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Smith Variance Helmet

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The newly designed Smith Variance snow helmet offers reliable protection and advanced comfort when you're cruising down corduroy or exploring the side country. Hybrid in-mold shell construction creates a low-profile helmet with reduced volume and light weight. Micro-adjustable x Boa(R) fit system sports an intuitive dial system for on-the-fly, single-handed control; 3/4 halo design offers self-centering and vertical adjustability. AirEvac 2 ventilation drives warm air away from your goggles and out of the helmet through internal channels and 18 vents. Low-profile Regulator climate control system allows you to easily modify the amount of airflow and heat exhaust, even while wearing gloves. Removable and machine-washable Nanosilver performance lining incorporates silver-based antimicrobial material and soft cushioning to keep your helmet clean and comfortable. Removable, machine-washable ear pads provide a comfortable seal from the weather on stormy days; for a warm spring day, remove the earpads to reduce weight and enhance cooling. Ultralight, removable goggles lock helps ensure your goggles stay with you after that head-over-heels wipeout through blower powder. The Smith Variance snow helmet is compatible with Skullcandy audio systems (not included). This snow helmet complies with ASTM F 2040 and/or CE EN 1077 alpine ski and snowboard helmet safety standards.


The Smith Variance Helmet protects your noggin so you can continue the risky business of skiing without just your hair, skin, and bone between your brain and inanimate objects. Its Hybrid Shell construction combines a bombshell ABS shell with In-Mold technology to give you 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 through eighteen vents so you feel like wind is blowing through your hair when you're bombing peaks. If you get too chilly, you can close the vents with a regulator switch on top of the helmet. The Variance can close down tight around your dome thanks to Smith's exclusive 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. The Snapfit SL Ear Pads provide a cozy seal around your ears, but you can remove them if you want a bit of fresh air. The ear pads also work with Skullcandy audio systems (sold separately) so your favorite tunes can provide the stoke while the helmet provides the protection.

- Backcountry.com

The newly designed Variance helmet from Smith keys from the award-winning design of a Smith classic helmet, bringing the past into the future. 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.

- CampSaver.com

The new Smith Variance Helmet is an updated Variant. The Variance offers great performance and fit for a reasonable price, whether you're into sidecountry, backcountry or resort skiing, the Variance protects your head in style. Hybrid shell construction combines lightweight and durable shells to perform flawlessly while maintain a low-profile and light weight AirEvac 2 Ventilation system channels warm, fog-causing air out through rear vents Low profile Regulator Climate Control adjusts vents for temperature regulation Seamless integration between goggles and helmet prevents fog and the dreaded ''gaper gap'' 18 vents will keep you cool even while touring or bootpacking Dial the perfect fit with an adjustable Boa(R) Fit System Removable Ultra-Light Goggle Lock secures goggles Nanosilver Performance Lining Route music through the earpieces using the available (though not included) Skullcandy(TM) Audio Systems Includes helmet storage sack

- OMCgear