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Bolle Millennium

- published April 2017

83

2017

RATINGS

Comfort
6
Weight
6
Breathability
8
Ease of Use
7
Features
6
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
83

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THE GOOD

  • Extremely fuzzy and soft liner
  • Fits well with a variety of goggles
  • Easy-to-adjust chin strap

THE BAD

  • Uncomfortable fit for some wearers/not true to size
  • Liner often rolls over, irritates head

THE VERDICT

The Bolle Millennium is a generally comfortable helmet, though some testers felt it created more pressure points compared to other helmets. The fur liner and ear pads were softer than all of the other helmets, though hearing was hindered slightly. The venting system was adjustable and easy to use.

FULL REVIEW

The Bolle Millennium is a ski and snowboard hemet that uses a hybrid shell construction for optimal protection and has a fur inner lining. 

Comfort
The Bolle Millennium did not fit true-to-size for some testers and thus created pressure points. For testers that it did fit, the fit system felt secure and comfortable throughout the entire day, though the fur liner was irritating when it shifted out of place.

Weight
Although the Bolle fell into the mid-range for weight, it felt quite clunky and heavy due to size and shape. Head movement was hindered slightly and the helmet felt loose at times. 

Breathability
The Bolle Millennium has two vents in the front for air circulation, and six easily adjustable vents on the top. The lining is fully removable, as are the ear pads. No wind came through the ear pads or front of helmet, but testers still felt cool all day long. 

Ease of Use
The chin strap was easy to adjust, as was the goggle strap. The fit system dial was also easy to use, even with gloves on. The magnetic buckle system was easy to release one-handed. A variety of goggles fit well with no gap.

Features
The helmet has a goggle holder and is audio compatible. The Bolle Millennium uses a hybrid construction with the outer shell protecting from impact while maintaining a lightweight and comfortable fit for the lower portion. 

How We Tested It

The helmets in this test were used among four different female testers (both skiers and snowboarders), during the entire 2016-2017 ski season. Testers rode at Arapahoe Basin Ski and Snowboard Area, Keystone Resort, Vail Mountain Resort, backcountry in Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and Grand Teton National Park. The helmets were used on groomers, in the trees, and in the backcountry in variable snow conditions. 

For more reviews beyond this 2017 test, check out our snow goggle tests, ski tests, and snowboard tests, along with other snow related gear tests

The products featured in this test have been loaned to the Gear Institute. For more on our policies regarding editorial objectivity and sample returns, see here.

About the Author

Mattie Schuler

Mattie Schuler

A runner, hiker, yogi, snowboarder, and adventure journalist, Mattie Schuler lives in Boulder, Colorado, where her apartment is slowly being overcome by gear.

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MSRP
LOW PRICE
$129.99
Support Gear Institute. If you make a purchase after clicking on the links above, a portion of the sale helps support this site.

RATINGS

Comfort
6
Weight
6
Breathability
8
Ease of Use
7
Features
6
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
83

Weight

17 oz

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