Value your head, but don't want to compromise in the style stakes? Cue head protection specialists Bern who have an unbeatable range of women's helmet styles and colour combinations.
All Bern helmets adhere to the strict government standards on safety so when it comes to deciding which one is right one for you just focus on picking which style suits your riding, which is all explained below...
Kicking off with one of the newest additions to the range, the Prescott is Bern's first foray into the world of enduro-style women's helmets.
As a mountain bike oriented helmet the shell of the Prescott extends further down the temples than 'regular' Bern lids. This helps fend off any stray branches and anything the trail can throw at you. It's also significantly lighter in weight than others in the collection - up to 100 grams - so you avoid the dreaded neck ache sometimes suffered from spending hours out on the trail with a heavy helmet.
The Prescott also features 16 vents, offering twice as much airflow than Bern's other leading bike models and will certainly help you keep a cool head! With a removable visor and goggle clip this helmet is extremely adaptable and we think certainly warrants the price tag.
The stunning Melrose helmet is another new addition to the Bern collection. At 331 grams it's the lightest lid in the women's range, perfect to help prevent neck pain if you spend long hours in the saddle as it won't weigh your head down.
The Melrose replaces the solid removable peak of the Prescott with an original internal fabric liner visor that protects your eyes from the sun and road/trail debris.
Bern have used a new Zipmold construction technique for their two latest lids, resulting in the Melrose and Prescott being thinner, tapered, and lighter than their predecessors, proof that the company never rest on their laurels when protecting your head.
As we go through the remaining features, it's clear that Melrose and Prescott are most definitely sisters, with them both sharing the higher cut back to accommodate ponytails and the Boa Fit retention system to give you the best fit possible.
The Berkeley is touted as Bern's most popular women's bike helmet as it provides superior protection for those of you who don’t want a Styrofoam planet on your head.
As with the Prescott and Melrose above, Bern use their exclusive Zipmold technology on the Berkeley helmet too. In simple terms, Zipmold foam is a liquid foam injection process that provides a better weight to strength ratio so Bern can provide you with a lighter, lower profile helmet. The Zipmold hard foam meets standards for both bike and skate too.
The Berkeley is lighter and more ventilated than the Lenox and Brighton models, so if you have a long commute this may be a more suitable option for you. If you are partaking in your first charity ride and want something a little different as opposed to the oblong shaped helmets that are available, then the Berkeley is light enough to be a fab companion.
The Lenox is proof that Bern listen to what their customers want, designing this helmet as the twin-sister to the men's ever-popular Watts. It has got a lighter, smaller shell than most other helmets on the market at a similar price point and helps eliminate that horrid mushroom head syndrome.
Its smart, all-weather design offers protection in even the worst elements. The Lenox with its sleek peak keeps rain, sun, debris and anything else that a ride to work can throw at you at bay, meaning you arrive at work looking pristine!
The Lenox leads the pack in the style stakes, its sleek sexy lines add elegance to any cycling outfit. It marries style with function, delivering what we truly want from a helmet: one core accessory that goes with everything, and takes you everywhere.
The Brighton helmet is the easiest on your purse in the Bern range at just £50, but makes no bones about it doesn't scrimp in protection or style.
Core clean lines and durable construction featured with Bern's exclusive removable fabric visor for protection against the sun and inclement weather, it's the perfect commuter companion.
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