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From NY Magazine: The 11 Very Best Bike Helmets

Best (slightly sportier) commuter helmet

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Bern Watts 2.0 Bike Helmet
From $76

Intended use: Commuting | Safety: MIPS | Comfort and aesthetics: Ventilation, visor, round silhouette

Bern sent me this stylish and full-featured helmet last year, and I’ve been cycling in it all summer. Like the Thousand one, above, it has a specific, somewhat equestrian look that’s arguably more flattering than some of the more road touring–style helmets listed here. Unlike the Thousand, it has a decent amount of ventilation, which has made my life easier when biking to the beach on New York City’s unshaded streets. The dial fit is intuitive and comfortable, and while this is a hefty-looking helmet, it’s surprisingly lightweight on the head. The Watts is compatible with Bern’s clip-in USB-rechargeable light, sold separately. The brand also offers an optional cold-weather bike beanie.

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