Smith Podium TT Mips

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - WARM-UP -

$420 Thanks to its light­weight ae­ro­core con­struc­tion, the Podium TT is one of the light­est aero hel­mets we’ve ever tried. Don’t let the light weight fool you into think­ing you’ll be skimp­ing on pro­tec­tion, though – the ae­ro­core de­sign, EPS foam and Mips tech­nol­ogy pro­vide lots of crash pro­tec­tion.

Un­like other sleek aero hel­mets we’ve used, the Podium is in­cred­i­bly com­fort­able to both pull on and wear. The Va­por­fit sys­tem al­lows you to dial in a com­fort­able snug fit, while op­ti­mally placed pads of­fer a sur­pris­ing amount of breath­able cush­ion­ing. There are a cou­ple of small vents in the front to let air in, which is chan­nelled past your head to two huge vents that are cov­ered in the Koroyd ma­te­rial which al­lows the air to es­cape, but main­tains the aero qual­i­ties of the hel­met.

The Podium comes with two vi­sors that mag­net­i­cally clip on. One fea­tures Smith’s Chromapop lens that en­hances clarity and colours, while there’s also a clear lens, too, for over­cast or rainy days.

As is the trend these days, the Podium doesn’t have a huge tail – its small pro­file both keeps it very light and en­sures that you’re not go­ing to be catch­ing any ad­verse wind when you duck your head down.—tmc

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