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Smith Variance Helmet

Smith Variance Helmet - Black Matte
  • Smith Variance Helmet - Black Matte
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Style: H16-VC

The Smith Variance Helmet is designed with a hybrid shell construction for weight reduction and improved durability. An adjustable Boa® inner helmet fit system makes it as easy as turning a dial to adjust the helmet fit. An AirEvac 2 ventilation system creates airflow between the shell and the liner to reduce goggle fog. Wear this helmet from fall to spring without worrying about temperature thanks to the low-profile regulator venting system. The Snapfit SL ear pads are removable and the helmet is Skullcandy™ available. Whether it is the use of Smith’s best construction design, the added Boa® fit system for on the fly adjustments or the impressive defogging ventilation, the Variance is one of the best helmets around to protect your noggin.

  • Hybrid shell construction blends in-mold and injection for lightweight durability
  • Low-profile regulator adjustable climate control and 18 vents for a quick cool down
  • Adjustable Smith x Boa® fit system makes it easy to adjust circumference by turning a dial
  • Snapfit SL ear pads can be removed for warm-weather riding
  • Nanosilver performance lining resists odor buildup
  • AirEvac 2 ventilation connects shell vent to EPS liner to keep goggles fog-free
  • Removable ultra-light goggle lock secures your goggles in place
  • Skullcandy™ audio systems available

Questions and Answers

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Q:
"Where can I find a sizing chart to order the right size of helmet ?"
1 Answers | Answer Question
Question by Steve on 10/31/2015 - 9:12 am
A:
"We do not have a direct link to a size chart, but here are the measurements for this helmet. A size Small is for 51-55 cm;Medium 55-59cm;Large 59-63cm; and an XL 63-67cm. "
Answer by kacye (Peter Glenn Staff) on 11/6/2015 - 4:33 pm
Q:
"Is this an adult helmet?"
1 Answers | Answer Question
Question by Debra on 10/17/2016 - 5:19 pm
A:
"Yes, this helmet is for adults. And for a better size fit you can check our size chart here."
Answer by Manny (Peter Glenn Staff) on 10/18/2016 - 11:07 am

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Smith OpticsSmith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S
 
4.8

(based on 30 reviews)

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4.0

New helmet user

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from Alta Utah

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

I recently started wearing a helmet for skiing after my 7 year old realized he had to wear one and I didn't. I have been skiing for 40 years. I am amazed at how comfortable and adjustable my Variance helmet is.....it has become another piece of gear in my quiver not only for safety but comfort from the elements.

 
5.0

Comfortable

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from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

This is the most comfortable helmet I have ever purchase - no headaches, it's light, and keeps my head warm on the cold mountain.

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4.0

Great Helmet & Ventilation

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from Oregon, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

Ventilation is great...a little too good on the cold days. Just slip on a balaclava underneath and you'll be toasty!

 
5.0

Great Helmet not sure how they could improve

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from Bellingham WA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

Excellent helmet. Warm. Good fit (I have a round and somewhat larger head). The small visor keeps from snow getting on top of your googles (which can cause fogging). I have smith IO goggles and they work perfect with the helmet.

 
4.0

Excellent helmet, but design flaw in ear pads is frustrating

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from Idaho, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

This is a great helmet, and I also purchased the Outdoor Tech Wireless Audio Chips. For some reason, the helmet doesn't have a two way zipper and therefore, to recharge the Audio Chips, I have to FULLY unzip the ear pads in order to get to the USB port. I have "gerry-rigged" this problem and have put the left earphone in the Right Earpad and visa-versa for the Left Earpad. For such company who is so focussed on design, this project team was asleep at the wheel, especially for a $220+ product. Even with this flaw, I would purchase the helmet again.

 
5.0

great product

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from Washington, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

I had a hard time finding a helmet that fit due to my big dome. This helmet gets great with lots of vents to cool you down when the temperature gets hot.

 
5.0

Great Helmet

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from Salt Lake City, Utah

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

I rocked a Variant Brim for 10 years and it finally died this season. The Variance is the perfect replacement fits great, looks great and love the goggle integration with my Smith IO.

 
5.0

Very comfortable, no "top-heavy" sensation!

