Over the past ten years, Bern has carved out a name for itself by creating stylish, comfortable helmets for both the snow and bike scene. Its "first generation" of bike helmets, which included models like the Berkeley, Brentwood, and Watts, were solid performers that gained a strong following among bike messengers, commuters and other cyclists for excellent protection and superb comfort. Its "second generation" of bike helmets, which include the Allston and Morrison, provide much more ventilation than previous models, and cemented the company's reputation as one that develops comfortable, all season head protection. This particular model features a thin ABS shell lined with EPS foam to create a burly, all-season half-shell.
I have a carbon version of this helmet that I wear for snow skiing and I LOVE it! Great helmet. Fit is well done and the interchangeable liner parts are great. Live in the Southeast so I won't be using my Bern for any riding as it'd be too warm for trails and xc....but they make a great helmet. The Watts visor does the job and the coverage it provides for your head is is spot on danger inspiring!