Best Overall
Smith Vantage MIPS

You won’t find a helmet much more comfortable than the Vantage, certainly not one that manages to cram all of the current market-level safety features inside of a lightweight, compact shell. The Vantage checks all of the boxes that you’d expect based on the competition–an accurate fit-adjustment system, molded impact-resistant hardshell, and MIPS rotational impact protection.

It’s a do-all snowsports helmet that can keep you protected from high-velocity impacts, but it comes at a premium. Taking a closer look at the specs might convince you that it’s worth the investment.

The most important criteria in judging a helmet are, of course, safety. But they go a little further by including their shock absorbing Aerocore inserts right underneath the vents. Aside from the safety specs, the Smith Vantage is incredibly well ventilated with 21 slide track adjustable vents.

Paired with their smell-resistant fleece liner, the Vantage MIPS offers just the right balance of safety, comfort, and technical features.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.8

Things we like:

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    Balances a healthy helping of features with a midweight shell that feels comfortable all day long
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    Between the goggle vents and the dual adjustment system, there’s plenty of airflow that can easily be directed where and when you want it
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    MIPS combined with Aerocore tech adds an extra element of safety simply not present in cheaper helmets

Things we don't like:

  • check-markOn the upper end of the price spectrum

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Specs & Features

  • Hybrid SL Shell
  • Zonal Koroyd for impact protection and increased airflow
  • MIPS Rotational Impact Protection
  • BOA Adjustable Fit System
  • Air Evac Goggle Ventilation System
  • 21 Vents with Dual Front/Rear Adjustment
  • Antimicrobial Liner
  • Compatible with Aftermarket Audio Tech
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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.8

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    Balances a healthy helping of features with a midweight shell that feels comfortable all day long
  • check-mark
    Between the goggle vents and the dual adjustment system, there’s plenty of airflow that can easily be directed where and when you want it
  • check-mark
    MIPS combined with Aerocore tech adds an extra element of safety simply not present in cheaper helmets

Things we don't like:

  • check-markOn the upper end of the price spectrum

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