In partnership with our friends at Smith Optics, we're excited to offer a look at Smith’s Summit MIPS Helmet, courtesy of a review from the Low Pressure Podcast's Mark Warner.
From the skin track to boot pack to summit ascents, Smith’s new Summit MIPS Helmet is designed to go light and far across a variety of ski touring and mountaineering endeavours. Informed and inspired by Smith athletes Cody Townsend and Hadley Hammer, the Summit’s hybrid shell construction blends a durable exterior with a lightweight in-molded shell in a minimalist approach that is triple-certified to meet global alpine ski certifications, international mountaineering standards, and backcountry touring expectations. It also addresses the need for ultimate protection by featuring zonal Koroyd coverage on the sides and crown of the head for lightweight, energy-absorbing and ventilated impact protection in case of a fall, the MIPS Brain Protection System to reduce rotational forces caused by angled impacts, and a patent-pending, Smith-custom BOA Fit System that offers micro-adjustability for comfort and personalized conformity, and which collapses into the helmet to save space while storing it inside of a pack, while external bungee loops offer secure attachment when storing it on the outside. And to top it off, the Summit comes with a ball cap-compatible shell design that includes a low-profile, integrated headlamp strap, a cold weather beanie liner to address versatility in weather conditions, 33 fixed vents, and Smith’s AirEvac ventilation system that’s designed to seamlessly integrate with Smith goggles and keep airflow moving for comfort and fog-free visibility.
For more information on the Smith Summit MIPS Helmet, click here.