23 May 2017
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Sportsister Loves: Bern FL-1 Pave bike helmet

May 10, 2017
Bern

Bike helmets – they are a bit hit and miss on the style stakes, especially if you want something that works for a multitude of trips from commuting to touring to the occasional sportive. Bern helmets have long been the cool commuters friend, but now they’ve come up with something a little bit leaner, a little bit sportier but still with their signature styling – the FL-1 Pave. Keen cyclist Nicola, put it to the test.

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According to the Bern website, this helmet has been inspired by the original leather Tour de France helmets. On the technical front,  the FL-1 Pave offers plenty of ventilation, is ultra-light weight and features technical cutting-edge details such as a Boa 360 degree retention system and optional MIPS protection (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System – designed to protect against rotational violence to the brain caused by rotational impacts).

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Nicola’s view

“I am really starting to love this helmet, it’s definitely a grower! Not all my friends are convinced by the look, but I love the fact it is a bit different. Importantly, it’s really comfy and light and fits really well on my head – that might sound obvious, but not all helmets do!

From a style point of view, I like that it doesn’t have a peak, it gives me the option to wear a cap underneath if I want, but essentially it gives me a great field of vision, which is a great safety aspect. Definitely a big 5/5 from me!”

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If blue is not your thing, then don’t walk away just yet – the helmet also comes in a lovely dark grey or white option. Oh, and one last thing…the blue has a really soft matt finish, which we love too!

Factfile:
Colours: Blue, white, grey
Cost: Varies – £80-£110
More info: 
www.bernunlimited.com

Nicola Waterworth, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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