Helmet safety

How to choose a climbing helmet

There are many factors when choosing your perfect climbing helmet. Here are a few to consider:

  • Rotational management

    Make sure the helmet is designed with a low-friction layer like a Mips® safety system that’s intended to help reduce rotational force to the head during certain angled impacts.

  • Comfort and fit

    You’ll likely be wearing the helmet for long periods of time, so making sure it’s comfortable will ensure that you enjoy wearing it and will keep it on throughout your climbing activities.

  • Type of climbing

    From mountaineering to ice climbing to indoor workouts at the gym, there are lots of different ways to climb. Choose a helmet that’s best suited for the climate, terrain and needs of your climbing style.

  • Safety certifications

    Most climbing helmets available to consumers are required to meet certain safety requirements, but it’s best to double-check that it’s up to date with the latest regulations in your country.

  • Brand and style

    There are plenty of great choices of climbing helmets available today. Be sure to choose one from a brand you know and trust, with a color and style that you’ll enjoy wearing.

Frequently asked questions about Mips climbing helmets

Read more frequently asked questions here

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Science & Technology

Mips was born from science and research

Our founders have spent decades studying the relationship between brain injuries and helmet construction. This deep knowledge and unrivaled experience are behind the latest Mips technologies for safer helmets.

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