Known for its snow, skate, ski, and commuting helmets, Bern dips its toes into the road cycling market with the FL 1 MIPS Helmet. In contrast to the sea of overly streamlined lids, this helmet brings an edgy aesthetic and boasts industry leading protection to cover everything from going off the front of a local Tuesday Night Worlds peloton to dodging errant chipmunks on your daily commute. MIPS, which is short for Multi Directional Protection System, is a strategically anchored, thin liner on the inside of the helmet that looks exceptionally simple but serves a big purpose. That little liner is designed to move independently of the helmet shell and reduce impact force on your brain compared to standard, non MIPS helmets. It may cost a hair more than a similar non MIPS equipped helmet, but if you do happen to crash, MIPS reduces your risk of concussion and dramatically increases your chances of walking away without a head injury. Bern recognizes that while safety is of utmost importance, we also really enjoy being comfortable in the saddle, so it incorporates 18 vents to facilitate ample cooling airflow. A Bern Yoke adjustment system allows 360 degrees of adjustability so you can customize the fit to perfectly match your dome for a comfortable, protected ride every time you clip in.