Smith or Pret

Discussion in 'Softgoods: Clothing, Helmets, Goggles, and More' started by Dwight, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Dwight

    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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    Time to get a new helmet. (or I just want too). Current helmet is Smith and have had it for at least 3-4 years. No complaints with it. Being a ski patroller, it's hard not to go with Smith again.

    So what does Pret give me that Smith doesn't?
     
  2. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Light weight. While I have been happy with Smith over the years. The light weight of the Pret is really nice.
     
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    Dwight

    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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    I see the closest dealer is 60 miles and will probably be at that shop in 2 weeks for ski swap deals. Will have to try them on.
     
  4. firebanex

    firebanex Getting off the lift Skier

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    Long time patroller and Smith helmet user here. I just bought the new Quantum helmet, it's NICE! While I haven't skied in it yet it fits fantastic and is lighter than the Vantage it is replacing. While I have zip for experience with Pret helmets, I feel like the Quantum might give them a run in the lightweight department
     
  5. AmyPJ

    AmyPJ Let's go! Pugski Ski Tester

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    In addition to lightweight, Smith helmets, no matter which one, always pushed my goggles down. Pret does not do that. Try them on for sure, as you can't go wrong either way. I just know I prefer Pret by a lot.
     


  6. coskigirl

    coskigirl Making fresh tracks Skier

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    I want to like Pret, I keep trying them on when I can find something other than small sizes but so far they just don't fit me.
     
  7. rustypouch

    rustypouch Booting up Skier

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    Better pro deals? I don't know about for patrollers, but Smith's CSIA pro deal kind of sucks.
     
  8. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    That's the way helmets are, for sure.
     
  9. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    I wore a Smith Variant Brim for a long time. Liked it, with a couple minor complaints. It fit my oval head well. I'm now in a Pret, which fits me equally well. What I like better about the new helmet is the liner. It stays in place better, and it seems to be some kind of wool blend, which is extremely cozy but not too hot in spring.
     
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  10. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    All they need now is to come out with an edible helmet for backcountry survival type skiers. They could call it Prêt à manger.
     
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  11. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister--Big Sky Team Gathermeister

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    ^^^^
    Now where's a "groaning" emoji when you need one?
     
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  12. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    @Read Blinn will like it.
     
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  13. Magoo

    Magoo Praying for snow Skier

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    I started wearing a Pret year and half ago. The effect X just fits my peanut head so well. Funny thing. Last day without a helmet was when i took this profile pic.
     
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