Smith Variance Helmet

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With advanced MIPS technology and Hybrid Shell construction, the comfy women's Smith Variance MIPS snow helmet helps protect your head when you're cruising down corduroy or exploring the backcountry.


The Smith Variance Helmet is a Snow helmet for protecting your head. Earpads for warmth and 18 vents compliments of AirEvac 2 ventilation keep cartilage toasty and skull from overheating. What a nifty one-two punch on temperature control that is. The Hybrid shell construction provides the protection needed in a fall while the sleek look delivers a style you can rock season after season. Features of the Smith Variance Helmet 18 Vents AirEvac 2 Ventilation Hybrid Shell Construction Low-Profile Regulator Adjustable Climate Control Nanosilver Performance Lining Removable Ultra-Light Goggle Lock SnapFit SL Ear Pads

- Moosejaw

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.


It never hurts when a piece of gear happens to look great and perform well at the same time. Enter the Smith Variance MIPS Helmet. Its hybrid shell construction combines tough ABS hardshell tech on top with flyweight in-mold innovation closer to your noggin for ideal levels of impact-resistance. The Variance is MIPS-equipped -- meaning it does a better job of absorbing shock from oblique (read: angled) forces -- while a Dual Regulator Climate Control System paired with AirEvac 2 Ventilation drives warm air away from your head when it's time to turn it up to eleven. Coming in at a slightly more palatable price-point than its ever-popular Vantage older sibling, the Smith Variance MIPS Helmet is a solid tech-equipped selection for snow enthusiasts this season.

- evo

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

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