Whether you’re heading into the backcountry, riding park laps, or ripping groomers, Smith has you covered. Our snow helmets feature a unique combination of Koroyd and Mips, industry-leading protection technologies that help absorb and deflect energy to the brain upon impact. Smith snow helmets offer personalized comfort through premium fit systems, varying degrees of ventilation to keep you cool or warm on hill, and the ultimate integration with Smith snow goggles for a fog-free fit.
Barrier For Your Brain
Designed for dynamic, real life accidents, and engineered for safety so you can venture further with confidence. Koroyd ultimate protection absorbs more energy and works better than traditional materials because it creates crumple zones by using core tubular technology. This outperforms other materials at every stage of compression, helping reduce the risk of injury.
Crumple. Absorb. Protect.
Koroyd’s network of life-protecting tubular cells crumple instantly and continuously, absorbing maximum force to control dangerous motion for any angle of impact, on any impact surface, minimizing energy transferred to your head.
In Smith Helmets - Applied Koroyd
SMITH is the only snow helmet manufacturer that can offer you Koroyd technology for enhanced protection. Our snow helmets incorporate Koroyd at varying levels through complete or zonal protection.
What is Mips?
The Mips® safety system is designed to provide added safety for helmets in many accidents. For certain impacts, the Mips system can reduce harmful forces that might otherwise be transferred to the user's head.
Straight vs Angled Impacts
Most traditional helmets are designed for straight impacts, but most impacts are angled. The low friction layer may reduce the rotational force of angled impacts.
The brain is typically more sensitive to rotational motion than linear motion because it has shear properties similar to water or gel. When different parts of the brain move relative to each other because of rotational motion, the tissues can stretch, which can cause concussions or other brain injuries.
Rotational motion is a common cause for concussions and more severe brain injury in oblique
hits to the head. The Mips system consists of a low friction layer that is mounted inside the
helmet. In a crash, the low friction layer is designed to move slightly inside the helmet to help redirect forces away from the head. This is intended to help reduce the risk of brain injury.
Safety system that mimics the brain
Unlike traditional helmets, which are mainly designed and tested for straight impacts, the Mips system’s low-friction layer mimics the brain’s own system for protection against rotational motion.
The cerebrospinal fluid is our natural protection system that allows the brain to move relative to the skull.
Smith snow helmets offer personalized comfort through a variety of premium fit systems.
One Size Does Not Always Fit All.
New Smith Fit Descriptions for Goggles and Helmets
In an effort to better address the actual differences between Smith fit descriptions and to broaden the understanding of the face and head shapes to which they apply, we’re updating our fit language for goggles and helmets. Moving forward, we are updating Asia fit goggle descriptions to use Low Bridge fit. Similarly, Asia fit for helmets will be called Round Contour fit.
Smith snow helmets offer personalized comfort through varying degrees of ventilation to keep you cool or warm on hill.
Smith helmets and goggles work together to bring you the ultimate integration for a seamless, fog-free fit.