Gear Institute Expert Test Menu

Climbing Helmets

Mammut Wall Rider

88

2016

Mammut Wall Rider

The Mammut Wall Rider is a lightweight, well-ventilated molded foam helmet with a partial plastic shell.

Petzl Sirocco

87

2016

Petzl Sirocco

The Petzl Sirocco is a lightweight molded foam helmet with no plastic outer shell.

Camp Speed 2.0

82

2016

Camp Speed 2.0

The C.A.M.P. Speed 2.0 is a well-ventilated and versatile molded foam helmet for rock and ice climbing and ski mountaineering. 

Black Diamond Vapor

86

2016

Black Diamond Vapor

The Black Diamond Vapor is a lightweight, molded foam climbing and mountaineering helmet. 

Singing Rock Penta

89

2016

Singing Rock Penta

The Singing Rock Penta is a lightweight, well-ventilated molded foam helmet.

Beal Atlantis

82

2016

Beal Atlantis

The Beal Atlantis is a lightweight, molded foam helmet for ice and rock climbing and mountaineering.

Trango Zenith Helmet

90

2014

Trango Zenith Helmet

The Trango Zenith is great for rock and ice climbers looking for a good value on a lightweight molded foam helmet that is lighter and more protective than traditional hard shell helmets. 

Singing Rock Kappa Helmet

84

2013

Singing Rock Kappa Helmet

The Singing Rock Kappa is great for climbers looking for a helmet that has the protection of impact absorbing foam with the durability of a hard plastic shell.

Trango CPU Helmet

74

2013

Trango CPU Helmet

The Trango CPU (Cranial Protection Unit) helmet is probably going to be most attractive for climbers or institutional programs looking for a durable helmet that will hold with repeated use and abuse and is simple to use and adjust.

Mammut El Cap Helmet

87

2013

Mammut El Cap Helmet

The Mammut El Cap is a great all-day helmet for trad climbers looking for a fully-featured lid.

Grivel Air Tech Helmet

89

2013

Grivel Air Tech Helmet

The Grivel Air Tech helmet is best for climbers who want to wear a helmet in a variety of situations but don’t want the weight or poor ventilation of traditional helmets.

C.A.M.P. Speed Helmet

92

2013

C.A.M.P. Speed Helmet

As the lightest climbing helmet on the market, the Speed makes it easy to wear a helmet in all forms of climbing, although the helmet will take a beating quickly unless you take care of it.

C.A.M.P. Armour Helmet

82

2013

C.A.M.P. Armour Helmet

This helmet has an eye on the mass market, not the specialty climber. The C.A.M.P. Armour is a great helmet for price conscious buyers.