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RESTONTODC
04-29-2011, 04:42 PM
I have been searching for a commute helmet. I want to find out if you have any experience with the Bern helmet.

Is it comfortable, enough air so it won't over heat when I climb the hills?

Here is a link to amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Bern-Brentwood-Summer-Helmet-X-Large/dp/B0014K3VAG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304113309&sr=8-1

Thanks.

Greenbelt
04-29-2011, 07:11 PM
Can't answer your question about the Bern helmet, but I can recommend the new Bell commuter helmets -- just got a new one! I use the rear light mount, which is nice because I can reach back and turn it on or off without stopping. And it's nice to have the built-in smaller rear-facing lights as a back up.
http://albanybicyclecoalition.com/2011/04/22/new-commuter-helmet-from-bell/
I like the easy fit for when I have a hood or beanie or sweat rag on under it.
It has a lot of coverage, so probably will get pretty warm in the summer, though...

CCrew
04-29-2011, 08:01 PM
Like the look of the new Bell.

RestonDC, I'd have to pass on the Bern. While it looks like a nice helmet, the almost total lack of ventilation would cook my head like a pressure cooker. I could see it for a great winter helmet, but moving into summer? I'd have to pass.

Riley Casey
04-30-2011, 09:30 AM
I tried one of those Bern helmets on at Bike Space a few weeks ago and instantly liked it as a winter helmet. Of course since it was the beginning of April and I was looking for a summer helmet I put it back on the hook. I will probably look for them to go on sale before the winter since it really was a warmer design but as noted by CCrew it would have been insufferable in a DC summer.