Top positive review
on May 22, 2014
I do a lot of cycling but I don't like the conehead/space alien look of your typical cycling helmet. The Bern helmet have a cool look to them, and a couple of neat features as well. I used to own the Bern Macon, which is an EPS helmet. This means that the shell is made of a hard, thick molded plastic. It's super tough, but heavy. The Bern Brentwood is made using the "Zipmold" process, which appears to be a thin layer of polycarbonate over a hard foam liner. What this means is that the helmet is a lot LIGHTER.
Zipmold is a good bit more expensive than EPS, but it's TOTALLY WORTH IT for the lighter feel on your head.
One other thing that stands out about the Bern helmets, they have an interchangeable liner system. The Brentwood comes with a visor similar to a baseball cap. On the 2014 model, you can flip it up to keep it out of your eyes. You can snap the whole liner out and replace it with cold weather earflaps, and other stuff. Pretty neat feature.
Overall, great helmet if you're looking for a different style than your typical bike helmet.