Smith Variance Helmet

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Smith - Variance Helmet
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Product Info

You get the best of two worlds with the hybrid construction of the Smith Variance Helmet - tough hard shell construction on the top where the helmet takes some invariable knocks, and lighter energy absorbing in-mold construction in the lower. The Variance delivers the same type of high tech protection as the more expensive Vantage, but at a much lower price point. If you can live with slightly less adjustability in the fit and airflow departments, this is the helmet for you.

Product Details

Construction

Hybrid 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.

Ventilation

Regulator Adjustable Climate ControlEasy to use slider system makes it simple to change the amount of airflow even with gloves on.

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

18 Vents

Adjustability

Smith x BOA® Adjustment SystemThis 3/4 haloed fit system is offered exclusively by Smith, and offers the user a perfect, centered fit with single handed, on-the-fly operation.

Additional Features

Nanosilver Performance Lining

Removable, Ultralight Goggle Lock

Skullcandy™ Drop-In Audio Systems Available Separately

Snapfit SL Ear Pads

Safety Standards

ASTM F 2040

CE EN 1077:2007 Class B

Specs

  • Material: ABS, EPS, 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): 530
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Other Notes

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

Reviews

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Smith Variance Helmet
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Helmet, highly recommended

By 

from Metamora, MI 48455, USA

Comments about Smith Variance Helmet:

I'm a ski patroller and have quite the gear collection. The variance helmet I purchased last year has been easily been my all time favorite. Couple it with some smith I/O 7's and you're hard pressed to find a more comfortable and/or higher performing combination. As for the people pointing out in reviews who has the right of way and so on, please know this... It is up to everyone on the slopes to know the skier / snowboarder responsibility codes for conduct. Nowhere in the individuals review stating a lady cut him off did he mention the specifics. Perhaps she was on a different run and cut over, in which case he would've had the right of way.. That is, when traversing runs you must yield to those up-hill from you on the run you are entering. No need to semi-attack people without the facts. Even with the facts, this might not be the place for it. All that said, be safe out there!

 
4.0

Solid helmet

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from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Smith Variance Helmet:

This is a ski helmet and has a good snug fit. Easy to open the air vents for added cooling. Instruction booklet small and incomplete. No clear directions on how to remove ear covers.

 
5.0

Highly Recommend

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Smith Variance Helmet:

Very comfortable. Vents open and close very easily. Wore in varying temperature conditions and never found it too hot or too cold on the head. Goggle vents seem to work well, also.

 
5.0

Perfect Helmet..Mostly...

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from Fussa, Tokyo, Japan

Comments about Smith Variance Helmet:

I'm the type of person that does a ton of research before purchasing something that costs a pretty penny and especially something that is gonna save my brain. I got the matte black and it looks great. I actually got mine from Amazon and it's the 2013 model. This helmet has exceeded all my expectations except for the zipper to access the ear pads. The zipper is not very smooth and seems as if it could break while trying to open or close it. I'm probably never going to use them for music anyway so I don't really mind that. Additionally, the zipper may have been upgraded in the current year's model. I'm not sure. The fit is excellent and very light. When I read that people were saying they could hardly tell they were wearing a helmet I was skeptical, but I have to say that's the truth. So light and comfortable. It feels like I'm wearing my fleece beanie. My head measured 58.5cm so I initially had purchased a Medium. That was a mistake so I returned it. If you're close to the line between M and L go with the Large. The Boa fit made it fit amazingly. The ear pads are very comfy and warm and the vents are great. It pairs perfectly with my Smith Squad goggles. even with the zipper issue, this helmet is an overall outstanding purchase that I am very pleased with.

 
5.0

Comfort, warmth, airy, safe. What more could I want?

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from Boston, MA, USA

Comments about Smith Variance Helmet:

Just received my Variance, and am beyond pleased! The fit is perfect, build quality is excellent. This is a huge upgrade from my old Giro Nine.9. I haven't had an opportunity to try out the vents wide open, but closed/half closed they are about as good as it gets. Fit adjustment is very good. Lip is nice as it directs the air well. The profile mates with my Bolle NovaII with no issues. VERY happy with this purchase. As another reviewer said: buy this helmet!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just Buy It Already

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from Catskills, NY

Comments about Smith Variance Helmet:

I haven't used the Vantage and I'm sure it's awesome too, but this is a phenomenal helmet and I strongly suggest getting one. Smith makes the best goggles and helmets in the game in my opinion and this is no exception. It's fantastically comfortable, and the BOA helps dial the fit in perfectly. The brim keeps rain and snow out of your goggles. The vents allow you to keep snow out or dump some extra heat. Pair it up with some I07s and you're lookin gooooood!

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Helmet and Great Price

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from Colorado, USA

Comments about Smith Variance Helmet:

Great Boa System, it fits rally well and the color is greaat.

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