16/17 SMITH VANTAGE

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The Vantage was built for the hard-core, demanding the ultimate in everything. Using Aerocore™ construction that features Koroyd®, it simultaneously maximizes full coverage protection and increased airflow. For the most custom fit, the Vantage offers the all BOA® FS360 fit system, with a 360º halo design. Combine all this with the Smith pioneered AirEvac technology for goggle integration, and the Vantage delivers the perfect blend of technology and style.

MIPS technology

Multi-directional impact protection system

MIPS is used to reduce the rotational forces to the brain in the case of an oblique impact. Smith helmets are created to absorb direct impacts very efficiently and when combined with MIPS, Smith helmets absorb oblique forces better by allowing a small rotation of the outer shell relative to the liner.

Product Features

    • Hybrid SL construction
    • Aerocore™ construction featuring Koroyd™
    • Low-profile dual regulator adjustable climate control
    • 21 vents
    • *MIPS system available in select colors
    • Adjustable Boa® FS360 fit system
    • Nanosilver performance lining
    • Snapfit SL2 earpads
    • AirEvac 2 ventilation
    • Removable ultra-light goggle lock
    • LIFETIME WARRANTY

Ultimate integration

At Smith, they design helmets and goggles to work together as a fully integrated system. For the helmet line, the most important factor in integration is the AirEvac ventilation system. This is the bridge that allows goggles and helmets to function as one system, venting warm moist air away from the goggles, through the helmet climate control system and ultimately away from the head.
Smith Vantage Helmet Airevac 2: Constant Airflow
AirEvac 2 continues to drive the warm air away from the goggle through external vents and internal channels in the EPS liner. Internal airflow can be adjusted through the helmet's Regulator climate control system.

Shell construction

Smith Vantage Helmet Hybrid In-Mold-Schutz

HYBRID SHELL CONSTRUCTION

Smith's Hybrid Shell construction combines separate lightweight and durable shells to create an entirely new helmet category. By fusing their tough bombshell ABS construction with flyweight In-Mold technology, our Hybrid Shell construction optimizes the favorable traits of each material in this revolutionary process. The result is a modern design that provides a lightweight, low profiles, perfectly fitting helmet. Hybrid Shell construction also creates a clean, smooth top surface by enabling the low profiles Regulator to function with reduced mass and volume.

Aerocore™ construction

Featuring Koroyd®

Smith's objective and design philosophy behind Aerocore™ construction is to increase airflow, improve temperature regulation resulting in fog-free vision and improve impact resistance. The objective was achieved through the combination of materials such as EPS and Koroyd®, a revolutionary new material that absorbs more energy upon impact when compared to international standards, while increasing airflow. Aerocore™ construction through the use of Koroyd® and EPS allows for more vents to be placed throughout the helmet without sacrificing protection and comfort.
Smith Vantage Helmet Aerocore Construction

Four Primary Benefits

  • Improved airflow and ventilation
  • Increased impact resistance
  • Reduce helmet volume and weight
  • Fog-free vision

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Engineered Absorption

The combination of Koroyd's® precise and unique thermal welding process leads to a structure with both extremely efficient and consistent energy absorption properties. Upon impact, the cores crush in a completely controlled manner, decelerating the energy from the impact and reducing the final trauma levels.

Engineered Protection

Thousands of co-polymer extruded tubes, thermally welded to create an unparalleled consistent and fully engineered core. Each Koroyd® section is engineered to precise durometer, size, and thickness specifications to provide the greatest impact resistance and aesthetically consistent presentation.

Full Breathability

Koroyd® is an energy absorber which is fully breathable and doesn't compromise impact performance. Koroyd's® open cell construction allows cool air in, while expelling hot air from the rider's head. The completely open cell construction integrates with internal channels to create the full Aerocore™ construction to provide ventilated protection.

Smith comfort

Climate Control

Smith Vantage Helmet DUAL REGULATOR

Dual Regulator

Temperature control is the most important feature when considering how to enjoy the entire day on the hill. Our Dual Regulator ventilation system independently controls the front and rear sections of the Vantage venting, allowing you to modulate your body temperature even in extremely cold conditions. By exhausting heat through the rear vents while maintaining a sealed front end, your body can eff ectively cool down if needed and avoid the dreaded “ice cream headache.”

MIPS in action

When you fall to the ground at an angle rotational forces are generated. A helmet integrating MIPS technology creates a sliding layer between the outer shell and the head. This allows the helmet's outer shell to slide relative to the head when hitting the ground, so the rotational force is decreased, reducing the potential to damage your brain.
Smith Vantage Helmet MIPS in Action

Strain Levels

Simulated deformation of the brain from angled impact when the user is wearing a helmet with and without MIPS.

Smith Vantage Helmet Strain Levels