Smith Variance Helmet

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Whether you're cruising down corduroy or exploring the backcountry, the men's Smith Variance MIPS helmet offers advanced MIPS technology and a premium fit, and is built with Hybrid Shell construction.


The Smith Variance Helmet protects your noggin so you can continue the risky business of shooting tight tree gaps, pointing it out of gun-barrel chutes, and sending it in the park. Based off the best-selling Variant, the Variance's Hybrid Shell construction combines a Bombshell ABS shell with In-Mold polycarbonate technology to provide an optimal fit around your dome that can handle tough impacts. The AirEvac 2 ventilation system pulls cold air in through the brim and pushes warm air away from your goggles to keep your vision fog-free, and the adjustable Regulator vents let you dial in the perfect temperature when you're getting rowdy. The Variance can close down tight around your dome thanks to Smith's exclusive Smith x Boa Fit System that offers an intuitive dial in the back for on-the-fly, single-handed micro-adjustments. Its Nanosilver lining has antimicrobial features that keep the lining clean and fresh, and the Snapfit SL earpads provide a cozy seal around your ears while offering the options to remove them if you want a bit of fresh air. The earpads also work with Skullcandy audio systems (sold separately) so your favorite tunes can provide the stoke while the helmet provides the protection.


Features of the Smith Variance MIPS Helmet Hybrid shell construction 18 Vents MIPS Multi-directional impact protection system is used to reduce the rotational forces to the brain in the case of an oblique impact Smith x Boa Fit system is a custom developed, Smith exclusive piece Building on the proven Fit of our ergonomic head form, it offers an intuitive dial system for on-the-fly, single-handed micro-adjustment Three-quarter haloed design offers key Features of self-centering and vertical adjustability, allowing the user to achieve a perfectly customized Fit SnapFit SL ear pads Nano silver Performance lining AirEvac 2 Continues to drive the warm air away from the goggle through external vents and internal channels in the EPS liner Removable ultra-light goggle lock Outdoor Tech audio systems integrating universally compatible ear pads with super-thin, bass thumping drivers

- Moosejaw

Designed to fit the curvature of Smith goggle frames, the Valence uses the AirEvac 2 system to ventilate your goggles and keep them fog free. Size range: Small 51-55 cm, Medium 55-59 cm, Large 59-63 cm, Extra-Large 63-67 cm. A performance lining is breathable and wicks moisture. Removable, machine-washable ear pads. Goggle lock in back. Compatible with Skullcandy audio systems, not included. Ingenious AirEvac 2 ventilation system pulls foggy air from goggles and vents it in back. Boa Fit System is easy to use and allows up to four centimeters of adjustment per size. Twenty-two climate control panels open and close via dual sliders to provide maximum comfort. Imported.

- L.L.Bean

Smith Optics Snow Gear Smith Variance Helmet-Matte White-Medium H16VCMWMD. Whether cruising down corduroy or exploring the side country the Variance offers the most advanced technology all with the guaranteed and comfort of a Smith premium helmet fit.