Unless you come from a ski or snowboard background, Bollé probably isn't the first name that pops into your head when you're thinking about helmets. They're hoping that will change with the introduction of their new Trackdown, an all-mountain lid that looks like it ticks all of the required boxes for that enduro look. First things first, though: the helmets pictured here are still prototypes, so their appearance may change slightly and official weight numbers aren't quite locked down yet.
The Trackdown is far more substantial looking than Bollé's other helmets, and there's also the extended coverage for the back of the head that you'd hope to see. Venting comes courtesy of fifteen openings, and Bollé also has a nifty "weather kit" package that includes two rubber blanking inserts (pictured below) that close off the top four chimney vents on the helmet. The idea is to keep the heat in and the rain or snow out, and the inserts snap into the vents to hold them in place. During testing, Bollé realized that installing and removing the weather kit repeatedly could actually damage the EPS foam shell, so they've employed barely visible plastic ring/lips at each of the four vents, and the blanks only make contact with those inserts rather than the foam shell.
The helmet's visor is a three-position job that can be moved by hand and without needing to loosen the mounting screws, and there's enough room underneath for either goggles or glasses. But not at the same time... obviously. To hold your glasses in place, the two vents below the visor and the two vents above it are shaped to grip ahold of sunglass arms firmly, and not just Bollé shades - they should hold any make or model.
The adjustable retention band is a Boa system that uses a single dial and wraps completely around the head, not just the back half, and there are also three height positions so you can get it just right for you.
Bollé plans to offer both a MIPS version that will sell for $169 USD as well as a non-MIPS model that will save you $30 USD, and they'll be eight color options when the Trackdown is available in early 2018.