The Bern Baker 8 Tracks Audio Helmet—head protection for headbangers.
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I was looking for a replacement for my Bad Lt. helmet, something with a visor and lighter. The Baker was a good choice. Fits great, looks good (even for a tele guy). I find I even like the audio hook-up.
Bern Helmets keep getting better and better. Not only do they look good and fit good but they work well and will save you dome. The sound system is a complete bonus. Once you try a Bern you wont go back!
this helmet is sweet! i love the fit, and the sound system actualy works! I have had way too many helmets with shitty speakers, but the baker brock works so well. the only thing that i dont like about the helmet, is that you cant really put your goggles on top when yoy are not wearing them, because of the way that the helmet is shaped. But it is not that big a deal, this helmet is def worth getting
light and comfy with an audio system
I love my bern helmet! It's light and warm on cold days. I don't get annoyed with it like i do most helmets. The audio system is an added bonus as well. Just plug in you ipod and go!
Good looking hard hat with exceptional fit and audio qualities
I love this hard hat for the following reasons: good looks, better than expected audio quality, and more sizing options. This helmet is available in various colors and in special editions. I myself have the TJ Schneider version with a funny drawing of a skeleton man :P Being a pseudo audiophile, I'm usually pretty picky with my audio equipment...so I didn't expect much from the 8 tracks system, but I've found it to be more than adequate for the day on the slopes. Sure, you won't find the vibrance and clarity of a 300 dollar Sanheiser headphone, but the 8 tracks system outputs consistent sound throughout the entire range of the volume without noticeable static. And I love the fact that it's available in five sizes as opposed to Smith helmets that offer only 3 (maybe 4 at most) sizes with their pinch/pull system that is a pain in the butt if you ask me...why should I get a bigger helmet than I need just because I can tighten the straps to my head? One drawback is the fact that this is a hard hat (not a helmet)...the difference being that this hard hate "does not meet ASTM or EN standards for protective head gear for use in non-motorized land action sports." I frankly did not know this when I purchased it because every site calls it a helmet nor do they disclose this warning. So minus one star for that. Anyhow, it looks strong enough to be adequate for resort/front side mountain activities.
This is a great helmet with a great price. It's really warm, comfy and the audio is great. And it looks cool. I highly recommend it.
Great fit, warm, decent sound
This helmet fits my head great. I actually had my head measured at 60.5cm, which is the top of the XL range, but the L fits perfectly. When I put it on without strapping it down, I can shake my head all around without it shifting, but there aren't any pressure points either. A lot of helmet companies go S, M, L, but with Bern going S to XXXL, you have a lot more options for a better fit.
I've taken a couple good falls, and the foam did a great job of absorbing the impact. I'm not flying off of 60 foot jumps, so I'd rather wear something that can take multiple crashes. It would really suck to have your helmet crack after a minor fall and be out $100+.
The audio is good, nothing fantastic, but you've gotta pay attention to the mountain too. So far it has kept my head nice and warm, but not at all sweaty. I'm really happy with this helmet.
Plush low profile helmet with excellent sound
This is my fourth helmet in a long quest to find something comfortable. I just got back from wearing this at Whistler/Blackcomb for two weeks, and I love it. Your head really fits in it, as opposed to the helmet sitting on top of your head looking dorky. The Brock foam conforms to your head without pressure points, yet it's very firm. It also absorbs common impacts much better since it's softer. It's not rated as a helmet, but as a hard hat, but it seems firm enough to protect against everything but the most extreme impacts. The audio drivers sound great, and the integrated liner kept my kopf warm in -31 degree temps. It's the most comfortable helmet I have warn by *far*!