If you feel you're always the one falling on your head while skiing, or you're a keen park rider, or simply want good value for money, Alf's review on the Weston is sure to help you out.

PRICE: £59.99

WEBSITE: Bern Weston

WHAT THEY SAY: "The Weston is Bern's newest snow lid. This helmet features our ZipMold+ technology with an easy crank fit adjusting liner complete with goggle airflow channels. The Weston is a fully certified, brimless, ultra-lightweight snow specific lid."
Anon M3
A good all-rounder helmet, also perfect for park riders

WHAT ALF SAYS: At 400g, the Weston was one of the lightest helmets we tested, which obviously helps in the comfort stakes – you soon forget you’re wearing it, more so since it has no brim to potentially obstruct your field of vision.

Indeed, the fit is very good, with easy adjustment via a rear dial and very snug, fleece lined ear pads which are removable (although the liner isn’t). There are a total of seven vents, which are not adjustable – worth bearing in mind if your body temperature tends to fluctuate a lot when you’re riding.

The Weston uses Bern’s ‘Zipmold’ technology for a thinner, lighter design, and it also offers a higher strength-to-weight ratio than in-mould systems, so this would make it a good option if you tend to land on your head a lot – park riders should check it out!

Bern actually market the Weston at ‘50+ days a year’ riders who just want a good value ‘workhorse’ and it’s hard to argue that this lid doesn’t offer just that.

FOR: Lightweight and good value

AGAINST: Vents not adjustable; liner can’t be removed

Alf Alderson is an award-winning freelance ski journalist who will be working on gear reviews throughout the 2016/17 season for the Ski Club of Great Britain.

This review first appeared in the November issue of Ski+board - read it online here.