Review: Bern Morrison Helmet

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Goggle and Glasses Compatibility

I was comfortably able to wear both sunglasses and goggles, and didn’t have any issue with either of them not fitting my face or sitting properly within the confinements of the helmet. The matte finish made the goggle strap stay in position, and it seemed to help with the durability and appearance of the helmet.

Extras, Weight and Value

At 458 grams, it’s on the heavy side of things for an All Mountain helmet, but I didn’t really notice the weight while riding with it, which highlights the functionality of the low-profile fit of the Morrison. The $100 price is competitive, and the well-made product and exceptional snap-in liner adds value to this seemingly simple helmet.

Bottom Line

I found the $100 Bern Morrison to be comfortable, well-balanced, and it felt like it was part of my head, greatly due to their low-profile design. It felt like it got sucked down onto my head, though without any discomfort or hot spots, and the wrap around design seemed secure and stable. Like all of their helmets (skate, snow, urban), you need to measure your head properly to get a more exact size, since their twist lock fastening system doesn’t offer much adjustment.

The well-padded snap-in liner is a real highlight in this nicely crafted helmet, and it’s easy to pop out for cleaning or swap in their optional winter liner. All the padding is durable, comfortable, well-made and dissipates sweat effectively. It vented adequately, and fits both sunglasses and goggles without interference issues. The Morrison reminds me a lot of the Urge Endur-O-Matic helmet, both have the simple retention system, great padding, and low slung fit.

Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Low-profile design
  • Good coverage
  • Removable liner – snap-in design, secure, nicely padded, durable and upscale system
  • Padding wick’s perspiration well
  • Mates well with both sunglasses and goggles
Cons
  • Lack of range adjustment for tuning of fit
  • Size needs to fit head more exactly
  • Brim isn’t adjustable
  • Heavy at 458 grams (Large size)
Specifications
  • Price: $100.00
  • Claimed Weight: 425 grams
  • Measured Weight: 458 grams
  • Number of Vents: 16
  • Visor: Not adjustable
  • Retention System: Twist Lock Fasten System
  • Padding: Summer liner

For more information visit: http://www.bernunlimited.com/

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Bern Morrison Goggles

Bern Morrison Helmet - wearing goggles
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Bern Morrison Helmet - wearing sunglasses
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Bern Morrison Liner

Bern Morrison Helmet - showing liner installed and snapped out, note the twist adjuster
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Bern Morrison Vents

Bern Morrison Helmet - top view showing vents
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Bern Morrison Back and Front

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Bern Morrison Side Front

Bern Morrison Helmet - side and front views

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About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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