We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Smith Maze Helmet and summarize the results below:
PeakScore: 89 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.7 stars
Expert Rating: 3.8 stars
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 378
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- Fairly low profile.
- Adjustable via elastic band in rear of helmet.
- Stylish and fits well.
- Lighter than other helmets.
- Ear pads compatible with headphones.
- Ear muffs removable.
- Provides a goggle clip on the outside.
- Passive vents above brim to keep goggles from fogging and aid in temperature regulation.
- Lightweight when compared to competition.
- Three-year crash warranty.
- Three internal Velcro flaps to modify venting.
- Soft fleece liner and chin liner for comfort.
- 9 different color combinations.
- Removable ear-pieces can let air-flow in on warmer days.
- No-frills and a clean, sleek shape.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- Not high technology.
- No operational vents.
- Sometimes will get hot due to having not many vents.
- Adjustable flap in the back may lose some tightness during wear.
- Not ideal for warm weather due to lack of vents.
- Some may not like the ‘matte’ color style.
- Fits best on rounder heads, although can accommodate various shapes.
- Sometimes a small gap will form between the helmet and goggles during use.
The Smith Maze Helmet is a minimalist yet comfortable option for skiers and snowboarders not looking to break the bank. The helmet suffers from mediocre ventilation but can usually get the job done.