Bern - Ski & Snowboard Helmet Size Chart

Bern use two different size charts for their helmets. Use the 'Single Sizes' chart for all Hard Hat (Brock Foam) or Team EPS (Thin Shell) Helmets.

Single SizesYour Head Size
XSSMLXLXXLXXXL
cm52-53.554-55.555.5-5757-5959-60.560.5-6262-63.5
Inches20.5-2121 21.821.8-22.522.5-23.223.2-23.823.8-24.524.5-25

Source: Bern

Use either size chart (depending on how it's labelled on the website or in your helmet) for Thin Shell (EPS) and Zip Mold Helmets.

Cross sizesYour Head Size
XS-SS-MM-LL-XLXL-XXLXXL-XXXL
cm52 - 55.554 - 5755.5 - 5957 - 60.559 - 6260.5 - 63.5
Inches20.5 - 2221 - 22.521.8 - 23.222.5 - 23.823.2 - 24.523.7 - 25

Source: Bern

In Our Opinion

Generally Bern snowboard & ski helmets fit according to the size chart above however differences in head shapes can cause helmets to feel tight or uncomfortable on some people.

We are confident in the fit of Bern ski and snowboard helmets because:

  • We have tried the helmets on ourselves, in a full range of models and sizes.
  • We monitor customer returns.
  • We see customers wearing the helmets in our Snowboard/Ski Shop
  • We have been selling them for years! 

A correctly fitting helmet is incredibly important. It ensures that the helmet functions as designed and offers the best level of protection possible. Because no two helmet manufacturers make their helmets the same it is important to measure your actual head size in centimetres (a small in one brand may be a medium in another). Follow the instructions below to ensure that you get the right size and correctly fitting helmet.

  • Measure around your head using a soft tape measure. 
  • Ensure the tape passes across the centre of the forehead, above the ears and over the natural bump at the back of the head.
  • Allow 1cm extra for long or thick hair, or if you intend to wear a beanie or balaclava under the helmet.
  • If you are at the top end of any of the sizes, we advise going for the larger size to accommodate different head shapes. If your head is exactly the same circumference as the helmet, because your head is unlikely to be the exact shape of the helmet it's unlikely to fit perfectly so a larger size will fit better.
  • There is no substitute for coming into store to try on a helmet! Our store location can be found HERE.
  • If you are unable to make it to our store to try on a helmet we suggest buying two different sizes and returning whichever size does not fit. Our returns policy can be found HERE
Head size guide

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