Alpine climbing, bouldering, canyoneering. Whether it’s quick sport climbs or multi-pitch days, one of your most important gear choices is a high-quality climbing helmet.
When you reach the crux, that make-or-break move on a tough climbing route, the last thing you want to worry about is your helmet. Mips focuses on safety, so you can focus on the climb.
There are many factors when choosing your perfect climbing helmet. Here are a few to consider:
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.
This is the most important one to get right. 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.
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.
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.
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.