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Poll Results: Do you prefer brim or brimless?

 
  • 66% (18)
    Brim
  • 25% (7)
    Brimless
  • 7% (2)
    Doesn't matter
27 Total Votes  
post #31 of 42
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Uilleann View Post


If you want to talk Rx/ski capabilities in earnest - give me a shout.  It's certainly something I can assist with.  And, well, let's be honest...I'm a much better ski optician than skier myself.  redface.gif

 

Cheers!

 

Brian~

 

I'll PM you later--I want to learn more about the snap-ins. You have bonus points for practicing near my alma mater.

post #32 of 42
Has there been a decision made?
I wonder if people are voting for what someone else should get or what they would actually buy.
post #33 of 42
Thread Starter 

There are some nice non-Smith Variant choices people have given links to, but I know my goggles work well with the Smith Variant so that's why I'm leaning toward it. At least now I know more of the functionality of the brim with its pros and cons.

post #34 of 42

I have had Variant Brims, but of late I have switched to the Vantage, IMHO it is a better evolution due to being lighter, a smoother/sleeker design along with better fore and aft ventilation vs. the lateral ventilation of the Variant. 

post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by rx2ski View Post

 

I'll PM you later--I want to learn more about the snap-ins. You have bonus points for practicing near my alma mater.

:D  Happy to help.  Drop me a line anytime.

 

Brian~

post #36 of 42
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Originally Posted by rx2ski View Post

Been looking out for a bargain on a Smith Variant helmet for a new color--white. (Pink just doesn't go with everything. cool.gif )Figured I might as well while the prices are so cheap (I just keep watching prices drop in my cart on Amazon for helmets and goggles.)

 

I have one without a brim. Any positives or negatives on having a brim?

 

(Note: I am female, but really don't care about the fashion sense while skiing.)

 

No discussion required about the efficacy of helmets required.

 

Hey,, If I talk about me then without goggles I can't even think about it and specially during winter it really helps to keep off the snow :)  :)

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post #37 of 42
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Originally Posted by rx2ski View Post
I think on sale and white will be my primary criteria.

 

 

Evo has the POC Synapsis 2.0 on sale for $120 (went up $20 from June). The POC sizing is a a bit tighter than a Smith Variant. 

 

I use the Variant brimless in large with a liner for the winter and a Vantage in medium w/o a liner for spring. The Variant in medium was too tight even w/o a liner to be viable for me.   

The Smith Variant tends to run a bit smaller than the Smith Vantage. So if you are close to between sizes - try them on first before buying.

 

The POC Synapsis in white is my primary helmet choice for next season. 

Good hunting.

post #38 of 42

I have two smith helmets, one has a brim, but I favor the brimless one, easier to put goggles up, and a better field of upper vision. I now use my variant brim as my biking helmet for its great ventilation.

post #39 of 42

Any issues with goggles fogging because of restricted air flow from the brim?

post #40 of 42
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Originally Posted by mudfoot View Post

Any issues with goggles fogging because of restricted air flow from the brim?


The brim has vents in it. I was told by a Smith employee that the brim improves air flow through the goggles. I didn't question him on how it does this, but he seemed confident in the statement.

post #41 of 42

I have one and had no issues with airflow 

post #42 of 42
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Originally Posted by TallSkinnyGuy View Post

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Originally Posted by mudfoot View Post

Any issues with goggles fogging because of restricted air flow from the brim?


The brim has vents in it. I was told by a Smith employee that the brim improves air flow through the goggles. I didn't question him on how it does this, but he seemed confident in the statement.

The vents match up best with Smith goggles.  Works great with my I/OS goggles.  The brim keep snow off the top of the goggles if skiing during a snowstorm or active snowmaking.

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