Smith Vantage MIPS 2017
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Price $117.00 at Backcountry
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Pros Comfortable, warm, vents wellSafe, comfortable and really well-builtLight weight, reasonably priced, well builtComfortable, adjustable, well-ventedWell made, proven over the years
Cons PriceyExpensive and a little heavyVents fixed open, tricky size adjustmentA little drafty, expensiveHeavy
Bottom Line A top shelf helmet for the die hard skier.A top of the line helmet for the avid skier.A simple, light, great helmet.A top shelf helmet with all the bells and whistles.A top scoring helmet.
Rating Categories Smith Vantage MIPS Smith Quantum MIPS Smith Maze MIPS Giro Zone MIPS Smith Variance
Comfort (25%)
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9
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9
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8
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8
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8
Warmth (25%)
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8
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7
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6
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7
Ventilation (20%)
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6
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8
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8
Weight (10%)
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Goggle Compatibility (10%)
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8
Style (10%)
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Specs Smith Vantage MIPS Smith Quantum MIPS Smith Maze MIPS Giro Zone MIPS Smith Variance
Weight (size m) 17.5 oz 21 oz 12 oz 15 oz 19 oz
Adjustment System Boa Fit System Boa FS360 fit system Self-adjusting lifestyle fit system In Form 2 Fit System, Vertical Tuning Boa Fit System
# of Vents? 21 22 9 Thermostat Control Adjustable Venting, 6 Vents 18
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