• Smith Holt (Park) 2013

      • Review by NH_OPERATOR on Dec 20, 2013 @ 3:26 PM
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      • Review:

        The Smith Holt Helmet, Its a helmet!

        The Holt is a fairly nice looking helmet, depending on your color choice. Mine is matte black which really works well for all your stickering needs. It is however fairly large. It will look normal on someone with a larger than average head, but I would think it would look fairly silly on anyone with a smaller head.

        Because of its size and weight, it seems to be totally bombproof. Construction is top notch and I definitely trust this thing to protect me in a wreck. I hope I never have to actually find out just how durable this thing is!

        The pads inside are nothing special, they get the job done. It does however come with a second set of pads for summer time use, so if you are really on a budget, this will do you for all seasons. Simply pull the ears out, pull the winter liner out and slap in the summer ones and you are ready to go. It does seem like it would be awful warm in the summer time, as it only has 6 vents. Speaking of the vents, they do not come with plugs to close them up. This hasn't been an issue as far as temp is concerned for me yet, I have been plenty warm down to -5F in it but I do worry about water getting in those vents on the wetter days.

        This helmet is designed to work with both the Smith line of goggles and Skullcandy's ear pieces. My Smith I/Os fit perfectly under or over the helmet, leaving no gaps and channeling air up into the helmet through vents Smith has designed to keep their goggles from fogging.
        The Skullcandy headphones are probably the low point of the helmet. I bought the basic wired kit for the helmet and They are a pain in the butt. Installing them into the earpieces took me nearly half an hour, and they still do not seem to be in correctly. It seems to me that the speakers were not really designed to fit into the earpieces, but if you push hard enough you can get them in. There is barely enough wire to reach from one side to the other, and the input jack frequently falls inside the earpad when you are plugging anything into it, causing you to have to open up the ear pieces and fumble around inside. On top of that because the speakers don't fit particularly well, the earpieces push on your ears quite hard, and I find myself with sore ears after only a few hours of wear.

        Overall, the Smith Holt is a decent helmet. If you have a larger head, and do not care all that much about music integration, go for it, everyone else need not apply.

        To find out more about the Smith Holt visit their website - https://www.smithoptics.com/products/#/Helmets/Adult+Helmets/Holt/view/

        Ratings:
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Size
          Small
          Big
        • Padding
          Thin
          Thick
        • Audio / Cell features
          None
          Command center
        • Ventilation
          None
          Tons
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    • Name:
    • Holt (Park)
    • Manufacturer:
    • Smith
    • Year:
    • 2013
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Size
    • Small
      Big
    • Padding
    • Thin
      Thick
    • Audio / Cell features
    • None
      Command center
    • Ventilation
    • None
      Tons
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