Smith Code MIPS Helmet

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

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: N/A (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.3 stars 
Expert Rating: N/A stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 100

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Able to remove the beanie liner depending on weather.
  • 360 BOA fit system allows for ample adjustability.
  • Lack of vents prevents snow from getting in, but helmet is still breathable.
  • Energy absorption properties allow for extra protection.
  • Lightweight.
  • Helmet fits well and looks stylish.
  • MIPS plus the Koroyd set-up provide ample protection from impacts.
  • Able to pair easily with Smith goggles.

Expert Reviews

  • Designed for protection and airflow, even though there are minimal vents.
  • BOA system allows for easy adjusting.
  • Goggle lock is removable for those who want to wear goggles under a helmet.
  • Easy to get on and off due to the magnetic buckle.
  • MIPS protects against rotational impacts.
  • Utilizes AirEvac 2 system to increase ventilation.
  • The strap system with lock can be easily used with one hand.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Terrible integration with audio systems.
  • Runs a little smaller than other helmets, making sizing a bit difficult.
  • The integration with the wireless audio chips is not great, due to not being a pocket for the chips, and the system changing the fit.
  • Some reports of the padding around the ears being uncomfortable.
  • Fit might not work for those with different-shaped heads.

Expert Reviews

  • Minimal padding between the liner and the helmet makes it less comfortable than other options.
  • Might be a little cold during cold temperatures.


The Smith Code MIPS Helmet is a breathable, adjustable, and protective helmet, that does a great job of combining ventilation with safety. The Koroyd and MIPS allow for protection and temperature control, while the functional features like the easy-to-use magnetic buckle and BOA system make this a good option for any level of skier or snowboarder, as long as you don’t care about the faulty audio integration system.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3.