I have had a Smith Variant for 6 years now. Some fairly big impacts and for some reason I never replaced it. In the market now and was going to just go right back to Smith but wanted to do my due diligence first.
I am between the Smith Variant/Vantage (if there is big difference let me know but assuming it is styling) and the POC Synapsis. Never used a POC but I'm not blind to all of the ski racers that have adopted the brand.
I care the most about safety, styling is a secondary concern but I happen to like both these helmets look. Thanks in advance to anyone who can shed light on the subject. POC will be more expensive so if its a wash, going with Smith but also happy to spend the required money.