Smith Code MIPS Helmet
SmithCode MIPS Helmet

Shred like you mean it.

Drop cliffs, slay pow, and huck backies, all the while enjoying the minimalist freeride style of your Smith Code MIPS Helmet. Although it features a low-profile in-mold design, the Code doesn't skimp on durability. The polycarbonate shell and EPS liner bring a high level of protection, while Koroyd material aids impact absorption and airflow. The MIPS System uses a slip-plane technology, reducing rotational force common during angular impacts.

You're bound to get a little sweaty when you're throwing tricks under the chair or breaking trail on a backside bootpack, so Smith equipped the Code with Airflow Climate Control vents and AirEvac 2 Ventilation to regulate airflow and keep you from overheating. The BOA 360 Fit System lets you easily adjust the fit in case you want to throw a beanie underneath the helmet during frigid storm days, and the Fidlock chin strap system makes it easy to get your helmet on and off without taking off your gloves.

  • A protective freeride helmet with a minimalist design
  • In-mold construction is lightweight yet durable
  • Koroyd material in the liner improves energy absorption
  • MIPS technology helps protect against angular impacts
  • Aerocore design improves airflow to keep your dome cool
  • BOA 360 Fit System is easy to adjust for a precise fit
  • Fidlock chin strap is easy to work with one hand
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Helmet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Needed a new helmet since my old Bern one was 5+ years old. Wanted one with MIPS tech. It fits well, the magnet clasp is easy to use, and I am able to fit a beanie underneath it. I did fall earlier this year and the goggle piece on the back came off. I didn't use it anyway. Great choice for a new helmet.

So good that my son took it...

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Actually I gave it to him. He's getting into skiing and I only wore it once since it was new, and he leaves on a ski trip tomorrow and needed a new helmet. I found the XL to fit my big noggin perfectly (he's 19 with same head size & shape). The liner feels great and kept me very warm. It's also a very light weight helmet. I came from a more vented helmet (Smith Variance) that I took a spill in and separated the shell from the foam, so decided to try something different. Even with less venting and no venting adjustment, I found the Code to modulate my temp quite well and I never fogged with it on. I don't have Smith goggles currently, but found the match to be pretty good. Love the magnetic clasp, too. New one is on order for me. :)

Edit ... I will say that I think that the Code fits slightly small. The XL fits me well, but is snug. I skied again today and found that my ears were slightly uncomfortable later in the day. I can wear L in other brands. Also I grabbed some I/O7 goggles and the match is now perfect. New photo for reference.

So good that my son took it...

Great helmet!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had been wearing the Maze for quite a few years and decided it was time to try something new. I couldn't be happier with this helmet. The fit is great, it offers more coverage than the Maze, and looks awesome too. Highly recommended.

Superior Protection

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

This helmet fits great with the Smith I/O 7 goggles. The boa fit adjuster makes a perfect dialed in fit which is so nice and easy. MIPS technology is the best on the market, making you feel safe and secure.

new favorite

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have a hard time finding helmets that fit and I finally found it. Low profile is great and MIPS tech is the best out there.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Simply an awesome, high-quality helmet. Low profile and light with all the tech you need. Interesting magnetic buckling system that took a few tries to get used to, but now I love it. No more pinching or taking off gloves to buckle the helmet.

Unanswered Question

Is the liner removable?


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have always tried to find a helmet that works, fits and was low profile. I have gone through a number of helmets but always had to sacrifice something. This is the 1st helmet I have ever bought that I didn't have to fiddle with at all. No removing liners to get a more comfortable fit with beanie, no removing or changing ear flaps. Great fit for me with Balaclava, and goggles are seamless (giro Block). It even fits under my hood! I have zero complaints.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This helmet is an excellent low profile alternative to some of the techier Smith helmets, but has some features the maze doesn't have. The Boa adjustment ensure a great fit and the integrated beanie is super comfortable. The liner does eliminate the option to wear a hat under your helmet, if that's your thing.

though you can wear a balaclava underneath comfortably.