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Smith Transport vs Vantage helmets

So I am someone who is blessed with a massive head. I was looking at the Smith Vantage cause it has nice low profile. However, I don't care for the brim (even though it is a small one). On the Smith Optic webpage they mention "Low-Profile Regulator Adjustable Climate Control" as a feature for the Transport.

Any of you guys have info on how the 2 compare with each other as far as profile is concerned? Any other comparison info would be appreciated too.

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I'm not a huge fan of the profile of the Transport. It's comfortable, the fit is good and I like the Boa adjustment but you can see that it's kind of domey on my head.

I bought a men's helmet so that's possibly a factor but I wouldn't exactly call it low profile. Maybe if someone has a pic of the Vantage you can compare how they sit.
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Whatever Smith helmet you choose, be sure to try it on. I've found their sizing to be inconsistent between different models. I have a large head and the fit of the Holt and Variant work best for me.
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Can't go wrong with the Vantage, but you could go brimless Variant as well... both are pretty low profile. I usually wear a large in helmets, but dropped to a medium in the Vantage when I actually tried it on.
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I have a transport and while it is a decent helmet and reasonably light etc. I would have to say I don't think it's low profile at all.
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exactly what I needed

Thanks for the info everybody!
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I'm not a huge fan of the profile of the Transport. It's comfortable, the fit is good and I like the Boa adjustment but you can see that it's kind of domey on my head.

I bought a men's helmet so that's possibly a factor but I wouldn't exactly call it low profile. Maybe if someone has a pic of the Vantage you can compare how they sit.
A men's helmet with what appears to be a pink stripe...nice.

Almost matches your pants
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It's orange! Fluro orange.
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