Helmets: Bern vs. ProTec
A while back, I was on the look-out for a Bern helmet, probably the Bern Baker. At the time I was kinda interested in the audio integration (as well as the overall look), but now I’m not so sure. Last season I ended up carrying my shuffle around but not really using it; friends kept complaining when I couldn’t hear them…
I’m less sure about a Bern helmet in general. First, Martin doesn’t rate the comfort of his Bern helmet, and second, they’re really hard to get hold of.
More recently, I’ve been quite impressed with the Pro-tec lids; great style. Ciara picked up the classic snow helmet, which I reckon has a clean, no nonsense, low profile look. I really like the style of the assault range and it was a good fit too.
Then there’s the the HiFi from Burton, which I’ve always liked.
To be honest, I’m not really in the market for a new lid as mine works just fine. It’s more that I’d noticed a few nice designs while shopping with Ciara. There is however the option of rigging up something more secure for the helmet cam if I’ve got a spare that can be used solely for that purpose. But hopefully I won’t need that if the standard strap does its job.
If you’re in the market for a new helmet, dogfunk.com has an excellent selection of bern helmets
Their overall range of helmets is impressive, including Pro-tec, Smith, Giro, Red and more…
You may also be interested to read the following article: Should You Wear A Snowboard Helmet?.