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Bern helmets are regularly seen on Hollywood A-listers and Olympic champions alike. The reasons: lightweight, peaked designs, interchangeable liners and low-profile fit. Bern are forerunners in the move away from standard issue (aka ugly!) helmets. The RxSport team hunted Bern helmets down in the UK after spotting them on a snowboard trip to California a few years ago. It took us a while to hook up, but definitely worth the wait - we are massive Bern helmet fans!
Founded in 2004, Bern Unlimited was started to give action sports enthusiasts a single lid, adaptable to all seasons and all non-motorised action sports. A partnership with Olympic gold medallist Seth Wesscott catapulted Bern to fame.
Bern believe in providing a single helmet for action sports all year round. Certified for use on snow and in the skate park, summer and winter liners easily pop in and out of the helmets, making them perfect for use in every season.
Bern's signature visor shape revolutionised the style of head protection worldwide. Every single brand on the market now has a brim, but Bern is the original. The signature, low profile look of Berns makes them a must have for the style conscious.
One of our most popular helmet brands, Bern have an ever growing fan club - thanks to designs outside the standard helmet box and unique tech features. Key to the Bern philosophy is a choice of foam to match your riding/skiing needs.
Unlike any other helmet manufacturer, Bern offer three different foam options. Breakthrough Zipmold hard-foam helmets and Hard Hats with patented Brock multiple impact soft foam are the first new technologies in action sport head protection in more than 20 years.
Burly ABS high-impact shell with soft breathable multiple-impact Brock foam. Brock circulates air through the foam, and out of the lid. It sucks moisture from your skin, keeping you cool and dry. Lighter and more comfortable than hard foam helmets, Hard Hats have not been tested by ASTM or EN standards.
Burly ABS Shell with patented Brock soft foam
Shell: Thicker ABS shell specifically designed for Brock foam
Impact Foam: Soft and breathable Brock foam for multiple low-impact protection
Features: Brock is open cell foam which allows air to circulate through the foam and out the lid, keeping you cool and dry.
Standards: Hard Hats do not meet action sports head protection standards. Hard Hats are designed to protect against multiple lower force impacts and may prevent concussions when hard foam helmets will not.
Available in the Bern Baker helmets, Bern Watts helmets, Bern Macon helmets, Bern Muse helmets and Bern Brighton helmets.
Meets CSPC, ASTM F 2040. EN 1078 and EN 1077B helmet standards.
Improved ABS thin shell with EPS hard foam
Shell: Ultra thin ABS shell specifically engineered for EPS foam
Impact Foam: Expanded polystyrene hard foam interior for high-impact protection
Features: Approximately 20% lighter than last season’s model
Standards: Complies with CPSC, ASTM F 2040, EN1077B, EN1078
Available in the Bern Baker helmets, Bern Watts helmets, Bern Macon helmets and Bern Muse helmets.
Patent pending liquid injected high impact foam fused to a tough polycarbonate shell. Engineered seamless, tapered, and thinner, it's ultra-lightweight.
Polycarbonate (PVC) shell with liquid injected Zipmold hard foam
Shell: Tough PVC thin shell exterior
Impact Foam: Liquid injected Zipmold interior for high-impact protection
Features: Engineered with a tapered edge and seamless finish. Ultra-lightweight Zipmold technology provides a
high strength to weight ratio.
Standards: Complies with CPSC, ASTM F 2040, EN1078
Available on the Bern Brentwood helmets.
All Bern lids feature the Bern Profile.
The difference between all of the models is the vent and edge styling and the size of the mold.
Low profile - surround fit and feel for your Bern helmet. Bern’s trademark, low-profile style is combined with a deep surround fit and feel. Bern offers multiple shell sizes in most models to provide balance between protection, profile and fit.
The chine line of each model separates the top of the lid from the sides. The lid ergonomically fits around your head instead of on top of it providing full protection.
Two goggle clip locations for custom Bern snow helmet fit.
Snap in clip system for cold and warm weather liner integration.
Molded eyewear channels for comfortable fit (available on all Bern Zipmold helmets).
Channeled Air Flow - Air channels that pull air through front vents and allow air to exit through back vents (available on all Bern Zipmold helmets).
Wired high fidelity audio system integrated into cold weather knit optional on most Bern helmets.
What really sets Bern apart. Choose from helmets with hard shell visor lids, baseball cap style visors, knit liners and even Hunter Knit liners!
Bern Unlimited is a lifestyle action sport company specializing in helmets for non-motorized action sports. Bern is passionate, focused and committed to providing skaters, snowboarders, skiers, bikers and wakeboarders with adaptable All Season helmets that fits each rider’s individual personality and style. Bern also offers action sport enthusiasts other products that promote and complement their lifestyles.
Bern’s mission is to deliver products that action sports participants want before they know they want them. Through new designs, engineering and development, Bern has driven the evolution of head protection. These key Bern differences are designed to enhance your performance, comfort, quality, style and the overall experience of doing what you love to do.
Bern Unlimited is a private company owned and operated by action sports enthusiasts. Bern's success and evolution today is largely attributed to the great team of people that has been assembled that value the environment, teamwork, integrity, passion and a healthy action sport lifestyle experience.
Bern thank each and every supporter who values Bern helmets and brand. Get out and have fun participating in action sports – but make sure to wear head protection!
Dennis Leedom founded Bern Unlimited in July 2004. Dennis is an avid skier, biker, snowboarder, and developing park skater and has taken quite a few tumbles over the years. As a result, he came to realize the value of head protection and made it his mission to increase its awareness and usage. From 1989-1997, Dennis took part in pioneering recreational helmet use for snow sports in the USA representing Boeri helmets. He then took part in developing and managing the Leedom helmet brand from 1997-2003. Committed to safety, he was using different helmets for his different activities when inspiration struck. In 2004, he assembled and engaged a core team of partners to develop the vision of Bern Unlimited – to give action sports enthusiasts one lid that is adaptable to all seasons and all non-motorized action sports.
Bern was started from the ground up. Dennis and a contractor friend, Bruce Wilson, built a 500 sq. foot barn next to his home. Before it was even finished, Dennis and the other primary developers of Bern - Adam Godwin and Josh Walker - moved in to put the business plan into action.
The team worked closely with helmet designer Jonathan Baker from Injoy Design to embark on 18 months of design and engineering of our head protection line. They also engaged with John Quigley from Buzz Studios to develop the brand, logo and initial marketing materials. This was a huge project for both Jonathan and John and Bern will always be thankful for their creativity, passion and hard work.
Dennis used his manufacturing experience and connections to visit the leading helmet factories in the world to help turn the vision into finished product. After several long trips to China, Dennis decided to choose Lucky Bell Plastic Factory because of their integrity, shared values, manufacturing capabilities and people.
The Bern brand was launched to the retail trade at the Action Sport Retailer show in September 2005. In February 2006, Seth Wescott introduced Bern to the world with Olympic Gold in snowboard cross in Torino, Italy. In one day, Bern’s website went from averaging 120 hits a day to 9,850! And leave it to Seth to follow up with another victory in Canada, 2010.
Thank you Seth and all of the other athletes who have gotten behind the brand - Bern couldn’t do it without you.
The sizings for all Bern helmets - EPS, Hard Hat and Zip Mold helmets - works out as follows:
|X-Small||52cm - 53.5cm|
|Small||54cm - 55.5cm|
|Medium||55.5cm - 57cm|
|Large||57cm - 59cm|
|XL||59cm - 60.5cm|
|XXL||60.5cm - 62cm|