Smith Method Helmet Review 2024 | What's Good?

Smith Method Helmet Video Review 2024 

"It feels nice and solid. You don't feel any pressure points, so it just disappears once it's on your head."

Smith Method Helmet Basics

The Smith Method is a brand-new helmet for 2024. The low profile and clean style in mould construction fuse the exterior shell and EPS for a one-piece design that's lightweight and durable. Beneath the shell are the latest safety innovations, including zonal choroid coverage for lightweight energy-absorbing and ventilated impact protection and the Mips brain protection system for reducing rotational forces caused by angled impacts to the head. It also features eight fixed vents for consistent airflow, a goggle-compatible air evac ventilation system for fog, free lenses—and removable ear pads. The lifestyle fit system flexes to match the shape of your head for ultimate comfort. The Method helmet can be worn with or without a beanie and is compatible with Aleck audio systems, sold separately.

Smith Method Helmet Tech Details

Sizes Available Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
Colours Available  Matte Black, Matte White, Matte Midnight Navy, Matte Slate
Fit Self-adjusting lifestyle fit system flexes to match your head shape for maximum comfort
Ventilation 8 Fixed Vents & AirEvac™ Ventilation sends warm air out from the goggles through external vents and internal channels in the EPS liner.

Lightweight In-Mold Construction combines a polycarbonate shell with an EPS liner for excellent impact protection and low weight.

Zonal Koroyd® Coverage offers lightweight, energy-absorbing protection with superior impact absorption, ventilation, and efficiency. Unlike traditional materials, it absorbs more energy, increases airflow, and reduces weight.

  • Aleck™ Audio System Compatible
  • Ultimate Integration with Smith Goggles
  • Removable Goggle Strap Lock
  • Smith Helmet Bag Included
Safety Certification ASTM F 2040 / CE EN 1077:2007 CLASS B


Who is the Smith Method Helmet Best Suited For?

The Smith Method Helmet is best suited for snowboarders who prioritize style and performance without compromising safety. It's ideal for those who seek a versatile and reliable helmet with features like lightweight in-mold construction, zonal Koroyd® coverage for impact protection and ventilation, and an adjustable self-adjusting Lifestyle Fit System. This helmet offers a clean and classic look, providing comfort without pressure points. It's a great choice for riders who may want to wear their goggles underneath or over the helmet and prefer a clean, lightweight skate-style helmet with added MIPS protection.

Smith Method Helmet Test Notes

"First impressions. It is lightweight and has a nice, clean look. There's not too much crazy vent or anything going on, so it's just a nice, clean kind of classic look. I have a medium-sized head, so when I put it on it felt comfortable. I like that this helmet was clean and simple. It doesn't have BOA or anything crazy happening on it, so when you put it on, it just integrates with your head. It feels nice and solid. You don't feel any pressure points, so it just disappears once it's on your head. They do their own retention system in this helmet, which works quite well, especially if you want to wear your goggles underneath the helmet. It doesn't take up any extra space, and it also has Mips, so there is additional protection there. I paired this helmet with some Smith Mag goggles and found it worked well if you wanted the goggle strap underneath the helmet or over top of the helmet. I ran it without the ear flaps because it's a little cooler. Yeah, it still fit and integrated quite nicely, and everything. So, if you're looking for a clean-looking, lightweight skate-style helmet, this is the one." —Jon

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  • Lightweight
  • Self adjusting fit
  • High-end impact protection
  • Superior ventilation


  • No cons

Jon Frye

A Whistler local with two decades of snowboard experience coupled with 15 years of expertise in snowboard retail. Jon has tested hundreds of products across diverse conditions. He thrives riding whatever conditions the day calls for, powder and trees, parks and hit runs, or groomers and side hits. 

Ideal board length: 156-158W

Boot size: 11

Weight: 170 lbs


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This review was independently written and the views are that of the author.

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