The climbing helmet is designed to protect you from several common climbing scenarios:
1 Rock or hardware is loose above you
2 You let go and hit the rock
3 you come out abnormal
All helmets must meet industry impact protection standards, and the top protection standard is greater than the side protection standard.
There are three main considerations for obtaining the right helmet:
The type of rock climbing you do
Make the right choice
Hard shell helmet
This durable traditional lid uses a super-hard shell, usually ABS plastic, with a strap suspension system and thin foam lining. This type of helmet has two main advantages: low price and long service life.
Shelled foam helmet
This lightweight style is protected by a thick polycarbonate shell with thick, impact-resistant polystyrene or polypropylene foam. This type of helmet has two main advantages: minimum weight and good ventilation.
Choose helmet by climbing type
Mountaineering and multi-pitch traditional climbing: When you drag a lot of equipment and wear a helmet for a long time, light weight and adequate ventilation are very important. So consider a foam helmet with a shell. In addition, choose a bright helmet color for mountaineering.
Ice climbing: Because you are easily affected by a large amount of falling debris, look for a shell foam model with a minimum ventilation area. You don't need much cooling, or a lot of openings to put anything that might rain.
Warm weather sports climbing: take a look at the shelled foam model with the most vents. Cool weather and single-pitch sport climbing: Because you can remove the helmet while waiting for your turn to climb or protect, you can choose to trade a comfortable foam model with a shell for the durability and economy of a hard shell.
Indoor climbing: Gym rules and liability waivers will determine whether helmets are required. Rockfall is not a problem, but if you need to wear a cool, lightweight shelled foam helmet is a reasonable choice.