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Smith Optics Valence MiPS Women's Helmet for Ski/Snowboard is for the woman that knows what she wants, and is ready to demand it. Designed for her, with the exquisite comfort of a plush Smith fit, and the Valence comes with features expected of a Smith premium technology helmet.
Smith’s hybrid shell construction combines separate lightweight and durable shells to create what the company deems an entirely new ski helmet category. The industry standard has become in-mold construction that fuses a polycarbonate outer shell with a foam liner. Smith has combined in-mold construction with its Bombshell technology, which uses an injection molded shell of ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, if you want to get specific) designed to withstand hard hits with good durability. Smith's Hybrid Shell construction optimizes the best traits of each material to create a lightweight, low-profile ski helmet that offers both high impact protection and comfort. Hybrid Shell construction also creates a clean, smooth top surface. The Smith Vantage ski helmet features a low-profile climate control that can be adjusted with a gloved hand, so you can modify the amount of airflow while you ride. In addition, Smith takes great pains to ensure that your eyes are protected as well as your head. The Vantage snowboard and ski helmet features AirEvac 2 ventilation that connects the helmet shell vents and the EPS channels to increase airflow and prevent goggle fogging. All of these features add up to a lightweight ski helmet that doesn't skimp on protection or comfort. As with any helmet, be sure to inspect the interior and exterior for cracks or other damage after any serious impact. If you take a hit hard enough to make you say, "Wow!" please check your helmet.
As the company name implies, Smith has its roots in goggles and sunglasses. Since 1965, Smith has pioneered innovations in sport optics. Smith began producing helmets in 2005, and has quickSmith Opticsly grown its reputation in the ski and snowboard industry. Smith Helmets engineers snowboard protective gear with some of the highest technological advances in performance, protection, design, and fit. The company's background in optics informs its helmet design, and Smith prides itself on the seamless integration of its products. Among the technological advances Smith has developed are AirEvac and AirEvac 2 ventilation systems.
We offer many different models of Smith Optics Ski Helmets and bike helmets, with each having a different size range depending upon fit system, shell shape, etc. To chose the right size Smith Helmet for you or your kid, follow the steps below.
1. Carefully measure the head circumference, as shown here:
2. Use this measurement to chose the correct size helmet, using the cm as displayed in the "Please Select a Color/Size" drop down list (see image below).
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