We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Smith Maze MIPS Helmet and summarize the results below:
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 414
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- Low-profile and fits well.
- Adjustable via elastic band in the rear of the helmet.
- Stylish and lightweight.
- Ear muffs are removable.
- Can wear goggles on the underside of the helmet.
- Ear pads compatible with headphones.
- MIPS liner protects against rotational head impact.
- Decent temperature regulation.
- Passive vents above brim help keep goggles from fogging.
- 3-year crash warranty.
- Three internal velcro flaps to modify ventilation.
- Soft fleece liner and chin liner.
- 9 color combinations for variety.
- Fits well with and without a beanie.
- Removable earpieces, which can let air flow in on a warmer day.
- No frills and a clean, sleek shape.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- Not many high-tech specs.
- No controllable vents on demand. Only passive venting.
- Some reports of not being suited for multiple impacts.
- Lack of breathability due to minimal ventilation.
- Adjustable flap in the back may lose some tightness.
- Some may not like the ‘matte’ style.
- Fits best on rounder heads.
- Some reports of a small gap between the helmet and the goggles.
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.