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Smith
Session Mips Helmet

4.375 out of 5 stars
16 Reviews
Current price: $85.00 Original price: $170.00
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Color:Matte Bone Gradient

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Why We Like The Session MIPS Helmet

Style meets ventilation for total comfort in all-mountain applications in the new Smith Session MIPS Helmet. This all-new cranium coverage keeps your noggin on lockdown with a combination of Smiths Koroyd technology and MIPS, shielding you from impacts both direct and oblique, so you can charge through rowdy rock gardens while staying ventilated as you weave your way through technical switchbacks to the top for round two. And Smith doesn't hold back on the good looks either, with a modern and sleek style that falls neatly between the previously loved Rover and Forefront, giving just a little more coverage than its cross-country cousin, but with less bulk than the enduro-ready Forefront.


Details

  • Style meets coverage for this all-mountain slayer
  • MIPS technology protects against rotational forces
  • Add an extra 30% of protection with Koroyd layer
  • 15 large vents keep cool air funneling through
  • VaporFit adjustment dials in total comfort for the ride
  • Keep your lenses fog free with AirEvac technology
  • 3-position visor adjusts easily for different conditions
  • Odor fighting XT2 liner keeps your scalp fresh
  • Item #SMI00HX
Shell Material
Aerocore, Koroyd
Impact Management
MIPS
Ventilation
15 optimized vents, AirEvac
Fit Adjustment
VaporFit system
Visor
3-position adjustable
Certifications
Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older, CE EN 1078
Claimed Weight
[medium] 13.1oz (370g)
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 16 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 12 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

July 25, 2022

Love it!!

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I've used it several times
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I really wanted to get a MIPS cycling helmet since I got a new mountain bike :-) I ordered the medium b/c according to the measurements I was just barely into the medium range...but when it arrived, it was just too big...not able to dial it snug or anything...so my husband got a new MIPS helmet, which was fine. I knew I was one of those "in between sizes" when I ordered it...So I ordered a small and am thrilled with it. It is a snug fit but after riding for several sweaty hours it didn't get "too" snug...which was a concern for me. It feels super comfortable and I forget it is there. I have pulled off the visor on helmets in the past b/c they were useless...but this one actually WORKS...so it stays! and I am glad to have it.

Suzy D
Backcountry.com

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

2 out of 5 stars

April 15, 2022

Uncomfortable

The helmet seems to have good build quality, but a design choice makes this helmet quite uncomfortable for me. The inner plastic retainer that actually secures the helmet to your head has very sharp edges. The edges dig into the sides of my head, especially at the back, and is very uncomfortable. Another issue I have is that the the helmet wants to sit too low on my brow making it difficult to see.

smithoptics.com

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

December 13, 2021

Simply the best

Great fit and not hot, do you sell the internal pads replacement?

Luis
smithoptics.com

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

4 out of 5 stars

September 5, 2021

Saved me!

I crashed yesterday in a MTB race, landing unconscious about 10-12' down. I had lost consciousness for about 2 minutes and didn't remember anything from that day and am only able to recall bits and pieces from after arriving at the ER. I was wearing this helmet, and I can't imagine how much worse off I'd be if I hadn't been! I purchased it recently to replace my god-awfully uncomfortable Fox MTB helmet and I'm sure glad I did. Hoping to replace it with a Smith, but all of the colors I prefer are out of stock :( Since I'm laid up for a couple weeks anyway, maybe I'll get lucky if I wait a bit?!

Stephanie
smithoptics.com

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

1 out of 5 stars

August 14, 2021

So disappointed in the comfort of this helmet.

What the actual F is going on here? This helmet is NOT comfortable. The chin strap. The straps themselves do not lay flush with the sides of your face, the webbing naturally bends, letting sides of the webbing touch your face. This can be engineered substantially better. The twist mechanism on the back of the helmet has small plastic pieces on either side that DIG into the back of your head. HARD plastic pieces. This is the section of the helmet that should hug the back of your head for comfort. Instead it DIGS into the back of your head. Some engineer thought to add these hard plastic pieces here, why? They HURT. What the F are the engineers thinking. This thing is so uncomfortable, Im blown away.

smithoptics.com

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

June 11, 2021

Feels Great, Looks Great

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
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This helmet was an upgrade in quality, appearance and fit from my last helmet and I am so glad that I made the purchase. I was initially drawn to this helmet because of the amazing color choices - I wanted a purple helmet, and teal is my other favorite color! This helmet has MIPS, it fits well and its adjuster strap does a great job. The airflow is nice, and I never overheat on my hot desert rides. My only note is that when my hair is in braids, sometimes the adjustment side strap catches on my hair, so I have to loosen it before putting it on and re-tightening. Also, my head is in between a small and a medium - I originally ordered a medium and it was way too big, so I swapped it for the small and it fit perfectly. Definitely would recommend, especially for what you get at the price point.

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Cierra L
Competitivecyclist.com

Originally reviewed on Competitivecyclist.com

5 out of 5 stars

April 8, 2021

It's great!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Weight:
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I LOVE this helmet! I originally ordered one in a different color, but I ordered a Medium and it was too big. :( So I got the white and grey color in a small and it fits great! It let's air run through and I haven't had a sweaty head yet!

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McKenzi W
Backcountry.com

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

October 31, 2020

First time mountain biker

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Weight:
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For my very first mountain bike adventure in Fruita, Co. this year i needed to get a new helmet and quick. I knew without a doubt that it was going to be a Smith helmet with their stellar reputation for a sleek design, reliability, and safety in mind. Crashes are inevitable, might as well protect that meat vehicle with one of the best helmets on the market. In the heat of Summer my head was well ventilated with 15 different vent ports. With MIPS and Koroyd technology being used in the design of this helmet you know your noggin is safe when you buckle in. Also on the S/M side and the M might be a little big. Still fits on the tightest setting, but i may go for a S next time.

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Nicole K
Backcountry.com

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

October 31, 2020

Great Helmet!

A great helmet for the money, fits well, looks great and love the color and the way it sits on my head. I bought a large but returned it since it was way to big for my hat size 7 3/8 which the Medium fits well. Very comfortable and looks cool as well. I bought the Matte Mystic Green color and it?s very sharp looking.

Rickcin
Backcountry.com

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

3 out of 5 stars

October 23, 2020

Looks good but...

Got this helmet in the matte tusk color because it looked so good and matches my bike. While wearing for about an hour on my first ride my temples started hurting because the tightening system is connected to that area of the helmet. I loosened it to the point of relief but felt it wasn't snug enough to stay on my head if I ever took a spill. It is also a bit of concern that there is no padding on the back. Hope I can get used to it because I really like the look and color. Plus it was a little pricey.

Marco
smithoptics.com

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com