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Price $129.00 at Amazon
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Pros Comfortable, warm, vents well, style points, compatible with most gogglesGreat sound quality, well ventilated, innovative buckle, adjustableWarm, stylish, comfortable, durable, easy to useLightweight, reasonably priced, well builtToasty, comfortable, really well-built
Cons PriceyVents can be noisy, minimal top paddingFixed ventsVents fixed open, tricky size adjustmentExpensive and a little heavy
Bottom Line A top shelf helmet for the die-hard skierYou'll never have to worry about overheating or getting brain freeze with this helmetSimple, well constructed, and stylish helmet, only held back by fixed ventsFor the price, this is an impressive helmet that ventures from resort to backcountry wellExpensive but worth it
Rating Categories Smith Vantage MIPS Switcher MIPS Pret Cynic X Smith Maze MIPS Smith Quantum MIPS
Comfort (25%)
9
7
7
6
9
Warmth (25%)
8
7
7
6
9
Ventilation (20%)
9
9
6
5
9
Weight (10%)
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4
Goggle Compatibility (10%)
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Style (10%)  
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Specs Smith Vantage MIPS Switcher MIPS Pret Cynic X Smith Maze MIPS Smith Quantum MIPS
Measured Weight (in ounces) 17.7 oz 20.8 oz 16.3 oz 15.1 oz 21.0 oz
Adjustment System Boa Fit System Occigrip turndial RCS QR fit system Self-adjusting lifestyle fit system Boa FS360 fit system
# of Vents? 18 26 12 9 22
Number of Sizes 3 3 3 4 4
Removable Ear Covers? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Goggle Attachment? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Visor? No Yes No No No
Audio Compatibility? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Certifications ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077 Class B CE EN1077 class B / ASTM2040 ASTM f2040, CE EN1077B ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077:2007 CLASS B ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077 Class B
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