“The greatest ideas are still only ideas until they’re made reality. Having the Dome involved from the beginning means that we can prove out a concept or take a step back and reevaluate as many times as necessary.”
— Ben Penner,
Director of Product
At the Dome, we have a long and intimate relationship with helmet design. While initial concepts begin with designers at brands such as Bell and Giro, It often takes the Dome to bring those drawings to reality. Even though we are primarily a test facility, we see design as the first step to everything we do. Whether aesthetic or functional, it’s a phase that never ends and runs the gamut from basic sketch to rigorous engineering to finished product. From materials to vent shape. Foam egg to packaged product. From innovative retention patents to performance attributes such as aerodynamics and thermodynamics. One simply cannot create a helmet without design – much less test it and refine it. Design is the foundation and informs every single move that is made.