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The Smith Variance Helmet is a snow helmet for protecting your head. Earpads for warmth and 18 vents compliments of AirEvac 2 ventilation keep cartilage toasty and skull from overheating. What a nifty one-two punch on temperature control that is. The hybrid shell construction provides the protection needed in a fall while the sleek look delivers a style you can rock season after season.
FEATURES of the Smith Variance Helmet
AirEvac 2 Ventilation
Hybrid Shell Construction
Low-Profile Regulator Adjustable Climate Control
Nanosilver Performance Lining
Removable Ultra-Light Goggle Lock
Snapfit SL Ear Pads
ASTM 2040, CE EN 1077
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Rated 5 out of
Fits Like a DreamI am 48 years old and have been skiing most of my life, since back in grade school. I have never worn a helmet till this year. The wife was making our boys wear them and it was a hard sell when "Dad doesn't wear one..." So after a lot of research I settled on the Smith Variance. It is so comfortable I hardly even know Im wearing it and now the boys have no excuse and IF I loose control and hit something at least it shouldn't kill me right? Yep I like this helmet!
I thought this was a unisex helmet. What is the difference between a women's helmet (like vantage womens) and the variance?
Asked by: EKLT
Thanks for the question! I would consider all Men's helmets to be unisex. The Women's Vantage has 21 vents, where the Men's Variance has 18. They both have the BOA Adjustment Systems to get the perfect fit, They also both have the same ratings. The Women's Vantage has a softer liner that is almost similar to furry looking. And the Men's has a basic black liner. The only difference that Smith states is the that the liner on the Vantage is a "Feminine Fit". But the outer shell is basically the same. The sizing is also the same. With the BOA Adjustment System you will be able to get the best fit and form around your head. Hope this helps!