many other products). The 'large' says it fits 59-63 and it fits me very, very snug. No way to wear anything underneath.

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