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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.
From fresh corduroy to backcountry bowls, the Smith Variance MIPS Helmet combines technology and comfort for full performance. The hybrid shell construction combines a tough ABS shell with flyweight in-mold technology for a lightweight, protective fit. The impact-absorbing shell is backed by MIPS technology to reduce the rotational forces in the case of an oblique impact. The Variance is equipped with the Smith x Boa fit system, which includes an ergonomic head form and an intuitive dial system for on-the-fly adjustment for a perfectly customized fit. An adjustable, AirEvac 2 ventilation system allows you to modify the amount of airflow and heat exhaust to provide effective climate control. Snapfit SL ear pads can be removed on warmer days and are audio compatible, so you'll always be able to hear your playlist. The removable Nanosilver performance lining offers comfort and resists odor to keep your helmet pleasant. A removable ultralight goggle lock helps keep your goggles in place so you won't have to stop and fiddle with your gear halfway through a run.
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
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.
Whether cruising down corduroy or exploring the backcountry, the Variance offers the most advanced technology, all with the guarantee of comfort provided by our premium helmet fit. Built with our Hybrid Shell construction, this full performance helmet has received the highest compliment we could hope for-competitor imitation.
- Rocky Mountain Trail