Smith Optics Maze
Best snowboarding and ski helmet
Reviewers say the Smith Maze is an extremely lightweight, well-ventilated, low-profile helmet that offers excellent protection. It melds seamlessly with most goggles, eliminating the gap that develops between some helmet-goggle combinations. Its drawbacks include ear pads that may muffle sound too much (they're removable) and vents that aren't adjustable. Other Smith Optics helmets may offer similar features and adjustable vents, but they can't match the Maze's popularity and value.