Smith Optics is a company that manufacturers high-end helmets for winter sports, and their Smith Vantage design is among their most popular. Smith Optics utilizes cutting-edge technology to provide some of the best-performing ski and snowboard helmets o the planet. Regardless of the type of helmet you buy from Smith Optics, you know you will be securing the best of the best. Their Vantage design comes out yearly, and each year it gets better and better. The company has corrected the imperfections, meaning if you purchase the 2012 Smith Vantage Helmet, you will be left with the best winter sports helmet money can buy. Read below to learn more about the Smith Vantage Helmet.
Light and sleek, the Smith Vantage Helmet is designed to be aerodynamic. While safety is at the forefront of every piece Smith Optics equipment, performance is key. Smith Optics helmets are made for the best skiers and snowboarders in the nation, and they need to provide performance like no other. Other than being aerodynamic, the design of the Vantage helmet is made to fit goggles. Those who participate in winter sports know goggles are a must, and helmets must accommodate this. The Smith Vantage Helmet does just that with an open design that is perfect for allowing plenty of room for goggles, but still protecting the rest of your head and face.
One of the new features of the 2012 Smith Vantage Helmet is BOA adjustment system. This allows users to easily make adjustments to the fit of the helmet, tightening or loosening it while on the move. Another cool feature of the 2012 Smith Vantage Helmet is the zippered pocket, made to store speakers. For skiers or snowboarders who like to listen to tunes as they ride, the 2012 Smith Vantage Helmet is for you.
Weighing in at just 15.5 ounces, the new Smith Vantage Helmet is extremely lightweight. Actually, it is one of the lightest high-performance helmets on the market. This serves two purposes. First, as mentioned earlier, the helmet is as aerodynamic as any available. Secondly, the lightweight design makes it extremely comfortable. Users rave about the helmets comfort. It is increased further by the padded chinstrap and ear covers. The ear covers are designed to retain heat, and they do the job quite well. On warmer days, though, you can remove the ear covers as you wish.
In addition, the 2012 Smith Vantage Helmet comes with a removable liner, making washing it a piece of cake. For those who ride a lot, this is a great feature. Secured with Velcro, the liner is easy to adjust and stays in place. In terms of overall performance, nothing beats a Smith Vantage Helmet.
The Smith Vantage Helmet is not all about functionality, though. The 2012 version is very customizable, coming in 11 different colors. The sleek design of the helmet stands out even more with the vibrant colors in which it is offered, including metallic blue, red, silver, and more. Perhaps the best winter sports helmet ever made, the 2012 Smith Vantage Helmet is a bargain at $180.