The lightest possible headwear is a great idea until you whack your dome and get concussed. Luckily for the safety-minded, the Smith Summit Helmet is uncompromising in protection while incorporating all the features we expect in a touring helmet. From a safety standpoint, the Summit meets the standard EN 1077 (skiing) and EN 12492 (mountaineering) certifications of dual-certified helmets but goes above and beyond by meeting the more rigorous ASTM F2040 US-based certification* and includes MIPS (a technology that further helps to mitigate brain injury by redirecting rotational forces during angled impacts). MIPS is a technology that has proven itself in climbing, biking, and alpine skiing helmets, and we are excited to see it implemented in more lightweight, dual-certified touring helmets.
Moving on to the touring features, the Summit Helmet saves weight by using Zonal Koroyd for impact protection, which is an ultralight aerospace impact absorber that behaves like a crumple zone in your car and is 95% air by volume. A BOA Fit System that is made just for Smith helmets is micro-adjustable, comfortable, and folds easily into the helmet for carrying on your pack. 33 strategically placed vents keep air moving through and an included beanie liner can be swapped in for colder days. Whether you're worried about head injuries or skiing hard enough that you know you should be, the Smith Summit Helmet seeks to provide safety and reliability in the backcountry.
- MIPS Technology helps mitigate injuries from angled impacts, which can happen while skiing for Instagram.
- Meets European certifications for skiing and mountaineering (EN 1077 and EN 12492, respectively), plus the more strict US certification for downhill snow sports (ASTM F2040*).
- Comfortable and micro-adjustable BOA Fit System folds neatly into the helmet while the helmet is stowed on a pack.
- Removable, side-mounted bungee straps allow for a quick and easy helmet carry with certain packs.
- Low-profile headlamp clips to keep your lighting in place while skinning or skiing.
*While EN 1077 tests flat-anvil impacts at room and cold temperatures, ASTM F2040 additionally requires testing at high temps and immersed in water, and tests using round and angled anvils, as well as flat.
|Certifications||CE EN 1077 (alpine skiing)
EN 12492 (mountaineering)
ASTM F2040 (US multi-impact test at varied temperatures)
|Specs Verified||Large only|
||Zonal Koroyd, MIPS, ABS|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Keeping your brain functioning and in your skull during hard and angled impacts|
|Notes||BOA fit system is comfortable and micro-adjustable|
|Bottom Line||Dual certification and MIPS for ultimate safety|
|Compare to other Dual Certification Helmets|
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