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CAMP Rock Star

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
photo: CAMP Rock Star climbing helmet

I'd love it way more if it were more adjustable


  • Tough shell
  • Inexpensive
  • Strong
  • Good visibility


  • Runs small
  • Not overly adjustable
  • Heavy compared to similar helmets

This helmet has a killer shell, it's cheap, but it is super tight on my melon.

I bought mine online. This was my first helmet and I wanted something simple. I see a lot of these helmets on climbers, especially people who rent their gear, leading me to think they are pretty durable.  This helmet however, was a little too simple. The size large looked like a swim cap on my size 7-3/8 head. It hurt my forehead it was so tight. The straps didn't do much to adjust the position on my head either.

It's a take-it-or-leave-it affair: either it fits or it doesn't. So I gave it to my 10-year-old son and he loves it and hasn't found a way to destroy it yet, which says a lot.

We do mostly sport climbs and we occasionally head into the mountains for scrambles where loose rock is a real problem.

The closed cell foam inside is definitely durable and the shell feels like hard Tupperware and can definitely take a hit and keep on going.  I never though it had been much tested by falling rock until I examined it after our last trip and noticed several small nicks from marble and golf ball sized rocks that might have stung, were it not for the helmet.

This workhorse skid lid has NO bells or whistles but if it fits you it might just last a lifetime.

My other, more modern, helmet is much lighter and has more adjustable suspension and newer helmets are lighter still.  However if you need inexpensive coverage that allows really good visibility consider this one.


On the summit with his No big deal pose.  The time stamp isn't correct.  I think it was more like 10:41 AM than PM.


A perfect fit for a pre-teen boy

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $35.95

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Price MSRP: $49.95
Current Retail: $49.95
Historic Range: $19.98-$49.95
Reviewers Paid: $35.95
Weight 390 g / 13.8 oz
Size 53-60 cm / 20.9 – 23.6 in
Shell Material Polypropylene
Certification EN 12492 certified
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