Bern Melrose Helmet + Giveaway ***done***
ComfortableLooks good for commutingLighter than other in-mold helmetsSixteen ventsMeets safety certifications
Heavier than most racing helmetsCan't pull your hair up and stick the ponytail out and away from your neck like you can with racing helmets
96%Overall Score
Comfortable fit100%
Meets safety certification100%

Congrats Stacy J!

Bern Unlimited sent us their newest ladies urban helmet, the Bern Melrose Helmet to try out and review. They also sent us a second one to give away to one of our readers! I could not be more stoked!

The Berns have been looking good to me for a long time. For the way that I ride: in street clothes, on a cargo bike at a very leisurely pace; my current racing helmet feels a little silly.

I never made the switch for two reasons: the Bern looked really hot and really heavy. When it comes down to it, I’m wearing a helmet for safety, not for looks. The only time I don’t wear a helmet is during the summer… when putting something on my head feels like dying. The last thing I need is a hotter and heavier helmet than the one I currently own. The Melrose has addressed both of these issues making it a comfortable and cool helmet that looks good while commuting around town on my Big Dummy.

The best improvements on this new model are the SIXTEEN vents! This helmet is actually cool! I cannot stress this enough… your head will come in contact with some much needed air. Plus, the Melrose uses Bern’s Zipmold Technology for a low profile fit that weighs less than other in-mold helmets.

The inside of the helmet is lined with a lightly padded surface that is adjustable with a dial. The lining gives it a customized and comfy fit. The liner has a neat visor attached to it which can shade your eyes from the sun when you need it, and can be flipped back when you don’t.

So now that Bern has addressed these issues, I can finally do what I have been wanting to do for a long time: change my current helmet for a Bern. I’m protecting my amazing brain and looking pretty good while doing so.

The Bern Melrose is available for purchase at Rather win one? Read on!

Special thanks to Ryan Murphy from Bern Unlimited for making this review possible for our readers. Interested in running a product review with Bike That AZ Up? Contact us today!

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Good luck everyone!


  • Winner will receive a free XS/S Bern Unlimited Melrose ladies urban helmet.
  • Bike That AZ Up will randomly pick a winner through Rafflecopter.
  • Giveaway closes October 7th 2015 11:59PM. Winner will be announced October 8th 2015.
  • Winner will be contacted by email. The winner will have three days to respond before they are disqualified and a new winner is chosen.
  • Must live in the USA.

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Special thanks to Josh Walker of Bern Unlimited for this giveaway. Interested in running a giveaway with Bike That AZ Up? Contact us today!

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