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Smith Optics Snow Gear Smith Vantage Helmet - MIPS-Matte White-Small H16VAMWSMMIPS. 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 360 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 sets a new standard in helmet safety. Developed by brain surgeons and scientists to reduce rotational forces on the brain caused by angled impacts to the head. The secret behind MIPS' unique patented technology comes from the human brain. The brain is surrounded by a low-friction cushion of cerebrospinal fluid that protects it by allowing it to slide slightly on impact. MIPS imitates the brain's way of protecting itself by giving the helmet its own low-friction layer between the outer shell and the liner which also slides to absorb much of the energy created by an angled blow to the head. Conventional helmets are tested by dropping them vertically onto a flat surface. MIPS is designed to deal with how most accidents occur with angled impacts to the head. MIPS sets a new standard in helmet safety.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

Built for demanding skiers and riders, the Vantage MIPS men's snow helmet offers additional impact protection, plenty of airflow and comfortable 360deg fit system for less distraction on the hill.

- REI refers to the men's version

The Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet allows you to take full advantage of ski and SnowBoard season without sacrificing style, comfort, or protection. Its Hybrid SL construction is made up of a hard shell with lightweight in-mold shell and a BoaFS 360 Fit System. You won?t have to worry about this helmet Fitting your head shape as this dial system permits both forward and lateral adjustment. Should you take the inevitable fall, The Vantage MIPS (multi-directional impact protection system) along with its revolutionary Aerocore construction reduces potential brain damage because it lessens rotational forces and absorbs more impact than traditional foams. Temperature regulation and airflow Are both improved thanks to the Koroyd material and three-layer process made up of an interior foam liner, lower friction liner, and an elastomer attachment. You have the ability to control the temperature even in extremely cold conditions as a result of the AirVac 2 ventilation. This is comprised of twenty-one adjustable vents, and they also provide superior anti-fogging capabilities. Additional Features include fully removable and machine washable SnapFit Sl2 ear Pods, a removable, ultralight goggle lock, nanosilver Performance lining, and audio compatibility should you want to bump to some beats while tackling the slopes. Features of the Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet Hybrid SL construction Aerocore? construction featuring Koroyd? Low-profile Dual regulator adjustable climate control 21 vents Nanosilver Performance lining SnapFit SL2 earpads AirEvac 2 ventilation Removable ultra-light goggle lock MIPS reduces rotational forces in an angled impact

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

With the addition of protection from rotational forces cause by the most common types of impact, the Smith Vantage Helmet with MIPS is perfect for aggressive riders. The Vantage Helmet with MIPS 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 360Adeg 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. 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. Skullcandy audio systems available. Sizes:. Medium (55 - 59 cm). Large (59 - 63 cm). Extra Large (63 - 67 cm). Available Color(s): Matte Black

- Tahoe Mountain Sports refers to the men's version

The Smith Vantage Helmet was built for the hard-core, demanding the ultimate in everything. Using AEROCORE construction that features Koroyd simultaneously maximizes full coverage protection and increased airflow. For the most custom fit, the Vantage offe

- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version