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Smith
Trace Mips Helmet

4.2727272727272725 out of 5 stars
22 Reviews
$150.00 - $260.00
Up to 40% off
Color:Matte Dew/Aurora/Bone

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Why We Like The Trace MIPS Helmet

Smith's road helmet lineup has never been one to disappoint, and this year is no different, with the bar being moved a little higher once again with a new helmet in the mix — the Trace MIPS Helmet. This pinnacle helmet in the road collection features all of the tech you would expect from Smith, like its Koroud protection that fully surrounds the helmet to provide next-level protection, while teaming up with internal air channels so intake as much air, and keep your scalp feeling cool when you're challenging yourself up new climbs, and soaring down canyon roads. The Trace features 18 large vents that are strategically placed to create an intake and exhaust system, pulling cool air in, and giving it a quick escape in the back. And because those long rides also mean varying lighting conditions, Smith builds the Trace with an AirEvac system that works to keep your shades fog-free while riding, and vents that neatly secure your glasses when you need to take them off after dusk falls.


Details

  • Smith's new helmet takes the cake on the road
  • Full Koroyd protection surrounds helmet
  • MIPS technology protects from rotational hits
  • Air channels create intake and exhaust system
  • Keep your shades fog-free with AirEvac technology
  • Channels in helmet secure your glasses when off
  • Adjustable fit system keeps your noggin secure
  • Item #SMI00KW
Shell Material
polycarbonate
Ventilation
18 vents
Fit Adjustment
VaporFit retention system
Certifications
Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older
Claimed Weight
[medium] 9.9oz
Activity
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 22 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 4 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

April 1, 2024

Good Protection

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
M

I bought a second one for my son after using one for over a year. It is easy to adjust for fitting, has very good ventilation, is light weight, and works well with sunglasses. Seems it is more comfortable that lower priced, older helmets that I have used.

PTP74
5 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

updgrading helmet for road cycling

Needed an upgrade on my helmet for both safety and comfort reasons. This one definitely meets those needs. It's very comfortable and has good airflow. I got it on sale, so it's definitely worth the investment.

there
smithoptics.com

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Fits extremely well, very adjustable.

Fits extremely well, very adjustable. Airflow could be better, but it never feels overly hot even on the warmest days.

Steve
smithoptics.com

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

3 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Helmet has way more color than the photo in the listing

The substance of this helmet is great, exactly what i wanted. The only thing is the color does not look like the picture on the website. Its not a big deal, but the actual helmet looks nothing like the photo

Alex
smithoptics.com

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

4 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Quality helmet. Mine has some

Quality helmet. Mine has some pink in the design which I must’ve missed or it was clear when I ordered it on line.

there
smithoptics.com

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Great helmet

Excellent fit. The chin strap design solves the irritating problem with older designs where the straps rub your ears. I am very pleased with the helmet.

William
smithoptics.com

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

3 out of 5 stars

October 2, 2023

So close to greatness, yet so far...

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it

Ahh this helmet. It looks great -- good looking and well built, has multiple safety technologies built in, has a great fit out of the box and the fit adjustment is great too. It has a full coverage shell which I like as well. The hi-viz colorway is great. So many things to like about this helmet. But there is no padding on the mid-to-back underside of the shell that sits right on the top of my hairless head, maybe because of the MIPS insert. So the hard foam sits right on top of my head and gets compressed down into my head when the helmet is tightened. I could tell that is going to hurt on a long ride, so I had to send it back. I'm bummed, this helmet was so close to greatness but Smith dropped the ball on the padding. If Smith comes out with a new version of this helmet that has full padding all the way across the underside of the shell, I would buy that in a heartbeat.

North K
5 out of 5 stars

September 18, 2023

Amazing

Crashed with a car going over 40mph while I was going 30mph, broken ribs, punctured lung, shattered scapula, but no head injuries! Still amazed at this helmet

Allison
smithoptics.com

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

September 1, 2023

Saved my life

Great fit and security in one. Crashed head first into the road and this helmet saved my life.

David T.
smithoptics.com

Originally reviewed on smithoptics.com

5 out of 5 stars

August 29, 2023

Great helmet

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
L
Height:
5' 10"
Weight:
155

I was tired of getting bees in the helmet so this one has some protection, with its honeycomb structuring. I think the strap could be a little better for my shape, but that's very individual, obviously.

Brad C