Winter 2020/21 – Smith expands the access to superior Aerocore™ construction featuring Koroyd® in two new, elegant shells designed specifically for long, demanding days. Aimed at an alpine-meets-lifestyle aesthetic, Smith designed two unique shells, the Altus.
The helmet feature ultra-light in-mold construction in a low profile design. By utilizing zonal impact Aerocore™ construction featuring Koroyd®, the unique crumple-zone cylinders crush uniformly on impact to provide superior energy absorption, design flexibility, and ventilation when compared to materials traditionally used in helmet construction.
All color options of the Altus are also available with an optional multi-directional impact protection system (MIPS®) lining that reduces rotational forces that the brain is exposed to during oblique impacts to the head, a leading cause of concussions.
By utilizing Smith’s adjustable VaporFit™ fit system for an ideal fit, and a XT2® anti-bacterial performance lining, the Altus provides complete comfort all day long. The slimline venting system with a low-profile shutter button allows you to easily adjust airflow even with a gloved hand. The helmet fully integrate with Smith goggles for a seamless fit, performance, and innovation through the AirEvac™ ventilation system. By pulling warm, fog-causing air out of the goggles and exhausting it through the helmet ports – Altus ensure ultimate circulation and maximum airflow.
Removable ear pads with elevated design features offer additional warmth in both helmets, and are compatible with Smith’s new audio partner, Aleck® 006™audio systems (sold separately).
The new Altus helmet will be available Fall 2020 at select specialty retailers and online at smithoptics.com.