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Smith Venue Helmet
on January 12, 2011
Just used this helmet for the first time yesterday. In 22 degrees flurries and light wind it was warm on the ears and comfortable. A very good value. Measured my head circumference, went by the size chart online and the fit was just right. A person I skied with was using a helmet with on-the-fly variable vents which this helmet does not have, and he said he has not opened his vents all season. Hey, its a ski helmet, you'll be in the cold pretty much every time you use it, so why bother with the more expensive model? If it does get too hot, this helmet's vents have removable plugs that come out easily.
The finish I got was gloss black. If I had a do-over, I'd probably get the matte black, which another friend had just gotten; it looked good and is less prone to showing finger smudges.
The Smith goggle designed for the helmet (I got the 'Monashee' model) fit the helmet perfectly, holds on with a goggle strap clip built into the back of the helmet, and works as a unit with the helmet. The helmet felt light, comfortable, not cumbersome.
Helmet seems well-made with good materials. It feels like it will last a few seasons or more. Recommended.