Smith enters the full face helmet market with the Smith Mainline - how does it compare to the competition?
The Smith Mainline is the company’s entry into a DH certified lightweight full face, a pedalable DH helmet, if you will. At 810 grams (measured on our kitchen scales, size medium, which puts it a bit heavier than the 770g claimed weight), the Mainline features a robust integrated chin bar, MIPS and an Aerocore (Koroyd and EPS combined) crumple zone. Not as angular as traditional moto inspired DH helmets, the Smith adopts an updated TIE Fighter aesthetic that includes large vents, some open and unscreened, to aid in ventilation. It comes in three sizes and three colours and the helmet includes two additional sets of cheek pads, an extra neck roll and liner pads.