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Climbing Helmet Shop

The market for climbing helmets is huge, and offers a wide range of choices. You are sure to find the right helmet for your needs at Bergzeit; we carry over 50 climbing helmets of all renowned brands in our online shop.

Climbing Helmet Variations

Climbing helmets are important - and not just as protection in the event of a fall. Falling rocks can be especially dangerous when climbing, especially in alpine areas. The helmet's weight is no longer an excuse for not having one, thanks to ligh-weight composite materials. You can find two different types of climbing helmets in our online shop: Inmoulding-helmets, made completely from styrofoam with a thin plastic shell, weigh in under 300 g and are among the lightest helmets; hybrid models are part styrofoam, part hard plastic shell, and weigh a bit more.

So which helmet is best for which use? Those looking for a robust climing helmet for classic mountaineering that may end up stuffed into the bottom of a climbing backpack should go for a hybrid model. The lighter inmoulding-helmets on the other hand are better suited for sport climbing and via ferrata, and can also be used when it is necessary to cut weight. Both helmet types conform to the European norm for climbing helmets (EN 12492). Browse the large selection of climbing helmets online in our climbing helmet shop.

Climbing Helmet Features

Ventilation is a highly important feature fro climbing helmets - too much and one will be cold, while not enough will make one sweat unnecessarily. Of course the decision should be made while taking into account the climate. A heavily ventilated helmet for example is great for big-wall climbs in the summer sun. Some helmets are even conceived for dual use, meeting the European norm for ski helmets (EN 1077) as well. Why not kill two birds with one helmet? Also make sure that your climbing helmet features a headlamp attachment if you plan on spending even minimal amount of time using it at night.

Kid's Climbing Helmets

Due to their smaller head size children need special helmets. Find great deals in children's climbing helmets in our shop! As with adult helmets it is important to make sure that helmet fits well and be prevented from slipping by an adjustable chin strap. Browse our online shop for kid's helmets that double as a bike helmet.

Climbing Helmet Selection

Feel free to browse the large selection of climbing helmets in our online shop! One of our most popular helmets is the Salewa climbing helmet Toxo 2.0, thanks in large part to its excellent value at an affordable price. The hybrid helmet features a place to attach a headlamp and is available in four different colours.

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Climbing Helmet

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Armour Climbing Helmet Camp

Armour Climbing Helmet

Climbing helmet with good fit

£42.95 Reg. £53.95
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Armour Climbing Helmet Camp

Armour Climbing Helmet

Climbing helmet with good fit

£53.95 Reg. £53.95
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Ultralight Kids Climbing Helmet Edelrid

Ultralight Kids Climbing Helmet

Durable climbing helmet for kids

£44.95 Reg. £44.95
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Ultralight Kids Climbing Helmet Edelrid

Ultralight Kids Climbing Helmet

Durable climbing helmet for kids

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Picchu Kids Helmet Petzl

Picchu Kids Helmet

Light & comfortable climbing and cycling helmet for kids

£39.95 Reg. £39.95
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Picchu Kids Helmet Petzl

Picchu Kids Helmet

Light & comfortable climbing and cycling helmet for kids

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Helmut Climbing Helmet AustriAlpin

Helmut Climbing Helmet

Light helmet with good fit and ventilation

£62.95 Reg. £62.95
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Meteor 4 Climbing Helmet Petzl

Meteor 4 Climbing Helmet

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Light climbing helmet with great ventilation

£75.95 Reg. £75.95
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Meteor 4 Climbing Helmet Petzl

Meteor 4 Climbing Helmet

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Light climbing helmet with great ventilation

£75.95 Reg. £75.95
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Meteor 4 Climbing Helmet Petzl

Meteor 4 Climbing Helmet

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Light climbing helmet with great ventilation

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Vector W's climbing helmet Black Diamond

Vector W's climbing helmet

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Great fitting women's climbing helmet

£80.95 Reg. £80.95
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Ultralight climbing helmet Edelrid

Ultralight climbing helmet

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Classic climbing helmet - award winning design and rugged design

£44.95 Reg. £44.95
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Half Dome climbing helmet blizzard Black Diamond

Half Dome climbing helmet blizzard

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Classic climbing helmet reloaded

£48.95 Reg. £48.95
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Grid 61 Climbing Helmet Skylotec

