Smith Variant Brim Helmet - Women's


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Smith took their ever popular Variant Helmet and plushed it out with girl-friendly accents and colors for the ladies. The Smith Women's Variant Brim Helmet is constructed with Hybrid Shell technology, fusing a hard plastic shell with in-mold foam, to create a lightweight low-profile lid that meets ASTM F 2040 and CE EN 1077:2007 ski and snowboard helmet safety standards. The Adjustable Boa® Fit System eliminates pressure points and customizes the fit with a simple twist of the knob each time you wear it while the soft, X-Static Performance lining resists head-stink, regulates your temperature and minimizes static frizz when you take it off for a lunch break in the lodge. A whopping 22 vents channel warm moist air away from your face to help de-fog your goggles and bring cool air in to refresh your scalp, or you can close them all up by sliding the easy-to-adjust-with-gloves-on tab. This ski helmet has ear pads that clip on and off for multi-season use and are compatible with Skullcandy™ audio systems (sold separately) so you can crank your playlist. A cute little brim on the Smith Variant Brim Helmet for women helps shield your eyes from bright sunny, bluebird days and the blizzard that just rolled in after lunch.


  • Hybrid Shell Construction fuses polycarbonate and ABS plastic shells, combines Bombshell technology with In-Mold technology to create a lightweight, low-profile helmet that fits well without compromising protection
  • X-Static Performance Lining: inhibits odor retention, regulates temperature and minimizes static; antimicrobial silver ion treatment is permanently bonded so it will not wear off
  • 22 Vents: airflow travels from goggles, through internal channels in the foam and out through 22 external vents
  • Sliding tab opens and closes vents in of helmet; vents are easy to adjust, even with gloves on
  • AirEvac 2 Ventilation System channels warm, moist air away from your goggles and forehead and brings fresh, cool air through your helmet
  • Adjustable Boa® Fit System provides an even fit without pressure points, with a simple twist of the knob Boa retracts loose cable and dials in a quick, secure closure
  • Snapfit Ear Pads: remove earpads for washing or upgrading to an audio system
  • Removable Goggle Lock
  • Low-profile dual regulator adjustable climate control
  • Compatible with Skullcandy™ Bluetooth®, Twin-Tip and Single Shot audio systems (sold separately)
  • Certification: complies with ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077:2007 CLASS B ski and snowboard helmet safety standards
  • Sizing: 51-55 cm (S), 55-59 cm (M), 59-63 cm (L)
  • Weight: 15.5 oz, 440 g

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Review Summary

5 out of 5

4 Reviews

  • Ease of use: 4
  • Great design: 4
  • Build quality: 2
  • comfortable: 1

  • Cost: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 4.8 / 5
Durability: 4.7 / 5

4 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Milwaukee, Wi
25-34 yrs

Comfortable Helmet for Petite Woman
January 21, 2013

The Smith women's variant brim helmet is awesome. This is my first helmet purchase. For the past 10 years, I skied with just a stocking cap, until a friend of mine recommended wearing a helmet to keep warm in cold conditions. Last year, I rented a helmet along with demo skis at JHMR, and really liked the warmth and security it provided. My husband and I spent an entire day when we got back shopping at our local ski stores in Milwaukee, and couldn't find anything that fit just right. After finding an awesome ski jacket for my husband on, I decided to come back to the website to read reviews in order to find the perfect helmet (since no one at the local ski shops here seem to know or care about equipment). After looking at different helmets online, we loved the video review of the Variant Brim Helmet by Smith. My husband and i each bought the Smith Variant Brim. My biggest challenge as a petite female is finding a helmet that comfortably fits my small head (about 51-52cm). I ordered the women's small variant brim in Shadow Purple (sorry, I got the last one!), and I love it! Last weekend, we went skiing here locally and it was in the 40s, so I had the vents open to stay cool. The helmet is so comfortable, easily adjustable, quite fashionable, and versatile in all conditions, be it sunny and warm, overcast and snowy, or a cold, bluebird day. It fits snug on my head, the ear pads are really soft and comfortable, and I can adjust the settings really easily, even with my mittens on. If it's really cold, I can remove the inside lining and replace with a warm beanie cap, and close the vents. I love this helmet and can't wait to try it out again when we go skiing at Alta/Snowbird next month. My next purchase from Altrec will be the matching Smith IOS goggles.

Pros: Great design, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from Hailey, ID
35-44 yrs

Best ski helmet I have worn.
December 27, 2011

I used this helmet out of the box, getting it fit on the way to the hill in the car; very easy with the boa system. Cold day in the mountains, but the helmet did a great job of ventilating and keeping my goggles fog free [Smith I/OS]. I could even ventilate easily when overheating on the lift. The next day I was in the backcountry, the helmet is light enough that it does not feel like a burden to hike up with, I even wore it skinning back up when the wind was howling to keep me warm with vents open. Do not look further than this helmet for all-around performance.

Pros: Great design, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from MO
25-34 yrs

Great fitting helmet
March 03, 2013

The helmet fits extremely well and is very comfortable. It managed to keep me warm on our recent trip to Banff. Fits perfect with my smith heiress goggles.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, comfortable
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from philadelphia, pa
55-64 yrs

a great purchase
January 24, 2012

This helmet is very warm. It fits extremely well and is a great great color, It makes me very visible on the mountain. I love the extra padding. My friends say they can more easily spot me on the mountian when I am skiing.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

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Smith Women's Variant Brim Helmet Photo

Black/ Gold Twist, Bright Plum Alpenglow, Bronze Fallen, Charcoal Leila, Light Blue Twist, Neon Red Typepress, Petal Blue Bristol, Shadow Purple Riviera (Evolve), White Coven and White Fallen.

Available sizes, while supplies last, include size small, size medium and size large: s, m, l.

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