Bern Watts EPS Helmet

$69.95 99.95 save up to 30%
Some Discontinued. Limited to stock on hand.
159698

Different size or color?



Loading...

loading...
Qty:
Add to CartUnavailableNotify MeSpecial Order
, - (Sku )
(% off)
  • Select an item for delivery date
    via standard shipping  
    Special Order: Enter a zip for delivery date
    Estimated to ship Jul 25 - details
    Enter a zip for delivery date
    Estimated to ship Jul 25 - details
    Special Order - Delivery: ,  
    Estimated, via standard shipping  
  • $ extra handling fee
  • 30-day Guarantee & Easy Returns
  • Available within the U.S. only
  • CS: Ships from
  • CS: on hand

Description

"I don't always wear a helmet, but when I do, I wear a Bern Watts." -Kevin Jones, the most interesting man in snowboarding

Specifications

  • Thin Shell: WEIGHT 17 oz., STANDARDS CPSC, ASTM F 2040, EN1077B, EN 1078
  • The Original Visor Helmet (Patent #US D572, 865 S)
  • Adjustable liner
  • Consumer options
  • Style
  • Micro adjust to customize fit
  • Under brim finish
  • Satin finish
  • Cordova liner

Find More

Review Summary

4.5 out of 5

26 Reviews

Pros
  • Lasts forever: 5
  • Great design: 2
  • Great value: 18
  • Build quality: 16

Cons
  • Cost: 3
  • air flow to goggles: 1
  • Bad design: 1
  • could have a softer liner: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Performance: 4.5 / 5

26 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

from Jersey City, NJ
35-44 yrs

Great Helmet!
March 29, 2012

The Bern line of Helmets are some of the coolest in the industry. Bern is a no-nonsense company that puts out quality products that are cool and functional. The Bern Watts EPS Helmet is a prime example of that. I consider it the lovechild of the Baker and Macon helmets. It has the low-profile stylish lid look of the Baker and the all season venting of the Macon. It's so lightweight and comfortable you forget your wearing it. It works well with all my goggles (Oakley, Anon, Smith). I recommend this helmet for all riders.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Performance: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
bones24
from Fond du Lac, WI
35-44 yrs

Great fitting helmet
March 02, 2012

Helmet fits great. I had originally ordered a size medium, but a size large fits perfect. My old helmet felt like a bucket on my head. I could hardly tell I had the Bern helmet on the first time I wore it. Works great with my goggles and looks good too. Best part of all Altrec gave me a great deal.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 3 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Performance: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
equal

Great Protection with Style!
December 31, 2010

This is my second Bern helmet. I found that they run a little snug for me. I normally wear a medium helmet, but the large fits me best. The vents work great on warmer days and for colder days I wear a balaclava with the helmet. I did manage to hit the snow pretty hard and this helmet protected me well. I also love Bern's design and quality. I'd definitely recommend this helmet!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Performance: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
bigern
25-34 yrs

Great Helmet
March 29, 2011

The helmet itself is outstanding in build quality. The size chart is fairly accurate, but if you need room like I do for a balaclava, etc. under the helmet I would highly recommend sizing up as there is very little play in the helmet. Overall, a fantastic and stylish product from Bern.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Rarescum
25-34 yrs

Cool Helmet
November 09, 2012

Great helmet. Fits perfectly with my Oakley Crowbar goggles. I ended up getting the non-audio version because the speakers are kinda big and give the knit liner an "earmuff" look

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Great value
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
AsianJC
18-24 yrs

Bern Watts EPS Helmet
June 20, 2011

Good quality helmet and it has adjustable strap in back of helmet. Got the XL one to fit my head and it fits perfectly to my 59 cm head. Very cool design and looks great. Only one thing I saw that was negative is that with the snow knit that is optional on the helmet it takes up a lot of room so my head feels real tight. But without it, it fits perfectly. Overall very happy with it.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Thismeik
25-34 yrs

Bern helmet
March 31, 2013

Great helmet for a great deal...bright color and safety. Saved my dome a few times already.

Pros: Great design, Performance, Great value
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
sink2swim
from Vermont
18-24 yrs

Excellent Dome Protector
March 06, 2012

Upon first receiving this it was easy to note that it was not like many of the other ski/snowboard helmets I had bought in the past. It was an entirely new shape on my head. Although it seemed to fit like a glove on my head after using it for a few weeks. Excellent visor too! not too big/not too small . The liner on the other hand is a bit strange. It seems to fit a bit strangely on my head but I use a thin hat as a liner which seems to be a bit more comfortable. I do not take many points away for this because this is also an excellent bicycle helmet also. I intend to use this helmet during spring & summer for just that.

