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Momentum Mag reviews the Bern Niño/ Niña Helmets.
FIND IT AT: bernunlimited.com
Bern Unlimited’s Niño/ Niña helmets are from their junior line. Made with their patented Zipmold Technology these helmets are all-season, making them suitable for ski season and summer cycling. Visor is included and can be removed. Available in XS/S or S/M and includes a one year warranty.
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The kids really like the removable visor, especially for riding on sunny days. They also found the shape great and the colors were fun without making the helmets look childish. As a parent, I really like the adjuster strap in the back. It’s made of Velcro and lined with soft material which keeps it comfortable against the kids’ heads while also making it very easy to adjust. Both fit into the tightest setting for the S/M size, which means the helmets will last them for years of growth.
The kids did find the helmets didn’t breathe well on hotter summer days. I also found adjusting the chinstrap very difficult and for the kids this was near impossible.
After using other multi-sport helmets, the kids found these helmets very comfortable, lightweight, and easy to wear. They like the colors, the shape, and the interior fabric and padding. I like that the physical helmet is one molded piece (Zipmold) instead of a foam interior with a plastic shell, eliminating the common separation after the rough use by children. We would all recommend this product to anyone looking for a helmet with a bit of cool factor – lots of color combinations available – while also having a very safe and comfortable shape. They are a little pricey, but well worth it for a well-made, long-lasting product.
Reviewed by Melissa, Coralie and Etienne Bruntlett – Melissa is mother to Coralie and Etienne, who are eight and five respectively, and live in Vancouver, BC. Melissa is co-founder of Modacity, a multi-service consultancy, focused on inspiring healthier, happier, simpler forms of urban mobility through words, photography and film. modacitylife.com @mbruntlett