Bern’s new FL-1 road helmet with MIPs

Well known for commuter lids, Bern seeks to go up market with in-mold design

Helmets
The all new FL-1 from Bern is a performance road helmet with MIPs, 18 vents and an affordable price.

The all new FL-1 from Bern is a performance road helmet with MIPs, 18 vents and an affordable price (click to enlarge).

Bern is a US based brand (Duxbury, MA) that was started in 2004 and is most recognized for their affordable line of commuter and skate-style helmets. For 2016, Bern is looking to change that perception by introducing their first “high-end” performance-oriented road helmet, the FL-1.

Check out this short promo clip for a few different angles of the new FL-1 helmet from Bern.

The FL-1 has a lightweight, aerodynamic design and comes equipped with BOA closures for a quality fit. It has plenty of vents (18) and features a premium in-mold construction. One thing to note is that the BOA retention system is a 360 degree design that pulls the helmet snug from the front to the back of the helmet (not just from the sides). This allows the FL-1 to fit a wide selection of head shapes. There are also sunglass channels to stash your shades while you’re resting.

The fit of the Bern is good with plenty of adjustability that should work with most head shapes.

The fit of the Bern is good with plenty of adjustability that should work with most head shapes (click to enlarge).

The FL-1 is available in three colors (black, yellow, white) with reflective highlights in the back of the helmet. This helmet comes in three sizes (SM, MD, LG) and claimed weight for a size medium (non-MIPs) is 245 grams and with MIPs weight is 290 grams. This new Bern lid is available in MIPs and non-MIPs versions and there is also a forthcoming mountain bike version (visor added). The best part? Bern hasn’t forsaken their value – the FL-1 with MIPs will cost $119.99 and the standard version will be $99.99. The FL-1 is available now from your local Bern dealer and the mtb version with visor will be available mid-summer (with a slight price increase for the visor).

For more information about Bern’s current helmet line-up, visit www.bernunlimited.com.

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Portolla Valley roads. Besides being an avid cyclist, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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Comments:

  • JK says:

    How about fit with sunglasses? I have a POC Octal and it is horrible with anything other than POC sunglasses. I can understand that there are so many different types of sunglasses that it is impossible to try them all, but how about some of the most common? Oakley Jawbones for example? I also have a Smith Forefront and it plays nice with every pair of sunnies I have tried.

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