Bern Baker Helmet

Bern Baker

Inspired by Nascar helmets, Bern slapped a carbon-fiber shell onto its classic all-season (skate, cycle, snow-sport) lid—dropping the weight by 25 percent. The lack of vents means it's best in colder climes, although you can swap out the thick winter liner for the thin summer one (included). Only bummer: no dial for micro-adjusting fit.


Brand: Bern $125
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