Setting new standards.

The Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet offers the ultimate in ski- and snowboard-worthy protection, style, and comfort, so you can stay safe on the slopes while looking and feeling good. Between the lightweight feel, superior safety technology, and customizable fit and ventilation, there's no excuse not to rock one.

The Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) allows a small rotation of the outer shell relative to the liner when your head hits at an angle in order to decrease rotational forces, reducing potential damage to your brain. Smith also engineered the Vantage MIPS with Aerocore construction, which combines lightweight EPS with revolutionary Koroyd material. This unique material absorbs more impact than traditional foams while simultaneously improving breathability and reducing weight and bulk.

AirVac 2 ventilation features twenty-one vents that can be fully opened on warm spring days, partially closed when temps drop, or completely shut in the middle of a blizzard. The Boa FS360 fit system allows you to quickly and easily dial in the perfect fit. Snapfit S12 ear pads can be removed in warmer weather, and they're also audio-compatible with a (sold separately) Skullcandy audio system.

  • Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS)
  • Hybrid SL construction
  • Aerocore construction featuring Koroyd
  • Adjustable AirVac 2 ventilation with 21 vents
  • Adjustable Boa FS360 fit system
  • Snapfit Sl2 ear pads
  • Removable ultralight goggle lock
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Your head will thank you!

    This helmet has exceeded my expectations in every way and is the first helmet I have owned with MIPS. Fit well and affords the ability to wear a light beanie underneath, although I have never needed it because my head is always toasty warm. When I do get to hot, the vents allow for good air flow. The helmet is so light weight sometimes I feel like it isn't even there. I am confident it would protect me in the event of a collision. Seems to pair well with multiple brands of goggles (I've used Smith and Zeal). The Goggle strap is a little lower profile but works well.

    Medium was too snug

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I wear a 7 3/8" fitted baseball cap which is within the fit range on an adult medium helmet in this model. But it was too tight to be comfortable when I ordered it. Unfortunately there were none available in Large for the color I wanted, so I returned for a refund. Seemed like a great helmet, but I just thought I'd provide my thoughts on the fit. Might be helpful to someone similarly situated where you've got a size that teeters on Medium and Large.

    Upgraded to the MIPS Vantage

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Loved my old Vantage. Bought this one for the added benefit of the MIPS.

    Size seems a little bit tighter than the non MIPS but that could also be because the old one has been packed out abit. Not an issue, just loosened the boa system a bit more. If you are on the edge with the non MIPS between L and XL, i would go XL. Better yet, try it on before buying it if you are on the edge in sizing.

    Overall, the Vantage from Smith continues to be a perfect fit for me.

    Upgraded to the MIPS Vantage

    best helmet ever

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I really like the ventilation and fit, goes very well with smith goggles. Clearly a very high quality product

    One For My Sister, One For Me

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Protect your powder-craving brain bucket with this helmet. Really comfortable and I love that it has two separate ventilation open/close options - very useful in variable conditions.

    Tomahawk protection

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    While heliskiing, I hit a hidden rock and tomahawked 1000’ down a 50 degree Alaskan wall last week...I tumbled end over end like a ragdoll at least 25 times (the guides said they counted the holes left by my head and feet as I tumbled, and they stopped counting at 50) broken bones, but jacked up my shoulder, both knees, and wrist...also have a big bruise on top and back of my head. This helmet saved me from a severe head injury or death. Thanks Smith!

    The best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This helmet is my go-to. I've used several helmets but keep coming back to this one year after year. It's perfect in my eyes, super comfortable, sleek, and has all the features I need. The ventilation system makes the helmet usable in any temperature. Drop a couple bluetooth speakers in the ear pockets and you're set for the season!

    Sweet Helmet

      Cool new features, definitely an upgrade from the Variance.

      Protect the Noggin

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      After 8 years of wearing the same old Smith helmet, i finally decided to upgrade. This helmet fits great and looks even better. Thankfully i have yet **knock on wood** to test its head protection capabilities, but i trust Smith and their reputation to do so.

      Quick ship, too small

        I measured 58cm and my son was 57cm. Ordered mediums for both of us since med was supposed to be 55-59cm. Too small, now I have to return and re-order. What a PITA.

        Best Helmet On The Market

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Picked this up to replace my old helmet which made my head look enormous! I don;t have that problem with the Vantage. Great venting, sleek look, and maximum protection with MIPS tech for rotational impacts.

        Best inbounds helmet available.

          IMO this is the best inbounds helmet available. Packed with the latest Noggin technology, sleek, and adjustable vents.

          Tight Lid!

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

          Got this helmet as a gift for my Father as he skis often and works as a Mountain host at Timberline on Mt Hood. He loves that it's breathable and keeps while keeping his head warm. He has a bigger head and the boa adjustments make it fit perfectly. I love knowing that he has just a little more protection because you never know when you might need it.

          Well thought out

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          It is very apparent that Smith really did their homework when designing this helmet. There's a ton of features, but none of it is fluff. Every bit of the helmet serves a specific function and nothing more. From the vents to the boa system everything functions as it should. Really quite pleased with this helmet. Additionally, these things integrate wonderfully with any smith goggle.

          Like It!

            Like this helmet a lot. Only disappoints that there are no color options in an XL.

            I Love this Helmet!

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            It fits so comfortably, it is warm, and the vent system works really well. I have never been too cold or too hot in this helmet. It works really well with Smith goggles, no gap, and no pushing your goggles down on your nose, as with some other helmets.

            Protects Your Dome. Looks Cool.

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            Great all around helmet. I have always used Smith goggles and the interface with the Vantage is seamless. Fit is true to size. Venting is crucial on warm spring days.

            Protect your brain

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            There are moments, very embarrassing moments, where cliff dropping doesnt go as planned. Maybe your tips caught a rock, a branch grabbed your leg, or you just lost your footing and the next thing you know youre doing a low velocity somersault off straight off the cliff. Its times like these where you will greatly appreciate wearing a helmet, especially when you inspect the helmet afterward and see many many dents.

            Ive had my own embarrassing moments with this helmet already, and I am very thankful it's superb construction. The cool style and the helmet vents are great bonuses as well.

            Smith always delivers

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

            I bought this helmet as a gift for my sister. She's pretty small, only 5'2" so I went with a size small in this helmet and it fit perfect! Not too loose or tight and worked perfect with her Oakley goggles. The little switch to open and close the vents is easy to use even with mittens too which is always a nice touch.