Portand, Oregon (Spring 2024) —Drop into banked corners and roll flowy singletracks with confidence in the new Payroll helmet from Smith. The half shell design offers complete coverage and the most advanced protection technologies for enduro, trail, and e-MTB rides.

The lightweight in-mold construction houses internal zonal Koroyd® coverage for lightweight, energy-absorbing, and ventilated impact protection while the addition of MIPS Brain Protection System reduces rotational forces caused by angled impacts to the head in the event of a crash. In addition to CPSC and CE EN 1078 certifications, the Payroll is also NTA-8776 e-bike certified which tests helmets at higher speeds to support impact protection when riding with motorized assistance.

Designed for ultimate integration with Smith performance eyewear and goggles, the Payroll offers maximum comfort, venting and storage convenience including the three-position adjustable visor to generously accommodate sunglasses or goggles between runs.

Additional features include an Iconic+® antimicrobial lining providing perspiration absorption and sweat-activated odor control during long days on the trail. For fine tuning comfort on the fly, Smith’s VaporFit® system provides 270-degree fit adjustment and generous vents with internal air channels keep riders cool when charging uphill and focused on the descent.

Available in five inline color options plus a new Matte Black/Topo design in partnership with Aleck integrating the new Aleck CS intelligent impact crash sensor directly into the helmet’s fit system. The Aleck crash sensor measures impact forces, confirms your status and sends an emergency message with your GPS location if necessary. The Aleck crash sensor connects to your chosen contacts via the free Aleck phone app as well as any other Aleck app users within a 1.8-mile radius, no subscription required.

The new Payroll helmet (Weight: 14oz/400g, size medium) is available now at select retailers worldwide and online at smithoptics.com.