Camber used to be for your skis or board, but Smith's bringing it to your dome with the new Camber MIPS Helmet. Employing top-shelf MIPS technology, which features a shell that rotates over the EPS impact foam to save your brain in rotational (see: the most common) impacts, the Camber's design takes protection, ventilation, and comfort to the next level. Most significantly, it uses Aerocore construction, an uber-lightweight design that's packed with Koroyd, a honeycomb-style composite, to provide increased levels of protection at minimal weights.
Don't be afraid of feeling like you jammed your head into a sweaty toadstool, either. Smith's in-mold construction gives the Camber a sleek, sexy look, and the AirEvac 2 ventilation system has Regulator adjustable vents, so you can open up during spring shredding or batten down the hatches during epic February dumps. The Dial Fit System cinches the helmet's internals down around your skull for a snug, wobble-free fit, and the X-Static lining pulls moisture away from your dome while preventing the growth of odor-causing bacteria, so you can offer down-canyon rides to the hottie you met on the lift without worrying about stinking her out of the car. The Camber's Snapfit SL2 earpads are also compatible with audio systems, because you can't send 'er without the proper stoke coursing through your ear canals.
- MIPS polycarbonate shell
- EPS impact foam
- Aerocore construction with Koroyd
- AirEvac 2 ventilation with Regulator adjustable vents
- X-Static moisture-wicking and antimicrobial lining
- Adjustable Dial Fit System (DFS2)
- Snapfit SL2 ear pads
- Q & A
Best helmet for the price $$$
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If you don't wanna spring for the Vantage because of the price. The Camber is an excellent choice. It's comfy, well ventilated and still offers great protection. I've taken some hard fails in this and it always does what you expect a helmet to do, protect your head. Thanks Smith for another great product.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
When I bought the Smith Camber with MIPS, I was looking for a great MIPS helmet that was reasonably priced .
I have tried helmets that are slightly more comfortable (Smith Vantage), but for the fit, technology, color availability, and price, the Camber was the best helmet I found. I would suggest people try on a Smith helmet with MIPS prior to purchasing: it seems they insert the liner in a regular helmet, so it may fit smaller than a non-MIPS helmet.
Additionally, it was great using the helmet with audio chips. I use the Outdoor Tech wireless chips.