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Is this a multi impact helmet? Also would...

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Is this a multi impact helmet? Also would this be a good helmet to get for both mountain biking and snowboarding combined. If not what would be a good helmet for this? Thanks

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While many of the Bern helmets are rated as multi impact helmets this one is not. It is constructed with EPS foam which is good at absorbing many little hits but should be considered compromised if it sustains a large impact. You would want the Bern helmet with Brock Foam to get the multi-impact rating. However the Brock Foam does not meet CPSC standards for action sports helmets

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To clarify a little: the EPS helmet is designed to save you from one potentially catastrophic fall and then be thrown away. It is not designed to take lots of moderate hits without degrading.