Smith Maze Helmet

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Smith Maze Helmet and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

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:

User Reviews

  • 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.

Expert Reviews

  • 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:

User Reviews

  • 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.

Expert Reviews

  • 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.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3.