I herd people say the variant works well with crowbars so i went out and bought a smith variant helmet. I have the crowbars and just tried it with my new smith variant helmet and it seems to fit very well. I will be snowboarding this Wednesday and will post a in field report after i get back. For now they fit great together, there is almost no gap between the goggles and top of helmet. The goggles sit perfectly on my face,the helmet does not push it down. The variant also has amazing reviews from every web-site I've checked out so, so far, i am very happy with my purchase.