Rock Climbing Helmet

Helmets are built to protect the climber from falling rock, ice, or from impact during a fall. Rock climbing helmets should comply with standards and be approved and documented by a certification of compliance.

Materials Used in Making Climbing Helmets

The outer shell of rock climbing helmets are commonly made from these types of materials: Polycarbonate shell, hard plastic, polyethylene, polycarbonate or fiberglass. The inner shell is made for fitting comfort and distributing impact force. The inner shell is usually a foam liner or harness system.

Features of Climbing Helmets

Adjustability: Helmets for climbing should fit tight but not uncomfortably tight. There should be no gap between the head and inner suspension. The padding should press firmly and uniformly in pressure all the way around the head. The chin strap should be adjustable and circumference harness system.

Ventilation: The holes for ventilation on climbing helmets are small to limit rocks and dirt from getting inside. Many helmets provide option for plugging top side vents during cold weather. Some vent on the side using small holes or side ports.

Weight: The weight of a climbing helmet varies from about 10 oz / 280 grams, to 17 oz / 480 grams. Choose your helmet based on the importance of weight, considering the tradeoffs.

Recommended use: Many indoor climbers don't wear helmets--most gyms / climbing walls do not require their use. However, when climbing outdoors on rock or ice, rappelling, or cave climbing, it's pretty important to wear one. Protective head gear used in other sports, or construction hard hats should not be substituted. Climbing helmets are designed to excel in different climbing environments: Rock, big wall, face, mountaineering, ice, and cave climbing are different environments. Choose a helmet with the features required the particular sport. Each manufacturer provides a recommend use.

Warranty: This varies by manufacturer and varies widely. Check the warranty for each climbing helmet individually.

Care of your rock climbing helmet. Do not sit or step on it. When you finish climbing, wipe it down with a moist cloth inside and out. Store it in a cool, dark, and dry location with other climbing gear. Dry it by hanging it on a clothesline. Check it out before climbing, look for signs of wear or damage.

Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet
$44.95
Critical Cycles Classic Commuter Bike/Skate/Multi Sport CM-1 Helmet
Options: $22.99 - $24.99
Tontron Climbing Caving Work Helmet
$39.93
Fusion Meka Work Climbing Helmet
$42.25
Mammut Skywalker 2 Climbing Helmet
Options: $59.95 - $97.47
Petzl - ELIOS, Durable Multi-Purpose Helmet
Options: $56.52 - $75.00
Tactical Crusader Lightweight Tactical Helmet
Options: $28.60 - $31.95
Petzl Picchu Climbing Helmet
Options: $56.25 - $59.95
Camp USA Rock Star Climbing Helmet
$47.90
Black Diamond Vector Helmet
$65.62
MonkeyJack High Strength ABS Helmet Hard Hat for Rock Climbing Caving Mountaineering Adult Size
$31.99
Black Diamond Vapor Helmet
Options: $104.23 - $189.25
Petzl Women's Elia 2016 Climbing Helmet
Options: $59.96 - $75.00
Fusion Climb Meka II Climbing Bungee Zipline Mountain Safety Protection Helmet, Yellow/Black
$54.23
Lixada GUB Adults Cycling Helmet Ourdoor Multi-Sport Skating Rock Climbing Scooter Protective Safety Helmet Head Guard
$23.99
Mammut Rock Rider Climbing Helmet
$79.95
MagiDeal Portable Folding Nylon Outdoor Mountaineering Rock Climbing Tree Arborist Rope Bag & Ground Sheet + Safety Helmet
$48.99
Liberty Mountain Combi Rock Helmet
Options: $46.65 - $67.41
MonkeyJack Portable Folding Outdoor Mountaineering Rock Climbing Tree Arborist Rope Bag & Ground Sheet + Safety Helmet Construction Aerial Work Hard Hat
$43.99
Petzl Meteor Helmet
Options: $59.00 - $99.95
Mammut 2220-00050 UNI-Sex Skywalker 2
Options: $59.95 - $64.00
MagiDeal Professional Climbing Hard Hat Helmet Caving Rescue Head Protector for Kids
$30.99
SUNVP Multi Sport Helmet Impact Resistance Safe Children Bicycle Helmet Protective Head Guard For Rock Climbing Cycling Drift Riding Bike
Options: $29.99 - $64.99
MagiDeal Outdoor Mountaineering Helmet Safety Climbing Kayaking Rappelling Abseiling Rescue Protect Gear - 5 Colors - White
$31.99
Alfamo Cooling Towel for Sports, Workout, Fitness, Gym, Yoga, Pilates, Travel, Camping & More
Options: $8.99 - $99.99
MagiDeal Ultralight Tree Rock Climbing Safety Helmet Caving Rappelling Abseiling Heightwork Rescue Hard Hat Construction Head Protector + Right Hand Ascender
$52.99
Singing Rock Penta Climbing Helmet
Options: $62.95 - $82.87
AYAMAYA Climbing Gear 8 Descender [2 Pack], 35KN/3500kg Rescue Figure 8 Descender Rigging Plate High Strength Aluminum Rappel Device Equipment for Rappelling Belaying Rock Climbing,Blue
$39.99
Generic Outdoor Mountaineering Safety Helmet Rock Climbing Tree Rigging Downhill Rappelling Survival Kayaking Protection Gear Hard Hat - 5 Colors Available - Blue
$31.99
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