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Smith Forefront 2 Helmet Review

We recently got our dirty little mitts on the new Smith Forefront 2 Helmet for a review. Read on to find out what we think and how it performed.

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Smith Forefront 2 Review

The award-winning Smith Forefront 2 helmet is the second iteration of the Forefront series. The helmet offers complete impact protection all around thanks to both the MIPS and complete Koroyd systems.

The helmet was designed to work with glasses and goggles with vents that not only keep your head cool but prevent goggles from steaming up. The helmet has a slot allowing you to mount your glasses to it for secure storage when not wearing.

The helmet has 20 vents and excellent airflow all over. The padding covers all the key points making for a comfortable helmet and has a ratchet adjuster for a perfect fit.

Smith Forefront 2 Helmet Back

The Smith Forefront 2 is an incredibly comfortable helmet. After many hours of continuous riding and weeks of testing, I can safely say this is one of the best helmets I’ve had the pleasure of testing. The helmet fits snuggly and securely whilst remaining comfortable. The adjustability of the straps, internal fasteners, and ratchet means I can get the perfect fit for my size and shape.

Although I have not had to test an impact to the head with this helmet yet and hopefully not in the future either (knock on wood), I am confident that I am in the best of hands. The Forefront 2 features both MIPS and Koroyd systems which have been thoroughly tested. The helmet also comes CPSC and CE EN 1078 certified.

Smith Forefront 2 Helmet Front

Product Details:


  • Complete Koroyd® coverage for lightweight, energy-absorbing and ventilated impact protection
  • MIPS® Brain Protection System reduces rotational forces caused by angled impacts to the head
  • Integrated skeletal structure creates a roll cage for added strength and impact protection
  • CPSC and CE EN 1078 certified

Fit / Integration

  • Designed for ultimate integration with Smith performance eyewear and goggles for maximum comfort, venting and storage convenience
  • AirEvac™ ventilation system integrates with Smith goggles and eyewear for fog-free lenses
  • VaporFit™ dial adjustment system offers 270-degree fit adjustment with the turn of a dial


  • 20 fixed vents for consistent airflow
  • Three-position adjustable visor
  • XT2® antimicrobial lining offers sweat-activated odor control
  • Lightweight, low-bulk single-layer webbing
  • Front and rear eyewear storage channels
  • Camera and light mount compatible
Smith Forefront 2 Helmet Inside MIPS
5 / 5 Reviewer
  • Very Comfortable
  • Plenty of ventilation
  • Works well with both glasses and goggles
  • Looks great
  • Features both MIPS and Koroyd technologies to keep you safe in an impact.
  • Cons
    An incredibly comfortable helmet with plenty of ventilation, designed for use with glasses and goggles as well as featuring both MIPS and Koroyd technologies to keep you safe. An excellent helmet that we can't fault.
    Smith Forefront 2 Helmet Koroyd

    So what do you think of the Smith Forefront 2 helmet featuring MIPS and Koroyd technologies? We’re big fans of the helmet here at One Track Mind Cycling Magazine. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Tell us what your current cycling helmet is and also what your favourite MTB helmet is.

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    Will Brett-Atkin

    Will Brett-Atkin

    Will (@willbrettbikes) is the founder and creator of One Track Mind Mag. He is an award-winning Digital Product Designer and has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world. When not behind a computer screen Will likes to be out in nature riding natural trails with friends. He also likes to dabble in a bit of Enduro racing and has had some great results racing in the UK

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