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If you'll only buy top-of-the-line gear, then look no further then Smith Vantage Helmet. The Vantage offers up the Hybrid SL Shell Construction that gives you the most durable, impact reducing and dent resistant helmet on the market. Combine that with the specialty Boa® Fit System and you'll have a helmet that fits your head better then your own hair does. Make sure you don't take any chances on safety this year and check out the Smith Vantage Helmet.

Product Details

Construction

Hybrid SL ShellFusing Bombshell ABS construction with flyweight In-Mold technology optimizes the favorable traits of each material. The result is a modern design that provides a lightweight, low-profile and perfect fitting helmet.

Ventilation

Dual RegulatorTwo separate systems control the front and rear ventilation. This enables you to perfectly dial in the amount ventilation you want every time so you have the perfect head temperature at all times.

AirEvac 2 VentilationMoving air through external vents and internal channels

21 Vents

Adjustability

Boa® Fit SystemThis proprietary system builds on the proven fit of Smith's ergonomic head form, offering an intuitive, dial system for on-the-fly, single-handed micro-adjustments. The self-centering and vertical adjustment features of this system allow you to achieve the perfect custom fit in seconds.

Additional Features

X-Static Lining® The Silver FiberA silver coated textile fiber enhances products with permanent natural anti-odor, anti-static and thermo-dynamic properties. The silver is permanently and irreversibly bonded to a fiber, will not wash off or wear out, and will last the life of the product.

Snapfit SL2 Ear PadsEar pads are ergonomically designed to be form fitting and comfortable. Easily remove for washing and effortlessly reinstall - extremely lightweight.

Goggle LockThis securely retains the goggle strap on the helmet to ensure stability, comfort and performance. It's also removable!

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
Weight (g) 440

Reviews

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Smith Vantage Helmet
 
4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Tough (7)
  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Icy conditions (6)
  • Powder (6)
  • Cold / extreme (5)
  • White out conditions (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (3), Intermediate (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

THIS HELMET SAVED MY LIFE!!!

I want to thank Smith Optics for the care and detail that they put into the Vantage helmet... their work saved my life. Let me explain... I bought the Vantage helmet...Read complete review

I want to thank Smith Optics for the care and detail that they put into the Vantage helmet... their work saved my life. Let me explain... I bought the Vantage helmet (Size Medium) in the Irie Cinch style because I found a good deal on it, and I thought it looked cool. When I received the helmet, I was amazed at how well it fit and how light it was. I would truly forget that I was wearing a helmet when I had it on for more than five minutes. It integrates seamlessly with the Smith Optics I/Os goggles that I got with it. The comfort and style is amazing. I'm not a big helmet fan, but Smith knocked this one out of the park. I'm embarrassed to say that comfort and appearance were the reasons that I wore this helmet, and that safety was an afterthought. Fortunately for me, safety was not an afterthought when Smith designed the helmet! I am a relatively new skier, but I have progressed in skill very rapidly. Yesterday was the second time that I had gone skiing with the helmet. I had gotten fairly confident (perhaps over-confident) on the black-diamond runs, and decided that I wanted to try some terrain challenges for extra fun. I found a black diamond moguls run and thought I would give it a try. I could regale you with all of the mistakes that I made on the run, but that list is very long. The long story short is that when I went down, I hit head first and left a crater in the snow that was six inches deep. Don't ask me why my neck isn't broken. I spent the next several hours in the care of paramedics and ER doctors who were surprised that I was alive. I was told time and again that if I hadn't been wearing my helmet, I would not have survived, much less ben going home the same day with little more than a concussion and a stiff neck. Thank-you to the folks at Smith Optics. Your design features made the helmet comfortable and "hip" to wear. Prior to my fall I got very many compliments on the helmet which made me want to wear it. Thank-you also for designing a helmet that was as effective at protecting my thick skull as it was in looking cool and being comfortable when I was wearing it. Your helmet saved my life! I would recommend this helmet to anyone skiing or snowboarding. They are comfortable and effective. Smith knows what they are doing, and you won't regret the money that you spent. Cheers, Doppler

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It saved my skull!

Great looking and saved my skull when I just had an average speed crash!! My only criticism is that it has a two piece lid for the vents to close so if you crash...Read complete review

Great looking and saved my skull when I just had an average speed crash!! My only criticism is that it has a two piece lid for the vents to close so if you crash this snaps off and can't be reattached. Helmet was a write off after one small accident not the best idea. Will go for the holt next time, hopefully smith might send me a free one?

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(26 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love it!! But I must have a larger than average head.

