I have had many road helmets over the years and I will say this is the best helmet to date. It is very aero and has a lot of ventilation for those hot steamy summer days. The fit is great and the forward view is unobstructed like many of Smiths rival competition. The mesh screen should be on all helmets, it keeps the bugsbees out yet does not obstruct airflow. Smith has hit a home run with this helmet!
My 1st road helmet, all ways used MTB helmets before this. I like the fit, weight& looks of it. After my friend crashed and got a concussion, with a standard helmet, I got the Smith mips& glad I did. Seems to cut through the air, don't ever want to crash, but if I do this helmet will be on my head.
Purchased this helmet from BTD several months ago. It is extremely light weight and the most comfortable fit of any helmet I've owned. However, it does not vent well so I use an older Giro when it is very hot and humid.
A buddy bought this helmet and had great things to say about it, and, it looked great. However, he paid over $330! I wanted it, but wasn't willing to pay so much. Biketiresdirect had it for over $100 less. And, I could earn $21 in rewards (gold member). Great deal for a premium helmet. And, the one I got was MIPS certified God ultimate safety.
This is a very nice helmet. Incredibly light when you first grab it. I was a bit skeptical about the Aerocore and its ability to keep your lid cool, but after a few rides, I have no issues with overheating. As a matter a fact, I love the fact I don't get debrisinsectsbees caught in my hair anymore. I went with the White Frost in size Medium and it fits well. Hard to put a price on protecting your melon. And as usual, BikeTiresDirect had a good price on it and shipped fast!
Great fit, looks and bee in your bonnet protection. Reasonably light. But here is the thing, none of that matters if it doesn't work. I crashed at 27mph on gravel. High sided it over the bars and hit my head hard. The helmet did it's job in spades ... the Koroyd collapsed and the helmet broke and displaced in the rear almost 2. I had zero concussion symptoms. Ordered another one without blinking an eye.
I've had helmets from Giro, Bell, Kask, Catlike, and Lazer, and they'd always end up pushing my sunglasses down and had to constantly be repositioned. The Smith Overtake is the first helmet I've owned that didn't have this problem. It's very comfortable and I like the way it looks. Ventilation may be a bit slightly lacking compared to some of the more open high-end helmets, but I've worn it in 100 degree heat without a problem.
Light and comfortable. Very adjustable fit - accommodates winter cap. Seems sturdy and stable. Use it for road riding and feel safer because of the high visibility orange color. The one negative so far is that because of the koroyd inner shell I haven't found a good way to attach my safe zone mirror.