The Code combines a minimalistic aesthetic with Aerocore™ construction featuring Koroyd® for the new front edge of skate-style protection. The low profile shell design is better protection combined with Smith-pioneered AirEvac technology for superior goggle integration. The new Wayfinder strap system featuring Fidlock® is functional simplicity, making it easy to use one hand for on and off use.Read more
Smith's objective and design philosophy behind Aerocore™ construction is to increase airflow, improve temperature regulation resulting in fog-free vision and improve impact resistance. The objective was achieved through the combination of materials such as EPS and Koroyd®, a revolutionary new material that absorbs more energy upon impact when compared to international standards, while increasing airflow. Aerocore™ construction through the use of Koroyd® and EPS allows for more vents to be placed throughout the helmet without sacrificing protection and comfort.
MIPS is used to reduce the rotational forces to the brain in the case of an oblique impact. Smith helmets are created to absorb direct impacts very efficiently and when combined with MIPS, Smith helmets absorb oblique forces better by allowing a small rotation of the outer shell relative to the liner.
I purchased a ski helmet and when I recieved it the helmet was the wrong one, but they did a great job at communicating to me how to send it back and were very helpful in the process.
As this is the first time I am wearing/buying a helmet, I cannot compare it to other helmets. The helmet looks fine and is lightweight and sturdy. It took some time to get used to using it as well as how to use the chin strap (you slide it to latch vs buttoning) as well as it took some time to figure out how tight it should be. There is a dial in the back of the helmet that allows you to tighten it to fit your head which is a great feature as I needed it for a good fit. I am pleased with the purchase overall but I cannot claim it is better or worse than any other helmet.