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Climbing Helmets

The best climbing helmets, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Climbing Helmet Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Half Dome

Light, comfortable, good value. Great light and packable helmet for general climbing, I like this helmet for its simplicity and functionality. It's lighter than stated. I weighed mine using a high quality digital scale, tarred and calibrated, and it was 340 gm. The adjustment dial and buckle work with ease and can be operated with gloves on. The headlamp strap holders are also simple and effective. It vents well and is quite comfortable, even on my shaved head. Just the right amount of padding in… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Petzl Sirocco

The lightweight, and seemingly styrofoam structure of this helmet make it intimidating, but after hard use it has turned out to be an excellent helmet. Finally fed up with my old Lucky brand helmet from the '90s I decided to shop for a new one. I decided I wanted lightweight, and something much more comfortable then my current helmet. So my choices came down to the Petzl Meteor, Black Diamond Vapour, and the Petzl Sirocco.  The Meteor didn't fit me, so that went out. Originally I had thrown out… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Half Dome

Very comfortable and durable helmet. Great quality for use on rock and ice. I've used this helmet on rock and ice, and it has definitely help up well and done its job. While looking at helmet options, I had debated the options for weights, but I went with this durable helmet over other lightweight options.  This helmet isn't much heavier, but I prefer the extra protection the Half Dome provides. The sizing has been easy to adjust, and it feels very comfortable. I have the blue color, and it looks… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Half Dome

Another classic helmet. Great for the price. "Promise me Dad, that you won't get me a helmet like yours or my brother's." She mostly meant that she didn't want an orange or red helmet but to be sure I ran the Half Dome by her first and after approval, placed the order. This is the third helmet I have bought and, after two seasons of sport climbing and easy scrambling, we don't regret it. Besides the Camp Rock Star, this is probably the most common helmet I see climbing. Since my oldest wanted a… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Half Dome

Lightweight helmet with an awesome fit. I have a larger head and ordered the M/L Half Dome and couldn't be happier with it. The fit is perfect. The dial on the back truly gives me a custom-feeling fit that isn't too tight but is very form fitting. The chin strap and buckles are placed just right so that nothing rubs uncomfortably on my face, jaw, chin, etc. I can't guarantee this helmet would work equally well for every user, but wearing this makes me feel like I got a custom-fitted brain bucket… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
CAMP Rock Star

I'd love it way more if it were more adjustable 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… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Mammut Skywalker 2

When you need a helmet this is one of many good options This is my second climbing helmet. I wanted a better fit and suspension system and I got it. On the summit of Mt. Rainier On the summit of Mt. Hood Icicle Ridge Crevasse rescue class, with a TS cap of course Kaleetan Peak All helmets are tested to the same standard, so what I like about this one is the adjustability: it fits me in the summer, and in winter with a beanie underneath, and I like the suspension system. It is easy to adjust when… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Mammut Skywalker 2

I just got mine. It handled the rocks on the Bells well and after 12 hours it still didn't bother me. Straps comfortable vented well. It's a good helmet, go for it. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Half Dome

I have used this a dozen times rock climbing over the past 2 months. It is really lightweight and easily adjustable. I use it while lead climbing as well as belaying. Winter hats fit under it well and it can quickly be adjusted between climbers. It's not a suspension helmet so I don't know how well it protects you from falling objects. However, if you're looking for a lightweight, versatile helmet, this is it. Full review