Grid 61 Climbing Helmet

Rigid foam climbing helmet, individually adaptable

£64.95 Reg. £80.95
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Half Dome climbing helmet blizzard Black Diamond

Half Dome climbing helmet blizzard

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Classic climbing helmet reloaded

£48.95 Reg. £48.95
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Half Dome climbing helmet blizzard Black Diamond

Half Dome climbing helmet blizzard

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Classic climbing helmet reloaded

£48.95 Reg. £48.95
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Kids Tracer Climbing Helmet Black Diamond

Kids Tracer Climbing Helmet

Children's climbing helmet - lightweight, comfortable and reliable

£49.95 Reg. £62.95
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Vayu Climbing Helmet Salewa

Vayu Climbing Helmet

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Light and well-ventilated climbing helmet

£125.95 Reg. £125.95
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Vega Climbing Helmet Salewa

Vega Climbing Helmet

Light and well-ventilated climbing helmet

£89.95 Reg. £89.95
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Vega Climbing Helmet Salewa

Vega Climbing Helmet

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Light and versatile climbing helmet with very good air circulation

£89.95 Reg. £89.95
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Climbing Helmet Buyer's Guide

Climbing Helmet Buyer's Guide

CLIMBING HELMETS – A MUST IN STEEP AND ROCKY TERRAIN

Never go lidless! One of the most important pieces of safety equipment when climbing is a helmet. And it doesn't do much good when dangling from a backpack – a helmet should be worn on one's head at all times when climbing.

"How could this happen?"

A commonly asked asked question when investigating accidents in the mountains. A helmet may not always have saved the person in question, but as mountain guides we often see mountaineers (or those who think of themselves as such) in dangerous situations and places known for rockfall, without helmets.

Rockfall is a common occurance in the mountains, and often has devastating consequences; a single falling pebble can gain enough momentum to puncture the skull or cause other serious injuries. When climbing a difficult route the last thing you want to have to worry about is trying to dodge falling rocks. All the same, plenty of alpinists decide to forgo a potentially life-saving climbing helmet - either out of ignorance, or in blatant disregard of the dangers.

Helmet care

When cleaning your climbing helmet, only use water and very mild soap and let the helmet dry at room temperature. Under no circumstances should one use chemical cleaning agents or solvents.

Bringing the helmet in contact with chemicals not explicitly recommended by the manufacturer can compromise its structural integrity. Besides cleaners, such chemicals can also include paint or the adhesive of large stickers.

Bike helmets are ill-suited for climbing due to their large vents.

Not all helmets are the same

Ever since specific safety norms for climbing helmets were introduced, most people have realized that they are not suited for all kinds of sports use. Of course there are helmets that are suited for multiple-sports use, e.g. for mountaineering, biking and canyoneering. However, these multifunctional helmets are specially tested for their various uses, and labelled accordingly. Sports-specific helmets should never be used for anything besides what they were designed for.

 

 

Stubai climbing helmet with a useful headlamp mounting option.

Adjusting your climbing helmet

While comfort is important, a helmet must also have a snug and secure fit for it to provide adequate protection. It is best to make sure the helmet fits well to begin with; the fit can then be fine-tuned using the adjustment wheel at the back of the helmet, so that it fits snugly without constricting.

A small test confirms whether or the not the helmet fits correctly: Shake your head from side to side and up and down without fastening the chin strap. If the helmet does not slip or shift significantly, it fits well. Now the chin strap - which should only keep the helmet from being knocked off or falling off - can be be fastened as well. The chin strap should feel comfortable and not inhibit opening one's mouth wide or breathing deeply.

The reason is simple: Climbing helmets designed to provide optimum protection from falling rocks may be of little use during a mountain biking crash, and vice versa. Unfortunately there is no simple test for a helmet's stability that can be performed in-store or without potentially damaging the helmet. Here one must trust in the norms, which are tested along UIAA guidelines.

 

Worst-case scenario: Rockfall

After a hard hit, a helmet should be retired, even if there is no visible damage. The helmet's structural integrity could be compromised, which might mean that it would not be able to withstand another impact.

Frequent lateral loading (as often occurs when a backpack containing the helmet is sat on) can damage a helmet over time as well, causing to not be able to absorb a full impact and potentially leading to serious head injuries.

By Alexander Römer (Head of the Hauser Alpin Mountaineering School), with permission of BERGSTEIGER Magazine.