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Smith Optics Valence Women's Helmet for Ski / Snowboard

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Smith Optics Valence Women's Helmet for Ski/Snowboard

Redesigned and refreshed from the hugely popular Smith Variant helmet, the all new Smith Valence Women's ski helmet is a super light weight and well ventilated helmet. With female friendly graphics treatments and bling, the Smith Valence makes for a stylish and rugged ski helmet for the more discerning skiers and boarders.

Smith Optics Valence Women's Helmet for Ski/Snowboard

  • Hybrid Shell Construction (see below)
  • AirEvac 2 Ventilation
  • Adjustable Smith x Boa Fit System
  • Low-Profile Regulator Adjustable Climate Control
  • 18 Vents
  • Women's X-Static Performance Lining
  • Snapfit SL Ear Pads
  • Removable Ultra-Light Goggle Lock
  • Smith / Skullcandy Audio Systems Available (sold separately)

Smith Valence Helmet: What's a hybrid shell ski 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 snowboard and ski helmet that offers both high impact protection and comfort. Hybrid Shell construction also creates a clean, smooth top surface. The Smith Variant 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 Variant 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.

Smith Optics

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 quickly 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.

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How to Size Your Smith Optics Helmet

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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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