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Item #: HE229A00
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Smith Forefront Helmet

This new all-mountain helmet by Smith is truly on the Forefront of bicycle helmet technology. Through use of Smith’s AEROCORE construction the Forefront helmet implements their patented Koroyd material which offers better impact absorption and ventilation, as well as being significantly lighter weight then your traditional ESP helmet. Koroyd are honeycomb-like structures comprised of thousands of co-polymer tubes that have been thermally welded together, forming a lightweight impact material that also breathes better than EPS or foam. Smith’s Vaporfit retention system ensures a comfortable fit; once the height on each of the straps are dialed in to fit your head properly, simply use the rotating dial at the back of the helmet to micro-adjust the fit to get it just right. The antimicrobial X-Static performance lining eliminates static and odors, as well as helps regulate temperatures, keeping you fresher than daisies and cooler than cucumbers.

Smith Forefront Helmet Features

  • Ventilated protection featuring patented Koroyd material
  • Integrated skeletal structure and carbon fiber reinforcements
  • Vaporfit adjustable fit system
  • Integrated camera & light mount
  • 21 vents
  • X-Static performance lining
  • Ultra-light single layer webbing
  • Airevac goggle ventilation
  • Goggle retention strap included
  • Certification: CPSC, CE EN 1078
Smith Helmet Size Chart
Size Small Medium Large
Head Diameter 51 - 55cm 55 - 59cm 59 - 63cm

With tape measure level, measure the widest point of your head, approximately 1" above your eyebrows.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Smith OpticsSmith Forefront Helmet 2014
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (7)
  • Comfortable fit (6)
  • Good ventilation (4)
  • Highly adjustable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        86% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    5.0

    Better than a shot to the head

    By EJN

    from Ontario, Canada

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Ventilation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smith Optics Smith Forefront Helmet 2014:

        I don't look like I am about to be shot from a cannon (not that looks are that important in a safety device)

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Ultra Protection

        By beer drinking bike rider

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Fit
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All-Around

          Comments about Smith Optics Smith Forefront Helmet 2014:

          Great helmet. Light weight yet I feel comfortable knowing my head is protected.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          One of my favorite helmets

          By Bosco

          from Riverside Ca.

          About Me Competitive Cyclist

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Fit
          • Good Ventilation
          • Highly Adjustable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Weather
            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Smith Optics Smith Forefront Helmet 2014:

            I am a bit of a helmet buff. I own way too many helmets but I just love to try them all. By far the forefront is one of my favorites. The fit of this helmet along with how incredibly light it is makes this helmet awesome. The fit with my Smith glasses is perfect (I would expect so) and the storage location is rad! Yea this helmet doesn't ventilate the best but I will say it breaths better than my TLD A1 and Bell Super. The retention system is great too since it doesn't require two hands to operate. Keep in mind you have to buy the GoPro/light mount separate but it makes mounting lights for night riding a breeze!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Because TRON is chic.

            By Nate

            from Redlands, CA

            About Me Collegiate/Pro

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Fit
            • Good Ventilation
            • Highly Adjustable
            • Lightweight
            • Looks Rad
            • Tough

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • All-Around
            • Long Rides
            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Smith Optics Smith Forefront Helmet 2014:

            Ah, the Forefront. When I first sampled the Sun Valley-born lid at Outerbike in the fall of 2013, I immediately tried to hand my credit card to the fine folks at the Smith tent, to which I was scoffed at... "SPRING."

            Perhaps you're a touch off in the head, like me. Maybe you ride around on a day-glo bike with accessories and gear to match, as loud and as proud as possible. Maybe you like unique aesthetics and pretending you're shredding Captain Ahab on a TRON bike. Or maybe you like unique styling, convenient features (goggle strap holder, sunglasses slot, and camera mount, anyone?), great ventilation, and the protective benefits of McDonald's straws bunched tightly together.

            The fortunate reality is that the Smith Forefront is the finest MTB half-shell I've ever ridden in, both from a comfort and aesthetic standpoint. Unfortunately, it does have a pricetag to match. But nothing costs more than looking good feels, right?

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too big
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            1.0

            Smith Forefront Issues

            By smoothglidin

            from Hood River Or

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Comfortable Fit
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Protection
            • Poor ventilation

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smith Optics Smith Forefront Helmet 2014:

              I took a slow fall & landed full force on the helment. I felt like my head was trying to be pushed thru a strainer. The Hex shaped inner support of the helmet doesn't distribute the load, so you have the skinny mesh thickness applying all the force like a knife edge. What a terrible design

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              2.0

              Freaking Hot

              By Petex8

              from Lake Forest CA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Fit
              • Highly Adjustable
              • Lightweight
              • Tough

              Cons

              • No Ventilation

              Best Uses

              • Cold Weather
              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Smith Optics Smith Forefront Helmet 2014:

              I bought this helmet just because of the ventilation technology but to tell you the truth I went back to my Fox Flux since the forefront it is too hot during summer I really don't feel air flowing at all. and I sweat twice as much.

              I like it but I think I will be using it during winter.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Cool helmet, bro!

              By Dupa-butt

              from Detroit, MI

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Fit
              • Good Ventilation
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Smith Optics Smith Forefront Helmet 2014:

                This fits me great and feels very comfortable. It breathes well without me having to worry about scooping a horsefly into one of the vents, thanks to the innovative koroyd protection. Also the thoughtfulness to include little channels to hold your sunglasses is AWESOME. The looks are polarizing to some, but I like it because it's really different.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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