• Grivel Stealth Helmet

      MSRP: $99.95   Excuses for not wearing helmets have gotten thin. The argument that a helmet is heavy, restricts your fluidity, or makes you look like you have an unnaturally large brain no longer … Continue reading "Grivel Stealth Helmet"
  • Petzl Boreo Helmet

      MSRP: $64.95 BEST FOR: Rock climbing, mountaineering, alpine adventures   Each year, helmet technology gets better. The outer shells get more sophisticated as a result of new plastics, the interior foam more durable and … Continue reading "Petzl Boreo Helmet"
  • Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet

      MSRP: $59.95 BEST FOR: All around use, any type of climbing   Black Diamond has redesigned this redoubtable all-arounder, available now in women’s and as of July/August in the men’s/unisex model. The Half Dome … Continue reading "Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet"
  • Singing Rock Penta

    Singing Rock Penta | libertymountain.com | $84.95 |   In today’s installment of “What’s New in Helmets,” we look at the Penta, a foam lid that at just over seven ounces almost seems made of … Continue reading "Singing Rock Penta"
  • Black Diamond Vapor

    Black Diamond Vapor | $139.95 bdel.com  ★★★★★ When I saw that the new Vapor weighed just 6.6 ounces, or not that much more than my (official) Broncos ball cap, I figured that the helmet couldn’t … Continue reading "Black Diamond Vapor"
  • Petzl Sirocco

          Petzl Sirocco | $110 petzl.com  ★★★★ Three issues ago I reviewed the new Vapor from Black Diamond, a 5.9-ounce helmet that at the time was the lightest on Earth. Turns out the … Continue reading "Petzl Sirocco"
  • KONG Scarab

    KONG Scarab | $110 kong.it ★★ My friend James, an Alaskan native who flips trucks like pancakes, dragged me out to Utah’s fearsome Fisher Towers for a “real Western adventure,” as he calls anything muddy, loose … Continue reading "KONG Scarab"
  • Wild Country Rock Lite

    Wild Country Rock Lite| $89.95 wildcountry.co.uk  ★★★★★ “If you don’t wear your helmet, don’t come home!” Lisa yelled from the kitchen as I chucked my gear in the back seat and roared off for a … Continue reading "Wild Country Rock Lite"
  • AustriAlpin Headshell

    AustriAlpin Headshell | $59.95 austrialpin.com  ★★★ It’s hard to put  a price on your head, but mine is apparently worth $60, or exactly what the new AustriAlpin helmet costs. This winter I used the Headshell … Continue reading "AustriAlpin Headshell"
  • CAMP Armour

    CAMP Armor | $59.95 camp-usa.com ★★★★ The lightweight Camp Armour helmet is affordable, functional and impeccably stylish. Weighing in at 11 ounces, this helmet doesn’t make me look or feel like a top-heavy gumby, but … Continue reading "CAMP Armour"