If you are looking to buy snow helmets and if you are looking for the best, you must be looking at Smith. The best snow helmets Smith has are the Quantum and Vantage. Check out our review below where we compare Smith Quantum vs Smith Vantage. Sunglass Rob from SportRx and Graham Sours from Smith are reviewing and pin pointing the differences between the two helmets.


  • Quantum only comes in MIPS version whereas Vantage comes both with MIPS and without MIPS.
  • Quantum price: $300, Vantage price: $220 no MIPS, $250 with MIPS.

Since MIPS technology costs a bit more, let us explain exactly what it is: When you fall to the ground at an angle, rotational forces are generated. A helmet integrating MIPS technology creates a sliding layer between the outer shell and the head. This allows the helmet's outer shell to slide relative to the head when hitting the ground, so the rotational force is decreased, reducing the potential to damage your brain.

Even though MIPS cost more, Quantum still costs $50 more than Vantage with MIPS. So what else is different?

In Quantum you have increased protection. It features an increased amount of Koroyd, honeycomb material for Aerocore construction in the entire helmet. Vantage on the other hand has 50% amount of Koroyd compared to Quantum.

Quantum Snow Helmet also has Exoskeleton piece on the lower part which is a bombshell construction and protects you against the zonal impact. So it is more safe when it comes to side impacts.

Wayfinder Strap System in Quantum which is a magnetic Fidlock buckle, allows it to snap into place. It is very easy to use, take off and adjust even with one hand.

Both of the helmets have AirEvac 2 ventilation and both are extremely well fitting thanks to their Adjustable Boa® FS360 fit system but if you are planning to push the limits and you need more protection, then Smith Quantum is the one for you!


Smith Quantum Snow Helmet


  • Aerocore construction featuring Koroyd
  • Hybrid shell construction and Exoskeleton zonal impact protection
  • Low-profile dual regulator adjustable climate control and AirEvac 2 ventilation
  • MIPS system available in all colors
  • Adjustable Boa FS360 fit system
  • 22 vents and XT2 sweat-wicking performance lining
  • Wayfinder Strap System featuring Fidlock
  • Removable ear pads and removable ultra-light goggle lock


Smith Vantage Snow Helmet


  • Hybrid SL and Aerocore construction featuring Koroyd
  • Low-profile dual regulator adjustable climate control
  • 21 vents and AirEvac 2 ventilation
  • Adjustable Boa FS360 fit system
  • Nanosilver performance lining
  • Snapfit SL2 earpads
  • Removable ultra-light goggle lock
  • MIPS system optional

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