FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Our hats are off to SCOTT for the great style features inside and out of the fashionwash white matt colorway of its unisex Symbol Helmet, of which there are three others to choose from. While we found the vents a bit tricky to open and close, we do like the company’s Active S-Vent System.

FAVORITE FEATURES: SCOTT’s Micro Rotary Adjustment System (MRAS) allows you to dial in the perfectly secure tightness for optimum protection. But the real standout technology we’ve only seen here and there so far is the MIPS brain protection system, a layer that slides inside the helmet upon an angled impact, allowing the head to rotate relative to the helmet, said to reduce “rotational violence” on the brain. This adds an extra (and interesting) level of safety, which we love.

MANUFACTURER DESCRIPTION: Simply, the SCOTT Symbol is a great helmet. From the Freeride World Tour to backcountry spots across the globe, our athletes trust their heads with this helmet. Featuring the integrated MIPS® Brain Protection System, the Symbol delivers unmatched protection, while maintaining a low profile and modern look.