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Smith Optics Variant Helmet

4.8 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

Price: $79.95 - $232.07
Bright Plum Alpenglow
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  • Low Profile Hybrid Shell Construction with AirEvac 2 Ventilation with Adjustable Boa Fit System
  • 18 oz/520 grams
  • 22 Vents featuring Single Regulator Adjustable Ventilation for climate control
  • X-Static Performance Lining
  • Skullcandy Audio Systems Available

Product Description

The Variant’s modern twist on a traditional profile masks advanced performance features like our Hybrid Shell construction, AirEvac 2 ventilation, and a fit that is the undisputed king of integration. Classic styling modernized through performance is a hallmark of the Variant that is sure to turn heads.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004UOOA3U
  • Item model number: H12-V2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,976 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

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Size: Large (59cm-63cm)Color: Matte Black Verified Purchase
Excellent helmet, the best I have owned. Unbelievably comfortable. I also picked up a pair of Smith Phenom goggles and they fit the shape of the helmet like a glove. Smith Optics produce the best helmets & goggles out there in my opinion.
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Size: Medium (55cm-59cm)Color: Matte White Verified Purchase
Ordering something by mail always concerns me when it comes to fit.
This helmet is so comfortable, light weight and doesn't make your head sweat.
I am very happy.
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Size: Large (59cm-63cm)Color: Caldera Legacy Verified Purchase
Pros:

-Adjustable air vents allows ventilation when it's hot, or warmth when you need it
-Comfortable, no pressure points like in some cheaper helmets
-feels very well made, solid construction
-Back strap to keep your goggles in place; this has saved me a few times when my goggles flew off when I fell.
-Sturdy; saved my head from some bad falls.

Cons:
-I think there is a place to put your headphones in your helmet, but unzipping is a big hassle; I don't know if it's like this for most helmets tho.
-Chin strap buckle is a bit small, I have to take off my gloves when taking my helmet on/off.

Overall I would recommend this helmet, especially at the discounted price.
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Size: Large (59cm-63cm)Color: Matte Graphite Verified Purchase
Great helmet at any price but especially at this price. It made my wife and I wonder why it was so inexpensive because it is quality plus.
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By Duwa on March 14, 2013
Size: Medium (55cm-59cm)Color: Matte Black Verified Purchase
Helmet so warm I didn't even have to wear a stocking cap...and I'm bald. Vent system perfect for adjusting for temperature.
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Size: Medium (55cm-59cm)Color: Matte White Verified Purchase
Found a great price on Amazon (had to go to a YouTube video for how to size it without going to a ski shop, and it was perfectly described) and it fits perfectly.

Great features for headsets and holding goggles, I got the white for those spring-skiing days that will heat up your head (yes there are vents, but as I live in Florida I know vents only do so much with the hot sun).

And it looks great, worth the extra money to protect what's inside your head (buy a cheaper one if you git nothing worthwhile to protect)
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Size: Large (59cm-63cm)Color: Matte Black Verified Purchase
The Variant is a really comfortable helmet for the all day skier. I have worn this on the really cold windy days and the warm spring days and have found it works well. Perfect fit with my Smith Optics goggles.
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Size: Large (59cm-63cm)Color: Matte Graphite Verified Purchase
Great helmet, well vented, solid adjustment mechanism. LIghtweight. Lack of visor allows goggles to stay put easily. Goggle snap is well protected from chairlift wacks (don't ask...).
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