Smith Overtake Helmet

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

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 85 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.5 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.6 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 153

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Has comfortable straps.
  • Lightweight feel.
  • Fits well to the head.
  • Has a stylish look.
  • Absorbs impacts into the foam, instead of cracking during accidents.

Expert Reviews

  • Comfortable padding.
  • The dial at the back of the helmet makes it easy to adjust fit.
  • The eyewear dock in the front is a convenient place to store glasses when not in use, although it may not work for all sunglasses brands.
  • The koroyd honeycomb structure in the vents keeps bugs out of the helmet.
  • Very sleek and comfy straps.
  • Extremely high quality of materials and composition, making it a very durable helmet.
  • The padding does a good job of preventing sweat from dripping into the eyes.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • The helmet creates a lot of wind noise.
  • While some users find that this helmet is cool enough to be worn on hot days, others note that it does not catch winds easily and can get very hot, especially while climbing.

Expert Reviews

  • Feels warmer than other helmets on the market.
  • Poor ventilation because the Koroyd pattern blocks vents.


The Smith Overtake Helmet is one of the most comfortable helmets out there, especially for one that provides such high-quality materials and safety with both MIPS and Koroyd technology. This helmet fits snugly on almost all heads and has comfortable straps to keep it in place. The major weak point of this otherwise beloved helmet is ventilation, as some users and experts find that the Koroyd safety padding blocks airflow through the vents, although it should be noted that many people find that the helmet breathes just fine.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.