Bern Helmets

I’ve been keeping an eye out for different helmets – especially those that have integrated audio. I think the helmets on offer from Bern have some pretty nice styling, not to mention good options when it comes to headphone attachments.

I haven’t tried one or, or even seen one in the flesh (yet) so I can’t comment on how they feel. But, if you’re in the market for a helmet I think they’re worth a look… I kinda those with a peak!

Update: since coming on the scene around 5 years ago, Bern helmets have come a long way. They’ve got a strong range for both men and women, they’ve still got good audio options, you can add on updgrade knitted inserts and even soft, summer visors for your helmet.

I think the reason that they’re successful is that they continue to produce good designs, that riders like. For many people, the look of a helmet can deter them from wearing one. Bern score really well here, solid styles and each model has loads of different colour options, that’s why people choose them.

Dogfunk has a good selection of Bern lids, including the updgrades and accessories that Bern do. If you’re looking for a helmet, check out the article: Should you wear a snowboarding helmet? – there’s good debate there. If you’ve got a Bern helmet, or want one, why not drop a comment with your views. There’s also some information in the comments about the Brock/EPS materials. Cheers.

8 Comments

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    DC

    I’ve been looking for helmets as well and the Bern Baker was one of my first choices. However due to my huge noggin, I was unable to comfortably wear the largest size they had available.If you happen to have a huge head, check out the R.E.D. Hi-Fi or Head Pro J. If you can fit, the K2 Crossfire was one of my favorites. Too bad it was just a little small for me.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Also worth remembering that these have not passed any sort of safety test for snowsports helmets and are only considered as hard hats.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    branny@fearofthepark

    Actually not quite true, the bern range comes in two different lining versions the “Brock” liner is lightweight, water resistant and cool but has not passed the safety standards, the “EPS” liner is the same as most other sk8 & snow lids and has passed the normal EU and US impact certifications.so just make sure your getting the EPS version to protect your noggin’

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Gavin Hope

    Nice one! Thanks for the update.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    True enough the EPS is the industry standard – but as it goes, although the HH Brock foam versions don’t have the CE they have actually been proved by tests in the US to be better for your noggin in a high speed crash than the hard EPS liner, saving your neck by proving a softer cushion for you head, the Brock is multi impact too so yo get more use for your money!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Gavin Hope

    Thanks for the updates! I’m still wearing my first lid that I bought around 4 years ago – I wonder now if it still provides good protection? It’s gotta be better than nothing, right?

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    @”Brock” materialthere was a recent test in a German Kayaking journal (Kanumagazin) where the Brock liner proved to be superior in terms of shock absorption to the materials used in all the other helmets (includind the Sweet helmets etc). They conducted a real lab test, not just dropping watermelons.Cheers from Austria

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Gavin Hope

    Thanks!

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