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
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

94%

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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(4 of 5 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.

(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.

(2 of 2 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.

(1 of 1 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.

(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

    Best helmet I've had so far.

    By 

    from Portland, OR, USA

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    I wore it for the first time today and after putting it on I never noticed it. I think that sums it up how good this helmet is.

     
    5.0

    Great helmet

    By 

    from Bessemer, MI 49911, USA

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    Runs a bit small as I ordered a medium and it is a bit snug even though I measured @52. Quality seems great as the technology behind it.

     
    5.0

    Well made comfortable helmet

    By 

    from NC

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    I use this when I work at the ski resort. It is comfortable and perfect for any weather with so many vents.

     
    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.

     
    5.0

    amazing helmet!!!!!

    By 

    from Brooklyn, NY, USA

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    buy this it fits perfect and may just save your life plus i never stop getting people telling me how cool my green and camo helmet is!!!

     
    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.

     
    5.0

    Very comfortable helmet.

    By 

    from White mountains NH

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    Helmet is very comfortable. Room to fit extra layer. Ready for audio. Like the way the goggles fit with it.

     
    5.0

    High performance helmet

    By 

    from Aspen, CO

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    Great helmet for skiing the resort to backcountry touring.

     
    5.0

    The Brain Bucket!

    By 

    from Anaheim, CA, USA

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    The fit is great with the adjusting system in this helmet. The MIPS will come in handy when in the Back Country and the Tree runs. Hope that I will never Crash and Burn but this helmet should keep me Healthier. I like how it keeps my goggles where I want them. Everyone that I talked too loves these Smith helmets. Looking forwards to using mine. Let it Snow!

     
    5.0

    MIPS make fit a bit more snug

    By 

    from Hood River, OR

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    I had a previous generation Vantage and was wanting to move the the MIPS system. I tried on this generations Vantage at a demo event and it fit almost exactly the same as my previous helmet. When I received this helmet the MIPS system made my fit almost too tight. After a couple days on the snow it hasn't bothered me, so the closer fit is a plus in my book. It could have easily gone either way though. Happy to have the extra protection against rotational brain injuries. The new BOA 360 system is more comfortable and the Koroyd improves ventilation over the previous version. The adjustable vents are still easy to use and now a requirement for me in any helmet purchase. My only complaint is the goggle strap on the back is the same design as the previous generation. It was the first part to fail on my previous helmet so I assume it will be the same with this helmet.

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Helmet!

    By 

    from Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    Reading several ridiculous reviews of this particular helmet convinced me to follow suite. Let me get one thing straight; your not suppose to wear a beanie under this helmet, and if you do, you are simply an imbecile. I was already familiar with Smith's helmet sizing before purchase because I own a Smith bike helmet. I have a big head (63cm) and the XL fit like a glove on the first try. Helmets like this one should be snug but not tight. I personally don't need to tighten the BOA fit system at all. My Smith goggles complement the helmet perfectly, leaving no gaps, and I installed a curved GoPro mount to the front of this helmet which required some hard pressing to get the 3M adhesive to make solid contact all around. If you must wear something under this helmet, I would suggest a thin Under Armour ski mask. I can't wait for winter, and I look forward to hitting the slopes in this stylish helmet.

     
    5.0

    Well built - runs small

    By 

    from Pacific Northwest

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    This helmet is absolutely fantastic; my one complaint is that it runs small. I have the Smith Overtake bicycle helmet in the Large size and at it's max setting, fits me like a glove. I assumed this helmet would be the same given the sizing listed, but it is significantly smaller on the inside and I am unable to wear it for more than about 15 seconds without extreme discomfort setting in from the snugness. Will be replacing with a size up. Everything else about it is incredible. Fit and finish are outstanding, very lightweight, very breathable, integrates excellently with their googles.

     
    5.0

    First ever helmet, fortuitous purchase.

    By 

    from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    I've been skiing Utah slopes for thirty years now and just purchased my first-ever helmet, a Smith Vantage with the Outdoor Tech Bluetooth system at Alta. Amazing! I was so impressed with the comfort, protection factor and design of the helmet that I forgot to try out the tunes. ODT Bluetooth was yet another game changer for me, so much so, that I may have been distracted (just foolin', some teen was a reckless mess) and experienced my first collision with a skier in twenty years. My head smacked right into the spring ice layer on a busy slope. Neither of us was any worse off after the crash and his dad bought me a drink. Thanks Smith! PS I have a question? Should I ride my bike under this helmet as well? It seem only intuitive that I could.?

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent

    By 

    from Hunter Mountain, Hunter, NY 12492, USA

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    I was amazed how much my new Vantage has improved over my old Vantage. The fit is more snug, but not tight (perhaps my old one's inside material had compressed?), it makes a much tighter seal with my Turbofan OTG goggles, the two vent controls are better-located, it seems lighter weight, and it is still good-looking. As Trump might say, you've made the Vantage great again. Ralph PSIA Level II

     
    5.0

    Recommend this helmet

    By 

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    Just used this helmet for the first time on a trip to Jackson Hole. It was comfortable, warm, and I had no issues with it at all. Would definitely recommend it.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Saved my head

    By 

    from Colorado, USA

    Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

    Double ejected going 50 mph. Thought I was done. My head took all the impact and I came out 100% fine. Good job smith!

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