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Forefront 2 Mips Helmet

4.778120184899846 out of 5 stars
649 Reviews
$150.00 - $250.00
Up to 40% off
Color:Matte White/Cement


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Why We Like The Forefront 2 MIPS Helmet

Mountain biking protective gear is constantly being re-engineered to be lighter, stronger, and sleeker, seeing demanding trail and all-mountain riders want more comfortable helmets without sacrificing good looks. Following this evolution in design, the Smith Forefront 2 MIPS Helmet builds on the success of the original with increased aerodynamics, heightened protection, and airy-cool ventilation in a sleek, attractive lid for trail and all-mountain disciplines.

Smith's proprietary Aerocore In-Mold construction pairs traditional EPS foam with Koroyd tubular structures for better ventilation and a lighter overall weight, but without sacrificing impact dispersion and structural integrity. For the Forefront 2 Helmet, Smith fully encompasses the backside of the helmet with Koroyd structures for an even lighter, more airy feel than before. 20 optimized vents work with Koroyd tubular structures, allowing built-up heat to readily escape in all directions, so you're not susceptible to overheating and excessive sweating.


  • Smith's premiere helmet for trail and all-mountain
  • MIPS low-friction liner disperses rotational forces
  • Aerocore In-Mold design is light, breathable, rugged
  • 20 large vents with Koroyd for increased breathability
  • Three-position visor is compatible with enduro goggles
  • VaporFit adjustable fit system for a customized fit
  • X-Static anti-odor lining with Reflective Cooling
  • Item #SMI00HV
three-position adjustable visor
Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older, CE EN 1078
Fit Adjustment
VaporFit adjustable fit system
20 AirEvac vents
Manufacturer Warranty
Claimed Weight
Shell Material
Aerocore In-Mold construction

Overall Rating

5 based on 649 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 6 reviews
2 Stars - 5 reviews
3 Stars - 19 reviews
4 Stars - 67 reviews
5 Stars - 552 reviews

Fits True To Size

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5 out of 5 stars

February 14, 2024

I enjoy the look and

I enjoy the look and the fit with the MIPS feature. it functions nicely


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 7, 2024

Comfortable, good fit and breaths well in heat.

Great helmet. It’s comfortable, fits really well. Love the honeycomb mesh on the inside (added bonus as it keeps the bug out). Breaths well in hot weather.


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Awesome helmet and exceeds expectations!

Awesome helmet and exceeds expectations! The Smith Forefront is super comfortable and often I forget that I’m wearing a helmet. Ventilation is good considering the honey-comb technology, personally I’d sacrifice safety over ventilation. Order was quickly shipped and arrived within 72 hrs. I bought a size MED, fits well—no complaints! Chin strap is great too, and highly recommend buying this helmet!! Thanks Smith


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

4 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Used it today for first

Used it today for first time. Very comfortable and cool at 30 degrees Celsius. My only issue was on a bumpy descent it kept bouncing and knocked my sunglasses off. The Mips part fits perfectly. Wondering if the outdoor helmet part is the wrong size.


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Comfortable and light

I like this helmet for its comfort and full round protection and it is very light. The dial at the back snugs the fit so it doesn’t shift while riding. The back of the helmet goes down far so it doesn’t sit like an egg on your head. The only thing I would improve on is the length of the visor, although most visors seem to be similar. I jimmy-rigged another larger visor over the top because my eyes are very sun sensitive.


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

1 out of 5 stars

January 12, 2024

Helmet was halfway through it's usable life when I received it

This is my 4th or 5th Smith helmet over the years. I'm a fan of them. The last one I bought was on sale and when I received it, I noticed that it was manufactured 18 months ago. The recommendation is to retire your helmet after 3 years from the manufacture date so the one I received won't be usable for very long.


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

1 out of 5 stars

December 19, 2023

Bad quality don’t buy

I bought this helmet with great expectations and after 3 years and a few months the paint began to fall off, looking like a poor quality product. I tried to get the warranty to cover me but they denied me because it was a few months past the 3 years, saying that every 3 years you have to change your helmet and that is a lie, a good helmet can last much longer than that. In short, I do not recommend this product and the warranty is useless.


Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

December 2, 2023

The best Mountain Bike Helmet

This is the one and only mountain bike helmet we should have. Ths fit is perfect and the adjustment straps make it easy to fit every type of head. Colors are awesome and the fact that you can insert glasses is neet.

Martin L.

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

September 28, 2023

Favorite Helmet Ever

I've put it through the wringer

Love this helmet. Became my all-time favorite after only a couple of rides. Comfortable, cool feelin' and cool lookin'. Best of all, it helps keep the ol' noggin intact!

Holden H

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

4 out of 5 stars

September 21, 2023

Great helmet ..but

Fits great but the mips skeleton keeps coming undone inside the helmet

Rick B.

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com