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Offline twalls

Full coverage helmets
« on: December 24, 2013, 03:53:17 pm »
I'm due for a new helmet. I have about 5 years on my Giro. I think I'd like to try one of the full- coverage types from companies like Bern or TSG.  What's your experience?  Ventilation? Fit? Headlamp attachment? Thanks, Tim

Offline bogiesan

Re: Full coverage helmets
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2013, 10:39:37 am »
Full coverage or just back-of-head?
I tried a Bern.
Heavy, hot, and added a level of dorkitude that surpassed even my need for individuality and expressiveness.
But your mileage may vary.
I play go. I use Macintosh. Of course I ride a recumbent

Offline Cyclesafe

Re: Full coverage helmets
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 01:08:57 pm »
I have toured with a Kong Scarab bike helmet for about the past five years.  It is very well made, very light weight, sufficiently ventilated, and quite stylish.  The cons are that it is expensive and only approved for bicycle riding in the EU.  I'd buy another since my skull is mostly European anyway....
Hoping to do the North Star with ACA in 2014.

Offline willpower01

Re: Full coverage helmets
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2014, 05:49:57 pm »
I were a bern on my daily commute. I don't recommend it for long rides because it is heavy and hot. However, it's great for winter commuting here in cold, rainy, Germany.

Offline ...neil...

Re: Full coverage helmets
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 04:01:01 pm »
I like my Bern. It's been in daily use since last summer. Seems silly, but I really like the visor/forehead pad system. It is a bit hot in the summertime, and this summer I will return to a more traditional vented helmet, and save the Bern for dirt rides and cold weather.

Offline twalls

Re: Full coverage helmets
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2014, 04:12:24 pm »
Thanks for your replies.  I got a Bern Brentwood and it's working out pretty well. It is  snug, especially with a light stocking cap or a buff as a first layer.  There seems to be enough ventilation, but we'll see how it feels in the summer. As far as the "dork" factor goes, form should follow function, yes?  Tim