Pros: Great design, Great value, Cons: liner
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 3 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
TheRiverShredder
from Sunday River, Maine

Good Helmet.
February 07, 2012

This is a great helmet although it does not meet some safety standards. But as I always say, having some is better than none. But if it were DOT approved I may or may not of got a concussion while wearing this helmet. And thats the reason why I gave it a 4.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: Cost, not approved by safety standards.
Comfort: 2 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 3 / 5
FormerBender
from Bend, OR
35-44 yrs

Not well padded
October 13, 2012

Another reviewer said these helmets run small- and they do. I ordered an adult XL and it's too small for me. Also it seems like the helmet is for a round head and my head is ovalish. Lastly the helmet isn't padded very well inside. Since the shape of the helmet was different from the shape of my head I found it to be really hard inside and uncomfortable. But it looks great and has a great price. If it fit better I would have been happy with the helmet.

Pros: Great design, Great value, Cons: Bad design, poor fit
Comfort: 1 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

They Run Small!
March 31, 2012

So I was extremely excited to have ordered this helmet from Altrec.com! However, upon receive said helmet, I was terribly disappointed to find it was too small for my big head. I even ordered XL, the largest size the EPS comes in. It's just one of the downsides to ordering gear online. Altrec.com was great with the shipping and handling though. I will be returning this product if a cannot find a friend who can use it. With Altrec.com's customer service, i feel confident in ordering a different helmet. Hopefully it will fit better. Here's a little bit on the product itself: This helmet would be a perfect all around helmet if it will fit you. It is advertised for all-year-round use but it seems to lack in that versatility without further investment. The winter liner is removable, however, you are then left with a hard shell that I feel would be better for scrabbling eggs (if you have the baker), or maybe used as a colander (with the watts). Wearing a beanie under it may cushion the sides, but that kind of defeats the purpose of the vents. There is a summer liner somewhere. It doesn't come with it, nor is it easily found. It is rumored to have been seen at high altitudes like an abominable snowman. If you are to go up rocky slopes like that, I would advise that you wear this helmet. In which case, you would be grateful to have the winter liner in. Oh, and don't forget your snowboard for the descent! Overall, I wish this helmet fit me better. I'm going to try the Hard Hat Brock Foam stuff, though it lacks in protection and safety. If it fits, at least I'll have something to prevent pavement from meeting directly with my head. As they say, a weak body guard is better than no body guard. Nobody really says that, but I can't seem to find any other helmet that is comfortable on my big head.. Wish me luck. Hope this helps you out! Take care!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
NorthFaceJunky
from San Francisco, CA
25-34 yrs

Bern Watts EPS Helmet
February 01, 2013

There's nothing negative I can really say about this helmet. It's light, fits snug, looks good, and durable. The knitting is really high quality. I didn't like wearing helmets before when I was on the snow, but now I feel like I don't ever want to get on the mountain without it! Unlike other helmets that make you look like a uncomfortable marshmellow head, this helmet certainly does not! I recommend this to anyone looking to purchase a good all around helmet!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

35-44 yrs

Comfortable, lightweight and low profile
April 10, 2012

An awesome lid. Fits great with the included liner or over a beanie. It's lightweight and has a quality feel to it. Did I mention it's low profile and looks awesome? Definitely recommended.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
deering
top1000Contributor

from Southeastern PA
55-64 yrs

Urban riding
March 01, 2012

The Bern Watts helmet is everything it claims to be. It is warm, protective and urban hip looking. Fits a little tight, but gives you awesome protection....and feels that way. My matte black model has an edge to it. The venting is decent for this type of helmet and the visor gives some glare protection from the sun. I highly recommend this helmet....it is trendy while practical.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: tight fit
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
BayAreaGoonie

Only way to go...
September 01, 2011

I originally bought a large and it didn't fit (7 1/2 head) so I bought another XL and it fit's perfect. Love the helmets look and design. Best snowboard helmet on the market in my opinion! Now the for Altrec Customer Service: * that's 1 star! I've purchased atleast 4 things in the last few months but I will not be purchasing a 5th. Thanks for the Great price but that's as far as my thanks goes.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
MEshreddar
from Seth Wescott Country...Maine
18-24 yrs

The whole family has one!!!
December 14, 2011

My Dad and my little brother purchased one last year. I can wear my Dad's and did so every opportunity I had. So this year, I got one and we got one for my Mom for Christmas. Comfortable, cool style and really light on your head.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Performance: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
HellRider
from Sherbrooke, QC
18-24 yrs

January 05, 2011

IT is just awesome how it fits perfectly, relaly light!!!!!! Perfect for any activity!!!!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 3 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Performance: 3 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
jj883
25-34 yrs

