Our top pick? The Half Dome Climbing Helmet by Black Diamond
It might look cool to forego wearing a helmet while climbing, but I'll tell you what definitely doesn't look cool: lying in a hospital bed with a severe concussion (or God forbid, worse). Okay, that's not exactly a pleasant thought, but I hope you get my point. A helmet is an absolutely essential piece of equipment no matter how experienced you think you are, because ultimately, gravity is not your friend. I don't want to get too scientific on you, but the kinetic energy equation (KE = 0.5*m*v^2) really doesn't work in your favour if you're on the receiving end of even just a tiny rock or bit of debris falling from above - it'll deliver a serious thumping! But anyway, you get the gist.
What we have for you today is a comprehensive guide outlining the 10 best climbing helmets, ordered based on their price, protection, comfortability, adjustability, and most importantly, whether they have been officially certified for climbing (as there are a disconcerting amount out there that aren't!). Enjoy!
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