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
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What more could you want?

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Cracked my old Giro helmet that I had used for too many seasons to count and decided it was time for an upgrade.
First impression is this helmet is very comfortable. The extra large is perfect for someone with a huge head like me and seems to run larger than the POC or GIro XL size. The BOA adjustment is very precise and helps get the perfect fit. My Smith Squad XL googles mesh perfectly with no gaps.
I am very impressed with the safety features of this helmet. The Aerocore combined with the MIPS technology is miles ahead of basic EPS helmets. I have tomahawked and yardsaled my fair share of times and this helmet has stayed secure on my head with no noticeable damage.
The last feature I wanted to mention is the magnetic clasp. Coming from a basic buckle that requires both hands i was not used to the design. However after getting used to it I am now able to attach and remove the clasp with one hand which is very convenient and I don't think i can go back to a standard plastic buckle.
My only complaint with this helmet is the foam ear padding. I was not able to hear very well and the ear padding was a bit too warm for Spring skiing. However this was easily remedied by removing the foam pieces inside where headphones would be installed.
Overall this helmet is fantastic and has every feature you could want in a helmet.

Not for me...

    I wanted to like this helmet.... I really did. But it wasn’t for me. I like to use the OT Chips while I ride and they fit poorly into this helmet. They can wander around the liner and fall out easily. To say this helmet has “Audio Capability” is putting it very loosely. Fit wise it is very comfortable and adjusts nicely. It looks like a nice old school skate lid. I do think it pairs better with Smith goggles than other brands also. Both my Anons and my current favorites the Oakley Fall-Line didn’t workout with it either. Felt like they were too far toward on the bridge of my nose. Comfort wise with no audio this helmet would be five stars, especially if your already rocking smith goggles. But if you like to use audio with your helmet look elsewhere this isn’t what you’re looking for.

    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.

    Great

    • 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.

    Is the liner removable?

    Yes.

    Favorite

    • 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.

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    • 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.