FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Per the description, this new helmet is for discriminating tastes, indeed, as our most discerning colleague called dibs on this aqua beauty almost immediately after pulling it out of the box. Also available in white, metallic black and blackberry, Smith’s Compass is super lightweight but feature heavy, with snapfit ear pads that integrate with Skullcandy audio systems, a perfect snug fit that’s not bulging out in every direction, and a women’s specific X-Static performance lining.

FAVORITE FEATURES: We appreciate the new adjustable Dial Fit System (DFS2) to lock the helmet down perfectly, and we also love that this style sports a whopping 20 vents, with 14 climate control spots atop the helmet and the rest around its periphery. Another really cool feature is Smith’s AirEvac system, which works in conjunction with their goggles to keep you comfy and fog free.

MANUFACTURER DESCRIPTION: Smooth, flowing lines and elegant finishing details complement the Compass’s low profile ultra-light In-Mold construction. Combining AirEvac 2 ventilation and soft Women’s X-Static lining beneath a refined collection of designs, the Compass is the ideal helmet for women of discriminating tastes.