Buyers Guide to Helmets
We sell 4 different brands of helmets, below in as overview of their
different features to help you choose the right helmets for you. All
helmets must pass the strict Cyclechic criteria of being safe, comfortable
and of course stylish!
Page 1: Bern
Page 3: Nutcase
Page 4: YAKKAY
Page 5: Sawako Furuno
Page 6: How to measure your head
Bern are an American company who specialise in action sport head
protection, pads and apparel for the skateboard, ski, snowboard, bike, kayak
and wakeboard community
Bern helmets are available in 2 options: the EPS or the Hard Hats. Both use the
same ABS high impact shell.
The difference is in the inner lining of the helmet:
The EPS is using the standard foam as on any other cycling helmet. It's hard
foam which can take only one severe impact as the EPS foam cells will crush
completely. Were you to drop your helmet on the asphalt for instance, you
would need to check for cracks and if there were any, replace the helmet
The Bern EPS helmet has the following certifications: CE EN1078 for cycling, CE
EN1077 & ASTM 2040 for snow, CPSC for cycling and skating.
The hard hat uses patented foam called Brock™. This foam was developed by
Bern, as they wanted to offer a multiple impact helmet to their athletes. The
Brock™ foam will act as a cushion on small impacts as it is more elastic than the
EPS foam. Bern also tried to improve the breathability of the helmet and the
Brock™ foam gives an improved air circulation and sucks moisture from your
skin, keeping you cool and dry. See more information & images on Berns
Once you have decided on what type of foam you prefer, there are different
The Watt (left) with air vents. The Muse (middle) and Baker (right) without air
XS: 52-53.5cm S: 53.5-55cm M: 55-57cm
L: 59-60cm XL: 59-60.5cm XXL: 60.5-62cm
Sizing Note for Hard Hats – Due to the nature of the Brock foam the Hard
hats sizes can fluxuate from batch to batch. Please double check the sizing on
each product page for the Hard hats as we may have altered it according to that
particular batch. If you are not sure what size you will be or you are borderline
between sizes please call or email us and we will advise you.
email@example.com or 0207 613 7316
The Bern Nino and Nina helmets have been specifically sized for children’s
smaller heads. Bern is using a foam called Zip Mold™ which is their patent-
pending liquid injected high impact foam fused to a tough polycarbonate shell.
It means that the foam is seamless, tapered and thinner and therefore ultra
light, which is ideal for the little ones.
The Zip Mold™ helmet has the following certifications: CE EN1078 for cycling,
CPSC for cycling and skating & ASTM 2040 for snow.
Nutcase helmets use the same EPS technology as the Bern helmets. As before,
this is the standard foam for cycling helmets. The outer is an ABS injection shell.
The Nutcase helmets have the following certifications: CPSC & CE EN 1078 Multi
Sport Standard Safety.
Nutcase are a lightweight helmet and are well ventilated making them a good
Size wise, the Nutcase helmet is conveniently adjustable by using foam pads.
You get 4 foam pads of differing widths with the helmet and they Velcro on and
off so you can find the one that fits you. The S/M helmets covers 52-60cm heads
and fits most adults.
Interior of the helmet – showing the removable pads.
Now all you have to do is choose the pattern!
Yakkay helmets are using the standard EPS foam.
What makes a Yakkay helmet unique compared to others is that is a helmet
base with interchangeable hat cover that simply slide over the top: suddenly you
are not wearing a helmet but a hat which becomes an accessory to your outfit!
The Yakkay helmet meets the European CE EN1078 standard and is waiting for
the USA CSPC certification.
Size wise, you will have to measure your head to as Yakkay helmets come in
small, medium and large. You can also adjust the helmet to your head with a
number of adhesive foam circles which have the added advantage that air can
circulate between them. When you are riding your bicycle, air will be pushed into
the helmet, and pleasantly cool down your head. In addition, your head will stay
dry in rainy weather, as the covers are designed without open holes. The
hardest will be to choose the cover!
SIZE CHART FOR THE YAKKAYS
S: 53 ‐ 55cm M: 55 ‐ 57cm L: 57 ‐ 59cm
Here’s a link to a video that demonstrates how you attach the cover and fit the
Sawako Furuno helmets
What make the Sawako Furuno helmets unique are the feminine Japanese
inspired patterns of them.
They come in one size, which covers 54-58cm. There is an adjustable dial at
the back to alter the size.
How to measure your head
Step 1: Place a tape measure round your head ensuring it covers the widest
point at the back of your head.
Step 2: Run the tape Measure round to the front of the head so it sits just
above the ears on either side.
Step3: Take your measurement from the middle of the forehead and compare
with the relevant chart on the product page http://www.cyclechic.co.uk/