- January 30 2012
Check the sizing chart
Before you buy, definitely check the sizing chart. Athough I don't have an XL body, evidently I have an XL head by Bern standards. So that is what I ordered and it fits very well. The design appears to provide more coverage than conventional bike helmets. There is a place on the back to attach a small light also. My only concern is that there aren't as many ventilation holes as my older helmet, and may be too warm in the summer. But as it is winter now, that isn't a concern. The knit liner meshes perfectly and is quite warm. I'll have to get the summer liner. It's too bad you can't buy them both with the helmet. Overall, I'm pleased. I hope I never need it. But I wouldn't get on a bike without one.
- November 20 2011
I finally found a helmet that fits!!
Okay -- for all of 'yoose' guys and gals with huge heads. This xxxl helmet is the ONLY one available that actually fits and is comfortable. This helmet fits like a glove -- very, very happy with it. One heck of a lot more comfortable than the helmet I use for beekeeping -- yikes.
- October 1 2011
I have worn bike helmets for some 25 years and never liked paying more than $30 for a helmet. I just got tired of helmets that never felt snug around my head. My coworker had a Bern Brentwood and I liked the shape. I tried it on and I really liked how snug and comfortable it felt. Altrec had a nice sale. So I bought one. I can't comment on its durability because I just got it. But the comfort and fit are great. My wife and son tried it and they want one too. So I'm going to end up ordering a couple of more of these.
- January 19 2012
For winter use, runs small
Runs a tad small. Got M but it was too snug despite having taken a measurement prior to ordering the helmet. I suggest adding 1-2cm and ordering whichever size into that range. It looks great and is very light. Unfortunately it only came with a winter liner (not sure how that falls under "all-season" since it would definitely be a sweatfest during summertime.) Without a liner the helmet is very uncomfortable as there's no padding on the sides and the fit becomes too loose. Would have definitely kept it had it not been for those 2 issues.
- December 2 2011
I bought one last year for skiing. It fits nicely and I think they run true to size. I used it with my Electric EG2 goggles, but I chose to wear them inside with a beanie because the straps weren't really helmet compatible. I'm sure most goggles will fit nicely though. Unfortunately though, I dropped them onto a hard metal surface, and probably because of that cracks started to appear. I already took a few hard hits before that, so I guess it did more than (I believe they are single-impact helmets) it should have. Or maybe there were already cracks inside. Anyhow, I used it for last season and it was great so I might even think about buying another one!