By 

from Lakewood, CO, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

This helmet is great. But I have 2 issues with the sizing. the 1st is that it's actually a bit small, I didn't think I had an above average head size, but according to smith I do. I measured my head last year when shopping for a new helmet, and I'm only 63cm around. This helmet is advertised at 67cm in the XL size, but i can't wear it with a beanie or anything!! I actually removed the BOA sizing ring just to get a little more room. It helped, and actually solved my 2nd issue in the process. Which was the BOA coiler tightening itself against my hood when I would turn my head. The loosening seems to need a little more pressure, so it never loosened for me, only tightened more against my fat head. Other than that I love this helmet! It's almost as light as my old Burton Hi-Fi helmet, but they're pretty close. And it looks really nice, not so wide for us big guys, and it's pretty sleek for being an XL helmet. The ventilation is the best though, gotta love the customization of that! I scored mine on a end of season closeout for a lot less than $220! So I can't complain about the price, which is fairly steep in my mind. But all in all this helmet does end up fitting great, and looking great. It's already saved my dome from a ding, cause a donkey skier didn't know how to shoulder his skies properly. Many mahalo's Smith!!!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Life saver?

By 

from East Sussex, England

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

I bought my helmet on 7 December on arrival in Zermatt. On 11 December I came to on a piste I know well, as I was put in a helicopter having suffered a serious concussion. I have little doubt that the helmet I was wearing saved me from a much more serious injury, or worse. The helmet was a write-off but my head wasn't, and I'm pleased I chose the best I could find. I would not hesitate in recommending this product. I should add that in the short time I had it, it was the most comfortable and best fitting helmet I've had, and I will be replacing it with the same model. Peter, UK

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great fit, awesome I/O Goggles!

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

Patrol, teach on the hill and ski 4-5 times a week in all conditions. This helmet is adjustable and air tight with the I/O goggles. I also have the bluetooth audio, all set on the hill! Highly recommend this product!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THIS HELMET SAVED MY LIFE!!!

By 

from Laurel, MD, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

I want to thank Smith Optics for the care and detail that they put into the Vantage helmet... their work saved my life. Let me explain... I bought the Vantage helmet (Size Medium) in the Irie Cinch style because I found a good deal on it, and I thought it looked cool. When I received the helmet, I was amazed at how well it fit and how light it was. I would truly forget that I was wearing a helmet when I had it on for more than five minutes. It integrates seamlessly with the Smith Optics I/Os goggles that I got with it. The comfort and style is amazing. I'm not a big helmet fan, but Smith knocked this one out of the park. I'm embarrassed to say that comfort and appearance were the reasons that I wore this helmet, and that safety was an afterthought. Fortunately for me, safety was not an afterthought when Smith designed the helmet! I am a relatively new skier, but I have progressed in skill very rapidly. Yesterday was the second time that I had gone skiing with the helmet. I had gotten fairly confident (perhaps over-confident) on the black-diamond runs, and decided that I wanted to try some terrain challenges for extra fun. I found a black diamond moguls run and thought I would give it a try. I could regale you with all of the mistakes that I made on the run, but that list is very long. The long story short is that when I went down, I hit head first and left a crater in the snow that was six inches deep. Don't ask me why my neck isn't broken. I spent the next several hours in the care of paramedics and ER doctors who were surprised that I was alive. I was told time and again that if I hadn't been wearing my helmet, I would not have survived, much less ben going home the same day with little more than a concussion and a stiff neck. Thank-you to the folks at Smith Optics. Your design features made the helmet comfortable and "hip" to wear. Prior to my fall I got very many compliments on the helmet which made me want to wear it. Thank-you also for designing a helmet that was as effective at protecting my thick skull as it was in looking cool and being comfortable when I was wearing it. Your helmet saved my life! I would recommend this helmet to anyone skiing or snowboarding. They are comfortable and effective. Smith knows what they are doing, and you won't regret the money that you spent. Cheers, Doppler

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Helmet I've ever owned

By 

from Ketchum, ID, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

I had a horrendous crash last week free skiing. I clipped my outside edge and was flipped backwards. The last thing I remember was seeing my skis above my head looking up hill. I slammed on my back and head against the snow. I finally came to a stop and skied out of it (crazy). I met my wife at the bottom of the run and asked her how would you know if you have a concussion and she asked why. I told her a took a rough fall and she noticed my helmet was destroyed. I then thought to myself..."it seemed kinda loose on my way down." The helmet took the whole brunt of the crash and I walked away. These are designed to break apart and take the force of crashes and it worked perfectly. Thank you Smith for making a wonderful product and Making Every Day Better (and possible). You Guys Rock!!!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

It saved my skull!

