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Smith - Vantage Helmet

Smith Vantage Helmet

$240.00$240.00
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Item #SMI00AK

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Tech Specs

Shell Material:
Hybrid SL
Impact Foam:
Aerocore technology featuring Koroyd
Audio Compatible:
yes
Audio System Included:
no
Ventilation:
AirEvac2, adjustable
Fit Adjustment:
Boa FS360
Certifications:
ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077 2007 Class B
Claimed Weight:
1lb 1.5oz
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Why We Like The Vantage Helmet

We strap into Smith's Vantage Helmet to experience comfortable protection like never before. Its innovative Hybrid SL shell construction combines Smith's bombshell ABS material at the top of the helmet along with a flyweight In-Mold technology around the sides, so we get a great fit without sacrificing defense. Aerocore Technology covers our dome with four Koroyd inserts, which absorb a high level of energy on impact while allowing air to pass through. The AirEvac 2 Ventilation system provides constant airflow by moving cool air through external vents below the brim and pushing warm air out of the 21 vents across the top of your helmet. If we get too cold, the vents close with a dual-regulating switch at the top of the helmet that's easy to adjust even with gloves on.

  • Sleek and stylish snow helmet with elevated defense and comfort
  • Hybrid SL shell delivers lightweight, stylish protection
  • Aerocore construction helps absorb forces upon impact
  • Boa dial system helps you achieve a personalized fit
  • Adjustable ventilation helps you find the perfect comfort level
  • Snapfit ear pads can be removed if you prefer to wear a beanie
  • Audio system compatible (sold separately) if you're craving tunes
  • Detachable goggle lock keeps you and your goggle from parting ways

Great helmet but absolutely runs small

  • Fit: Runs small

My old Smith Vantage was a large and fit great. Many years of wear and time to get a new one. Most reviews said it runs small and, when I measured my head, I fell right in the middle of the large size. Arrived quickly and tried it on. Not gonna fit in any way. Returned for an XL and fits great. Believe the reviews and size up one.

Great gift!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

My son wanted this helmet for his birthday. He got the XL and was super happy! Nice looking, gear quality perfect fit.

Much smaller. Inaccurate description

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XL

I compared this XL side by side with the Smith Mission XL and did a double take - I thought I had mistakenly bought the large instead. I really don’t get how the sizing could be so different within the brand. Otherwise seems like a good helmet - I do agree it sits higher than I expected. Also I was expecting removable ear pads and they definitely are not removable! It’s the whole reason I upgraded from the Mission helmet...bad description.

Yes, It's too Small

    I should have listened to the other reviews. My head measures 57 cm - dead in the middle of the Medium. I also have owned a Smith Helmet (Variant Brim) that was a Medium and fit perfect. So I ordered a Medium and it is way too tight. Pretty bummed because I loved the helmet otherwise, it was noticeability lighter and had a much smaller profile. And now Backcountry is sold out of Larges in the color I wanted. Really wish Smith was more accurate with their sizing.

    Runs Incredibly small for sizing

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I measured my big head and followed the sizing recommendations and the medium helmet was way way to tight. So back it goes and I pay the return shipping :( Also the red/orange helmet is kinda of neither.

    Size runs small

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is an awesome helmet for looks and comfort. The size does seem to run a little small. My head measured 22.5” which was a medium on the chart but it was definitely to small and I had to return it for a large.

    MATTE RED IS NEON ORANGE

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This helmet works great fits great is pretty light. But the matte red rock color option is no where near the what the picture is I originally thought they sent me an orange helmet cause the colors are so different.

    MATTE RED IS NEON ORANGE

    Comfortable though sits high

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is a generally comfortable helmet. Ventilation options is phenomenal. My biggest complaint is that mine sits high on my head, leaving a sweet gaper gap. I wear a hood under my helmet for neck and head warmth so that certainly raises the helmet. All said, I am a little surprised with the gap considering I wear smith I/O 7's with it. Perhaps I just have a big forehead...!?

    Nice helmet but small sizing

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I measured and ordered per Smith's suggested size and helmet is too tight. In addition, I also felt a couple of additional pressure points on my head. There are other reviews complaining of the same thing so Smith or Backcountry should revise the sizing. As it is, backcountry and the buyer wasted money and contribute even more to the carbon footprint.
    The helmet itself is well made but there is hardly any insulation. This would've been my first ski helmet so I don't know how the rest are insulated but insulation on the Smith is minimal.

