bolle mute mips helmet review

Bollé Mute Mips Snowboard Helmet Review

Safety should always be a top priority while you ride. Whether you’re cruising down your favorite trail or sessioning rails in the park, protecting your head is crucial. This year, I opted to try the Bollé Mute Mips helmet, and it has been a game-changer for me. I find that I am more confident as I send it off jumps, knowing that my head is fully protected. 

Here is my comprehensive review of the Bollé Mute Mips helmet. Read on to learn what makes the Mute Mips helmet stand out. In this review, we will cover the features, tech, and overall performance of this helmet. 

So, let’s get right to it. 

Overview of the Bolle’ Mute Mips Helmets



Core Features

Sizes Available: This helmet is available in small, medium, and large sizes. Here is a sizing chart table to help you learn which size fits for you.

Small Medium Large
Head Size (in) 20.4 to 21.6 21.6 to 23.2 23.2 to 24.4
Head Size (cm) 52 to 55 55 to 59 59 to 62

Weight of Helmet: My helmet weighed 1.24lbs.

Main Reason I Bought This: I wanted a snowboard helmet with Mips technology that was lightweight and breathable.

Goggles That Pair Well With It: Any Spy or Bolle’ Goggles will work well with this helmet.

Main Benefits of Bolle’ Mute Mips Snowboard Helmets

  • They Are Very Lightweight – At a little over one pound, you will barely notice this helmet is on your head.
  • They Stay In Place – With a few turns of the Click-To-Fit™ (Bolle’s boa dial) system in the back of the helmet, you can lock this in, and it will remain in place the entire time you ride.
  • Mips Tech – Snowboard helmets with Mips technology provide an additional layer of protection against rotational forces caused by angled impacts, which are the most common type of head impact in snowboarding. Mips technology reduces rotational trauma through a low-friction layer inside the helmet that allows the rider’s head to move slightly. The slight movement reduces the amount of rotational force transferred to the brain.
  • Removable Lining and Earpads – The Bolle’ Mute helmets have removable earpads as well as a removable lining. Both of these can washed with soap and water.
  • Clip for Goggles – These snowboard helmets also includes a clip to hold your goggles in place as you ride. You can easily remove the clip if you don’t want to use it.

Overview Video of Bolle’ Mips Snowboard Helmets

Here is Bolle’s overview video for their Mips technology snowboard helmets.

Pros

Here is what I like about the Bolle’ Mute Mips Helmet.

The Design

The first thing you’ll notice about the Bollé Mute Mips Helmet is its sleek and aerodynamic design. It feels like a higher-end helmet that was crafted with precision. It has a matte black finish that looks so stylish. The design incorporates modern aesthetics, making it a great fit for riders of all ages and styles.

While this is technology, a ski helmet too, this design appeals to me as a snowboarder who spends a lot of time in the park.

Mips Technology

One of the standout features of this helmet is the Mips (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) technology. Mips tech is designed to reduce rotational forces during an impact, offering an additional layer of safety as you ride. This additional layer of protection ensures that your head is safe against both linear and rotational impacts, giving you peace of mind while you tackle challenging terrain.

The Comfort and Fit

A good helmet is only effective if it can fit securely and remain comfortable on your head. From the moment you put this on, you will barely notice the Mute helmet is there.

The Bollé Mute Mips Helmet offers an adjustable click-to-fit system (Bolle’s BOA dial) that ensures the helmet tightens to the exact shape of your head. Additionally, the plush padding is extremely breathable. 

Here is an image of the back of the helmet showing the dial.

Ventilation

There are several strategically placed vents built into the design of this helmet, allowing it to help your body regulate its temperature while you ride. 

Ventilation is a crucially important feature to look for in a snowboard helmet because it works to keep your head cool and dry. A well-ventilated helmet will keep you cool as your body starts to sweat while riding. Additionally, ventilation can also help to prevent your goggles from fogging up.

Cons

There is only one detail about the Mute Mips Helmet that I didn’t like.

There is No Room For Audio Chips In The Earpads

While the earpads of the Bolle’ Mute snowboard helmet are removable, there is no pocket in the earpads to add in audio chips. This particular helmet is not compatible with an audio kit. Here is a close-up image of the earpad showing there is no pocket for audio chips or an indented outline for additional room to fit your headphones.

It is worth noting, Bolle’ does offer a similar-looking Mips helmet that is compatible, called the Instinct 2.0 Mips Helmet. If audio is important to you, check that helmet out.

Overall Rating of the Bolle’ Mute Mips Helmet

Overall Rating

Considerations Rating Out 5
Comfort 5
Safety 4.8
Fit 5
Durability 4.8
Additional Features 3.8

Editor’s Rating: 4.74 out of 5 stars for the Bolle’ Mute Mips Helmet

Where to Buy the Bolle’ Mute Mips Snowboard Helmet

You can buy this helmet directly from Bolle’s website here.



Faq

Is the Bollé Mute Mips Helmet available in different sizes?

Yes, it comes in small, medium, and large sizes to ensure a perfect fit for everyone. See the sizing chart here to find your correct size. 

Can I use this helmet for water sports like kayaking or wakeboarding?

No, this helmet is not designed for water sports and should only be used for snowboarding or skiing.

How do I clean and maintain the Bollé Mute Mips Helmet?

The lining and earpads of this helmet can be washed. You can clean the helmet with mild soap and water. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions for best results.

Does the Mips technology add extra weight to the helmet?

No, the Mips technology is lightweight and doesn’t significantly increase the helmet’s overall weight.

Can I replace the padding inside the helmet?

Yes, most of the padding inside the Bollé Mute Mips Helmet is removable and replaceable for easy maintenance.

One Final Word

The Bollé Mute Mips Helmet is extremely comfortable and offers the essential safety feature, Mips. Please don’t compromise on your safety. Get a snowboard helmet with Mips tech, and be safe out there, everyone.