Whether cruising down corduroy or exploring the backcountry, the Smith Variance offers the most advanced technology, all with the guarantee of comfort provided by our premium helmet fit. Built with our hybrid shell construction, this full performance helmet has received the highest compliment we could hope for - competitor imitation.Read more
MIPS technology (Multi-directional impact protection system)
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.
Hybrid Shell Technology
Introducing Smith's new revolutionary Hybrid Construction Technology. Separate lightweight and durable shells merge to create an entirely new helmet category. Hybrid construction fuses two proven technologies by combing a tough ABS upper shell with a flyweight in-mold liner into a sleek, low profile, and modern design. Hybrid construction also creates a clean smooth top surface by enabling the low profile Regulator to function with reduced mass and volume.
AirEvac 2 maximizes goggle and helmet integration to alleviate goggle fogging and increased ventilation by allowing fog-causing moist air to evacuate from the goggle and helmet by channeling air across the user's head to exhaust it at the rear.