Lots of features and protection for not a lot of weight. This version of the Variant is brim-free for those who prefer to slide their goggles up without interference. Smith’s new Boa system lets you dial in a custom fit every time. Flick a single glove-friendly switch to adjust airflow through 22 vents at once, for fine-tuning your head’s micro-climate.
- Hybrid Shell Construction delivers lightness and a low profile without compromising protection.
- AirEvac 2 ventilation system channels warm, moist air away from your goggles and forehead.
- X-Static performance lining with bonded silver neutralizes odours and moderates temperature.
- SnapFit ear pads remove easily for washing or upgrading to add an audio system.
Microshell helmets are made of a thin polymer sheet over a foam liner; Hardshell helmets have a hard polymer outer shell and a foam liner; when the liner is being bonded to the outer shell during the manufacturing process, it is Molded in the shell.
|Fit system||Adjustable dial|
|Inner material||EPS (expanded polystyrene)|
|Removable ear liners||Yes|
Most helmets are tested and certified for a specific sport. Some helmets are approved for multi-sports, but only after passing the safety tests for both sports (i.e., snowsports and cycling).
Cetification is established by a variety of governing bodies who set impact standards. Most helmets are certified or approved for a specific sport, except in the case of multi-sport helmets (i.e., a snowsports helmet might also be approved for cycling if it meets the cycling safety standards).