By 

from London

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

Great looking and saved my skull when I just had an average speed crash!! My only criticism is that it has a two piece lid for the vents to close so if you crash this snaps off and can't be reattached. Helmet was a write off after one small accident not the best idea. Will go for the holt next time, hopefully smith might send me a free one?

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Helmet

By 

from Vermont

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

As a Ski Instructor that is in my helmet all day long, comfort is #1. This helmet is not only comfortable, but warm when it needs to be but also has the ventilation required on those warm spring days. I highly recommend this, and any other of the Smith helmets.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Saved Me a Trip to the Hospital

By 

from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

Excellent product that protected me in an on-snow collision. If it weren't for the Smith helmet I was wearing, I would have sustained serious injury when hit by a snowboarder. The helmet took the brunt of the hit and was none the worse for wear. And the replacement program worked as advertised. Thanks Smith for making a great product.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Almost Nothing Bad To Say

By 

from Boulder, CO, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

I snagged my Vantage in 2014 and I'm still using it happily, 40 ski days in. Here's my good/bad analysis: Good: Fits like a dream with great adjustability. Vents are easy to open and close, even with gloves. Works well with Skullcandy audio kits. Seemingly impervious to the scratching and discoloration my earlier helmets suffered from. Bad: Seems to get loose while stored, albeit only when I don't use for a week or more. Comes with a storage bag that while easy to slip into a jacket pocket, isn't as substantial as those that come with helmets costing half as much.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ski instructor Colorado

By 

from Boulder, CO, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

First of all the venting had the ease and effectiveness for anyone who spends the day on the slope. The comfort was great. The BOA was a real bonus for fitting. It took some looking to find a compatible goggle . I would say this is the most comfortable and cool brain bucket I have have owned. thank you design team

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Marshall741

By 

from Maine, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

It's time for a new lid. I have had Smith helmets for about 10 years, biggest reasons fit and comfort. I have had the Variant w/wo brim and now on my second Vantage. I ski/work 100+ days so while the helmet lasts people around spend more time with you if you change it out when it starts to get ripe! Great Fit, comfort, adjust ability, venting, strips down to nothing, and all the electronic gadgets if you like or need those options. I'm sold on brimmed helmets. Brim gives that little extra rain and snow protection on the top of your goggles and with a small forward tip of the head gives extra protection on that seam between your helmet and goggles on those biting cold days. So if you thinking about a brim do it! Besides the practical reasons all the cool kids have them! I do have one tiny gripe, for such a low profile helmet the ear pads need to go on a serious diet or at least give us an option! PS: If you have never had a helmet get one. I have seen a number people w/wo have there heads bounce of hard pack, hit low branches, catch an edge and fly off piste, the results have always been far better with a lid. For looks helmet head is better than hat head, unless you shave your head like me then everybody sees helmet padding pattern, goes a way in one beer!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb fit and finish.

By 

from Gaines, MI, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

My Vantage helmut has a great fit. The adjustment system is so easy and precise. It is the most comfortable helmet I have ever tried on and now ware it religiously.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product, greater support

By 

from Schenectady, NY, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

The venting is excellent. In the northeast I am out on 0 days and 45 days and never have to take this off because of the excellent venting system. Boa fit adjustment is great and works with googles better than my old Giro. What's better? After two years the helmet liner seam came apart and emailed Smith and they are honoring the warranty and replacing the liner! Excellent company and customer service!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very comfy

By 

from New Jersey, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

I wear this helmet while on patrol or just cruising with the kids. fits excellent and is light weight. Big vent openings to let the cooler air in on those warmer days. completely close for those chilly days. Hardly notice it even there while wearing it 8-10 hours a day. Skull candy speakers are a great compliment.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Form and function are unsurpassed!

By 

from Columbus, Ohio

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

I am amazed how light the helmet feels on my head and how the ventilation system works. The Vantage works on super cold and wet days by closing all of the vents...and on even the warmest days by opening all of the vents...all without removing my gloves. The brim is amzing keeping rain and snow off the top of the goggles, virtually eliminating fogging. Being an instructor takes a rigorous toll on equipment and this model truly works. It is also important to represent the industry with the latest technology and the style gathers a lot of compliments. Well worth the investment!

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No Longer a Bobble-Head

By 

from Ogden, UT, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

I struggled for a long time with getting into the habit of wearing a helmet. I felt like a bobble-head. It threw my sense of perception off and just plain annoyed me. Now that I have my Vantage I am proudly sporting my helmet every time I hit the slopes. I feel comfortable and most importantly I feel safe. This helmet is super lightweight and fits me like a glove.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great fitting helmet, with amazing ventilation.

