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Smith Vantage Helmet Reviews


grate helmet


Pros: comfy, light, grate ventilation, good goggle integration,

Cons: fit system could be reworked and could use some tweaks

grate helmet really love it. fits grate with my dragon nfx and has very good ventilation. also nice and comfy.     heres my video review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDH5DPm1gwQ

Comfortable, warm, functional


Pros: Everything

Cons: Price?

This helmet is awesome, I'm not sure what else I can say   The vent system is well thought out and the levers allow some to be open while others are closed. With the vents closed and ear flaps on, the helmet is warm enough on the super cold days, yet hasn't overheated me on the day it was 45+. I also enjoy the elastic goggle clip over the older snap on ones, although I do see potential for that to wear out someday.    The big plus on this helmet is the weight, its like its not there, I sat through lunch wearing it without realizing it was still on my head. Not much else I can say,    At 180 retail it is pricey but shop around and you can find it for...
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Pros: Light, Zonal venting, simple goggle keeper

Cons: Size adjuster

After being unhappy with the 2 helmets I owned previously. I dropped the extra money, and got the best that Smith had to offer. The Vantage is light, warm, and integrates perfectly with the Smith I/O. It has also worked well with the Anon Realm, and Oakley Crowbar. The venting is top notch and zonal so you can get it just right on those spring days or when doing a little light hiking. My only complaint is the ease of adjustability. Something I believe Smith has improved on the current year model.  If you are looking to upgrade your helmet, or getting your first one. I would highly recommend getting a Smith Vantage. This helmet erases all preconceived notions of what skiing with a...
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Smith Vantage 2012


Pros: Light Weight ,well constructed

Cons: cost

Of all the helmets I've owned this one is the lightest and features the most flexibility. You can adjust the fit and the venting to suit your needs. Quality is just what you'd expect from Smith and unless you're a racer I'd recommend this helmet to anyone who is in the market. (In my opinion racers have different helmet needs) EDIT: After actually having worn this helmet I stand by my previous review with the exception that Smith could do a better job on the liner of this helmet. It's stuck in there with some low nap velcro,for the price the liner should be a little more plush.  The vents work very well.

Best Helmet on the Market


Pros: Light, low-profile, comfortable, innovative design, integration with Smith goggles, looks great

Cons: Draws too much attention from the ladies

Review Information Skier Info: Male, 24, 6'0", 175 lbs, Chicago Skier Type: Expert, aggressive, likes taking hikes Test Locations: Vail, Aspen Highlands, Breckenridge, Jackson Hole MR Test Conditions: Bluebird, overcast, blizzard, hardpack, powder, crud   Review The Vantage has a beautiful appearance with a very low profile compared to previous helmets.  I owned a Giro G10 for a long time and hated wearing it because it was bulky and I felt like it was something mommy got me to keep me safe when I started riding my bike.  The Vantage absolutely does not do that: the lines are sleek and crisp while still retaining an undeniably cool look.  The...
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Smith added lightness


Pros: Very light.

Cons: Not the best padding.

    Product: 2011 Smith Vantage Brim   Length/size Tested: Med   Environment of Conditions: *Location of review: North Lake Tahoe Region/Stowe VT *Runs Taken: Many (15 days using it this season) *Snow Conditions: Varied *Demo or Purchase: Purchase   Summery (inc. Strengths & Weaknesses):   Strengths: First of all, this helmet is damn light, it feels like I am wearing nothing at all. I believe Colin Chapman was involved in the design of this helmet, they took the Vantage, on of the post popular helmets from last year) and added lightness. The Vent design does work better with...
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