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4.8 out of 5
August 27, 2011
The key reason for me liking this so much are the adjustable vents that make this helmet comfortable in freezing cold and spring weather. Helmet is super light and comfortable and looks great (I really like the small brim it has). I also use this with the IOS goggles and the two work amazing together!Pros: Great design, Performance
January 02, 2011
I just got this helmet and I love it. It is lightweight, comfortable, warm yet cool in the warmer weather we had this week. The vents work well. I put my own earphones in the ear pieces and it works well. This helmet is a bit expensive but it is money well spent. I don't feel like I'm wearing a helmet at all.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
January 02, 2013
Fit and comfort are the primary criteria in choosing a ski helmet, but it's got to look good, too. Smith helmets are really comfortable, I find, and this one looks pretty good, as well. I really like the Gunmetal color better than I expected-- it's nearly black, but glossy, unlike the actual black Vantage. It seems well-constructed, though some of the knobs and gizmos on it seem like they could break fairly easily on a fall. Also, the vents could be designed to be a little easier to open and close, perhaps. Super lightweight, which is great. Presumably no sacrifice in protection for that.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
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March 13, 2011
I tried on several other helmets in a store before purchasing the Smith Vantage. After using it on the slopes for real, I can now say the fit and comfort are excellent and worth the extra money. The adjustable vent settings are great along with the integration with their goggles.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
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Smith Vantage Helmet--Great Product
January 11, 2012
A product one comes to expect from Smith--very high quality and functionality. I especially like the two venting systems which allow one to close or open them for more or less ventilation depending on the temperature. I also like the small brim and its ability to work well with goggles when needed. The only negative is the very high price--but you get what you pay for--in this case a great product.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Performance, Cons: Cost
February 11, 2012
Just got the vantage helmet last week and have no complaints. The helmet is sleek and the matte black looks great. I also recommend the skull candy headphones that go with this helmet.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
January 26, 2013
Looks great and works great! I've used it with Oakley, Morrow, and Smith goggles and they all fit and work great with this helmet. The helmet is so light and comfortable you forget it's there. The vents are awesome for those warmer days as well. This by far the best helmet out there in looks (no bobble head effect), comfort, and functionality.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
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Great Gift for my Guy
December 20, 2010
My husband has been thrilled with this helmet. It provides a high level of security on the runs while not compromising comfort.Pros: Great design
March 04, 2012
Great helmet. Good quality construction. The vent system is really good and easy to use. Two sets of vents makes it really easy to regulate temperature on the mountain no matter what the temperature is. I can't really say anything bad about the helmet, if I had to make one complaint it would be that it could use a little more padding on the inside.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
Good Looking Comfortable Helmet!
November 21, 2010
Very low profile, attractive, light, breathable, and warm helmet. A little pricey but so worth it. Zero regrets!!! Highly recommend!!! Also, my head is exactly 58cm and the Medium is a perfect fit. If you're a little bigger that 58cm go with the large..Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
January 08, 2013
This helmet has everything you need. The adjustable front/back vents will cool your head off during spring skiing but will keep it warm during those extra cold days. The design is stylish and, as a Smith product, will most likely hold up well against abuse. The ear padding is thick enough to keep your ears nice and toasty without sacrificing your ability to hear. No complaints about this helmet yet.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, vent system, Cons: Cost
December 21, 2010
After eschewing helmets for the last few years in favor of a d3o beanie, I finally decided to return to wearing head armor with the Smith Vantage. Prior to the beanie I have used various Giro helmets (the Fuse and G9) but thanks to my oversized noggin I couldn't shake the feeling that I looked like a bobble-head on the slopes. I'm not quite sure why, but the Vantage is either lower profile or is shaped in a way that doesn't magnify my head. Feature wise this helmet has all the bells and whistles one would expect from a high-end helmet: copious ventilation that is adjustable on-the-fly, light weight, style (really love the 2-piece look!), customizable fit, high tech stink-resistant liner, etc...But where this helmet truly differentiates itself from the rest of the pack is in its unique hybrid construction. The top half of the helmet utilizes a hard shell+impact liner construction whereas the lower half of the helmet is an in-mold style. I suspect that this is what contributes to the low profile of the helmet. It may also make the helmet more durable and tolerant of multiple impacts than 100% in-mold designs, but I have not verified this either via the manufacturer or safety regulatory agencies. Lastly, it just looks kinda cool which is enough for me. Downsides? Well...the adjustable vents are difficult to open/close with gloves off and virtually impossible with the gloves on due to the resistance of the sliding mechanism and the puny handles provided for moving the vents. There are also some manufacturing inconsistencies that mar its fit & finish (these will probably vary from helmet to helmet): 1) the x-static liner inside doesn't sit nicely within the helmet such that it is crumpled/folded instead of laying flat against the interior of the helmet and 2) the ratcheting fit straps are also a bit skewed so they don't remain centered on the helmet. Nevertheless in my book these issues are very minor, don't impact comfort or fit, and would not influence my buying decision.Pros: Great design, Performance, low profile, Cons: Cost, some quality issues
Great Brain Bucket!
December 26, 2012
Awesome helmet! Been skiing for 42 years now, and finally transitioned to a helmet - the Smith Vantage made the transition easy. Lightweight, comfortable and stealthy. Great fit on my small dome.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
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