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from Texas, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

I recently purchased this helmet as a replacement for a Giro 9. The Variance is a marked improvement in comfort and wearability. The venting and BOA features are simple and quick to adjust on the fly. Additionally my Electric Goggles fit perfectly under the helmet's bill. If you use Skullcandy, or the like, devices, the ear pads will accommodate your music choices. Regardless, with all the close calls I've had on the slopes with discourteous skiers/riders, you need a helmet, period! A great start is this one.

 
5.0

Great Helmet - fits well and looks good

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from New York, NY, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

Great helmet that fits well and looks good. I like the rim on the front

 
5.0

Love this helmet

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from Western NY

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

I have had this helmet in the woman's, but I liked the blue and was assured that only the liner was different. Love it, same great fit. Just right for my head. It is light and the vents work just right. Thanks Smith!!!

 
5.0

Fits great, looks great, lots of great features

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from Big Sky, Montana

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

The Smith Variance helmet is excellent. The BOA feature is handy, same with the adjustable vents. I can't wait to see how much of a difference the vents make for spring skiing. The MIPs was out of stock when I ordered mine and I couldn't wait around to order because I cracked my previous helmet open by hitting a skree field. MIPs feature looks awesome too! Another big thing for me is I wear pretty large goggles and the Variance fits over them without the goggles sticking out further. The matte black is a beautiful color too.

 
5.0

Best helmet I owned

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

Excellent fit. The bill on the helmet prevents snow from hitting my sunglasses and I have great vision even when its snowing.

 
5.0

Helmet convert

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from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

I've resisted using a helmet thinking it would be bulky and bothersome. Was I ever wrong. Not only do I hardly notice that I'm wearing it but it is warm on cold days and vents well on the sunny warm days. Great work engineers!

 
5.0

Solid Coverage

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from Bellingham, WA, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

Excellent fit for me, and feels like really solid protection, but still light weight. Feels a bit warm compared to my last lid, but hey, it's for Winter right?!

 
4.0

Good quality helmet. It doesn't quite fit my head the way I'd like it to. Easily adjustable and almost a little too warm when skiing hard & steep.

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from San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

The helmet is of good quality and easily adjustable. It doesn't quite fit my head the way I'd like it to. It's also a bit too warm when skiing bumps and steep stuff. I think it will work out fine though.

 
5.0

Great Helmet!

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from Montana, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

My head is a bit weird and most helmets don't look good on me, but this one does. I'll probably stick with smith helmets for a long time.

 
5.0

Great helmet!

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from Aspen, CO 81611, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

Bought for my wife. Excellent fit and we like the matte black better than all the gloss options for women.

 
5.0

Great light, low profile helmet!

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from Denver, CO, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

The Variance is rock solid. My first day was in a foot of fresh powder with temps ranging from -5 with wind chill to + 15 around noon. Paired up with my I/0 7's, I had an easy time. Zero fog or comfort issues and great visibility. They worked perfectly together. I almost went with the Maze, but with my big melon, I liked the look of the Variance better. I haven't used the Variance on a warmer day yet, but I'm sure it'll be fine with the ample venting. Great job Smith!

 
5.0

comfortable

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from Santa Monica, CA, USA

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

I got the opportunity to use the helmet twice up in Mt Hood Oregon.. I immediately noticed that helmet feels very comfortable and light. Its low profile so I don't look like human mushroom out there. The boa tightening system allows you to make it snug to you head, and the vents can be closed and opened when you need them. The fit with my goggles is also great, I use the Native Tank7. The Variance replaced a Giro helmet I had for 4 years and the difference is amazing..

 
5.0

Great fit and looks as well as excellent protection.

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from Vail, CO

Comments about Smith Optics Smith Variance Helmet, Black Matte, S:

I love the way this helmet fits and looks. It has also proven to me that it offers excellent protection. I was wearing the same brand and model skiing in the trees last winter. I did not see a large branch just above eye level. I hit with enough force for it to knock me flat on my back. I laid there expecting to see stars, but to my amazement the helmet completely protected me from a major blow to the head. I also appreciate Smith's recycle program which gave me 30% off of a new helmet after I returned my "damaged helmet".

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