Smith Variant Helmet
Designed with classic styling, the Smith Variant Helmet is fully loaded with modern features so you can rock it old school and protect your head with today's innovative technology. This snow helmet uses Hybrid Shell Construction, fusing a hard plastic shell with In-Mold foam, for a lightweight, low-profile look that fits great and complies with ASTM F 2040 and CE EN 1077:2007 ski and snowboard helmet safety standards. Lined with X-Static Performance fabric, odors are thwarted, temperature is regulated and static is minimized so you don't look like you're hooked up to a lightning globe at a science fair when you take your ski helmet off in the lodge. Keep your gloves on as you slide the tab that controls the 22 vents to regulate airflow. This helmet even reduces the fog on your goggles with the AirEvac 2 Ventilation System that channels warm air away form your face. Customizing a pressure-free fit is a breeze with the Adjustable Boa knob and the Snapfit Ear Pads are easily removed for multi-season use.
- 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
- Weight: 18 oz, 520 g
Purchase the Smith Variant Helmet from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.
- February 5 2011
I recently purchased this helmet before a 3-day weekend of Boarding out in CO. I procrastenated on buying one until the week of the trip, but luckly with the sites quick turn around I got it in just 3 days. I have used other helmets in the past and I would constantly be taking them off at the bottom because my head would get too hot. The adjustable vents on this thing are awesome. I could keep them closed for the cold mornings, and then open them to keep me cool as it warmed up. After just one face plant on a black diamond I was more than satisfied with my purchase.
- January 10 2011
This helmet is super comfortable and easily adjustable. Very pleased with the fit and finish and can't wait to get it on the slopes. Can't comment on the durability or performance, but I expect it to be great.
- January 8 2011
Top Notch Helmet
I tried this helmet on at a ski lodge last winter and the fit was excellent. What sold me is Smith's top notch high quality products. The helmet has a comfortable light weight feel so it has no pressure points after wearing it all day. I like the finger tip adjustment in the back. Very simple and easy to use. And, it's warm for cold weather. The ventilation can be opened for warmer days. Overall a Top Notch product.
- January 4 2011
This sucker fits perfect. I bought it as a gift and the recipient couldn't be happier. I was worried about the fit, but it fit true to recommendations and this thing has some serious style. Also, way more attractive in person.
- February 1 2011
i bought this helmet to replace one which was 9 years old. what a difference. lighter weight. sleek design. nice padding inside. kept me warm. has a vent that slides open if it gets too warm.