Smith Session MIPS Helmet

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

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 87 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.4 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.2 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 33

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Good style and fit.
  • Great ventilation.
  • Visor enhances protection and blocking the sun.
  • Stays stable while riding and is fully protective.
  • Highly adjustable and easy to change settings quickly.
  • Durable and lightweight, allowing for a comfortable fit on longer days.

Expert Reviews

  • Very protective while remaining lightweight, using MIPS for extra protection against rotational impacts.
  • The padding inside is enough to be protective, but also pliable for added comfort.
  • System allows the helmet to fit a wide range of head shapes due to the 3 different vertical positions.
  • Fifteen vents aid in breathability and temperature regulation.
  • The dial is rubberized to be easy to grasp and adjust.
  • Dial fit has a wide range of adjustment capabilities due to making incremental changes.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • The padding can feel thin and cheap compared to the high quality of the rest of the helmet.
  • The front brim of the helmet sits low and can push sunglasses onto your face.

Expert Reviews

  • The visor is on the shorter end of the spectrum, which some riders may not prefer.
  • Visor only has pre-set positions for adjusting.
  • The sizing runs a little big.


The Smith Session MIPS Helmet is an adjustable, protective, and lightweight option for those who want a MIPS helmet that also efficiently regulates temperature and remains comfortable during long days. Despite having a not-as-adjustable visor, the easy-to-use adjustment dial, soft padding, and ample vents make this a great helmet.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.