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Monday, November 09, 2009

My bike helmet

I used to ride around Manhattan without a helmet (busted), but then Alex bought me this Bern version, and I fell in love with it. The shape is more like a skateboarding or ski helmet than a traditional bike one, and it's super comfy and doesn't make your head too hot. (It also looks cute with red lipstick.)

61 comments:

maggie said...

i have one of the danish bike helmets and it's pretty cute.

anabela / fieldguided said...

I have this exact helmet in white! I get stopped on the street by people asking where I bought it (Sweet Pete's, Toronto!) -- definitely an attention-grabber. So nice to have a non-hideous bike helmet.

Sal said...

When I last bought a new helmet, I considered this one, but figured it WOULD make my head hot because it lacked ventilation ... next time I'll spring for one!

Joanna Goddard said...

no way, anabela! so funny. we could be bike twins.

Vivi said...

Cute helmet and I was going to ask what was up with the previous post and the lack of head safety! :)

Abbey said...

i'm so glad to hear you are wearing one! and it is very cool looking!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

This is cute. I hate my bike helmet. I always attempt to sneak away without it, but my husband always catches me!! But honestly, it makes me look like some odd, green, lilliputian warrior.

tiffany said...

That's super cute! And, BRAVO to you for wearing a helmet, super important. One of my good friends just crashed here in San Francisco and her helmet probably saved her life!

my name is lauren. said...

bern must make snowboard helmets too, cause we were just looking at them this weekend at a snowboard shop and they had one that looked exactly the same as yours. what a cute bike helmet it makes!

Caroline, no. said...

how are the hair flattening issues? I hate my helmet but obv is essential. (especially in London!) it messes up my hair, tho. It's just the old fashioned alien head kind.

Joanna Goddard said...

pamela, so funny! alex used to be like, "are you wearing your lid? where's your lid?" :)

little room la said...

I love the shape - so unique! and the YSL Parisienne site is beautiful. I love how each person is so real and the cute quotes along with their picture! looking forward to more!

Cristin said...

love the design!

xo,
cristin @ simplified bee

A Good Thing Happened Today said...

I have just bought a helmet from amazon, it is like a skater helmet but it is in pink! So cute! xx

Sarah said...

yup, this is nice. I hate that most bike helmets are ugly. But it's against the law here to not wear a helmet. Isn't it in the States? it makes me cringe when I see people cycling without one because you really do take your life in your hands when cycling. It can be a dangerous pursuit!

Christina said...

That's sweet. And you're right it is cute.

kim said...

what a cute little helmet!!! i don't have a bike because i'm too far from the city. maybe I can just wear it around the house? :)

Blue Is Bleu said...

I'm glad you're wearing a helmet!! I'm a big advocate, plus I grew up in Australia where you get stopped by police for not wearing one hehe

Sloan said...

Alright, you've inspired me. I bike everywhere, helmetless. I'm buying these for my husband and I.

celena said...

i have this in shiny red! love it!

Joanna Goddard said...

yes! sloane, do it! :)

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

Red lipstick with dark grey helmet. Love it. Practical and girly at the same time!

Dawn said...

Bern helmets are the best! My boyfriend has one that with a wool plaid/fleece liner for the winter. Thanks for posting this.

Michelle said...

Cute, do they make a whole body helmet? That is what I would need to ride in a city, I am so clumsy.

mosey said...

ah nice. It's so hard to find a cool bike helmet and this one's great! thanks!

Juliana said...

I recently bought Bern's Muse helmet in cranberry and feel more chic wearing it while riding my Pashley than my racing bike helmet.

koala said...

A bit too militant for me.

c said...

Do you think you can wear this for skiing? I need one and this is so cute...

May said...

Really would like to see you wearing the helmet and the lipstick! Please?

Nora said...

I rock a Bern, too, and sometimes even w/ red lipstick.

Sexy -- er, make that SAFETY -- first!

Sarah C said...

oooo! this is so my next rei purchase!!

(my puppy recently ate my big dorky helmet... but that is no excuse to be riding my not-bike-friendly streets unprotected!)

Joanna Goddard said...

