Matte Halo / Cloudgrey
A household name when it comes to protection, the Smith Vantage has been around for a few years now and if it's not broke don't fix it. There are 21 vents with dual climate control to make sure you are getting the proper airflow out on the slopes. AirEvac2 helps exhaust that hot air from your goggles, right out of the top of the helmet. The SL2 earpads are fully removeable for washing or less insulation on those hot days, not to mention they have the ability to drop in Outdoor Tech chips for all your audio needs. With all this technology to add comfort and safety to your days on the hill, it is a no brainer that this helmet is one of the best in the industry. Get yourself a Smith Vantage for the season, and you will not be disappointed.
Can I mount a Go Pro or another action camera easily on this helmet?
Yes, the Vantage is quite receptive to having action cameras mounted on to it. I am sure that in the R and D phase of the Vantage, they purposefully did not put vents or other helmet features in spots where cameras are most typically mounted. The forehead portion is clear for mounts in the center and would gladly accept the 3M curved mount that Go Pro includes in every package and the top of the helmet would accept the flat 3M mount.
Is there a goggle clip or something to hold goggles on the helmet?
Yes, Smith has the most versatile helmet clip out there which is actually a simple elastic rope mechanism that you can easily take on and off. The elastic rope may sound cheap to some folks but the truth is, it allows you to wrap fully and easily around whatever goggle you may be using. This is much better than a standard plastic clip because sometimes the plastic clips will not close around a hard plastic piece on the goggle and sometimes are not even integrated with the helmet structure.
I have a rather large head and most other helmets do not fit, will the Vantage work?
The Smith Vantage small, medium and large sizes, should fit 90% of the head shapes out there and are available in the full color range. Smith also offers a limited run of the Vantage in XL sizing at 63-67cm. These are truly just for the biggest of heads and we have found it is the largest when comparing to every other brand and model we carry. Most of the time colors are just black and grey.
Is the helmet warm enough or do I need to wear a hat underneath?
For 95% of the people out there, the helmet and padding will be plenty warm, even on the super cold days. Of course some folks just get a lot colder than others or may have bad circulation so they may want something additional. Just a thin skullcap underneath the helmet will go a long way, you should never need a thick beanie or anything like that. Since the Vantage is equipped with the 360 degree boa system, you should have no problem adjusting a bit to accommodate a skull cap.
What is the Warranty like on the Smith Vantage?
In our experience, Smith has the best warranty policy and they are extremely easy to deal with. Smith has a lifetime warranty on all manufacturers' defects. That would include things like moisture build up in a goggle lens or improperly functioning vents on a helmet. If you drop your helmet out of a car going 45 mph, don't expect it to be covered by warranty. The policies and procedures are laid out carefully at http://www.smithoptics.com/customerwarranty.
What is the best way to listen to music in the Vantage?
Every year Smith has a partnership with an audio company that they recommend to use with their products. For the past few years, Smith has partnered with Skullcandy for their audio systems. You will see three options from Skullcandy that work with the Vantage; the Bluetooth system, Singleshot system, and Direct Connect. In 2016 Smith will be moving on to partner with Outdoor technologies which should have similar offerings, stay tuned. That being said, the Vantage does have zip in compartments that, as long as it fits, you can probably use a bunch of different products.
Does this helmet have venting and is it adjustable?
Being that the Vantage is Smith's top of the line helmet, it has the best adjustable venting on the market featuring 21 total vents! The Vantage has independently operated front and back venting that have three different positions each; fully closed, half closed, and fully open. Essentially you have a plethora of options for venting depending on what the day may bring. The Vantage is also the only helmet that gives you Koroyd honeycomb protection underneath the vents!
Can I use another goggle brand with a smith helmet?
Yes, nothing will stop you from using another brand goggle with a Smith helmet, although there are some definite advantages to using Smith goggles with Smith helmets. The main problem people run into when using another goggle brand will be gap spacing in the forehead area and improper flow of air. Smith sells their goggles and helmets with the promise of, "Ultimate Integration." This means now gaps and perfect airflow through the system.
Matte Halo / Cloudgrey
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