The Tracer is the newest adult helmet from Nutcase Inc., the Portland-based brand known for colorful helmets designed for the urban cycling revolution.
A lightweight, in-mold helmet that provides full-coverage, the Tracer offers innovative features as well as high-energy colors and reflectivity that make this helmet visible even at high speeds and at night.
Channel venting allows air to flow when riders need it and the CoolControlTM on-the-fly vent closure mechanism blocks the air on chilly mornings or rainy days when they do not. Meghan Sinnott, brand manager for Nutcase, says this feature is “the most universally appreciated thing about this helmet.” They’ve gotten great feedback from commuters who like to wear it because their commute is chilly in the morning but warms up in the evening. “With this helmet, they don’t have to bring a cycling cap to keep warm.”
The removable cloth visor shields riders’ eyes from sun and rain, while the adjustable retention system, multiple pad sets (3mm, 6mm, 9mm), and magnetic buckle all provide a customized fit.
“It’s going to be my next helmet because it fits better than any Nutcase helmet has ever fit me!” says Sinnott. “It’s not as round as our Street helmet and not as narrow as our Metroride. It’s also incredibly light.”
The collection comes in six colorways: Aurora Green, Eclipse Black, Glacier Blue, Ember Red, Spark Yellow, and Shadow Grey.