Not as comfortable as the "hard hat" version
April 21, 2011

I bought the EPS Watts and a "Hard Hat" Baker. Both size small. Sizing is true on both styles. The hard hat is definitely more comfortable (softer on the inside). The foam core in the EPS is very hard and could use a touch more padding in between your head and the foam in my opinion. I like putting on a helmet and feeling the insides mold to my head a little which I don't feel that the EPS does. The helmet sits low on your head and doesn't feel like it's sitting "on top" of your head. If you choose not to run the knit liner, I recommend putting in the padded forehead insert that comes along with it. It keeps the helmet much more secure on my head and adds comfort. I would have also liked to see a feature to plug the vents on cold days. All in all, if you're looking for a true multi-impact helmet and not just a hard hat I recommend Bern EPS products.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, multi-season, Cons: Cost, could have a softer liner
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Performance: 3 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
urban
35-44 yrs

October 30, 2012

Great fit, works well with googles, and keeps your head warm! Good Visibility. The finish is not scratched easily. The Chin strap could be more comfortable.

Pros: Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Jamee
from Norcal / Tahoe
35-44 yrs

EPS all the way..
January 16, 2013

Great helmet..very lightweight. The sizing is true, which seems to be difficult with other brands. Very low profile, your head fits nice and deep into the helmet, no bobble head effect. Use Smith i/o's and Phenom googles with this helmet and they match upo very well. Actually pretty warm too..No review is complete without a shout out to the good people at ALTREC for their great service!!!!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Performance: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
hnap

great helmet
November 03, 2012

Comfortable and looks good. The fit is nice - not too snug, and very comfortable. It's also very warm for winter riding, such that you don't need to wear a skull cap or another liner.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 3 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Tandurq
from San Luis Obispo, CA
25-34 yrs

Awesome helmet
April 16, 2011

This helmet is super comfortable. Even includes an insert that allows airflow to be blocked from the top in case it gets really cold. Removable side liner converts this helmet into a summer accessory as well. Not too bulky looking. Only issue I found was that the brim kinda prevents airflow into my goggles so I get a little fogging if my helmet is not positioned just right. Overall still a good helmet for the mountains.

Pros: Build quality, Great value, Cons: air flow to goggles
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
animalchin
from Seattle WA
25-34 yrs

good helmet
April 18, 2011

It fits well and the liner is warm but no too warm. My only complain is the loop on the earflap for the helmet strap wasn't sewn on very well and it started coming off so I had to re-sew it.

Pros: Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
JJHOMETOWN
from St. Louis, MO.
25-34 yrs

Great Helmet - Saved my Dome Piece!
May 08, 2011

Helmet was a great buy! Was looking for a helmet that didn't sit on top of my head and look strange. But not only does this helmet look great it also protects your head as well. I was recently mountain biking and took a rough landing and hit my head on a rock. Only a little stratch was evident on the helmet and my brain was still intact. Great looking helmet and great protection - what else can you ask for in a helmet! Going to get my wife one as well.

Pros: Great design, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Sixteen
from Snowbasin, UT
18-24 yrs

Awesome Lid
December 07, 2012

This helmet is awesome! Comfortable, lightweight, etc. I really like the matte grey too it looks like it isn't finished being made. I've added stickers to personalize it.

Pros: Great design, Great value
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Performance: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
PhillyBikeRider
from Philadelphia, PA
25-34 yrs

All Terrain Helmet
November 27, 2012

I ordered this helmet a few months ago and enjoy wearing it. I use it around the streets of Philly and it is very utilitarian. I just put in the winter lining and my head stays quite warm. The only drawback is wind and noise is distorted in the ear holes. So for instance, if your bike chain was rubbing somewhere, you wouldn't notice it unless you looked directly down. I think the helmet is decently light weight and it will suit all my needs, ex. mountain biking in Santa Cruz, skiing in Utah, and riding a fixed gear in Philadelphia.

Pros: Great design, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: sound muffled

Also Available

Bern Watts EPS Helmet Photo

Matte Black w/ Black Knit 13, Matte Black/ Grey Brim w/ Black Knit, Matte Fatigue Hatstyle w/ Black Knit, Matte Grey w/ Black Knit 13, Matte Grey/ Green Brim w/ Black Knit, Matte Neon Green/ Blue Brim w/ Black Knit, Matte Orange Hatstyle w/ Black Knit, Satin White w/ Black Knit, Matte Black w/ Black Knit, Matte Green/ Black Brim w/ Black Knit, Matte Grey w/ Black Knit, Matte Grey/Green Brim w/ Black Knit, Matte Neon Green w/ Black Knit, Matte Neon Green/Blue Brim w/ Black Knit and Matte White/ Black Brim w/ Black Knit.

Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xxxl, size s/m, size m/l, size l/xl and size xl/xxl: xxxl, s/m, m/l, l/xl, xl/xxl.

  • Talk to Us:
    (800) 369-3949
  • We're Available:
    Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4:00pm PST
    Sat-Sun: CLOSED