Smith’s recently released Summit MIPS snow helmet suitable for various mountaineering endeavors, was designed and inspired by Smith athletes Cody Townsend and Hadley Hammer.

The 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,” said Smith. 

 The Summit’s features include:

  • zonal Koroyd coverage on the sides and crown of the head for lightweight, energy-absorbing and ventilated impact protection in case of a fall; 
  • MIPS Brain Protection System to reduce rotational forces caused by angled impacts; 
  • a patent-pending Smith custom BOA Fit System offering micro-adjustability for comfort and personalization;
  • the BOA Fit System collapses into the helmet for space-saving when stowing the helmet inside a pack; 
  • external bungee loops secure attachment when storing on the outside of a pack; 
  • The ballcap-compatible shell design includes a low-profile integrated headlamp strap to route and keeps a light in place; 
  • ships with a cold-weather beanie liner for versatility in weather conditions; and 
  • 33 fixed vents, plus Smith’s AirEvac ventilation system designed for integration with Smith goggles, keep airflow moving for comfort and eyewear fog-free for visibility.

The new Summit helmet weighs 16 oz/400g, (size medium) and comes in five colors, including Matte Algae/Olive, in collaboration with outdoor utility tool manufacturer VSSL.

For more product information, go here.

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