Go west, east, north, or south, young man.
Buying melon protection shouldn't feel like it's costing you an arm and a leg, which is why the folks over at Bern crafted up the Weston Helmet. This surprisingly lightweight helmet features an in-mold construction that consists of a PVC microshell that's lined with Bern's Zipmold foam. This design ultimately offers you a comfortable and protective shredding experience, while the crank fit provides a personalized fit and feel, so your helmet isn't sloshing around when you head through chundery conditions. Additionally, the fixed ventilation provides a comfortable climate for your melon, and the drop-in audio-compatible liner ensures versatility and adaptability.
- A fair-priced helmet for snowboarding or skiing
- In-mold construction offers melon protection
- Crank fit provides a personalized feel
- Fixed ventilation provides a comfortable climate
- Drop-in audio compatible for versatility
- Item #BRN003E
- Q & A
Sizing is very small.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Bern's sizing is all over the place, and generally doesn't cater well to a larger head. I bought the L/XL, and my head was well within the recommended sizes. The helmet would barely fit onto my head. It felt like it was perched on top of my head more than covering and protecting it. This helmet is not only tight in its circumference, but also very shallow fitting. For example, I am between a M and a L giro mountain bike helmet (if that helps).
If you did have a small enough head, this helmet is also maybe not a great choice because the liner/padding cannot be removed and washed. It seems to be a major departure from bern's original helmets that touted interchangeability and fitting lower on the head. Even for the money, there are better helmets on the market.