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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