Originally Posted by Eran Yarkoni
Hi, I still don't get it. Do I need to completely remove the BOA system from the helmet to remove the earplugs? Does it mean that if I choose to remove the earplug, I have to give up the BOA system?
In my Smith Vantage, the BOA system is connected to the helmet in the front and the back of the helmet.
Welcome to EpicSki! Not sure the OP is still paying attention since the thread is from 2013.
See if this helps. I found a 2015 review of the Smith Variance thats mentions removing ear pads:
"For the exceptionally warm days of the coming spring, The ear pads can be snapped in and out with relative ease. However, there is more to it than just popping them out, because when properly installed they are interwoven into the Boa® Fit System. Removal of the earpads requires the helmet be taken off, pulling out the liner, and unsnapping the Boa® Fit hardware from the inside of the helmet. This is a bit of an operation, and we don’t suggest attempting ear pad removal while riding up the chair lift. All it would take is a swift breeze for the helmet liner to go bye bye."
There is a picture of all the parts of the helmet in the review. I'm guessing all Smith helmets with Boa are set up the same way.