    Good Fit, Poor Lifetime Durability

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this helmet in 2011. It fit great, looked great, had vents that could easily be opened and shut with gloves on.

    After 5 years of using the helmet only 1 week a year of skiing out West with no major crashes, the top exterior piece of the helmet separated from the foam helmet cage inside. Only thing I can think is that this happened from air travel while in a boot bag.
    More frustrating than that, the helmet surface suddenly developed a very sticky film. Almost like the sealant or rubberized surface is falling apart. It does not come off with hot water, windex, soap and water, Dawn and water. It does come off on your skin when you touch it. Very frustrating. The interior of the helmet is in perfect condition. The outside (minus the tacky surface) is in good condition. I wish I could have gotten more use out of it for the price I paid.

    I just switched to Pret for similar fit, cheaper cost, and hopefully equal to or greater than durability.

    Helmets arent made to last for a lifetime and are good for about 1-2 crashes

    I think helmets are designed to last only about 5 years. Not lifetime. If you look at carseats they have expiration dates and so do helmets because plastic and foam degrade over time. This has been my best helmet out of 4 in my time snowboarding. Unmatched venting. Fit and comfort are the best.

    I think helmets are designed to last only about 5 years. Not lifetime. If you look at carseats they have expiration dates and so do helmets because plastic and foam degrade over time. This has been my best helmet out of 4 in my time snowboarding. Unmatched venting. Fit and comfort are the best.

    Great Helmet

      Love this helmet. Super comfortable and kept me warm in up to -9 degrees. Only con is that the little buckle holding my ski goggles broke at first use.

      Best Helmet On The Market!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      My whole family is pretty die-hard Smith and my Dad was long overdue for a new helmet! He works all day on the Mountain and this Vantage paired with the Smith Io/Mag's are great and serving him well! He is beyond stoked I have the women's version as well and wouldn't wear anything else!

      Very functional!

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

      I love the way this helmet works, but how it looks leaves something to be desired. The venting is green, which isn't very pretty, but you have a lot of control over how you can vent them. Also, the vent holes are a little ugly. But! It keeps my ears warm (and comfortable) and my head safe (and warm or cool, depending on what I want), so I'm not complaining that much. Also, it keeps my ears nice and warm (: I got a second for my family's ski place.

      My favorite helmet

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have had several versions of this helmet and have loved all of them. They just keep getting better each year. The venting is amazing and the fit with a pair of smith goggles is seamless. I gave this one as a gift as it really is my favorite helmet.

      Holds your head together

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

      I bought this as a gift for a guy who's been my skiing partner for as long as I've been skiing... because it keeps the inside of your brain on the inside of your head. He says it fits great, is comfortable and most importantly it will allow us to keep skiing together even if he unexpectedly goes head first into a stump. People never used to ski with helmets... but now, you rarely see a skier without one. This is a good trend in the ski industry. If you haven't embraced this yet... now's the time. Accidents... true accidents happen. Live well to ski another day!

      not bad

        im just not a big fan of the chin set up with this helmet

        Perfection

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

        This is the best ski helmet I have owned. It fits wonderfully and has fine adjustments to really make the fit perfect. The dual vents give some flexibility in the helmet that some other models really lack. Totally worth it!

        Nice helmet

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Great helmet with many usable features--may be adjusted to fit larger head size, adjustable vents, warm ear pieces and more. Good investment for your noggin.

        one helmet for all weather

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        closed vents and a cap your super warm
        open vent and no cap and your super cool.

        Smith

        Helmets
        Adult
         SMLXL
        Head Circumference

        20 - 22in

        (51 - 55cm)

        22 - 23in

        (55 - 59cm)

        23 - 25in

        (59 - 63cm)

        25 - 26in

        (63 - 67cm)

        Junior
         SMS / M
        Head Circumference

        19 - 21in

        (48 - 53cm)

        21 - 23in

        (53 - 58cm)

        19 - 22in

        (48 - 56cm)

        How to Measure:
        Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.