Bern Watts Carbon

With a safety certified lid that weighs less than a pound and is just as at home during summer as it is in winter, it’s no wonder why Bern had it locked to the table at a recent trade show.

The Bern Watts Carbon weighs a mere 15 ounces with its winter knit liner. Without it, the carbon fiber helmet is less than 13 ounces. It gives a new meaning to the phrase “light headed.”

Bern Watts Carbon

The baseball-style helmet has a series of vents on top and a removable liner that transforms it from a skate or bike helmet to a ski or board helmet.

For safety, the single-impact lid, with an EPS liner, is Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and EN1077B certified.

Bern’s Watts Carbon is currently available for $230.

—Ryan Dionne

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.