Bolle’s new Trackdown helmet is their first model specifically designed for mountain biking. Featuring MIPS protection, the Trackdown stands out from the other helmets in our garage with features unique to Bolle.
- AVid Progress EPS foam
- MIPS Protection
- Removable 3 position visor
- Click-to-fit system
- Sunglasses garage
- Includes Winter Kit containing Vent Caps and Winter Lining
- Listed weight: 380 grams
- 4 color combinations
Featuring a 360 degree retention system, the Trackdown can be dialed in for an extremely snug fit, making it a great choice for helmet mounted POV cams and lights.
It also features eyewear storage via Bolle’s “sunglasses garage”. When mounting glasses to the vent holes, the helmet puts pressure on the arms of the sunglasses to hold them securely.
Available in two price points with MIPS protection as well as a base model without Mips, the Trackdown also includes a cold weather kit that features covers for the large vent holes and a winter lining. Unfortunately, if you’re me, they’re easy to miss place and now we’re finally in the time of year I’d run them and I can’t locate them.
(Update: I found them and they’re totally awesome for cold weather riding)
On the trail
The Trackdown feels like it provides a bit more coverage than a typical hemet. I found it fit low on my head, (not in a negative way) and the 360 fit system and its full enclosure feels extremely secure and stable.
The downside was finding it left imprinted marks on my head at the end of a long day on the bike so I found myself using it for more for session type riding, where the additional protection added an upgraded feeling of security during an aggressive trail shred, dirt jump or bike park session.
As you’d expect, it pairs excellently with Bolle glasses. The coverage on the rear of the helmet didn’t play well with all my eyewear though, as glasses with arms that didn’t curve around the head and ears could contact the rear of the helmet. I also found tall, full coverage goggles weren’t the best pairing, though my current fave — the Ryders Shore goggles — are a great match.
Sizing & Fit
The Trackdown has a middle of the road form that should accommodate a wide range of head shapes. I have a bit more of a round shaped head, and the medium accommodates my noggin well with the adjustment knob locks in the fit.
The Trackdown starts at around $100, with the MIPS edition listing for $169, though current pricing online is lower. Check it out at Bolle.com or buy one at Amazon.com with our link to support the site.