"my puppy ate my helmet." i love it :)

Joanna Goddard said...

C, i think so -- check out their website, they talk about which helmets are good for skiing, skating, etc. http://www.bernunlimited.com/

Mary-Laure said...

MUST become a good girl and start wearing a bike helmet... Sigh.

Andrew said...

Kudos on the stylee head wrap. I use the Fox Transition, it is similar to yours except it has forward facing air vents. The day I got it I went head first into a fence playing bike polo and dented it. But helmets like these are designed to withstand multiple crashes. Thanks for hosting a cool bike blog.

dc said...

i wear a bern helmet and red lipstick!!

Alexandra said...

Oh my goodness, Joanna please post more about cute bike gear, since you love la bicicleta! I suspect a lot of us (me) are in the dark about cute bike gear ... and growing up in SoCal skate culture, they always used light scare tactics to persuade us to helmet-up so it wasn't 'dorky'

Anonymous said...

I was wondering about helmet-wearing for the hipster bikers. It seems that in all photos of cute bikers there's no evidence of a helmet! Glad to see you're protecting your noggin.

courtney said...

I used to hate wearing helmets (sweaty helmet hair, ugly colored plastic...) but then my husband got into a bad mountain bike accident and the doctor said he could have died if it wasn't for that ugly huge piece of plastic. Since then, I've become a huge advocate for them :)

So happy you found a cute one! Mine is no where close to this attractive!

chelsea said...

love it!

lauren haupt said...

so cute! and safe - bonus! if only I could convince my fiance to wear a helmet...

un bel oiseau said...

oh gosh, you're fabulous. my helmet is so dorky. thanks for this!

stephanie said...

oh that's way better than the dorky helmet i'm using...sending to my husband now... hint hint :)

Stephanie said...

I agree. Much cuter than traditional bike helmets.

Especially with red lipstick. ;)

stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

Kerri Lynne said...

busted is right. food for thought: a close family friend of ours was biking to work one day and was struck by a drunk driver, at no fault of his own. at only 19 years old, he's now severely disabled.

that helmet is chic, so now you have no excuses :)

Peonies and Polaroids said...

I'm so glad you got a helmet. I get really mad and start shouting (although no one but Nye can hear me) whenever we pass a cyclist without one.

(I blame a video we were made to watch in primary school where a kid fell off their bike and their head smashed open. Turned out their 'head' was actually a watermelon, but it certainly got the message across!)

mintjewels said...

i've been wondering about these helmets ever since i saw a lovely lady zoom by with one on. i was going to say thanks for the brand and then i saw a fellow torontoer who had commented with a shop that carries them here. yay! i love your blog and blogland!!

Dottie said...

I have a Bern helmet, too. It's my winter helmet and came with a winter insert, including ear flaps. Much more stylish than sporty racing helmets.

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StephDrake said...

I have this exact helmet in cherry red. I got it for my birthday to go with my 1977 religh stowaway bicycle. Its fab, I will admit to walking round my flat in it for a good portion of the day.

Prem said...

I like the bike helmets that look more like skate helmets. A couple of brands that I like include bern and triple 8. You can see them at http://zoobom.com

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CASTLEMAKER said...

i have the same helmet and i love it, but i think i look just like the 'great kazoo' in it. if i'm wearing it when i see friends, i greet them by saying, "hello dumb-dumb", just like he used to say to fred.

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Frau Onk said...

Hi Jo, I just bought the same one today, but chose the brown version of it. Since I saw it on your website I was thinking about this helmet and today it was lying right in front of me.
The cool thing is that I can wear it together with my mountainbike and as well with my old bike from the 20s.
Cheers from Germany, Sonja

BooBooNinja said...

This post popped up at the bottom of your "how to hail a cab" in NYC post.

I have this helmet too!
I love how it makes me feel like I'm a character out of a Marios Brothers videogame. Maybe one of the mushroom characters. Anyway, it's cute. :)

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Bean Sprout said...

Not to be a downer, but Bern and Nutcase get terrible safety ratings:
http://bikeportland.org/2012/05/31/nutcase-bern-helmets-receive-poor-impact-rating-from-consumer-reports-72616

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