By 

from Bozeman, Mt, USA

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

I love this helmet. There is not really anything bad I can say about it. Looks good, fits good, meshs with my I/O goggles perfectly.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Helmet

By 

from NoVA

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compatible with goggles
  • Convenient Features
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Build
  • Great Looks
  • Stylish
  • Tough

Cons

  • Medium Was A Bit Tight

Best Uses

  • Biking
  • Icy Conditions
  • Powder
  • Skiing And Boarding
  • Slushy Conditions
  • White Out Conditions

Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

Just bought these and have not used on the slopes. Tested it on a bike ride. It worked as advertised. The medium was a little tight on the top of my head. The side adjustments were fine.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

where's my helmet?!

By 

from Chesapeake, VA

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Tough

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

      love all the features of this flagship helmet! it's so light. the BOA fit system operated smoothly and evenly. ventilation is versatile and easy to adjust with gloves on, although there are a few vent holes on top that are open all the time where snow can fall in. the top half of the shell is glossy so scratches are easily noticed. the bungee goggle lock is ingenious (compared to a traditional snap button)! protection with so much style!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Awesome Helmet

      By 

      from Seattle, WA, USA

      Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

      Love this helmet, great fit and integrates very good with goggles.

       
      5.0

      More comfortale than a hat

      By 

      from Milwaukee, WI, USA

      Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

      Comfort, venting, protection- why are you still wearing a hat?

       
      5.0

      Best helmet I ever used

      By 

      from New England

      Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

      I work as a ski instructor and have used many brands of helmets in the past. This is, by far, the best I have ever used. It fits like a glove and the adjustment can be fine tuned for an even tighter fit if needed. It is warm, lightweight and is loaded with vents that are easy to access. It also fits real well with Smith goggles which I use.

       
      5.0

      Don't even know your wearing a helmet

      By 

      from Western New York, USA

      Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

      Lite weight. Comforatable. Easy control of ventilation. Brim protects top of goggles. Fine adjustment to head size is easy. Well worth the expense.

       
      5.0

      Overall excellent product

      By 

      from Katy, TX, USA

      Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

      Skiing the back bowls of Vail, the trees and rocks you better protect your brain. Smith's products are reliable, excellent quality and cool! That's all I need to enjoy my favorite sport.

       
      4.0

      Great helmet, tons of features

      By 

      from Boston, MA

      Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

      This is your classic top-of-the-line helmet for all mountain skiing. It's got tons of ventilation options, removable earflaps, and nice style. It's warm in the winter and cool in the spring. The helmet works well with my I/O goggles. The only complaints I've got are that the vents are a bit stiff, and the earflaps are a pain to remove. (I own the 2011-2012 model, so things may have changed)

       
      5.0

      just what I wanted!

      By 

      from Idaho

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Tough
      • Ventilation

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Snowboardingskiing

        Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

        I haven't been able to hit the slopes yet with this helmet, but I love the way it fits and most important to me is the ventilation system because it has so many options of airflow settings

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Comfy and Stylish!

        By 

        from Sydney, Australia

        About Me Advanced

        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:

          Lighter than any helmet I've worn. Very comfy, keeps out the snow and vents for those sunny days. Would recommend to anyone. Just make sure your googles fit with the helmet before purchase. Smith optics would obviously fit the best but brands like Electric and a few others will do the trick!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Fantastic Product.

          By 

          from Salt Lake City

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

            Can't wait to get this in gear this season. I like the venting system that has 3 sections from front to back instead of typical side vents. Allows for good ventilation and options for snowy or sunny days. Great feel and fit.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            WOW !

            By 

            from Asheville, NC

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish
            • Tough

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Icy Conditions
              • Powder

              Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

              Was a gift from my Mom. I was blown away, didn't expect it! Can't wait for ski season.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Select the Best!

              By 

              from Wht. Mtns., NH

              About Me Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Climate Control
              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish
              • Tough
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Availabilty

              Best Uses

              • All Eye Protection
              • All Temperatures
              • Icy Conditions
              • Powder
              • Slushy Conditions
              • White Out Conditions

              Comments about Smith Vantage Helmet:

              A remarkably comfortable Helmet. Completely adjustable: fit, climate, and eye protection. The Helmet is lightweight and stylish...if style matters. Most importantly, the safety attributes are detailed throughout the construction. Fully expect to have the Helmet for many years!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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